Bifold Fireplace Doors

Almost all Design Specialties fireplace doors can be made with either twin or bifolding doors. Twin doors are just two doors that swing open on a hinge that allows for 180 degrees of rotation, so they can fold back flat against the fireplace (when the door is mounted on the outside). Our bifold doors are basically just the same as the twin doors, but have a hinge in the middle that allows them to fold back on themselves. These are called "Full-View Swing-Out Bifold Doors" and they are not stuck in a track that prevents them from opening beyond 90 degrees like many doors sold at home centers. To best illustrate how they work, we have taken photos of a steel door and an aluminum door. These doors are about 15 years old, so the actual hinges and latches have changed over the years, but they still have the same functionality as shown here.

Steel Bifold Doors

The door featured below is the Blacksmith Bifold Fireplace Door in a forged iron finish. This shows how the bifold doors work with the steel frames.

Fig #1 - Doors Closed
Fig #2 - Doors Partially Opened
Fig #3 - Doors Fully Opened
Fig #4 - Doors can be opened without folding them back. This is how a twin door would operate.
Fig #5 - Top View

Aluminum Bifold Doors

Here are photos of the Brookfield Bifold Fireplace Door shown with the optional gate mesh doors behind the glass.

Fig #6: Closed
Fig #7: Partially Open
Fig #8: Half Way Open
Fig #9: Fully Open
Fig #10: Doors can be opened without folding them back. This is how a twin door would operate.
Fig #11: Both Doors Fully Open
Fig #12: Gate Mesh Doors Open

Mesh Options

These options are behind the glass so you can burn the fire with the doors open and still have spark protection. Great for real wood or gas logs since most gas long manufacturers insist that you have a screen in front of the logs when they are burning. Mesh panel doors are the most popular and are best for when there are toddlers present because they will not open backwards whereas the mesh screens are easily pushed in.

Black Mesh Curtains - These slide back and forth on a rod behind the glass
Gate Mesh Doors - These are separate doors behind the glass that have a flat wire mesh and a black frame.

FREE Fireplace Door Design Service


This page was created as part of our Free Fireplace Door Design service. Anyone who has a fireplace and is considering glass doors can take advantage of this program. All you have to do is email us some pictures of your fireplace and we will create digital mock-ups showing you how various fireplace doors will look on your fireplace. This is hands down the best way to shop for fireplace doors. Click Here to Begin Your Own Project!

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