Scroll Top
  • Home
  • Doors
  • Bifold doors vs. Patio doors: Which would you choose? (Demo)

Bifold doors vs. Patio doors: Which would you choose? (Demo)


An age-old debate where there isn’t a wrong answer!

If you’re a homeowner currently in the market for a replacement rear entrance door, it’s worth knowing that the choice isn’t as simple as it once was 20 years ago – But not to worry, more choice means more options!

The two most popular styles are almost certainly modern bifold doors and classic sliding patio doors, but which is best for your type of home? Albion Windows can help!

Bifold door benefits:

Bifold door

A slightly more contemporary rival to the traditionally-styled sliding patio doors, bifold doors offer homeowners an innovative folding action that pushes each door panels neatly to one side, letting a property enjoy up to 90% opening width. They’re most commonly installed in aluminium due to the material’s ability to withstand a larger glass surface area, very much in keeping with the door style’s contemporary aesthetic.

  • Sleek and minimalist design with unobstructed outside views
  • ’Air glide’ track provides smooth and effortless sliding action
  • Up to 90% opening width compared to a patio door’s 65%
  • Available in uPVC or Aluminium high performance profiles
  • Capable of accommodating anywhere between 2 and 7 independent panels

Patio door perks:

Patio door

Classic in style though by no means any more hard work to transition through, sliding patio doors operate effortlessly along a premium track and work wonders in terms of enhancing a space with natural light and air. The main point of difference with patio doors compared to bifolds, is their ability to not intrude the home whenever they are opened or closed, neatly sliding alongside each other to help homes make the best use of space.

  • Classical rear entrance door style that fits in with all home styles
  • Adjacent sliding action that means no inside or outside space is invaded
  • Large glass surface area and slim sightlines for maximum natural light entry
  • Perfect for illuminating kitchens, patios, living rooms, and conservatories
  • Capable of accommodating anywhere between 2 and 4 independent panels

Albion Windows can help you make the perfect choice

The selection you make will almost certainly be dependent on your style of home as well as personal preferences, but regardless, there is no wrong answer. Both sliding patio doors and bifold doors excel at spoiling the back of your home with lashings of light and make for some surprisingly seamless transitions to the outside.

For more information on these or any other home improvement product featured in our range, feel free to call a member of our team on 0500 344 028 or contact us online today.

Recent Posts

Clear Filters

The chances are that you’ve heard about the rising cost of energy. In these times of caps and increased bills,…

One Purley homeowner asked us to help upgrade their entire home with brand new uPVC windows and doors throughout, with…

Installation Office / Head Office

Albion Windows And Conservatories Limited,
295 Lower Addiscombe Road
Croydon, Greater London

T: 020 8655 0066

Showroom (Bromley)

Albion Windows And Conservatories Limited,
25 Station Approach
Hayes, Bromley, Kent BR2 7EQ

Opening Hours
Monday - Friday, 9:30am - 5:30pm, By Appointment Only
Saturday - 10am-4pm- No Appointment Necessary