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Grey aluminium bifold door

With their large panes of glass and minimal framing, it’s easy to see why some people believe that bifold doors make a room cold. More glass means more heat escaping from your house and sweeping draughts infiltrating your home…right?

That’s ancient history…

Do bifold doors make rooms colder?

Technology has advanced rapidly in the last few decades, meaning that those old bifold doors that you’re thinking of are hopelessly outdated compared to what is on offer presently. You only have to take a look at current Building Regulations for proof of this. Back in the early 2000s, Building Regulations required windows and doors to have a U-value of 3.1 W/m2K. Today, Regulations specify that a window/door needs to have a U-value of 1.6 W/m2K.

Bifold doors don’t make a room cold – they actually make them warmer!

So, are bifold doors going out of fashion?

Aluminium bifold door close up

There is a narrative out there that the bifold door is becoming unpopular, that they are going out of fashion. Nothing could be further from the truth in our experience. 

Advances in double and triple-glazing technology have contributed to bifold doors remaining evergreen in their popularity. At Plan-it Windows, our bifold doors feature a thermal core that is 25% more thermally efficient than traditional aluminium systems. The core features a number of chambers that trap heat and prevent cold air from transferring through the profile and permeating into your home.

Not only has the quality of glazing and thermal efficiency improved, but the design of bifold door frames has improved drastically, too. They are now expertly engineered to outshine their predecessors in every respect.

Our bifold doors feature triple weather sealing on all sash interlocks and continuous weather seals, allowing them to comfortably exceed the UK standard requirements for weather tightness on windows and doors. This combination keeps draughts, the cold, and the erratic Northern weather at bay. It also helps to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home and keep your energy bills low.

So, we can safely say that reports of the death of the bi fold door has been greatly exaggerated! 

Where can I get bifold doors for my Manchester home?

Now that you know the death of the bifold door is nothing but fiction, we recommend viewing them in person at one of our Bolton showrooms. We have made a name for ourselves as the ‘go-to’ company for great value, high-quality home bifold doors and windows across Bolton and Greater Manchester. 

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are on hand to answer any questions you may have about bifold doors, from customisation options to planning permissions. If you’d like more information about our bifold doors, or any other home improvement product in our range, visit one of our window showrooms in Bolton or contact us online.

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Everything spot on

Built 3 houses, was recommended Plan-it by a friend of the family, gave them a try and will be using them again. No hassle, left them too it, everything spot on. Houses look great.

Mr Hilton - Tong Moor

Really friendly & really efficient

Suffered a burglary and so needed new French doors ASAP, received a flyer through the door the week before which was lucky, gave them a call, really friendly, really efficient and cheap too, they did everything quickly due to my circumstances. First class Plan-it. Thanks guys

Miss McDonald - Darcy Lever

Over the moon with the installation

A friend told me about the service from Plan-it and I give them a ring. They came on time and didn’t take ages, price was really really good and we are over the moon with installation as we was told 3 days and they was done in two. One of best buys I’ve ever made.

Mr Hynes - Bolton

Very thorough & very friendly

Great set of lads, very thorough and very very friendly, straight forward explained everything dead simple, no fancy jargon or strategies, just good customer service and real easy. Windows look great and the bi-fold is amazing.

Mr & Mrs McCormack - Astley Bridge