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What Size Opening Do You Need For Bifold Doors?

Black aluminium bifold doors BristolBifold doors are a versatile external door solution, available in a range of sizes and configurations. If you’re looking to fit them in your home, the size of the opening you’ll require will depend on a number of variables, which have been covered in this post.

We, as a company, are proud to announce that we are an Origin Premium Partner. This means we are highly knowledgeable in supplying and installing aluminium bi-folding doors of all shapes and sizes – including corner bifold doors – in Bristol and the surrounding areas.

If you would like to find out more information about our bi-fold door range, please get in touch with us today! We are ready to take your call. Alternatively, you can design your perfect bi-fold doors with our bi-fold door designer and receive a tailored bi-fold door price


What Size Are Bifold Doors?

Learning about how big or small bifold doors are is useful for determining what size bifold door do I need.

The size of bi-folding doors will vary depending on the manufacturer, although they tend to be between 6.8 and 7 feet in height. Their width will depend on how many door panels you’d like to use, although most configurations are designed to fit openings of around 1.8m and wider. Individual door panels tend to be between 500 and 1000mm. So if your chosen door panels are 700mm in width, you’ll need at least 3 of them to fill an aperture wider than 1.8m. It’s worth noting that panels can also be custom made if the size you’re after isn’t available, however this is likely to incur a cost.


What Is The Minimum Size For Bifold Doors?

The minimum width for bifold doors is 1400mm. In order to fill this opening size, two individual 700mm wide door panels would be used. It is unwise to build them any smaller than this as they will bind when closing.


What Configurations Are Available?

They are usually configured in a way that involves pairs of doors and between 2 and 7 door panels. 1 pair, so 2 door panels, being the minimum number that can be fitted. However, for increased usability, 3 panes are recommended, so one of them can be used as a traffic door. This is a door that operates separately, usually opening inwards or outwards. There are some common configurations for bi-folding doors, including:

  • Inward or outward opening
  • Opening in the middle or at the side
  • The use of either single or French doors

We, as a company, believe in delivering completely customisable installations. That means that you can decide the final design for your bifolding doors. With plenty of opening configurations and over 150 RAL colours and finishes to choose from – you will be sure to get the perfect solution for your home in Bristol and the surrounding areas. Use our online door designer to get a tailored bespoke design in a matter of minutes that we can use as a basis for your initial quotation.


What Size Opening Do You Need For Bifold Doors? White aluminium bifold doors Bristol

Ultimately, the size of the opening will depend upon your chosen configuration and the size of the door panels. However, there are other factors you need to account for too:

  • The Tracking Hardware – If using a flush track, for example, the height of it will be the underside of the sunken track. For a flush track, this tends to be around 45mm below the floor level on which the door will be installed.
  • The Fitting Tolerance – Generally, the width and height of bi-fold doors are manufactured to account for the structural opening size minus the fitting tolerance which is usually between 10 and 15mm.

It’s worth taking into account the space limitations in your home too, so you don’t end up with a set that is either too big or small.


Bi-Fold Door Designer

Our team are excited to unveil our door designer. This tool can be used to get a better understanding of the colour options and styles we have on offer. We have a selection of over 150 colours for you to choose for your Origin bifold doors. You will even be able to select the size and configurations that come with such a sleek and stylish installation.

By using this tool, you can also get in touch with us, and we can provide you with a bespoke, competitive price!


Bespoke Aluminium Bifold Doors Installed Throughout Bristol

Bifold doors from Associated Windows are constructed from aluminium of the utmost quality. The epitome of contemporary style, they’re available in a range of configurations and sizes to suit any aperture. Interested in a set for your home? Get in touch today on 0117 9311777 or send us an online message.


Aluminium Bi-Fold Doors Prices, Bristol

Discover our beautiful range of bifold doors throughout Bristol and the surrounding areas. You can get in touch with us through our online contact form. One of our friendly experts will respond quickly with all the information you need on our bifold doors.

These sleek and stylish installations will transform your way of life by inviting in natural light to brighten up even the darkest of spaces. Breathe new life into a lifeless room today!

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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