When households require a luxury entrance system that provides seamless connectivity between interior and exterior spaces, the sleek sliding and folding bifold door is at the pinnacle of innovative door design. Complementing a wide range of luxury developments and refurbishments, lifestyles and tastes, the most striking bifold door arrangements often feature in glorious glazed extension spaces and exquisite open-plan kitchens.

If the world of beautiful bi-folding doors is new to you, this exclusive luxury bi-fold door guide will provide priceless insight to assist you in making the most of your space far into the future.

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  1. Planning permission for luxury bifold doors

Before going ahead with luxury home improvements, first things first; do you need planning permission for a bifold door? Adding or replacing bifold doors generally falls under ‘permitted development’, so bifold installations don’t usually require planning permission. If your new bifold doors are part of a new glazed extension, depending on its shape and location – e.g. a conservation area – planning permission may be required.

With over 20 years’ experience, don’t hesitate to contact us for further support with regards to the latest planning permissions in your area.

  1. Best material for luxury bifold doors? Aluminium, of course!

Enhancing minimalist developments and period and heritage buildings alike, aluminium is the construction material of the moment and it’s here to stay for several reasons. Most prominently:

  • Aluminium is ultra-strong, durable and corrosion-resistant, lasting at least 45 years with minimal maintenance
  • Its flexibility makes it ideal for ambitious architectural developments
  • The perfect solution for contemporary ‘less frame, more glass’ aesthetics
  • Innovative thermal break technology for superb thermal insulation
  • One of the world’s most recyclable building materials.

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  1. Avoid disappointment by finding quality bifold doors first time around

With so many bifold door solutions, it can be difficult to pick out the best quality products from the inferior ones. So, be sure to look out for the following trust indicators when sourcing your new luxury bifolds:

  • Slim aluminium frames
  • At least 7 – 14 panels, with maximum sizes of 3m x 1.2m (H x W)
  • Bi-parting & 90º corner opening options
  • PAS 24 security tested & certified secure multi-point locking
  • RAL colour options and dual-colour possibilities
  • U-values of 1.6 W/m²K or lower
  • Up to sound reduction class 4
  • Multiple threshold options
  • Bottom hung bi-folding doors (enhanced stability & weatherproofing)
  • Triple glazed options
  • Schüco bifold door products.

High performance bifold door solutions from NÜEVO HOME offer everything you need in a luxury bi-folding door and more.


  1. Understand which bifold door size is best

Superbly sliding and folding back flat, bifold doors invigorate both large and small spaces alike. For bijou bifold solutions, to avoid inconvenient sticking issues industry recommendations suggest bifold openings should be no smaller than 1400mm (55 inches) with individual panels at least 700mm wide. For those who seek a stunning wall of glass that seamlessly merges home and garden, whilst simultaneously providing essential ventilation for ‘COVID-secure’ gatherings, our statement-making bifold doors can incorporate panels up to 14 doors wide – as well as inside and outside openings, practical lead door and expansive corner bifold door configurations.

Gain valuable inspiration for your own bifold door project with a browse through our gorgeous installation gallery.

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  1. What colour bifold doors should I get?

Complementing a variety of glazed extensions, scenic patio spaces and modern developments, the range of colours and effects aluminium bi-folding doors can achieve is truly beyond belief! As well as a collection of 100+ refined RAL colours to choose from, the best luxury bifold systems can be enhanced further with specialist wood effects, anti-bacterial, dual colour and anodized powder coatings too – dual colour allows for a different colour on the inner frame to the outer frame and anodizing provides a striking metallic finish.

From matching new frames with existing frames or selecting heritage tones for classically styled buildings, getting the colour right could literally make or break future property sales. Minimalist shades of black and grey are firm favourites for modern bifold door configurations, whilst muted tones such as Chartwell Green, oak and cream add classic character to traditionally styled bi-folding doors.

  1. Experience the quality for yourself

Product photos only tell half the story. Getting up close and personal and actually experiencing the product quality for yourself is worth its weight in gold – after all, luxury bifold doors are a considerable investment so you want to be sure of every little detail before going ahead.


Space genuinely is the new luxury with aluminium bifold doors from NÜEVO HOME

From sophisticated luxury black bifold doors to balancing grey bifold doors, contact us today and transform your home, as well as your outlook on life, with our value-adding bespoke bifold door solutions.