Last Updated May 31, 2010 · Written by Jaclyn Fitzgerald
Concertina doors, or concertina folding doors, are doors that can fold flat against one side of a wall, in an accordion sort of arrangement. Concertina doors are great for residential applications where you want to fully open up a space but don't want your doors getting the way. Not only are they practical, but they are also very attractive. Read on for more.
Concertina doors can be made from leather-look Vinyl cloth which is available in a range of colours; from powder coated or anodised finishes; from timber veneers or timber; and laminates, so you are sure to find a finish that looks absolutely perfect in your home. The panels can be made in different sizes from 110mm to 300mm wide. The width of the panels will depend on the size of the opening, and the manufacturer's preferences. If you need to control the amount of sound that goes from one area of the home to another, you can get acoustic doors. These can be very effective in deadening sound.
Concertina doors can be made to just about any opening up to 3.6 metres high and just about any width. When it comes to the concertina door installation, you can install the doors yourself or you can have them professionally installed. There are different locking options available, so security is not a concern at all. As well, you have options in things such as roll formed profiles, sash, stack size, opening options (which side they open to etc), tracks and rollers, and hardware colours (so that you can coordinate all aspects of the door). You may also be able to include a retractable flyscreen with your concertina door, so you get all the benefits of the open space without the hassle of insects entering the home.
For options see Concertina doors product brochures.