Bi-folding Doors v Sliding Doors – which is best for me?

Everyone these days needs more time to unplug & unwind. Having sliding or bi-fold doors allows you the space at home, to do exactly that. Both will help you feel closer to nature and outdoors.

Whichever you go for, all our aluminium glazing products have exceptional features that we know you’ll love:

  • A Modern aesthetic
  • Toughened glass technology, permitting heat in winter and cool in the summer. The energy saving costs you’ll see, will undoubtedly help offset the cost of the doors themselves, over the years to come.
  • Aluminium is a sustainable material and so low maintenance. It really only needs an occasional wipe and an oil at the hinges.
  • A 20 year guarantee

As we are the Cheshire specialists (in both supply & installation), of luxury aluminium bi-folding and sliding doors, we honestly care that you get exactly the right solution for your property.

Whichever product you opt for, we know they’ll look & work brilliantly. But we’re perfectionists and want your experience & lasting impact of our product to be nothing short of spectacular.

We’ve written a few thought provoking questions that should help you get closer to realising the most spectacular product for you.

Have you always dreamed of achieving seamless integration of your indoor & outdoor area?

Bi-fold doors promote such a sense of open-ess, they’ve long been associated with aspirational homes & an outdoor lifestyle vibe.

The emphasis is 100% on making your garden as utilised as any other room in your home. An outdoor lounge in essence.

Bi-folds are available in a mix of configurations from one to five doors.

Given the nature of the way they fold, you ideally need ample space, to allow them the room to fold into. Whether they fold inwards or outwards, you should ensure there aren’t many other obstructions in your doorway internally or externally to halt that all- important ‘flow’.


Short on space?

If you are a little short on space, then sliding doors will provide you with the most functional yet sleek solution. Perfect coming off a bedroom with a balcony. Or a gorgeous Victorian terrace with bijou patio. They look & feel elegant.

If you would like to discuss your project and for more expert advise, give us a call on 01925 571557.


If you have or planning to have multiple glass doors, say 3-5, and you have a glass roof on an accompanying extension: you need to consider the temperature inside when the sun is out.

Our clients with this type of floorplan tell us when the temperature reaches 19 degrees indoors, they fling their bi-folds open for that glorious blast of garden & fresh air inside the home. In this scenario, unless you love feeling toasty indoors, bi-folds are absolutely the way to go.


All about the view?

If you are all about your view, into your garden and beyond, then sliding doors could be the purchase for you.

With the most minimal of sight lines & maximum glass, they really do allow complete sight of the whole undiluted vista. Imagine gazing from your dining table, sofa or bed at your own panoramic?


Elders, kids & energetic pets?

Who is living in the space now and over the years to come?

Sliding doors can have flush or low thresholds meaning super- easy access. Accessibility with bi-folds will depend on the number of doors you have in your specific configuration. However, you will most likely end up with a double track threshold as a minimum if you have 2 or more doors.

Both options are engineered so brilliantly, they honestly aren’t an issue for the vast majority. However, if you have very small children, excitable pets or immobile family members in your life regularly, it may be something you want to think about?


We hope the questions above have helped you closer to a decision? All of our door products come with a 20 year guarantee so offer absolute peace of mind.

Already decided which product best suits your needs but want to know the cost? Simply use our online contact form or the quote form at the top of this page.

For any outstanding questions, please do pop into our showroom or give us a call on 01925 571557. At our Warrington showroom, you can browse and touch all our products in the flesh. We’re as perfectionist as you are, about getting this right and would love to help.

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