When buying a garden room you have several types of door to choose from. The most common options being French doors, sliding doors and bi-fold doors. Bi-fold doors are a popular option as they can be slid to one side, opening up a large section of the wall. They emphasise the connection between inside and outside space and allow for easy movement between the garden and the room.
Bi-fold doors are the most expensive option when it comes to choosing the doors for a garden room. The material finish has an effect on the price. A few companies offer wooden bi-fold doors. They tend to be made of a hardwood for dimensional stability, which comes at a price. The most common finishes, however, are uPVC and powder coated Aluminium clad. The Aluminium finish being the most expensive choice.
Bi-fold doors come into their own when creating a corner of glazing. A cost-effective way of achieving this is to mix bi-fold doors with a fixed glass window. However, if your budget allows, incorporating two sets of bi-folds to create a glazed corner, can create a wonderful connection with the garden.
This garden gym project by eDEN Garden Rooms clearly demonstrates how using two sets of bi-fold doors can enhance the connection with the garden.
A room with a view
This 4.5m x 3m garden gym has been built in a large garden with views over Westgate Bay. When building a garden gym, it is a good idea to consider how you will get ventilation into the room and the view you will have as you work out.
The choice of bi-fold doors for this project allows for easy ventilation in the room and has framed the view of the garden and bay beyond.
eDEN Garden Rooms client opted for a powder coated aluminium finish for their doors. When buying aluminium bi-folds you can choose the RAL colour they come in. In this case, they have been finished in a light grey which is a refreshing change to the dark Anthracite grey that is commonly used in garden room design.
The choice of the lighter grey finish was to colour match the doors and fascias with the rainwater guttering that has been used on the building that the gym has been built next to. Working with a bespoke designer like eDEN Garden Rooms, allows you to make these design choices, which go on to have a big impact on the building and how it connects with the main house.
As we can see from the images, once the doors have been slid open, they open up a whole corner of the room. Creating a great connection with the garden and a light-filled room.
If you would like to know more about your options for incorporating bi-fold doors into a garden room, talk to the eDEN Garden Rooms team on 0800 0935 339 or send them an email. Explore www.edengardenrooms.co.uk to see more of their work.