Letting the outside into your home can be transformational. Indoor-outdoor living spaces not only give you and your family more room to enjoy, but perfectly blend the beauty of nature with cosy home comforts. SILKA Aluminium Bifold Doors and Aluminium Sliding Doors provide a seamless indoor-outdoor transition, but which one will work best for you?

Bifold doors

This door type folds back against itself in a concertina style and sits against one side. With so many configuration options, there is sure to be a bifold that perfectly complements your lifestyle – in both looks and logistics – and it’s ‘the bigger the better’ in terms of offering the ultimate view. You don’t need to have the biggest of openings to benefit from bifold doors, but just make sure there’s enough space to stack the panes inside or outside of your home.

Bifold doors offer true flexibility with your living space to create the biggest opening to outside, just perfect for modern living. It’s likely that your doors will stay closed most days which means choosing the right levels of energy efficiency for your bifolds is crucial. SILKA Bifold Doors are triple glazed as standard and feature Thermafill® technology for high thermal performance, every day of the year.

Sliding doors

The panels for this door type sit behind one another when open, and so won’t provide a full, unobstructed view, as one pane is always visible. SILKA Sliding Doors come in sizes up to 2.7 metres high and 10 metres wide to create a true wall of glass feature in your home. Sliding Doors are a great choice if you’re short of room, as they don’t steal valuable space from the inside or outside of your home.

SILKA Lift & Slide doors offer extra wide panes to maximise the glass area, so you bring in the highest levels of natural light and can enjoy the best views.

SILKA external sliding doors combine the natural strength of aluminium with heavy-duty rollers and specialist lift and slide mechanism for a SILKA smooth opening every time.

The best of both
You won’t compromise on thermal efficiency or unbeatable views when you choose either SILKA Aluminium Bifold Doors or SILKA Aluminium Sliding Doors.

Thermal efficiency

SILKA Bifold Doors and Sliding Doors offer exceptional thermal efficiency. Our Bifold Doors have U-values as low as 0.9 W/m²K. Also known as the thermal transmittance, this is a measurement of the rate of transfer of heat through a structure – the lower the better.

Inside-outside living

Bifold and sliding doors can offer incredible views to your garden when opened and closed, to create a seamless inside-outside flow for your home, but keep in mind some have better sightlines when closed than others. SILKA Sliding Doors come in sizes up to 2.7 metres high and 10 metres wide.