Now that summer has finally arrived (emphasis on finally), we’re all looking for more ways to enjoy the very warm outdoors. That includes enjoying the outdoors while indoors, seamlessly connecting barbecues with lounges, garden parties with kitchens and so forth. The list of possibilities goes on. And the best way to do this? With a set of summer bi-fold doors, of course!
Nowadays, a renovation isn’t complete without a set of bi-fold doors. They’ve undoubtedly become essential for families looking for the “wow factor”, and for those that want to open up their home to the great outdoors. With them, you can make the most of these especially warm summer days or soak up extra daylight and unbroken views on cooler nights.
With so many bi-fold doors on the market, it can be difficult knowing where to start. From composition and colour, to glass and size, what do you need to know to make sure you get the perfect bi-fold doors for your home?
The number one question most people ask when they’re looking to invest in bi-folds is: are they going to be secure?
In short, yes! We know how important security is for homeowners, so at Anglian we only have the highest level of security to keep out unwanted visitors. Our doors are “Secured by Design” with a two-point locking system that keep them securely locked so you can rest assured your home has great protection, whether you’re there or not.
Bi-fold doors are all about the glass, right? But did you know that you can personalise your own glass?
Choosing a different style of glass can give your bi-folds – and, in turn, your home – a completely original look. If you want to give your bi-fold doors a tailored look that is personalised to your home, choose from the hundreds of decorative glass designs that are on offer.
This is the all-important question: how many glass panels do you want? With anything from two to seven panels available, you’ll want to make sure you get this one right, as too many panels can make your doors seem cluttered. It’s always a good idea to seek advice on which option would best suit your doorway.
Then it’s onto whether you want your bi-fold doors to open from the right or left, inwards or outwards. Some designs even give you the option to have a “primary” door that can be opened on its own, almost like a French door hybrid. The possibilities are endless!
Let’s get colourful
Now that you’ve chosen configuration and type of glass, colour is where you can get creative. If you’re one of those people that are a tad indecisive, we have a perfect solution for you – dual colour. This option will allow you to choose one colour for the interior of your bi-fold doors, and another for the exterior. With 200 colours available, it makes personalising your home that little bit easier!
As well as looking completely stunning, bi-fold doors are incredibly energy efficient. Double glazing comes standard, but your doors can even be upgraded to triple glazing for extra thermal insulation.
Don’t cut corners when it comes to purchasing bi-fold doors – invest! Remember that a high-quality product won’t compromise the energy efficiency of your home, and you’ll have the added peace of mind knowing that your home is secure.
Still unsure about whether to go for bi-fold doors for your back garden this summer? Take a look at the difference between patio doors and bi-folds to see which will suit your home best.