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The business benefits of commercial folding doors

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In the commercial world, efficiency and aesthetics have become paramount. As businesses strive to create inviting spaces while optimising operations, the choice of entryways plays a significant role. A popular door choice within the commercial world is automatic folding doors. Our range of automatic folding doors, Gilgen FFM, offers a modern solution, seamlessly blending functionality with style while offering numerous benefits to commercial buildings. 

In this blog post, we’ll explore the advantages of incorporating automatic folding doors into your business premises.

What are the benefits of commercial folding doors

Elevated aesthetics

First impressions matter, especially when it comes to how you want to portray your business to customers. Your entryway can set the tone for visitors stepping into your establishment, and set you apart from other establishments in your industry. 

Folding doors come in a range of designs, but many businesses opt for commercial folding glass doors. This design in particular adds a touch of sophistication to your entryway and creates transparency, inviting customers into your space with an air of openness and elegance. These doors also allow lots of natural light into your interior, creating a bright and welcoming ambience that can enhance the initial customer experience.

Space efficiency 

Space constraints are a common challenge faced by many businesses, especially those operating in city centres where space is often a premium. 

Commercial bi-fold doors offer a space-saving solution by neatly folding away to one side when opened. This feature is particularly advantageous for businesses with limited storefront space or those seeking to optimise indoor-outdoor flow for their customers during busier periods. With commercial bi-fold doors, you can make the most of your available space without compromising on functionality or aesthetics.

Additionally, this automatic folding door system eliminates the need for manual intervention, reducing the risk of wear and tear, and ensuring consistent performance over time.

Improved energy efficiency and sustainability

As businesses continue to prioritise sustainability, investing in energy-efficient building features has become a top priority. At GDUK, our Gilgen FFM folding doors are designed with advanced insulation properties to help regulate indoor temperatures. As a result, you can reduce heating and cooling costs all year round. 

By minimising heat loss, automatic folding doors contribute to a more comfortable indoor environment while lowering your building’s energy consumption and carbon footprint. Additionally, the use of durable materials ensures longevity and minimises the need for frequent replacements, further reducing environmental impact.

Enhanced security and safety measures

Security is a fundamental concern for any commercial business. At GDUK, our automatic folding security doors are easily integrated with any existing security systems you have installed. Whether it be alarms, CCTV, keycard readers or lighting, our folding security doors provide high-quality security and seamless protection. 

Our folding doors are manufactured in the UK from the most durable and robust materials, meaning you can have peace of mind that you’ll always get the best protection out of your door at any time. 

Further, their smooth and controlled operation minimises the risk of accidents and injuries, ensuring a safe environment for both employees and customers.

Why choose automatic folding doors for your business?

From enhancing aesthetics to maximising your space, the benefits of automatic folding doors for businesses are undeniable. These modern entryway solutions offer a perfect blend of style, functionality, and convenience. 

By investing in automatic folding doors, you’re not just enhancing the visual appeal of your establishment, you’re also improving your efficiency, sustainability, and safety standards for a more seamless and satisfying customer experience.

Get in touch 

To find out more about our automatic folding door solutions, get in touch with our team today! Give us a call at 0800 316 6994 or email us at

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