Bifold or Sliding? Which door is best for your home?

If you want to improve your home and add value to your property, perhaps upgrading your doors would be a good place to start. When it comes to doors, safety and functionality are the two most important factors – however, an elegant and modern design is also essential to enhance your living space.

Bi-folding Doors and Sliding Doors can both be safe, practical and aesthetically pleasing. But which is the best choice for your property?

Below you will read some of the pros and cons of each door style to help you make up your mind.


Bi-fold Doors

The first, most obvious upside of bifolding doors is that they can open out completely, offering wider and clearer openings. If you tend to spend a lot of time in the garden and you want to make the most of it, bifolds are the most suitable choice for you.

One less obvious advantage of choosing bi-fold doors is that, by locking from multiple points, they provide even more security than sliding doors, which usually only lock from one point.

Lastly, another major benefit is that they offer the ability to easily install blinds. Overall, bifolding doors are a great choice if you want to bring the outside into your home, while also being very safe and practical.


Sliding Doors

While sliding doors do not open out fully, they do tend to be made up of larger panes of glass compared to bifolding doors. As a result, they offer maximum amount of light and wonderful views all year long when they are closed.

Moreover, sliding doors are the most space-saving doors, as they work within their existing framework without taking up any space in your room. These characteristics of sliding doors, in addition to them being usually less expensive, make them a good option for most homes in the UK.


If you are still not sure about which door will benefit you the most, we are here to help you. Get in touch with our friendly sales team on 01924 350110 or at sales@alutechsystems.co.uk to find out what Alutech Systems can do for you.


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