Incredibly versatile, bi-folds comprise a series of individual folding door panels, which can open inwards or outwards and be pushed to one, or both sides. Timber bi-folds can be used to divide open-plan spaces – great if you want to reduce noise, control the temperature in different zones or add privacy. Glass bi-folds are ideal for the back of the house. “They can create the ultimate indoor-outdoor entertaining area,” says Christine Evans, Stegbar’s director of marketing. “However, when closed they inhibit the view more than sliding and stacking doors.”
“Solid timber doors are ideal for painting or staining, whereas veneer is often considered more economical and less prone to warping or cracking,” says Bunnings’ door buyer Richard Newland.