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Bi-Folding Doors by Ipswich Glass  

Bi-folding doors are an innovative and stylish solution for both residential and commercial properties. These doors, also referred to as bi fold doors, consist of multiple panels that fold back neatly against one another, creating a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces. Bi folding doors are renowned for their ability to maximise space and provide wide, unobstructed openings, making them an increasingly popular choice among homeowners and businesses alike.

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Product Features of our Bi-Folding Doors

Materials  

At Ipswich Glass, our bi folding doors are crafted from a range of high-quality materials, each offering unique benefits:

  • Aluminium: Aluminium bi fold doors are celebrated for their strength and durability. They offer a sleek, contemporary look while being lightweight and robust. These doors provide excellent thermal efficiency due to the thermal break technology that prevents heat transfer, making them ideal for the UK climate. Aluminium doors are also low maintenance, resisting rust and corrosion over time.

  • Timber: Timber bi fold doors bring a natural warmth and elegance to any property. They are highly customisable, allowing for various finishes that can match any interior or exterior design. Timber doors are known for their superior thermal performance, which helps in maintaining a consistent indoor temperature. With proper maintenance, timber bi fold doors can last for decades, providing both aesthetic and functional benefits.

  • Composite: Composite bi folding doors combine the best of both aluminium and timber. These doors offer the aesthetic appeal and insulation of timber with the durability and low maintenance of aluminium. They are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions while providing excellent energy efficiency and security.

Configurations  

Our bi fold doors come in various configurations to suit different needs and preferences:

  • 2 to 6 Panel Options: Depending on your space and design requirements, we offer configurations from two to six panels. This flexibility ensures that our doors can fit a wide range of openings, from small passageways to large patio entrances.

  • Traffic Door Integration: A traffic door, or a single operational door within the bi-fold system, provides convenience for everyday use without needing to open all panels. This feature is particularly useful for frequent access points like garden doors or commercial entrances.

  • Inward and Outward Opening: We offer both inward and outward opening bi fold doors. Inward-opening doors are ideal for spaces where exterior clearance is limited. In contrast, outward-opening doors prevent water from dripping inside when the doors are opened after rain, making them perfect for UK weather.

Design and Customisation of Our Bi-Folding Doors

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Colour Options  

We understand the importance of aesthetics in complementing your property. Our bi fold doors are available in a wide range of colours. From classic whites and greys to vibrant hues, our powder-coated finishes ensure long-lasting beauty and protection against the elements.

Glass Types  

Our doors come with various glass options to meet different needs:

  • Double GlazingDouble glazing glass provides excellent thermal insulation, reducing energy costs and maintaining a comfortable indoor environment.

  • Triple GlazingTriple glazing glass offers superior thermal efficiency and noise reduction, making it ideal for homes near busy roads or in noisy neighbourhoods.

  • Acoustic Glazing: Specifically designed to reduce noise pollution, acoustic glazing glass is perfect for urban settings where peace and quiet are essential.

Finish Options  

Customise your bi folding doors with our range of finishes:

  • Powder Coating: Available in multiple colours, powder coating provides a durable and attractive finish that resists chipping and fading.

  • Anodised Finishes: For those seeking a sleek, metallic look, anodised finishes offer enhanced durability and a modern aesthetic.

Thermal Efficiency  

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Energy efficiency is a critical factor in the design of our bi folding doors. Our doors meet stringent energy efficiency standards, with U-Value ratings as low as 1.0 W/m²K. This high level of thermal performance is achieved through advanced glazing options and thermal break technology, which significantly reduces heat transfer, helping to lower energy bills and maintain a comfortable indoor climate.

Security Features  

Safety and security are paramount at Ipswich Glass. Our bi fold doors incorporate several advanced security features:

  • Multi-Point Locking Systems: Our doors are equipped with robust multi-point locking mechanisms that secure the door at several points, making it much harder for intruders to break in.

  • Anti-Snap and Bump Cylinders: These high-security locks protect against common break-in techniques, providing peace of mind.

  • Laminated Glass: For enhanced security, our doors can be fitted with laminated glass, which is much harder to break through than standard glass.

Applications  

Residential Use  

  • Living Rooms: Create a seamless connection between your living space and garden, allowing natural light to flood in.

  • Kitchens: Enhance ventilation and provide easy access to outdoor dining areas.

  • Conservatories: Enjoy unobstructed views and a smooth transition to your garden.

Commercial Use  

  • Offices: Create flexible, open-plan workspaces that can be easily adapted for meetings or events.

  • Restaurants: Provide an inviting alfresco dining experience, enhancing the customer experience.

  • Retail Spaces: Modernise your storefront and create a welcoming entrance for customers.

Working with Specialist Providers  

At Ipswich Glass, we pride ourselves on being a leading supplier of high-quality bi folding doors in the UK. Our extensive range, combined with expert installation services, ensures you receive the best products and support. As a trusted bi folding doors supplier, we are committed to delivering exceptional quality and customer service.

Contact Ipswich Glass  

For more information or to request a quote, please contact Ipswich Glass. Our team is ready to assist you with all your bi folding door needs. Visit our showroom or contact us online for personalised advice and support.

Ipswich Glass proudly offers a wide range of glass solutions that blend style with functionality. Our collection includes energy-efficient single glazed glass, double glazed glass, and triple glazed glass, along with innovative options like Switchable Privacy Glass and Low E Glass for superior insulation. We provide specialised designs such as Sunburst Georgian Grille Glass, Decorative Lead Glass, Bevelled Glass Panels, and vibrant Stained Glass for aesthetic versatility. Our range also features low E glass, fire-rated glass, acoustic glass, wired glass, mirrored glass, UV-blocking glass, and back painted glass. While unique textures and colours are available in Sandblasted Glass, Coloured Glass, Crackle Glass, and Textured Glass, with bespoke options like Glass Shelves Cut to Size.

We also supply high-quality windows and doors, including framed rooflights and frameless rooflights, UPVC windows, casement windows and flush casement windows, tilt and turn windows, and vertical sliding sash windows. Our door range features UPVC doors, single and French doors, sliding patio doors, aluminium sliding patio doors, aluminium doors, bi-folding doors, and composite doors, with a customisable composite door builder for personalised designs.

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