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    • Beenie
    • By Beenie 19th Sep 19, 10:20 AM
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    Bi-fold doors
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    • 19th Sep 19, 10:20 AM
    Bi-fold doors 19th Sep 19 at 10:20 AM
    We are close to choosing our bi-fold doors and like the look of Reynars(sp?) aluminium. However, a friend has worried us somewhat by saying that their doors 'stick' in hot weather and are difficult to open/close. Her doors face south, ours will face east.

    Has anyone here had a similar experience or is she just unlucky?
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    • Cash-Cows
    • By Cash-Cows 19th Sep 19, 11:51 AM
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    Bi-fold doors are a fad.
    • EssexExile
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    Bi-fold doors are a fad.
    Originally posted by Cash-Cows
    Like hard floors. They've been a fad for about 30 years.

    Good quality aluminium bifolds are fine, ours have been in a few years with no problems. They face south.
    Tall, dark & handsome. Well two out of three ain't bad.
    • Beenie
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    Thanks EssexExile, that's very reassuring.
    • thebigstillmeister
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    We have the same. in full sun most of the day, no problem at all,

    Really opens up the room on a nice sunny day, love ours,..
    • thebigstillmeister
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    Bi-fold doors are a fad.
    Originally posted by Cash-Cows
    And the award for the most pointless comment goes too...
    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 19th Sep 19, 7:17 PM
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    • 19th Sep 19, 7:17 PM
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    • 19th Sep 19, 7:17 PM
    We are close to choosing our bi-fold doors and like the look of Reynars(sp?) aluminium. However, a friend has worried us somewhat by saying that their doors 'stick' in hot weather and are difficult to open/close. Her doors face south, ours will face east.

    Has anyone here had a similar experience or is she just unlucky?
    Originally posted by Beenie
    I have holiday cottages in wet, windy and deepest Cornwall. They all have bifold. They are all aluminium. They have been in place for the best part of 12, perhaps 14 years....I forget. They don't stick. PVC bifold will stick.

    Ours face - South and South East - with a single (slave and bifold) on a north side.....nothing sticks. They get ZERO care from holidaymakers (probably),...
    • stueyhants
    • By stueyhants 19th Sep 19, 8:42 PM
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    • 19th Sep 19, 8:42 PM
    We’ve just put in Reynars CP30 sliding doors (7.5x2.5m) in an extension south facing and they are good quality product so I would think bifolds would be equally as good.

    Just make sure you use a really good installer with a good reputation.
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