Letting a vast amount of light into the home not only looks great from an aesthetics point of view, but its proven to improve our well-being – and for that reason bi-fold doors continue to be a huge home trend.
Whether you’re planning on extending your home, renovating an existing property or starting completely anew with a self-build, considering bi-fold doors in your plans is integral.
As they fold and stack neatly to one or both sides of an opening, bi-fold doors are an innovative way to create a feeling of space, seamlessly helping to bring the outdoors in.
The freedom of movement from interior to exterior makes bi-fold doors one of the most versatile aspects of a home, the benefit of which is particularly felt in the warm summer months, bringing light and heat into the home.
When considering updating a space with bi-folds, ensuring you choose the right glass for your investment is essential.
is a self-cleaning glass, containing properties activated by UV light. This helps break down organic dirt and as the coating on the glass is hydrophilic rain sheets off the glazing, leaving a streak free glass that requires minimum maintenance.
Pilkington UK Brand & Marketing Communications Manager, Julia Berkin said: “If you’ve read any home interior magazine or watched an interior design TV show over the last few months, you’ll know that bi-fold doors are especially ubiquitous in the industry.
“Increasing the amount of glazing in your home is at the fore of many homeowners’ minds, and these doors provide not only that, but a beautiful space that’s somewhere between outdoors and indoors within your home.
“Choosing glazing such as Pilkington Activ™
Bronze or Blue, which combines both self-cleaning and solar control properties, has many benefits, not least that you can rest assured that you’ll be saving time and money while keeping the window in your new doors looking stunning.”