How to choose the right bifold doors for your home
Solarlux bifold door

Hints and Tips about choices to make when selecting bifold doors for your home

Choosing new bifolds to replace existing patio doors or older bifold doors is slightly easier than starting from scratch if a structural support is already in place (as it should be - but have checked by your builder/surveyor!).

If you currently have a single door opening which you want to extend so you can enjoy bifolds leading out to your patio and garden area, you will have to instruct a builder and/or surveyor to assess the structural integrity of the space first. If there is not adequate structural support already to make a larger opening, a structural support is added to ensure the wall and building is structurally sound.

Solarlux bifold door wood

You may already have wood or white uPVC windows and doors, but that doesn’t mean new bifolds can’t fit right in. Modern bifolds come in a range of finishes; traditional wood and sleek modern aluminium. You can also choose to have a mix of both, for example, aluminium frames for the inside and sustainable timber on the outside. In addition, our aluminium frames come in a range of 30 RAL colour options as standard so you can match to the building’s interior or exterior design. You can choose either a modern matt finish or keep to the classic gloss finish at no extra cost. As an extra, we also offer DB & Eloxal finishes and colours for that unique surface finish.

Bi-folding door Solarlux Highline
What else should I think about when choosing new bifolds?

Whether you want them to open from right to left or the other way, or split in the middle to either side, even going around a corner! We offer all of these choices. Other decisions to make are about sound insulation, sun protection, burglar resistance and floor tracks. 


Choosing new bifolds isn’t an easy choice, but we try to make it easy for you by designing superior bifold doors with years of R&D research. Take for example the sightlines, you wouldn’t want to have the frame of the bifolds interrupting your view or being so wide that it breaks up a beautiful garden scene. We have some of the slimmest profiles (the frame that the glass sits in) giving you that much better view. The bifolds also open and fold back so that you can really enjoy open plan living on those hot days and balmy evenings where you may want to enjoy alfresco dining.

We take door security very seriously. We are proud that select products from our bi folding door range are certified by Secured by Design (SBD). All our bifolds are designed to pass even the strictest of UK and European safety testing class RC2.

Our bi-folding doors guarantee optimum thermal insulation and depending on the system and package choice, can also be used for passive houses. The soundproofing certification that can be achieved with these  elements guarantee a quite living space, even in bustling built up areas.

Accessibility and Convenience – our bifolding doors are extremely convenient, with accessible floor tracks available suitable for living spaces with durable stainless steel carriages and rollers.

Solarlux Ecoline bi-folding door

Key facts about Solarlux tailor-made bifold doors:

  • Your choice of high quality wood, aluminium and wood/aluminium
  • Choice of door opening configurations and floor tracks
  • 30 RAL aluminium colour choices as standard
  • In house coating plant ensures top quality paint finishes
  • High quality materials and durable
  • Filigree sight lines of 99mm
  • Maximum transparency and flexibility
  • Equipment package option: shading, floor track lighting
  • Sophisticated technical design and assembly
  • Patented technical details
  • Systems certified by national and international institutes
  • Compliance with all applicable standards and specifications
  • Made in Germany

Here at Solarlux we pride ourselves in our expertly manufactured products. Our German engineered products have received plenty of accolades making them the superior products on the market. We have a network of trusted UK installers that are specially trained to bring our products to life in your home.

If you’d like to be put in touch with a local UK Solarlux installer contact us today. We don’t just offer high-quality bi-folds, we have innovative premium wintergarden glazed extensions, glass canopies/houses, sliding doors and balcony glazing.