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Hinged, Bi-Folding or Sliding: Versatile Internal Door Design Options

June 19, 2019

As you start to outfit your house with all the necessities, you will discover that you have numerous options for internal doors. Hinged, bi-folding, and sliding are all versatile internal door design options that have their own unique operating method, appearance and uses. You need to understand each model before you can make an informed decision about which door to place where in your home. For this reason, we provide the following details about all of these door models.

Hinged Doors

Traditional hinged doors have been the norm in houses for years as an entry into bedrooms, bathrooms and other rooms in the house. They are a single unit that attaches to the door frame on the left or the right side with the help of hinges. Three hinges typically are enough to secure one of these doors in the proper fashion for it to open and close with ease. While many of these doors are just stained timber, you can choose to paint them in the colour of your choice. Also, different styling and size options are available.

Bi-Folding Doors

Each bi-folding door has two sections the hinge together in the middle, the door also attaches to the door frame on the left or right. As you open the door, the centre hinged area folds the two sections onto each other. Usually, it takes two of these doors with one on each side of the door frame to conceal an area, such as a closet or small laundry space. As with hinged doors, different styling, size and finishing options are possible.

Sliding Doors

Doors in this category slide to open. They come in singular and multiple combinations, depending upon the width of the area in which they are going to be installed. An additional feature of these doors is that they contain large glass panels with a timber frame around each panel. The sliding doors are mounted on tracks at the top and bottom of the door, the doors also contain hardware to help them slide along these tracks. One popular place to install these doors is at the entry to a patio.

Consult with Shandfield Doors to learn additional facts about the versatility of hinged, bi-folding and sliding doors for internal areas of your house. We specialise in a wide assortment of internal doors, front doors, two-in-one doors and leadlight doors. With our help, you will receive highly functional, attractive doors to fulfil your needs according to your unique specifications and preferences. All of our workmanship and materials come with a guarantee to protect your investment.

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