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Aluminium bi-folding doors seamlessly blend your interior and exterior living space. They create a wider, more open living space and flood your home with natural light. The aesthetic benefits of these bifold patio doors have made it a must-have addition for many homeowners.


Turkington Windows supplies and installs aluminium bi-folding doors across Northern Ireland. Our bi-folding doors can be configured to open in a variety of ways, with multiple panes creating wide-span entrance solutions and the added option of a single-opening traffic door. They can be installed as part of a conservatory, sunroom, or garden room making an impressively bright and practical living area.

Exterior aluminium bifold doors in Northern Ireland and Ireland

Our range of high-performance bi-folding doors offers a range of benefits you can enjoy all year round. In the summer, push the panels back to let natural light and airflow into your home. In winter, sit back and enjoy the spectacular exterior views from the warmth and comfort of your home.

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Black aluminium bifold door

Aluminium bifolding doors in modern and sleek designs

Thanks to the influence of Grand Designs and our desire for more light and space, bifold doors have become a phenomenon. If you have the space to stack the bifold doors to the left or right, or on both sides, when they are fully open, then they could be ideal for you. Bifold doors can be fully opened to around 90 percent of the full opening width, allowing you the flexibility to let in lots of fresh air and move around freely. On days when you don’t wish to open the doors fully, you can choose to have a single traffic door, allowing you easy access between your home and garden all year round.

Popular aluminium bifold door designs include black bifold doors, white and grey. The monochrome style will add a contemporary touch to any home. However, at Turkington, we can design and install new bifolding doors in a variety of door colour choices, including green, wood effect and cream. Another popular choice is to pair your bifold doors with a roof lantern.

Bifold doors vs sliding patio doors

  • Features and benefits
  • Videos
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Colours
  • Security
  • FAQs
  • Features and benefits

    1. Versatile Space Management:
      • Aluminium bifold doors offer flexible space management, allowing you to easily open up entire walls.
      • Seamlessly connect indoor and outdoor living areas for enhanced versatility.
    2. Sleek Contemporary Design:
      • Bifold doors feature sleek aluminium frames that add a modern touch to any property.
      • Slim sightlines enhance the aesthetic appeal, creating a stylish and contemporary look.
    3. Maximised Natural Light:
      • Large glass panels in bifold doors maximise the intake of natural light.
      • Enjoy bright and airy living spaces with unobstructed views of the outdoors.
    4. Smooth Operation:
      • Engineered for effortless operation, aluminium bifold doors glide smoothly along their tracks.
      • High-quality hardware ensures easy opening and closing for added convenience.
    5. Enhanced Security:
      • Advanced locking systems provide enhanced security for your home.
      • Sturdy aluminium frames offer durability and peace of mind against intruders.
    6. Weather Resistance:
      • Aluminium bifold doors are designed to withstand the elements, providing excellent weather resistance.
      • Keep your home well-insulated and protected from the weather year-round.

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    Energy Efficiency

    The superiority of our aluminium bifold door range continues to shine through their exceptional thermal efficient qualities. Incorporating double or triple glazed A-rated, low-e glass & industry leading U-values into our technologically advanced bi-fold design not only reduces your carbon footprint, considerable energy savings can also be made via their excellent weather resistant qualities. 100% recyclable, this luxurious range offers additional energy efficient features by utilising a thermal break within their cutting-edge design.

    An open aluminium bifold doorOak coloured bifold doors

    Colours

    Fully customisable, our aluminium bi-folds are available in traditional white gloss, subtle white sand, calming space grey, ‘on-trend’ grey & anth. grey matt, classic black and graphite black. Homeowners who wish to imprint more of their personality onto their bi-folds can opt for dual colour in any RAL colour, with hundreds of vivid options to choose from.

    Security

    Secure windows and doors

    Security is at the heart of all of our home improvement products and we make no exception with our beautiful bifold systems, using one of the most durable and dependable building materials around. Tested to the highest standards, our sumptuous contemporary bifold profiles provide complete peace of mind with high-security hook latches and multipoint locking systems fitted as standard.

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    FAQs

    What is the best type of bifold doors?

    The best type of bifold doors is aluminium bifold doors. Aluminium is super versatile due to its strong nature but is also extremely lightweight, so aluminium is the ideal choice for creating the desired slimline aesthetics of bifold doors, compared to uPVC.

    Do bifold doors open in or out?

    Bifold doors can open inwards or outwards, depending on your specific requirements. However, the most common way a bifold door open is outwards, as there tends to be more space outside for the panes to stack compared to inside the home.

    Can bifold doors open around corners?

    The innovative design of bifold doors means that they can fully open around corners with no stationary corner post. So if you have an orangery or conservatory with bifold doors, you can have a complete view of your garden with no sightlines when the doors are totally open!

    Do you need planning permission for bifold doors?

    In general, planning permission is not usually needed for the installation of bifold doors as they fall under permitted development rights. This is because they typically have minimal impact on neighbours and the overall look of your home. However, it's important to consider that requirements may vary based on factors like property type, location and local regulations.

    To ensure compliance, it is recommended to consult with your local planning authority or seek professional advice regarding the specific requirements of the situation. By doing so, you can enjoy the benefits of bifold doors without additional planning applications.

    Are bifold doors high maintenance?

    Bifold doors are typically low maintenance, usually requiring cleaning and servicing once a year for most homeowners. However, in areas with high levels of dust or pollution, it is advisable to clean and service them every 3-6 months to prevent the accumulation of salt, dust or pollution that can impact their appearance and performance.

    The frames, often constructed from durable materials like uPVC or aluminium, are resistant to the elements. Maintaining their longevity and performance with minimal effort involves routine cleaning using mild soap and water, occasional lubrication, and of course following the manufacturer's guidelines.

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    We’re very proud of our reputation for providing an excellent all round service – from sales, through installation and after-sales we try to ensure every customer’s experience is excellent. Last year, we asked our customers if they were satisfied by the level of service they received from Turkington Windows, with 98.3% of our customers saying they were more than satisfied. We love hearing feedback on our service; below are some comments from happy customers in your area who are glad to recommend our products and services to those looking to have new windows, doors or a conservatory installed.

    Great Service

    The fitters were also great. They were very tidy workers and left the house exactly as they found it. There wasn't a mark on the wallpaper. We wouldn't hesitate to...

    Amanda Barr

    27/11/2021

    A fantastic experience

    Two groups of workers helped to deliver a first class service ie replacement of windows/plastic roof with state of the art new double glazed windows throughout. Money well spent.

    Bernard Joseph

    22/11/2022

    I had windows and doors fitted last year

    I was very impressed with them from beginning to end that I decided to get guttering this year and I am so happy with it and how it compliments my...

    Auntie B

    05/03/2023

    Conservatory Installation

    Throughout the process all members of staff with whom we came into contact were friendly and helpful, advising us of when they would be with us and turning up on...

    Graham Middleton

    20/12/2022

    Recently new door fitted

    Great service and especially Brian Luke who looked after us extremely well. Service excellence from start to finish. Fitters did an amazing job and cleaned up after themselves.

    Chris Shakesby

    10/12/2022

    100% recommend Turkington

    The team who came to fit my windows worked very quickly and were neat and tidy. I've had so many compliments on the big picture window in our living room....

    Liana Ross

    01/04/2023

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