5th Dec 2020
Sliding Doors v Bifold Doors
We have put this guide together to help you decide whether Sliding Doors or Bifold Doors are the best solution for you.
Reynaers CP130 Aluminium Sliding Doors
Depending on the overall width of your doors, you have the option of designing a sliding door with 2, 3 or 4 sashes, creating floor to ceiling glazing up to 2.7 metres high. Subject to their height, door sashes can be made up to 3 metres wide.
When it comes to deciding which doors will move and which will remain fixed, there is plenty of flexibility in the design. Doors with 2 or 3 sashes can be designed so that each of the door sashes can slide from left to right, giving you the freedom to change the layout of your room without hindering the flow of walking in and out of your doors into your garden. If you like the aesthetics of a 4 pane Sliding Door, the 2 outer panes can be fixed whilst the 2 middle sashes can slide, one to the right and one to the left to create a wide opening in the centre.
How secure are Reynaers CP130 Aluminium Sliding Doors?
The CP130 meets PAS 24 security levels and is fitted with multi-point locks.
Aluminium is the perfect material for manufacturing both Sliding Doors and Bifolding Doors as it is a strong, lightweight material. It also requires very little maintenance to keep it looking good, just a wipe down with hot soapy water to ensure it stays clean and ensuring that the track remains free from any dust and stones. Doors installed near to a swimming pool, the sea or estuary will have additional maintenance requirements to protect from the environment.
Both Sliding Doors and Bifold Doors are available in the same choice of RAL colours and finishes and are both guaranteed for 10 years.
Reynaers CF68 Bifolding Doors
The Reynaers CF68 Bifold Door is one of the most reliable and durable Aluminium Bifold Doors available. Whether you have an opening for a 2 pane Bifolding Door or up to 7 panes, every door is secure, meeting PAS 24 security levels.
The Reynaers CF68 Bifold Door is fitted with multi-point locks on the master door, operated by a lever handle in either Black, White or Satin Silver as standard, or it can be colour matched to your doors. Intermediate doors are fitted with high security shootbolts.
When it comes to keeping your home warm, the Reynaers CF68 Bifold Door achieves U Values as low as 1.1 W/m2K, meeting the strictest of building regulations. There are many opening configurations available. You can choose to have all doors sliding to the left or to the right so the sashes all fold one way when open. You can also create an opening in the middle to create the illusion of a double door.
Get in touch with Bloors today to discuss whether Reynaers Aluminium CF68 Bifold Doors or Aluminium CP130 Sliding Doors would best suit your needs. We have a professional team of installers working across Cheshire and Derbyshire who can help guide you through the features of each of our aluminum door and window systems.