Let the light in, a closer look at our bi-fold and patio doors

In today's fast-paced world, we often find ourselves surrounded by artificial lighting, whether at home or in the workplace. As the dark, winter months set in and the days become shorter, natural light isn’t in abundance as it would be during the glorious summer months - so we’ll often find ourselves flicking that light switch on. 

While artificial lighting undoubtedly plays a part in our day-to-day life, we mustn’t forget the unparalleled benefits of natural light. Natural light isn’t just about brightening up our spaces; it also plays a pivotal role in enhancing our overall well-being. In this blog, we’ll explore the numerous ways in which natural light can positively impact our health and take a closer look at our bi-fold and patio doors, and how they can help improve your overall well-being.

Let the light in, a closer look at our bi-fold and patio doors

Let the light in, a closer look at our bi-fold and patio doors

Sunlight triggers the release of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that contributes to feelings of happiness and well-being. Exposure to natural light can help combat feelings of stress and anxiety. It is no coincidence that people tend to feel happier and more relaxed on sunny days. The connection between sunlight and mood is well-documented, making natural light a powerful tool in enhancing your overall state of mind.

Natural light isn’t just beneficial for your mental health; it can also boost your productivity. Workers in environments with ample natural light are more efficient and focused. Exposure to natural light helps regulate the body's circadian rhythm, improving sleep quality by reducing the time it takes to fall asleep and increasing total sleep duration, therefore boosting alertness. This means you're more likely to stay on top of your tasks and feel less fatigued when you allow natural light into your workspace.

Spending time in spaces filled with natural light can also create a stronger connection to the outdoors and nature. This connection has been linked to reducing symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). So, remember to open those curtains, let the light in, and watch your well-being flourish.

However, sometimes the darkest of spaces need a transformation and overhaul. If you’re wanting to utilise as much daylight as possible within your home, our bi-fold and patio doors are a worthwhile investment. Bi-fold doors are made up of several panels that are hinged together on a concealed track which fold away unobtrusively, opening up the doorway and drawing light into the darkest of spaces. Not only do they make a modern statement in any home, but, as they allow an entire wall to be replaced with glass panels they enable access to 100% of the aperture area, allowing an abundance of natural light to flood in.

Let the light in, a closer look at our bi-fold and patio doors

Let the light in, a closer look at our bi-fold and patio doors

Sliding doors, also sometimes known as ‘sliding patio doors’, are made up of large panes of glass which work on a frictionless sliding basis on a fitted track, overlapping behind one another. Sliding doors allow for larger panes of glass in each panel, creating a less restricted, more open view when the doors are closed. Similarly to bi-fold doors, sliding doors allow an abundance of natural light to flood into the home.

If your property is smaller, or if space is limited, their space saving configuration may also make them a better option as they do not project outwards. Our thermally efficient bi-fold and patio doors are also fitted with energy efficient Pilkington KS glass as standard which helps them to achieve high energy ratings. This is thanks to their low emissivity coated glass which reflects heat back into the room, thereby helping to keep energy costs low by reducing the need to switch on your heating. You can discover our range here.

Installing bi-fold or patio doors may seem a daunting household improvement. But by choosing Lockwood you’ll be working with a doors and windows company which has years of experience and expertise.In conclusion, natural light can significantly impact our overall well-being. It improves mood, boosts productivity, enhances sleep quality, and even contributes to physical health. By utilising natural light, especially in the winter months, we can create a healthier and more vibrant version of ourselves. So, if you’re ready to take that next all-important step into transforming your home, our bi-fold and patio doors are the perfect solution.

Stop by our Huddersfield based showroom today to check out our range, or call our expert team on 01484 519677 and we’ll be happy to help.