Here at Inspired Spaces, we are Manchester’s leading orangery experts. We install stunning, professional, high quality sun rooms and orangeries, designed to suit your home, and your specific requirements. This includes bi-fold doors. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about bi-fold doors, and how these compare to patio doors.

What are bi-fold doors?

Bi-fold doors are a type of folding and sliding door. Made from glass with aluminum or UPVC frames these doors can create a whole wall of glass in your orangery which can be fully opened up in the summer months. Generally these doors fold in half, or in 3, and then slide along to the side wall.

What are patio doors?

Patio doors are doors that slide to one side to open. These can be double width or single width and open by sliding 1 pane of glass behind the other to get into and out of the property. Patio doors are generally made of all glass which can complement the style of an orangery.

Why are bi-fold doors better for your orangery than patio doors?

Bi-fold doors can be a better option for your orangery for a number of reasons. These include:

  • Improving access into and out of the property
  • Improved security
  • Stunning style

Bi-fold doors can improve access into and out of the property

Installing bi-fold doors allows you to open out an entire wall of your orangery to the outside. So whether it’s a barbecue in the summer or you’re bringing in the garden furniture for winter storage the increased access and open space will be far more beneficial then the small sliding space opened by a patio door.

In addition bi-fold doors increase glass coverage which allows you to enjoy more of the view of the outside of your property.

Bi-fold doors offer improved security

Here at Inspired Spaces, our bi fold doors are made from thermally efficient, toughened glass,  and use multiple locking points. This means that whether the door is open, or closed, it won’t move at all. This doesn’t just protect your home from a break in, but also protects children from catching fingers in the locking mechanism. These doors are also fully sealed, which means that the glass cannot be taken out of the door frame from the outside, so you will be safe from burglaries.

Bi-fold doors offer stunning style for any property 

Choosing bi-fold doors for your orangery is a fantastic finishing touch, whatever the style or design. If you have opted for a traditional orangery for a period property, or a contemporary orangery for a new build there are effective bi-fold door choices for any home. The wall of glass is a stunning feature from outside the property looking in, as well as from inside the property enjoying the view outside.

For more information or for professional advice about your new orangery get in touch with the team today, here at Inspired Spaces.

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