Garden rooms in Hove

The Pros and Cons of Installing Bifold Doors

Installing bifold doors in your home in Hove is a serious investment. They can make a huge difference to the look and feel of your home, but they’re not the only option. Whether you’re doing a full renovation or looking for ways to update your home and get more natural light into your kitchen, this quick guide will help you decide if bifold doors are the right option for you.

Pros of Bifold Doors

Installing bifolding doors comes with plenty of benefits, so let’s take a look at those first.

Easy to Install

Whether you want to replace existing patio doors or create a new opening, bifolds are actually quite easy to install. Most people think it requires extensive building work, but bifold door systems are ideal for large and small openings, including corners and bay windows.

Easy to maintain

We can install a “traffic door” within your bifolds, which means you’ll have a normal door to use day-to-day. It can be a pain to open the entire bifold every time you want to pop outside, but these traffic doors make them easy to use and maintain.

Safe to use

Bifolding doors work on tracks with built-in safety features to avoid trapped fingers or accidents. They can seem heavy and unsuitable for kids, but they’re very safe and stack neatly out of the way when open – no more toddlers running into open doors!


Bifold doors look great in modern homes, but they also work wonderfully in more traditional homes. We can create bespoke designs to suit unconventional layouts and customise the doors to suit a range of styles.

Highly Secure

Bifolds have multiple locking points across the structure, making them incredibly secure. They are much safer than standard patio doors and can be fitted on enclosed tracks, so intruders couldn’t even lift them off the track if they tried.

Cons of Bifold Doors

It’s not all great, though; bifolds also come with some disadvantages that are important to consider.

Chunky Frames

Bifolds have a lot of frames, which can obstruct the view out to your garden more than conventional patio doors. They also need to fold away somewhere so they can take up space outside.

No Threshold

No threshold is great in terms of safety, but it can lead to problems if installed incorrectly. Without a physical barrier between the outside and in, groundwater can more easily get into the house. Make sure you hire a professional team for the installation to avoid this issue.

May Stack in the House

If you don’t have the space outside, your bifolds may need to stack inside your house, which can take up precious floor space. We’ll be able to advise you on your available space to let you know whether this will be an issue.

Speak to the Experts

If you’re thinking about installing bifold doors in Hove, call us today. Our professional glaziers specialise in bifolds and will give you their expert advice. With affordable prices and the best installation techniques, we are the leading team for bifolds in Hove. Call now to arrange a free consultation: 01273 463 630


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