Bi-fold doors are fast becoming a popular addition to homes across the UK. Being fitted to locations such as extensions, kitchens, living rooms, and summer houses can provide unending natural light, as well as long-lasting style, but how much should you expect to pay for bi-fold doors?
What are bi-fold doors?
Bi-fold doors are made up of a number of panels (most commonly three) which work in concertina style, folding back on hinges to open up the entire wall of your property. The panels fold into one another to take up minimal space, remaining undisruptive to the open space and views.
How much do bi-fold doors cost?
At this stage, you may be looking for us to provide you with a ballpark figure. However, its sadly not that simple. First, there are several factors to consider. When it comes to the cost of bi-folding doors, there are a number of aspects which will each play a part in the price you pay. Bi-folding doors are custom-made for each property, and so these factors will all be counted…
What factors influence the cost?
The number of panels
The number of panels within your bi-folding doors is one of the main factors that will influence the cost.
The width and height of your bi-folding doors will play apart in deciding the final cost.
Many suppliers and installers can provide bi-folding doors with uPVC, aluminium, timber, and composite materials. The higher the quality of the material, the higher the cost may be.
The glass you use within your frames will also help towards deciding the cost. The most common choices are double glazed, triple glazed, and vacuum glazed.
How much does the installation of bi-fold doors cost?
The other main factor to consider alongside the bi-folding doors themselves is the cost of installation. Again, there isn’t a ballpark figure that we could provide you with at this stage, as there are a number of aspects which would need to be considered by your professional contractor or installer. These include…
- Whether an opening needs to be constructed to install the bi-folding doors
- The number of panels which your bi-fold doors are comprised of
- The material and installation approach that will be required
- Your installer, and how far they may have to travel to get to your property
Of course, one of the largest influences on the cost of your bi-folding doors would be your contractor and installer as each will have their own rates. That is why we will always recommend taking the time to receive multiple quotes, allowing you to make an informed judgement on what you feel is best.
With these factors considered, your contractor will be able to provide you with an honest and accurate quote. Right now, we can provide a ballpark starting point. At 1st Scenic, our standard three-door bi-folds can start at around £3500. This would be based on an aluminium material, as we don’t provide uPVC bi-folds to our customers due to their comparative lack of durability.
To find out more information about our bi-folding doors, or to make an enquiry for your property, get in touch. We only ever provide a 1st class service, so don’t hold back. Give us a call on 01689 829 600 or send us an email at email@example.com.