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  • GrandDesignstrackworld – wide patiodoors or bifold..
  • Premier Icon 5plusn8
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    My extension is in the planning stage and there is going to be a 3.6m wide by 2.1-2.3 high opening onto my patio.

    What shall I fill this with? Any particular products to recommend? A few mates spent lots on bifolds and the have been a bit unreliable, so I need convincing. I am just thinking 4 panels, the two in the middle could be opening doors via normal hinges or sliding.

    Premier Icon 5thElefant
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    We’ve got two sets of 4 panel bifolds. Had them 6 years and they’ve been fine. They are a bit drafty though, which I think is inevitable compared to a more conventional design. They do tuck out of the way nicely.

    Premier Icon 5plusn8
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    ooh draughty does not sound good. What brand?

    Premier Icon 5thElefant
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    No idea what brand. They were around 2.5k if that means anything. The foldy flappy nature of them means that they seal by pulling tight – only two of the four panels have a securing mechanism, so the other two will never be fully sealed.

    Premier Icon wobbliscott
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    Got two sets of 3 panel bifolds here, not drafty at all. Not sure why you’d pick patio doors over bi-folds. I guess if you want to gain regular access to the garden they provide a wider and more convenient opening than the single opening door of the bi-fold, but the bi-folds come into their own on the handful of nice warm sunny summer days.

    Premier Icon drlex
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    Have JeldWen Canberra bifolds in a 4.2m opening – 5+1 arrangement. Not cheap, but had heard a few horror stories about cheap doors, and the opening faces the prevailing weather. I’d wanted cheaper alu patio, but Mrs Lex wanted wooden bifold, so we compromised on wooden bifold…

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