Internal Folding Doors

Door Superstore is proud to offer a range of internal folding doors at famously competitive prices. Find the perfect internal folding door today, whether you’re installing a folding door in your new build project, a renovation project, or to just update your home. Choose from a range of internal folding doors from brands such as JB Kind, LPD Doors and XL Joinery, all of which have a great reputation for high quality performing doors. 

If you have any questions or queries, or are unsure of whether an internal folding door will work for your project, don’t hesitate to get in touch – our team of experts are available from Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm, so give them a call on 01752 422501 or use the live chat and they will be more than happy to help.

What are internal folding doors?

An internal folding door is a door that is fitted to an internal doorway within a house or building, that consists of a number of panels that fold into each other.

What are the different types of internal folding door?

There are a number of different types of internal folding door available, depending on the look, style and feel you require. 

Concertina doors

Concertina doors are folding doors that are made up of a number of thin rectangular panels that and connected by hinges, and fold into each other, and to one side of the doorway, similarly to an accordion. A concertina door generally works with runners above the door frame, making it quick and easy to install. Concertina doors are typically made of relatively lightweight materials, making the operation of the concertina door quite easy. When closed, a concertina door creates a flat barrier over the doorway, and when open, it is pulled to one side, minimising the amount of room that is taken up by the open door. 

Bifold doors

Bi-fold doors are internal folding doors that are made from two panels of door, that pull to one side, folding onto each other like concertina doors, to open. When closed, they create a single barrier within the doorway. Internal bifold doors are operated with a runner system, and the door panels are connected by hinges.

The difference between bifold doors and concertina doors is that bifold doors are generally more sturdy. This is because the door panels are larger, as only two door panels are required to create a bifold door, whereas concertina doors can consist of up to 10 or 12 panels. Additionally, concertina doors are much lighter, as they are commonly manufactured from PVC, whereas bifold doors are much heavier as they are more commonly manufactured from wood. 

Different styles and finishes of internal folding doors

Bifold doors generally have a wider range of finishes and styles than concertina doors, however both concertina doors and bifold doors can include glazing, to let light into the room. Choose from shaker style bifold doors, flush oak bifold doors, four panel bifold doors and more. Alternatively, opt for clear or obscured glazing in your bifold door, or even opt for an unglazed door to add your own glazing and create a unique look.

If you find the perfect style of internal folded door, choosing a primed and finished internal folding door can save time and money – it just needs to be installed. If you’re unsure of the finish or glazing you’d like, you can opt for an unfinished door, allowing you to add the varnish, stain or paint and any glazing you’d like yourself, to ensure that it fits with the décor of the rest of the room and home.

What are the benefits of internal folding doors?

There are a number of benefits to choosing a folding door for internal use. 

Space saving

The biggest benefit of an internal folding door is space saving. A folding door is perfect for use in rooms and buildings where space is at a premium, which is becoming increasingly common as house prices rise. Because a folding door folds into itself, there is no unusable space behind the door, which can often happen with a more traditional single leaf door – the space the door opens into can’t be used for anything else. Using an internal folding door therefore opens up the floor space that is available, whether you place a plant in that space to add vibrancy, or use it to add a bookcase or storage unit.

Room dividers

Folding doors can also be used as room dividers. This is particularly common in areas such as a kitchen dining room, or an open plan kitchen and living room. Installing an internal folding door set between two rooms means that when required, it can be closed, providing two separate spaces – adults can entertain their guests in the kitchen area whilst the children relax in the lounge for example. However, when the divider isn’t required, the folding doors can be folded back on themselves, opening up the rooms to create a bright and light space, and they fold back in a way that makes them barely visible, unlike more traditional doors. 

Storage spaces

Internal folding doors are also incredibly popular for use on small rooms that are rarely used, or in small storage spaces. Examples of this include laundry rooms, airing cupboards, bathrooms and utility rooms – the folding door means that when open, the door does not encroach on any hallway space. Why not consider installing internal folding doors instead of traditional cupboard doors or wardrobe doors? Simply slide the folding door to gain access to your clothes and other possessions without having to open them out into the room.

Other alternatives to internal folding doors

If you’re unsure that an internal folding door is the best solution for your project, why not consider other space saving doors? Sliding doors are a great alternative to a traditional door, and they fit flush against the wall, opening up the doorway completely whilst still not taking up any potential floor space. 

Alternatively, pocket doors are a great space saving solution for new builds – a pocket door slides into a cavity within the wall space, completely disappearing when opened, and pulling right across the doorway when closed. However, pocket doors are quite complicated to install in pre-existing doorways, for example in renovation or refurbishment projects, because the cavity needs to be created within the wall to allows for the pocket door to be inserted into the adjacent wall when opened. 

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