Reynaers bifold doors – which is best?

How do the two different Reynaers bifold doors, the CF77 and the CF68, compare? Both of these two models by Reynears give you all the benefits of a bifold, such as opening up the entire opening, connecting the room to the patio area, excellent security and energy efficiency. However, they differ in bifold panel size capability, thermal performance and other features.

The CF77 and the CF68 bifolding doors compared and explained.

The two Reynaers bifold doors explained

Reynaers bifold doors showing the CF77 model in a house lobby

Whether you choose the CF77 or the CF68, you get many excellent features as standard. First is the outstanding product engineering for which Reynaers bifold doors are synonymous. Great profile design and quality, deep thermal bread for insulation, an excellent wall thickness, and a professionally applied colour finish.

Also provided to these two bifolds is the high quality bifold door hardware. From the rollers and guides, the locking systems, sealing, insulation and overall protective features, any of these two bifold door models, expertly crafted by us and professionally installed, promise reliability, everyday functionality and high performance.

Reynaers bifold doors are supplied through a carefully selected network of Reynaers manufacturers, and we are proud to be one of these. We make all our Reynaers products. and our general folding sliding doors range.

Both CF77 and CF68 folding sliding doors give you the popular features only this door design can offer. The door panels can slide and fold to the left or the right, or both ways, open inwards or outwards and come with the traffic door option for convenience and with substantial colour options. You can further personalise Reynaers bifold doors with different glass types, integral blinds and door handle designs and colours.

Reynaers CF77 bifold doors

bifolding doors in a contemporary house

Choose the Reynaers CF77; this product comes with two mullion sightline options where the panels meet. The standard CF77 has a 144mm sightline; you can specify the CF77-SL that’s 121mm. As the name suggests, the frame depth is 77mm, making this model ideal for replacement door installations where the outgoing frames are typically around 75-80mm deep. This door offers up to eight folding panels, whereas the CF68 comes at a maximum of seven.

An enhanced security model meets current security standards and comes with excellent air, water and wind resistance.

Key Features of the CF77:

  • Panel sizes up to 1200mm wide and 3000mm high
  • Up to 63mm thick triple glazing
  • Four threshold options
  • Fixed or open corner option

Reynaers CF68 bifold doors

Reynaers bifold doors in a modern large house

For more standard size openings and with slightly thinner overall frame sightlines is the Reynaers CF68, and it comes with a 68mm frame depth, also making it suitable for new build openings. The mullion sightlines for CF68 are 131mm making this model slightly slimmer than the CF77 standard design.

The slimmer frames you get with CF68 also make it more energy-efficient, so if your project requires lower U-Values, this is an excellent choice. This door also comes with four different threshold options.

Key Features of the CF68:

  • Panel sizes up to 1000mm wide and 2500mm high
  • Up to 55mm thick triple glazing
  • Even lower best U-Value of 1.1Wm2K
  • Fixed or open corner design

Low thresholds on Reynaers bifold doors explained

drawing showing four reynaers bifold doors threshold options

Very few folding sliding systems on the market give you more than two threshold options. For example, our trade-friendly Alutech model comes with just one fully weather-sealed type. CF77 and CF68 bifolding doors come with four different options, depending on where you’re using these.

The CF77 threshold choices are a fully flat version, ideal for internal applications where you want the floors on either side of the bifold door set to be flush with no weather rating. There’s a low threshold design, suitable for commercial environments and a double weather-sealed design, with some level of weather protection. There’s then the fully weathered design with a High Performance option.

The CF68 has a flush threshold with a double ramp ideal for commercial applications and wheelchair accessibility. The Low threshold suits sheltered installations and internal use. The double weather seal and high-performance versions give you the full weather protection you want for external door sets.

CF77 and CF68 bifold doors – summary

Choose the CF77 when you want larger panel sizes, have a larger bifold aperture, and want a choice of mullion sightlines and thicker glass units.

The CF68 is your go-to product for standard size openings when you don’t need wider or taller panels, and the standard 131mm sightline is fine for your project.

At C&A Window Systems, we provide trade supply only Reynaers bifold doors or a fully installed service through our network of approved installers. Contact us today for a quotation, our lead times on bifolding doors, and our overall range of aluminium windows and doors from Reynaers, Senior Architectural Systems and Alutech Systems.