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Automatic folding doors

An automatic folding door opens by folding back in sections rather than swinging on hinges like a traditional door. It typically uses an electric motor and sensors, allowing it to open automatically when someone approaches.

Folding doors are often used to save space, as they don’t require a clear swinging path and can be neatly tucked away when opened. They are designed to open and close without manual operation, offering convenience and accessibility, especially in high-traffic areas.

The Gilgen FFM automatic folding door is the perfect solution for corridors and access points when space is at a premium.

Why choose a folding door for your business?


Choosing a bi-folding door offers several advantages, making it a popular option in various settings. 

Ease of use: Automatic folding doors feature sensors that eliminate the need for manual operation, making entry and exit effortless. 

Enhanced accessibility: Automatic folding doors are especially beneficial for individuals with mobility challenges or disabilities. They provide barrier-free access, allowing anyone to enter and exit your business premises with minimal physical obstacles.

Improved traffic flow: In high-traffic areas, automatic folding doors facilitate smooth traffic flow by opening and closing quickly and efficiently. This can help manage crowds during peak hours and reduce congestion at entry points.

Energy efficiency: The Gilgen FFM folding door is designed with energy-saving features including sensors that detect the presence of individuals, enabling the doors to open only when necessary, minimising heat loss to your business venue.

Compliance with regulations: To comply with safety standards (EN: 16005), our automatic folding doors are equipped with safety features such as obstruction detection, ensuring that the door stops or reverses if an obstacle is detected during operation.

Why choose GDUK for automatic folding doors?


  • Security features: We can integrate folding doors with existing security systems, such as access control and surveillance, enhancing overall safety
  • Durability: We only use the best quality, durable materials, ensuring that folding doors withstand frequent use and various weather conditions
  • Regulatory compliance: All our folding doors meet safety and accessibility standards, as set by the DHF.
  • Service and maintenance contracts: We offer service and maintenance contracts, that include annual or bi-annual assessments, ensuring long-term reliability and security for your folding doors.
  • Client training and support: We are proud to offer our expertise in preparing your business to use your new automatic folding doors through user training and comprehensive documentation

Frequently Asked Questions


Do automatic folding doors require electricity to operate?

Yes, our aluminium bi-folding doors are powered by electricity to operate their motorised system. However, the FFM model offers backup power options such as battery backup or manual operation in case of power outages.


Can automatic folding doors be retrofitted into existing door openings?

Yes, in many cases, automatic folding doors can be retrofitted into existing door openings with minimal modifications. However, it’s important to consult with us to assess the feasibility and requirements of retrofitting for your specific situation.


What is the lifespan of automatic folding doors?

The lifespan of automatic folding doors can vary depending on factors such as usage, maintenance, and quality of materials. However, with proper maintenance and regular servicing, automatic folding doors can typically last for many years, providing reliable operation over their lifespan.

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