Aluminium Windows in AucklandBifold Windows

Bifold Windows

FIRST™ bi-fold windows run on an easy-slide track system and allow wide opening. They’re ideal where homeowners or designers want to capitalise on views, capture summer breezes, or create a unity between indoors and outdoors. Because bi-folds project outwards exercise caution in using them beside decks or walkways.

Configurations with even numbered panels are generally used, eg. 2 panels, 2+2 panels, 4 panels and 6 panels.


bifold windows with a view

When to Use Bifold Windows

  • Ideal for uninterrupted views
  • Great for increasing airflow with large openings
  • Where exterior walls or extra space allow for layback of panels



Other Uses for Bifold Windows

Bifold windows can be used to separate and connect interior rooms as well. For instance, you can install them between the dining room and the kitchen to make them appear more cohesive and open out both spaces. These can be customised to fit into your space and they are a popular option for commercial establishments as well as homes.

The bifold window design can be used for patio or balcony doors as well. You can have them installed with premium locks for security.


Advantages of Bifold Windows

Once installed, one of the key advantages of these windows is the low maintenance that they require. By choosing the appropriate type of glass, they are thermally efficient and keep the heat indoors during the winter.


Bifold Window Configurations

Configurations with even numbered panels are generally used, eg. 2 panels, 2+2 panels, 4 panels and 6 panels. Any combination of the above can also be used for larger spans.

See First Windows for more configuration options.


Framing & Glazing Options

Bifold windows come in either standard aluminium framing, or ThermalHEART thermally separated framing, for increased insulation. Passive ventilation is also available with some framing options.

Bifold windows can be glazed with economical single glaze, double glazing or low-e glass for increased insulation.


Colours & Finishes Available

Aluminium joinery can be custom painted in a range of anodised for painted colours to match your exterior décor. Find out more about colour options here.


What is a bifold window?

A bifold window is a contemporary window design that offers you an unobstructed view of the outside. Framed panels are fixed adjacent to one another along a track which slide back when opened.  Each window panel is fixed to the other with hinges.

How do bifold windows work?

As you push the handles open, they fold outwards and arrange themselves in a neat stack at either end.

This gives you an unhampered view of the outside in addition to allowing plenty of breeze and sunshine into your space. Generally, between two and ten panels are used. Bifold windows are often favoured as a design tool to make a room look more spacious.

For more information about the FIRST windows product range please refer to our brochure below.


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