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Aluminium vs oak bifold doors | Which option is ideal for your home?

Aluminium and oak are both extremely durable and reliable materials when it comes to choosing a bifold door option. While each bifold door material has many benefits, there are also many factors you need to bear in mind when choosing the best option for you.

Here, we take you through the differences between aluminium and oak bifold doors, and their key benefits.

How does oak compare to aluminium, and what are the key benefits of each?

The benefits of aluminium

Aluminium bifold doors provide a wide range of benefits thanks to the quality and durability they provide. Some key benefits of aluminium bifold doors include the fact they are extremely strong, physically secure, and are available in an extensive range of colours. They are also a more environmentally friendly option than materials such as steel which are similar in appearance.

Read more about the benefits of choosing aluminium bifold doors here.

Another huge benefit of aluminium is that it is extremely weather resistant, and is resilient against flexing, warping and corroding in differing weather conditions. This makes it a perfect option for homeowners who are looking for a bifold door that can be treated as a durable investment, as they can add considerable value to your home.

Find out more about our aluminium bifold doors here.

The benefits of oak

A strong and reliable hardwood, a key benefit of oak is that it offers durability and strength while also delivering a rustic, traditional feel to your home. Oak is a popular type of wood and compliments many different types of furnishings. The natural wooden tones mean that no matter your home’s decoration, oak doors are a fantastic option.

Oak is also an environmentally friendly option, making it a great choice if you are environmentally conscious. Vufold’s oak bifold doors only come from responsibly sourced locations and are compliant with environmental, health and safety protection requirements. Oak bifold doors are also energy efficient due to the denseness of the wood.

Read more about the benefits of oak bifold doors.

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Our oak bifold doors (Elite range) brings stunning unfinished and factory finished oak bi-folding door sets with slim sightlines and clear glass to open up your home and let the light shine in. Our oak bifold doors offer the highest quality, design and performance.

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Oak is easily recognisable due to its unique appearance and warm tones. Known for its classic look and its distinctive tiger-stripe grain, it is a popular option for doors. If you are looking for a traditional, rustic option for your bifold door, oak bifold doors are a great option. According to expected upcoming interior design trends, warmer and welcoming pallet, such as the use of oak, sets the scene for 2023. Choosing oak can be a perfect way to ensure your home stays up-to-date with current trends. Vufold oak bifold doors are available in both unfinished and prefinished oak, allowing you to choose which option is ideal for you.

Aluminium, on the other hand, provides a much more modern feel and is ideal if you want a sleeker option. At Vufold, we offer aluminium bifold doors in grey, white, black and a combination of white and grey.

You can find out more about the design options for aluminium bifold doors here.

A chart showing the different RAL colours of aluminium bifold doors

Find out how aluminium bifold doors compare to composite bifolds here.


Unlike wooden bifold doors, aluminium does not expand or contract in certain weather conditions, making it the most durable option. Vufold is therefore able to offer longer product guarantees than we can on some of our oak bifold doors, providing you with 15 years peace of mind.

Oak, on the other hand, is one of the strongest options when it comes to wooden bifold doors. Oak bifold doors are a very reliable option if you are looking for a wooden bifold door, offering impressive strength and durability. However, aluminium still comes out on top here, providing the best durability overall.

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Status - our popular aluminium bifold door set

The Status is our most popular aluminium bifold door set, and it’s no mystery as to why. Not only are they fantastic value for such beautifully engineered bifolds, they’re available in a host of configurable options and feature a low threshold and slim sight lines to give you more light, and a better view. As if that’s not enough, our Express range is also available for delivery in just three days.

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When it comes to cost, you can expect to pay a similar price for each material, however, aluminium bifold doors may be slightly more expensive than oak bifold doors. For example, Vufold’s aluminium external bifold doors start from £1,764.00, whereas our oak external bifold doors start from £1755.00, at the time of writing.

Bear in mind that the cost of your door will also depend on factors such as configuration, accessory options, security features, and more. Find out more about the costs of external bifold doors here.

OUR TAKE: Aluminium bifold doors vs composite bifold doors

Key priority

Our pick


Oak bifold doors


Aluminium bifold doors

Low maintenance

Aluminium bifold doors


This depends on your preferred style – oak bifold doors are a great option if you like the unique appearance and texture of oak. Oak may also be more suitable if you are looking for a more traditional option.

Aluminium is recommended if you are looking for a modern option and you don’t like the natural texture of wood.


Environmentally friendly

Oak bifold doors


Aluminium bifold doors

Thermal efficiency

Aluminium bifold doors

Are you still unsure which bifold door material to choose? Shop our full selection of high-quality internal bifold doors and external bifold doors here.

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What material bifold door should you choose?

What is your priority when looking for a new bifold door?

What is your priority when looking for a new bifold door?

Do you prefer a rustic-style door, or a modern and sleek design?

What kind of bifold door style do you prefer?

Would you rather choose the natural look of oak, or finishes such as white and grey?

Which colours do you prefer in a bifold door?

Do you prefer the look of aluminium, or a combination of oak and aluminium?

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