Essentially, Bi-Fold Door is a double-leaf (pair of door panels) door attached in the centre by a set of hinges that hold the 2 parts. The doors run along a track on the floor, so to open the doorknob or handle is gently pulled or pushed and the door “folds” open.
Advantages of Bi-Fold Doors
Bi-fold doors are great space savers in small rooms as they do not need the floor space that a traditional Swing door requires for opening and closing. As compared to Sliding Doors they are still more efficient since they fold back on themselves and give an almost 100% opening. Popular for bathrooms, kitchen entrances, laundry rooms and so on, they can be found in various finishing to suit any décor.
The strength of the doors is another advantage as you do not have to worry much about the doors getting damaged or chipped in the long run.
Types of Bi-Fold Doors
Based on the movement mechanism, Bi-fold Doors are available in two configurations –
Normal or Conventional Type
which has top and bottom track. This is the common and cost-effective option.
Top Hung Type
which does not need a bottom track. The door panels slide by means of rollers on the top track. This type is suited if you have wheelchair bound occupants in your home. However, these cost about 30 to 40% more than the normal Bi-fold doors
Materials used for Bi-fold doors range from Wood to Metal for the frame; and glass, acrylic or other composite materials for the panels. Aluminium Bi-fold Doors are generally preferred, it is scratch and dent resistant and perfect for use in high traffic areas, where there is more wear & tear.
Maintenance of Bi-Fold Doors
Bi-Fold Doors are easy to maintain and service. Simple checking for dents, obstructions, etc for the top & bottom metal track that guides the doors and ensuring they are well greased is sufficient.
For Top Hung Bi-fold doors the rollers that move the door panels should be investigated once in few months.
Supply & Install of Bi-Fold Doors in Singapore
Grilles N Glass has installed hundreds of Bi-Fold Doors for happy customers across Singapore in the last 10 years.
Out top selling type is the Aluminium frame (white powder coated) with Acrylic panels which come in a variety of colours. This is much sought after for bathrooms and kitchens for their neat, elegant look and also for their cost effectiveness.
We guarantee you one of the lowest prices for Bi-fold Doors island-wide. And our price includes supply, installation of new door as well as removal and disposal of the old door. So, there are no hidden surprises to the customer.
We offer direct factory price with latest designs and excellent workmanship