Aluminium Bifold Door Opening Configurations

31.12.2021

Bifold doors fold to give a large opening aperture. 

Bi-folding doors have a wide variety of options when it comes to opening configurations. The opening configuration for a bifold door depends on the amount of space and number of panels. 

In respect of configuration – the size of the doors, and how many panels comprise the opening – a huge range of bespoke options
are available. 

The main draw of folding sliding doors is that they create around a 90% clear opening when all of the door panels have been folded open, providing an impressive feature to your room. This is achieved due to the panels stacking at 90° (perpendicular) from the frame. 

Opening options:  

  • Open inward, open outward
  • Folding left or right
  • With traffic door

Traffic door 

Think whether your bi-fold door will need to double-up as an entrance door. If it does, you will need to specify a ‘traffic’ door,
which operates as a normal entrance door, with the door ‘stack’ set to one side (left or right) when folded back. If you don’t need an
entrance door, you may want equal opening ‘stacks’ left and right, with no traditional exterior handle required, for a neater aesthetic.

Maximum panel width

Maximum panel width of a bifold door specify that a large space can be achieved with less panels.

is important Largest panel widths available in the market place of
1.5 metres, meaning the following configurations can
be achieved: 4.5 metres with 3 panels, 6m with 4 panels
and 7.5m with 5 panels. These huge panel widths will
look like sliding doors but with the flexibility of being
able to open the entire space

 

Two Panel Bifolding doors

2 Panel bifold door allows you to open the entire aperture with two folding panels. It is not possible to integrate a traffic door to a 2-panels bifold door. The possible opening configurations are as follows: panels open in or out, and panels stack left or right. 

The image is inside view of a 2 panels bifold door. Panels open in and stack right.

 

Three-panel bifolding doors

 

This option is when you prefer a traffic door on a bifold door

 

Four-Panel Bifolding Doors

 

 

Five Panel Bifolding Doors

 

 

Six Panel Bifolding Doors

 

 

Seven Panel Bifolding Doors