When it comes to Bi-Fold Doors there's certainly more to them than meets the eye. Many are attracted by the bright, room-filling natural light that they bring into homes, as well as the resulting energy-saving benefits. Bi-folds can add value to your property, save space and are also easy to install, clean and maintain.

However, the subject of security tends to go hand in hand with these stunning panoramic external doors, as many homeowners worry whether they are compromising on safety features in favour of home aesthetics and visual appeal.

Whether you're installing a bi-folding door for yourself or your family home, you may be weighing up the pros and cons of french doors, patio doors and a range of other exterior door options. Door Giant offers a selection of superbly designed external doors to suit any home, style or practical requirement. But if you thought that bi-folds were perhaps too much of an audacious purchase for your traditional or contemporary abode, it's time to illuminate the buyer's benefits that will truly give you peace of mind.

In our latest blog, Door Giant will answer the question that homeowners all want to know: are bi-fold doors secure? We'll also explore the best bi-fold door brands we have on offer, including attractive, versatile and easy-to-operate door options from Visofold.

What Are Bi-Fold Doors?

Bi-folds are folding doors consisting of panels that, when opened, slide back into space-saving concertina sections. Most commonly seen in streamlined modern homes and minimalist design projects, they are also versatile enough for a range of different abodes, making full use of light, space and access to conservatories, gardens and backyard spaces. Once installed they open up an entire wall to give your home a refreshing feel and provide a sleek, modern, glazed facade when closed.

Are Bi-Fold Doors Secure?

Many homeowners worry that bi-fold doors are less secure than other external door options - but this is not the case. Providing your chosen bi-fold door has an effective locking system and secure design features, you'll experience levels of security equivalent to high quality patio doors, french doors and similar well-made external door types.

Multi-Point Locking

You'll ensure your home stays as secure as possible with Visofold's built-in multi-point locking mechanisms on the main opening sashes. A multi-point lock consists of a series of bolts that make up the mechanism, locking with several turns of a key to give you layers of security, therefore improving upon the single-point lock design. Door Giant's Visofold 1000 Slim Aluminium Bi-Fold Doors are kitemarked and security-tested to the PAS24 standard.

Shoot-Bolt Locking

Visofold Bi-Fold Doors also come with shoot-bolt locks on the ‘floating’ mullions as standard. Shoot-bolts are a reliable and effective manual locking solution that secure your bi-fold doors, providing security and stability to prevent entry. These doors can also have either a low or rebated threshold.

What We Offer...

At Door Giant we offer Visofold 1000 Slim Aluminium Bi-Fold Doors in a choice of colours including black, white and grey to suit your next project. Available in a range of opening configurations to meet the requirements of any residential, retail or light-commercial application, they can be folded internally or externally and come with new slim lines, providing maximum light and space to give beautiful, uninterrupted views of your outdoor space.