Bi Folding doors: everything you need to know about the operation and maintenance

 If you already have bi folding doors in your home, or are planning to have them installed. It’s important you know how to properly operate and maintain them to ensure their longevity. When investing quality products in your home, you don’t want to be replacing them often. This is why maintenance is key. 




These operation steps should be easy to follow as they are quite straight forward. To open the doors, you have to open the swing door (1) and connect to the catch on the next door (2). You then may have to unlock the shoot bolt using the cylinder key. Then turn the intermediate handle 90 degrees to release the shoot bolt locks on all the other door panels (3). After this slide the corresponding doors across.

bi folding door configuration

To close your doors, follow the previous steps in reverse, ensuring you secure the panels by locking the shoot bold lock. Ensure all the other panels are in place before closing he swing door.



When cleaning the frames and glass it is important to ensure you remove dust and foreign material from between the frames to avoid build up. Once you have done this, the following materials can be used:

·         Warm cloth with soap (washing detergent can be used)

·         A sponge

·         Steam cleaners

·         Vacuum

·         Window cleaner for the glass

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You should avoid abrasive material such as steel wool as this will cause damage to the surface area.

A maintenance method that should be used less often is lubricating the stainless steel. This includes the bottom wheel sett and all hinges. This cleaning should be done with a silicone based cleaning solution to ensure the moving parts don’t become stiff. We would recommend that you so this at least once a year.

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When doing any work on your home, it is essential that you invest in quality products. This will ensure you get the most out of your investment guarenteeing you aren't replacing features too often. It’s important to consider all aspects when looking for new windows and doors. Our advisors can give you great recommendations on this, feel free to give us a call on 0161 672 7960.


All our doors are made of aluminium, which unlike timber, are corrosion resistant. The right glazing will ultimately save you money by providing you with great insulation and protecting your home against any damage caused by varying weather conditions.


Whether its new windows or doors you are looking for, make sure you are making the most well-informed decision. We provide free quotes and advice for all our customers, and have a showroom where you can come and see our products in person.


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Providing Bi-Folding Door Installations in the North West

Looking to enhance your property? At Dream Bi Folding Doors, our aluminium bi-folding doors are increasingly popular with clients throughout the North West. Enabling you to completely slide open a wall in your home and compactly fold doors away, this solution will open up a room and allow more light into your home. Providing bespoke bi-fold door installations, our experienced fitters are here to help. Pop into our showroom today or get in touch for more details.