Cochrane Design Victorian Villa, ClaphamVictorian Patio, London
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Bifold doors leading out to a patio create an indoor-outdoor mood and also maximize the amount of natural light flooding into the living area. When doing the addition, Weaver and her team had to ensure they complied with strict regulations. “The house is actually in a conservation area, so all the external work had to be sympathetic to the original building,” she says. To build the addition, they used reclaimed London stock brick that matches the rest of the home’s exterior and corresponds to the period of the home.
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Think about thickness‘It’s worth thinking about the frame thickness when you are choosing bifold doors,’ says Chris. ‘So get your hands on some frame samples for an idea.’ The reason most people opt for these doors is to get the maximum view into the garden. ‘But when you have a big opening with perhaps five leaves in the door, each with its own frame, that can add up to a lot of solid material blocking the view,’ warns Chris. ‘In that case, consider having bigger leaves and choosing a design with just three or four of them.’