Bifold, Swing and slide, and multifold doors

Bring the outside inside with a bifold or alternative style door Orangery with bifold doors

An increasingly popular product with many homeowners, bi-fold doors can blur the boundaries between the garden and your home and allow you to completely open up your property to your garden. The revolutionary opening options that bifold doors present the homeowner really are exciting. In many cases the installation of a bifold can involve the widening of an existing aperture using lintels to really open up the back of the house. This involves major building works and is subject to building regulation approval, but can transform a home completely.

What are bifold doors?

Bifolding doors, otherwise known as sliding folding doors, or multifold doors  have become a popular choice of garden door within the home improvement sector due to their high aesthetic qualities, versatility, and ability to “open up” the back of a house allowing light, views and opening area to be increased.

A great alternative to inline patio doors, or French doors with side-screens, where an opening is restricted a bifold door enables you to merge both home and garden, creating a larger living space at a relatively low cost. Our bifold doors can even be integrated into your existing conservatory or orangery design. Bifold doors are a set of panes in a frame which open in a variety of combinations, ultimately allowing the whole space filled by them to be opened.

Opening inwards or outwards, left to right or reverse, or any number of other combinations, versatility is key. Available in Aluminium and in any colour, with a variety of threshold options or in PVCu in a range of foils the choice is huge. Get your price here or see our WarmCore Brochure here

What are Slide and Swing doors?

Relatively new to the market are “slide and swing doors”. These achieve the same objective as bi-folding doors in terms of opening a whole aperture. However, their function is different. Rather than each “leaf” being hinged and attached to its adjacent leaf, each “leaf” slides independently which offers more versatility than with a bifold. Particularly useful when outdoor space is at a premium and benefitting from more aesthetic sight lines with fewer visible hinges, these are becoming increasingly popular with our customers. Like bi-folds, these are available in both aluminium and PVCu. See video below showing operation of all types of this door



Why choose bifolding or swing and slide doors from Mendip?

  • A large range of brands available in both  PVCu or aluminium
  • Traditional or modern accessories
  • Wide range of colours and finishes
  • Several glass options including blinds in glass
  • Local installer with 10 years’ experience across the South West
  • Specialists in bespoke projects and high quality products including major building works to building control standards
  • Range of offers on bifolds and other products
  • Transparent and no nonsense pricing
  • 10 year insurance backed guarantee

Aluminium bifold doors

Our aluminium bifolding doors are more durable and provide slimmer sightlines than PVCu bifolds. They feature a thermal break that increases energy efficiency and allow the creation of larger passages as well as an electrostatic powder coating that can be coloured to match any colour you choose or imitate different woods. We offer a range of brands including Warmcore, Smart Systems and ALUK. As we are not affiliated to any brand we are able to offer the best product for your application.

PVCu bifold doors

Our PVCu bifolds are not only great value but also aesthetically pleasing. Easy to maintain and very durable, our PVCu bifold doors are available in a full range of styles, colours and sizes, including fixed and opening light combinations and alternative outer frame sizes.


Bifold installers in Bristol and Somerset

Mendip Conservatories install PVCu and aluminium bi-fold doors across North Somerset and the South West, including Bristol, Clevedon, Portishead, Nailsea, Backwell, Congresbury, Weston-super-Mare and beyond. Send us a message or phone us today on 01934 877 666 for more information about installing bi-folds in your home.