Installing High Quality Bi-Fold Doors Within Your Home
Bi-fold doors can represent some of the most stunning additions to your home. Not only will these units enable exterior light to enter into a room, but their accordion-like nature provides superior safe-saving qualities while not sacrificing integrity. Elephant Windows is able to supply a wide range of custom made bifold doors and the sheer variety of models will ensure that your unique tastes will easily be met. However, customers often wish to add a bit of personality to these units in order to enhance the aesthetics of their property. Let's take a quick look at how you can create bespoke bifold doors by taking into account a handful of variables.
Style and Design
You will be pleased to learn that Elephant Windows boasts a wide range of styles and designs to select; allowing you a greater deal of flexibility. It is always a good idea to match the appearance of the door with nearby objects such as trim, flooring and even exterior panelling. This will help you to achieve a sense of visual balance. Having said this, the minimalist appeal of these doors will never overwhelm the environment.
The custom made bifold doors supplied by Elephant Windows are available in a kaleidoscope of different colours. The tone of the door will play a crucial role, as it often impacts the surrounding atmosphere. White and beige variants are great options if you are looking to embrace a rather open-air feel while organic hues and darker tones are often used to provide a warmer feel to the room. Of course, one of our technicians will be more than happy to provide you with further guidance if needed.
How Many Folds?
The number of folds contained within the door should also be addressed. This arises from the fact that they will equate to how many separate door panels the unit contains. Those who desire an unfettered view of the exterior environment will therefore choose fewer folds while more panels could be a good idea if you anticipate adjusting the door to accommodate numerous positions (such as if it leads to a back patio).
The Opening Mechanism
The bi-fold doors offered by Elephant Windows can open to the inside or the outside based around your preferences. Outside-folding models are generally wise options if you have only a limited amount of space within a room, as they will not impede foot traffic. However, those which have been designed to swing inside could also be appropriate for instances when objects such as benches or shrubbery may be blocking the area.
Our selection of bi-fold doors can be hung from the top of an entrance or mounted to the floor below. This is more of a functional option, as either selection will not impede their movement. Top hung doors provide a smaller upstand at threshold level than bottom hinged doors, therefore providing the greater potential of seamless transition from inside to outside. However, there can be times when an upper wall might not be able to support a series of bi-fold doors. In this case, it could be better to opt for floor-mounted units. Elephant Windows undertake the full construction process to create new openings for bi-folding doors, including structural calculations and building control approval if necessary.. Further details will be explained during the consultation or when the doors are being physically installed.
So, it is clear to see that you have numerous options when choosing bespoke bifold doors for your home. Not only are these units built to last, but the addition of double and even triple glazing enhances their cost-saving benefits over time. To learn more about how we could help, give us a call today on 01843 850 100.