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How To Choose The Best Bi-fold Doors

October 6, 2018

When you’re looking to add bi-folding doors anywhere in a property, be it between a living room and conservatory for example or just opening onto a back garden, there are plenty of things to consider before a final decision can be made.

The difference between high quality bi-folding doors and other lesser products is dramatic so you need to make sure the product you settle on ticks a few boxes.

Things to look out for

As one of the UK’s leading specialists in components for internal and external bi-folding doors, we’ve created this brief summary of things to look out for when choosing suitable bi-fold doors for a property:

  • - High quality doors will be fully water and airtight to avoid creating draughts or allowing moisture into the home.
  • - They will also be as energy-efficient as possible, helping to keep heat in the home during winter and the colder months.
  • - Low quality doors often degrade quickly, with general wear and tear occurring over a short space of time. This can then compromise the two points made above.
  • - Doors that are manufactured poorly also pose a security risk as they are often made from lesser materials or components.

All door systems are different

It’s common to think that the industry manufacturing standards in the UK mean there’s little choice between the products made by manufacturers - but this simply isn’t true.

Although there are minimum standards in place for things like security, glazing, weather performance and insulation, these standards can be exceeded (if the manufacturer chooses) to deliver a truly exceptional product. Don’t forget that the way a bi-folding door system is manufactured and installed can have a huge impact on its final performance and lifespan.

When you choose your bi-folding door components, remember that you need to look out for quality materials as well as strong locking systems for that added level of security.

Our complete range of bi-fold door hardware is available to view here - if you can’t see what you need, drop us a line and we’ll be happy to help.


Barrier Components offer a wide range of high quality components for bi-folding doors, both for internal and external use, and all designed to meet almost any requirements. Timber or aluminium, there’s a style and finish for every taste.

Our products always go above and beyond customer expectations. The high quality door components we supply exceed the basic manufacturing standards required by the industry and are built to last.

So, if you’re looking for reliable and high quality bi-folding door hardware for your next project, get in touch today!

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