Bifold doors now the most popular rear doors for UK home owners

30th January 2023

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Bifold doors are thought to be a relatively new home improvement product – but folding doors have been around for many centuries in a crude form.

However, the bifold doors we know today really started to take off around ten years ago, and the strong desire and trend for the versatile and aesthetically-pleasing doors shows no signs of slowing down.

In fact, a recent survey found that a massive 57% of home owners who replace rear doors are now opting for bifold doors, instead of more traditional choices of patio or French doors.

And of that number, more than half chose anthracite grey.

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Sliding patio doors are the next more popular with 26% of home owner choosing them.

New advances mean that sliding doors can have slim profiles now that have truly modernised this door style.

The least popular option is currently French Doors, with only 17% of the population opting for those.

The soaring popularity of bifold doors is largely down to their functionality, combined with their undeniable ‘wow’ factor.

About EYG’s aluminium bifold doors


Aluminium is very strong, durable and virtually maintenance-free, making this a very popular materials for doors.

Able to span a wide expanse of space, bifold doors fold all the way to one side to create an opening that gives unhindered views and access to the outside.

Whether it is a modern home or a period property – large or small – we manufacture and install aluminium bifold doors on all types of homes.

They have a low threshold for a more seamless transition between inside and out, and they are available in a range of colours.

Unlike French doors which create a limited opening, bifold doors can be made to span the entire width of a room, which completely transforms the look and feel of a room when fully opened – not to mention how a family interacts within that space.


Sales Director John Waugh explains: “Bifold doors are so popular because they fold right back, creating a very wide opening, which is so versatile. You can have an uncluttered space which is perfect for entertaining, or create an opening which links the house and garden in one flowing space.

“Sales of bifold doors continue to soar and we are now manufacturing and fitting more than ever.

“Customer feedback is always excellent, they often say that installing bifold doors encourages them to entertain at home more and make more use of their garden, it literally changes the way they live their lives at home.

“They are a lifestyle product, but they’re also very safe and secure and require virtually no maintenance, so they work well on all levels.”

EYG’s bifold doors come in a huge range of widths and heights, and are available from two leaves up to nine leaves.

For a free no-obligation quotation, fill in our online form here.

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