For generations, Australians have relied on sliding glass doors to provide access to their patios, back yards and decks. These were certainly an improvement over standard doors and in some cases they are still the ideal choice. However, if you really want to open your home to the great outdoors, bifold doors are an even better option.
What are Bifold Doors?
Sometimes also called “folding doors,” bifold doors are hinged together and “fold” open by means of a track system. Originally used on barns and other openings where wide access was required, they were then adapted for other uses. After high quality architectural hardware for timber bifold doors was finally perfected, the bifold door trend emerged.
When architects discovered that well-constructed timber bifold doors combined with high quality architectural hardware made it possible to open up an entire wall or even two adjoining walls to the great outdoors, it changed the face of residential architecture. No longer limited to an enclosed kitchen, dining room or living room that opened out on to an outdoor area, the concept of literally opening your home up to the great outdoors emerged.
The term “bifold” can be a little misleading today, because instead of just two doors, as the term suggests, three, four or even five doors can be hinged together. This offers architects and interior designers almost unlimited creative scope.
At first, only architect designed homes included a series of timber bifold doors that virtually replaced walls and gave homeowners the opportunity to expand their living space onto their patios or decks at will. As the prestige joinery in Brisbane, Allkind Joinery was often called upon to create timber bifold door systems for prestigious Queensland residences and businesses. You can see some examples of these in their Bifold Doors Gallery.
Affordable Timber Bifold Doors Come to Brisbane
If there was one disadvantage to timber bifold doors, it was that they were expensive. They had to be individually handcrafted and installed by experts. In order to bring them down in price, Allkind Joinery applied their cabinet making expertise to the creation of limited production runs of bifold doors in standard sizes. The result was the Renovators Range of three, four and five door timber bifold doors.
The Renovators Range of timber bifold doors are made from quality Surian timber – one of the most beautiful and durable timbers available. Their frames are made out of merbau, a timber renowned for its resistance to weather and infestation. All glass used on these doors is clear safety glass to Australian Standard 1288. In other words, Allkind did not skimp on quality in order to offer their customers more affordable timber bifold doors.
Of course, when you open your doors to the great outdoors, you also open them to some of the less desirable elements of the outdoors, such as flies. Standard fly screens would not only be impractical, they would be unsightly when trying to screen in a wide expanse. That’s why Allkind Joinery offers the S-1 Eco Screen from Centor to their customers. You can choose between single retractable systems that span up to 3.9 metres, double systems that retract to up to 7.6 metres or the even more versatile multifunction system. These state-of-the-art screens are a perfect complement to the Renovators Range of timber bifold doors.
Contact Allkind Joinery Brisbane today for more information about their Renovators Range of timber doors, including, but not limited to, timber bifold doors. If you’ve been looking at the glossy interiors magazines and thinking, “I wish we could afford those,” you’re in for a pleasant surprise, because now you can.
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