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Choosing industrial style internal bifold doors | Accessories, sizes, materials & more

John Collins - Managing Director

Author: John Collins - Managing Director


Internal bifold doors, also known as room dividers, are an excellent choice for homeowners looking to maximise space, enhance functionality, and add a contemporary feel to a home. Industrial style bifold doors bring a unique blend of modernity and vintage charm, making them a popular choice in all types of properties.

Here, we explore the key considerations when choosing industrial style internal bifold doors.

What are industrial style bifold doors?

The industrial style draws inspiration from the raw, unfinished look of factories and warehouses. This often includes a steel-look, rustic design with the use of darker colours and a more rustic feel as opposed to a traditional style. When applied to internal bifold doors, this style typically features black bifold door frames, large glass panels, and a minimalist design. These elements create a sense of openness while maintaining a sleek, modern look, as seen below:

vufold internal 3 panel bifold door

Key considerations to consider when choosing industrial style bifold doors

Purpose and functionality

Before selecting bifold doors, consider the primary purpose they will serve. Are you looking to create a separate a home office, for example, or are you separating a living room from a kitchen area? The purpose of your bifold doors will help you determine the appropriate size, configuration, features and glazing for your internal bifold doors. For example, if you want additional privacy, you may want to choose frosted glass. Ensure you measure for your doors correctly and choose the right configuration for your space. Often, a single or double internal bifold door is a perfect option for spaces such as utility rooms or small home offices.

You should also consider the style of your chosen location. For example, if you want a door that fits in with the colours and materials of your living room or kitchen, ensure your accessories, such as handles, match your current interior.

Material and finish

The choice of material not only affects the door's appearance but also its durability and maintenance requirements. Consider the finish that best complements your interior decor. Matte black is a popular choice for a striking industrial style. Black wooden internal bifold doors tend to be slightly less expensive than options such as aluminium while offering a similar design and style. Hardwoods such as oak are much more resilient than softwoods. Hardwoods suit situations that require durability and longevity. Additional durability can be attained by purchasing engineered hardwood. Vufold’s wooden bifold doors are manufactured from engineered construction, which prevents twisting, bowing or warping.

At Vufold, our Urban Inspire bifold doors are supplied in a black finish to bring a modern and industrial aesthetic to your home. Our Urban Edge bifold doors are supplied in unfinished oak, and you can either purchase Vufold’s specially formulated satin black finishing kit or use your own sourced finish to perfect that industrial look.

Size and configuration

Internal bifold doors come in various sizes and configurations. Measure the opening where the doors will be installed to ensure a proper fit. Standard configurations include two, three, or four-panel systems, but custom options are available for larger or uniquely shaped openings. Keep in mind that more panels may require more space when folded.

Track system and hardware

The track system and hardware are crucial for the smooth operation of bifold doors. Look for high-quality, heavy-duty tracks and hinges that can support the weight of the doors. Smooth gliding mechanisms ensure easy opening and closing. Additionally, consider the hardware finish and ensure it matches or complements the door frame for a cohesive look.

Installation and maintenance

Poor installation can lead to misalignment, difficulty in operation, and increased wear and tear. Vufold’s internal bifold doors come with easy-to-follow installation instructions and include everything you need for fitting the doors. Regular maintenance includes lubricating the tracks and hinges, cleaning the glass panels, and checking for any signs of wear or damage.

Consider the guarantee offering

The guarantee offerings of bifold doors can serve as a reflection of the manufacturer’s confidence in the quality of their products. Vufold offer 50% longer guarantee duration periods over its closest competitors, so you can enjoy peace of mind when you purchase from Vufold. Excellent quality means you don't have to worry about expensive repairs in the future. Our industrial style internal bifold doors come with a 15-year guarantee offering.

Black internal room dividers from Vufold

Turn heads with a modern, simplistic black internal room divider. At Vufold, we offer eye-catching black internal bifolds to make a classic statement in your home. Our Urban Inspire room divider door sets are an excellent choice for traditional or modern homes, featuring a contemporary 5-light design and one-of-a-kind stainless-steel hardware. Shop our range of black internal bifold doors here.

Our pick:

URBAN INSPIRE

Vufolds Inspire Range front door - outside view

The Urban Inspire room divider door sets are an excellent choice for traditional or modern homes, featuring a contemporary 5 light design and one-of-a-kind stainless-steel hardware. The fold flat design maximises the opening space. No threshold needed for a seamless transition between rooms.

  • 15 Year guarantee.

  • Easy Installation.

  • Features horizontal glazing bars and handle block. Read our guide to choosing internal bifold door handles here.

  • Engineered wood core.

  • 4mm thick clear toughened safety glass.

  • Includes a fixing kit and easy to follow instructions.

Shop our Urban Inspire Internal Bifold Doors.

You can view our full range of internal bifold doors here to find out more about what we offer.

Frequently asked questions

How much do industrial bifold doors cost?

The cost of bifold doors varies depending on the material, size, and customisation options. Custom designs and high-end materials will increase the cost. It's important to balance your budget with the desired quality and features. Vufold offer a range of high-quality industrial internal bifold doors from only £846, providing excellent quality and backed up by competitive competitive guarantees.

Can bifold doors provide adequate privacy?

While glass panels allow light to pass through, they can also compromise privacy. Frosted or textured glass options offer a balance between light transmission and privacy.

Are bifold doors suitable for small spaces?

Yes, bifold doors are an excellent choice for small spaces as they do not require the swing space of traditional doors. When opened, the panels stack neatly to one side, maximising the usable area. However, ensure that the folded panels do not obstruct walkways or furniture.

How do I choose the right style for my home?

When choosing the style of your bifold doors, consider the existing decor and architectural elements of your home. This includes considering the door’s colour, accessory options, glazing, and more. Industrial style doors work particularly well in modern and urban settings. Visiting showrooms or browsing online galleries can provide inspiration and help you visualise how the doors will look in your space.

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John has built Vufold into a unique online door and window company and has spent 20 years bringing innovative products and designs to fruition, recognising niches in the market and placing them in the likes of Wickes and Travis Perkins, he started Vufold in order to sell them directly. John founded Vufold and has amassed a wealth of experience in product design and development, and in particular timber-based products

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