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Bi-Folding Doors vs Sliding Doors

A debate as old as time: should you choose Bi-Folding Door or Sliding Door for your external patio doors?

Upon evaluating your preferences in space, aesthetic, and functionality – the decision may not be as hard as it seems! Read on to learn which of our most popular door selections is best suited to your home.

The Everlasting Bradnam’s Sliding Door

The Classic Australian entryway, you simply can’t go wrong with Sliding Glass Doors! With expansive glass panels available in countless Standard and Designer configurations, this Bradnam’s staple is complementary with a home of any size.

Creating an uninterrupted flow between indoor and outdoor areas, Aluminium Sliding Doors require less hardware and glide back to reveal a seamless view. Effortless and affordable to install, this selection easy to use and even easier to maintain! Simply add curtains or blinds to limit the ample sunlight that will be flooding your home when desired.

With multiple screening and glazing options available, you can rest-assured knowing that your doors will keep insects and intruders at bay, all while saving on your energy bills. Sliding Stacking Doors are also customisable down to the hardware, flattering any facade or context with Standard or Architectural handles and raised or recessed sills. From Custom Black Matt to Primrose Gloss, there’s no limit to your colour palette!

Seamless and Elevated Living – Bradnam’s Bi-folding Doors

Modern and refined, Bi-folding Doors instantly enhance the transition to your alfresco living space. This selection can be completely personalised to fit your space, with Bradnam’s Bi-fold Doors featuring in a variety of panels, glass colours, configurations that retract seamlessly to shift between the indoors and outdoors.

Featuring high-performance adjustable rollers and stainless steel hinges for breezy operation, the Aluminium Bi-folding Door, remains practical and secure without sacrificing style. Although they require more maintenance than a Sliding Door, this selection is curtain-friendly, heavy duty, and available in Double Glazing; instantly adding value to the home by elevating a simple door to a more premium solution. Retractable screens can also be added to keep out unwanted guests.

Suited best to bigger spaces, this design looks best when leading to an outdoor space made for entertaining! Our Bi-Folding Doors truly shine in Coastal, Contemporary and Farmhouse style homes, and provide a larger opening than the traditional Sliding Door.

The Choice is Yours

Don’t take this decision lightly! Carefully evaluate your available space, design preferences, and desired functionality before selecting Bradnam’s Sliding or Bi-Folding Doors for your home.

For a budget-friendly, space-saving, and customisable entry-way, our classic Sliding Doors can’t go wrong! This selection can go from simple to bold with the change of hardware, handle, or glass colour – and has plenty of screening and glazing options to suit any home!

If you’re chasing a sophisticated and elevated take on a traditional patio door, you can’t look past the Aluminium Bi-Folding Door. This selection has all the customisable benefits of other Bradnam’s doors, with the added bonus of functional versatility and style. Do note, however, that this selection is better suited to larger spaces that have the capacity for heavy-duty panels, requires more frequent maintenance, and isn’t paired with our standard screening options.

To better visualise our two main door options, we recommend speaking with the experts! Book an appointment with your local Bradnam’s showroom to take our Sliding and Bi-Folding Doors for a spin.

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Selecting Windows & Doors

Product Selection Guideline

The perfect windows and doors can lift a space from ordinary, to extraordinary. But choosing the right ones for your home or project can be a challenge – especially if you’re new to the process. That’s why we’ve put together this selection guideline.

Written as a simple, easy-to-understand reference, this guide will help you better understand your requirements, ask the right questions, and find the best windows and doors for your project.

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Product availability, features, options, sizes, configurations and performance are subject to regional variations, design requirements, and building codes. Images are for illustration purposes only and may not accurately represent the product. Bradnam’s Windows & Doors reserves the right to change, alter or delete any aspect of this product without notice. We recommend visiting a Bradnam’s showroom before ordering to view colour swatches, glass samples and actual products.