Origin Corner bifold doors are designed to add the wow-factor to a new home extension with a high quality set of folding doors that open in two directions with no visible steel, brick or other structural corner.
Information about Origin Corner Bifold Doors.
Correctly designed and executed, the benefits of open corner bifolding doors are numerous. A bifolding door already provides many advantages such as large glass doors with a great view when closed and extending the home to the outside when open. What open corner bifold doors can do, is expand the visual aspect associated with bifolding doors even more. The visible benefit is a visually improved space thanks to the lack of a corner. Open corner bifold doors look exceptional when viewed from the inside or the outside.
How do open corner bifolding doors work?
The corner aspect of this particular set of doors involves two sets of bifolding doors that meet in the corner. One set of doors has an additional section attached to it, which is the movable corner post.
In the closed position, the two sets of doors meet in the corner having an 8-point, multi-point locking system and shoot bolts. There is no security compromise with a corner bifolding door arrangement.
To open the Origin corner bifold doors, both sets are unlocked and folded in their respective directions. The corner post moves with the one set of doors to fully open up the corner and create a clean and tidy opening when the doors are open.
How do you create an open corner bifolding door in the home?
The installation of a corner bifolding door set will involve an architect or structural engineer and a competent building company to create the opening. With a corner bifolding door design, the weight above the doors needs supporting. Support is what enables an open corner arrangement without a structural corner post in place. The services of a suitably qualified professional will ensure the overall construction is sound, safe and meets Building Regulations as well.
There is significant building and structural work involved to ensure the correct installation of a corner bifolding door. It is crucial that the overall weight of the construction be evenly distributed. Even distribution of the weight is essential so that the doors function correctly and don’t take the load caused by the lack of a steel, brick or other structural corners.
A structural engineer will calculate what is required to enable the Origin cornerless bifold doors to fit and work in a stable and fully prepared opening.
Important considerations for fitting Origin corner bifold doors.
As with any new extension, check for planning permission and other responsibilities. For the physical construction of the cornerless bifold, the following may apply:
- The installation will usually involve steel sections buried in the house to create strength and stability.
- Cornerless bifolding doors are non-supporting.
- Not all properties will accept the construction needed to create an open corner bifolding door arrangement.
- An open corner bifolding door set adds substantial cost when compared to a standard set of bifolding doors.
Another consideration with having an open corner bifolding door is the loss of useful space inside the home. Corners of rooms can do more than provide strength and support. The corner of a room is also functional with televisions, media centres, power points and other items located in a corner. Corners of rooms also make the rest of the space look clean and tidy.
Think about how you intend to use your room and whether an open corner bifold door may lose space that is presently used. You may find that a corner bifolding door set with a fixed post may be better and especially when bifolding doors remain closed most of the year.
Opening options with corner bifolding doors.
Constructing an open corner bifolding door design does not need to involve an equal set of doors both sides. It is perfectly possible to have a different number of leaves on each side, to suit the size of your extension and how you wish to use the doors.
Typically open corner bifolding doors will open out and be at 90 degrees. It is perfectly possible to design an opening inwards set of bifolding doors and have a 135-degree angle as well.
A traffic door on one or both sides offers convenience all year round. Traffic doors enable entry and exit through the doors without having to fold all the panels back every time
How much do Origin corner bifold doors cost?
The actual cost of the Origin bifolding door is similar to a standard set of double glazed Origin doors, other than the small additional cost of the aluminium corner post.
The corner construction itself will add costs to the overall project because of the additional work, project time and professional services required. Contact us if you would like a quotation on how much this kind of project may cost.
Benefits of having Origin corner bifold doors.
An Origin corner bifold door once completed is a stunning transformation in the home. Just like a standard set of Origin folding doors, the colour, hardware, configuration and personalisation options are endless. Origin doors offer:
- A 20-year guarantee.
- Huge choice of colours including wood effect finishes.
- Premium Hardware
- British Made bifolding doors.
- Exceptional lead times to speed up the project.
- Matching windows, entrance doors, sliding and garage doors.
Contact us if you would like more information about creating a dramatic new extension with aluminium cornerless bifolding doors.