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How Bifold Doors Can Open Up Your House to The Garden

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Bring the outside in with contemporary bifold doors; they fold back like a concertina to create a seamless transition between the garden and your interior space.

Create a light-filled space with exterior bifold doors

Spending time in nature is good for our physical and mental well-being but all too often, just when we’ve settled down in the garden, a sudden shower sends us hurrying back indoors. Installing bi-fold doors gives you the chance to open up your home to a beautiful garden, flooding your living area with sunshine. If you dream of bringing the outdoors inside, bifold doors are an increasingly popular option. They fold back fully to maximise your space; when closed, bifold doors form a glass wall without any barriers, allowing you to enjoy the view of your garden in comfort. The latest UK folding door designs are a great investment for both traditional and contemporary styles of architecture; they not only transform the appearance of your home but blending the garden and living space can also increase its value. 

Transform your living space with modern bifold doors

A bifold door is made up of glass panels that slide open from the centre, folding back completely against the walls, opening up your living space and creating access to the garden with just one swift motion. The effort required to open conventional sliding patio doors is a thing of the past and secure locking systems mean that your new bifold doors offer very high levels of security. More attractive than conventional sliding doors, our stylish bifold doors are constructed from aluminium, a very light yet strong material that is available in a range of colours and finishes to suit every taste.


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The advantages of the latest bifold doors

Where space is at a premium, bifold doors are the perfect solution. Whether installed in a kitchen dining area, a family room or a home office, the slimline aluminium frames and large glass panels can replace an entire wall and flood your living space with natural light. The doors fold back on one another and are retained in place with magnetic pads to create a naturally relaxing ambience.

Bifold doors are extremely versatile and can be manufactured in many different configurations; our range includes bifold door sizes to suit every situation. They also lend themselves to somewhat awkward spaces such as around corners. Folding doors run on tracking systems: the doors fold inwards and glide along with the assistance of a lower tracking system or a set of stainless steel wheels. This provides very quiet and smooth operation.

Bifold doors also offer excellent levels of security: a range of our bifold doors are fitted with a high-security locking system as standard. And with energy efficient glazing, there’s no need to worry about heat loss.

On warm days, the doors open wide to create an open, airy environment that makes the most of the sunshine; while even on cooler days when the doors are shut, they form an uninterrupted expanse of glass that allows the natural light to flood into your room. 

The finishing touches to bring the outside in

Once you have installed a bifold door, your room really opens up and the exterior and interior spaces can be considered as an integral space. Now it’s time to consider the elements that will help to create a harmonious transition from the garden to the inside of your home. Soft furnishing and blinds can be added to suit your decor. They soften the lines of your bifold doors and offer privacy, which may be a consideration if you are going to use the room at night. 

Decorating the interior and exterior walls in the same shade will give a spacious feel: natural shades such as sand, brown and green will emphasise the indoor/outdoor effect. Use the same flooring throughout; stone flags give a natural, rustic look, or for a less expensive option, go for stone effect tiles. Furniture that looks equally good inside or out is a must: lightweight chairs and sofas in rattan or wicker are easy to move around. Add cosy texture with throws and rugs: carefully chosen plants will also add to the natural ambience.

At Bergson & Eaton, we have more than 45 years' experience of designing, manufacturing and installing bespoke conservatories, orangeries, windows and doors and are one of the leading installers of folding doors in the UK. To find out more about our range of exterior bifold doors and the range of bifold door sizes available, please call 03336 007 007 to book a free consultation on or arrange a visit to our showroom in Aylesbury, where the expert team will be delighted to advise you. 

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