Space to breathe
Our slim-line aluminium bi-folding doors are bespoke and manufactured to your exact requirements. We offer an industry-leading range of three different bi-folding door products, all of which will keep your home warm and secure, whilst allowing you to bask in newly increased levels of natural light.
Bifold doors are perfect for replacement and refurbishment installations, new extensions & new build homes. Our products are perfect for modern-day open living and can transform any space whilst allowing you to enjoy your stunning views.
Explore our luxury aluminium bi-folding doors range below.
A large bi-folding door fills a room with light, making it feel bigger, brighter and more beautiful. With our market-leading slim aluminium frames, you can create a wide, seamless transition between indoors and out. Whether you’re shopping for your new build patio or you’re working on a modern kitchen renovation, our bespoke aluminium bi-folding doors are made to measure in a range of styles, finishes and colours that will add light and energy to any space. Get in touch today to discuss your project.
We have three bi-fold door products available, the XP View, XP10 and XP Vision. The engineering behind the XP View and XP Vision means they can be manufactured with much larger folding panels, allowing for larger glass patio door panels. The XP10 offers a more cost-effective option whilst retaining many of the features found in the XP View and XP Vision. All our styles make a great bi-fold patio door to bring the outside in. Take a look at our bi-folding patio door collection:
Our premium bi-folding door
Thinner frames and more glass mean the XP View transforms any home with its effortless, almost silent gliding system which folds left, right inward or outward to create truly a stunning effect.
THE HIGHEST SPECIFICATION BI-FOLD AVAILABLE TODAY
This brand new product launched in 2019 is the ultimate in style, the XP Vision Bi-folding door is the slimmest available today in the market, with incredible thermal performance and huge panel widths up to 1500mm wide.
BIG STYLE, SMALLER PRICE TAG
All the quality of the XP View but with slightly thicker frames and suited to more traditional homes, the XP10 offers superb value for money for bi-folding doors up to 6.5 metres wide.
We offer three different types of bifold doors each with their own features & benefits. All our bi-folding doors are manufactured in-house, with the same guarantees and all boast stainless steel rollers, are available in our full palette of colours & finishes & have been installed by us all over the UK.
The XP Vision & XP View are the two most premium bi-folding doors within our range. We have been manufacturing & installing the XP View for years and regardless of size it feels both strong & secure, whilst gliding effortlessly. The system boasts a heavy-duty panel catch, built-in adjusters, a sleek modern appearance, a sightline of just 120mm and can offer large panels up to 1200mm wide.
The XP Vision was launched in 2019 and from a specification point of view is undoubtably our best, and the best bi-folding door product available. The innovative folding door system ticks every box with slender sightlines of 105mm, the ability to create huge folding panels at 1500mm wide and overall U values as low 1.0 W/m2k, it has various premium features that other folding door products don’t. The system also contains quadruple locking catches between panels, an in-fill gasket underneath the master door & additional catches foot and bottom to secure the door in place when it is open.
The XP10 has a sightline of 132mm and individual panels can go as wide as 1100mm. The XP10 is a good-looking and reliable product and is the most cost effective within our range.
Both are popular products amongst architects, designers and homeowners. Bi-folding doors are available with a normal door within them (a traffic door for everyday use) and can completely open up, immediately connecting the interior and exterior space. Sliding doors don’t swing out into the garden or into the house and generally boast slimmer sightlines. A sliding door allows for bigger panels meaning more glass and less frame but cannot create a 90% clear opening like bi-folding doors can. It’s a very common discussion so we always recommend visiting one of our showrooms to see the products first-hand because there is no right answer, it depends on personal taste, the property their going into and the requirements of the homeowner.
The XP Vision has the slimmest sightlines, lowest U values, the most locks concealed within the door & can go taller and wider than other bifold door products.
The XP View glides better when it is operated, so both are premium product’s, but the XP Vision is best in terms of the highest specification and unique selling points.
Yes, all our bi-folds boast high security, multi-point locking on the master door and steel locking rods within the intermediate panels. All the gearing is concealed within the doors themselves and we use high security 3-star diamond rated BSI security cylinders as standard. If security is a concern then we recommend glazing the door with laminated glass as this the police preferred specification for preventing crime.
There can be a misconception that bifolds are only opened on the few days of the year when the temperature rises well over twenty degrees. The fact is when the weather is pleasant and not windy bi-folding doors can be fully opened . Leisurely breakfasts, a quick coffee & cigarette in the morning, or a relaxing evening with a glass of wine are all ideal opportunities to take advantage of having bi-folding doors. They don’t only need to be opened during BBQ’s or scorching hot days, get in the habit of opening and enjoying them & you’ll feel the benefits of an al-fresco lifestyle from February to October.
Bi-folds are easy to use but do require an initial demonstration. The lead door always needs to be secured back against a panel catch when the bifold door is fully opened or being closed. Issues with bi-folding doors can be caused by misuse and incorrect operation, which is why we always do a demonstration on handover and provide clear operation and maintenance instructions.
Every Express Bi-Folding Door is manufactured in our world class factory with the most skilled workforce and latest CNC machinery in the industry, with strict quality compliance procedures in place. We have been manufacturing and installing aluminium bi-folding doors since 2007 and have tens of thousands of happy customers throughout the UK.
Because we install all our own products, we have built up a wealth of experience and expertise and as well as offering the best products available our installation comes with a comprehensive ten-year guarantee on everything. Unlike other companies who manufacture products that are installed by a dealer network, or installers who buy products in, we take care of everything from sale to survey, manufacture to installation and aftercare. We boast a workforce of nearly 300 employees with a huge fleet and ten full-time service engineers covering the whole of the UK, so we have the resource and infrastructure to back up our comprehensive guarantees.
Express Bi-Folding Doors offer the best products available, the most reliable service and the most comprehensive guarantees all from one industry-leading company.
We’ve been manufacturing and installing aluminium bi-folding doors since 2007. We now offer an extensive range of products including three ranges of folding doors each with their own features, benefits and price points.
We always recommend visiting one of our showrooms or seeing our products first hand at an exhibition to examine the quality that you’re intending to install into your home. Regardless of the door system you choose all our products come with the same front to end service, with no middle men and the piece of mind of a job well done and a comprehensive guarantee after the project is complete.
Tell us exactly what you want and we’ll make it happen. We’ll start with your specification – style, colour, glazing and fittings, then our experienced design team will work with you to create the perfect solution – offering expert advice and insight along the way from survey, to installation & aftercare.
You can explore more information about our range of folding doors via the tabs below, plus information about integral blinds, which are the perfect complement to our bifold doors as they never need cleaning and simply fold away with the doors when they’re opened. Alternatively, call into a showroom or get in touch today to talk to our experts about your bi-folding door project.
If you’re looking for off the shelf, set-sized bi-folding doors to purchase online then visit our online shop Express Bi-folds Direct by clicking on the logo below.
It’s a difficult decision and one we discuss with our customers everyday.
We have actually written a small article about all the considerations to be taken between the two. If you’re still unsure we’ll happily provide a quote for several options to help you decide which products will work best for you.
We understand that finding the right company and the best bi-folding doors is a difficult decision, which is why we always recommend people visiting our showrooms to view our products and to meet our team. We also understand that time is precious so now you can explore our showrooms and some of our completed projects from the comfort of your own home.
We offer the unique experience of being able to explore our Leeds, Glasgow and London showrooms through 360 photography, we also offer the rare opportunity to explore some of our completed projects using the same digital technology.
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Alternatively, take a look through some of our completed projects below that all feature our industry-leading, British made bi-folding doors.