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Aluminium Bifold Doors or Aluminium Sliding Doors?

Choosing between aluminium bifolding doors and aluminium sliding doors


If you are planning a new home improvement project, you may well have already decided on a certain opening size, however, do you fill the void with sliding doors or bifold doors? Each style of aluminium door has their own set of advantages, so here at Alpine Aluminium, we have put together a quick list of these visual and practicality benefits to help you make up your mind.

Visual Features

Bifold Doors

When fully stacked, will create an entire opening from wall to wall, providing an uninterrupted view of the outside
When closed, each frame, despite being exceptionally thin, will break up the outside view very slightly.

Sliding doors

When fully open, one door will always remain with one/multiple doors sliding behind.
When closed, there will be less frames than bifolding doors, so less interruption of the view outside and more glass.

In summary, Sliding doors will generally provide a better view when the doors are closed, whilst bifolding doors provide the greater expanse when fully open.

Configuration Features

Bifold Doors

Almost any configuration is possible - even 90 degree corner options available.
Doors can be stacked inside or out

Sliding Doors

Multiple configurations available - including opening from the centre (although this will leave two door panels when fully open)
Can slide either left or right - a minimum of one door panel will always remain


Bifolds or Sliding Doors - which is the best option?

In general, bifolding doors offer the most flexibility of door configuration however in reality, the choice of door is very much dependant on your personal requirements. Given all Alpine Aluminium aluminium doors are manufactured in Leeds from bespoke specifications, all our doors are unique and tailored to your property and tastes. Therefore, you can be sure that your final choice of doors will be the perfect solution for your home.


Contact Us

Alpine Window and Door Systems Limited
Unit 6, Hawthorne Court
Howley Park Road
Morley, Leeds
LS27 0BN
Tel: 0113 253 0254
Fax: 0113 252 2202
Aftersales: 0113 4689291
Company Number: 05466675