In the UK, bifold doors tend to start at prices around £2,000, and cost up to around £6,500+. The total cost for new bifold doors will mainly depend on the number of panels you would like to feature, the size of the doors themselves, and the materials you choose.
Compared to other patio door types, bifold doors provide a greater opportunity for unobstructed open space into your back garden or patio. They also allow abundant natural light into your home. For these reasons, bifold doors have become increasingly popular in the UK.
As well as the price of the bifold doors themselves, you’ll also need to consider the installation costs. Altogether, including installation, bifold doors tend to cost between £2,500 – £8,500. While this is certainly a big investment, this cost guide will take you through the main costs involved in buying and installing new bifold doors and highlight various ways you can bring the total costs down.
One of the smartest ways to limit the total costs of bifold doors is to shop around for the most competitive quotes in your area. However, to do this, you may end up spending a considerable amount of time researching the most reputable installers and reaching out to them for quotes.
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Bifold doors are made up of 2 or more panels that fold into each other when opened to create a spacious walkthrough to a garden or another room. Once folded, the doors stack to the side of the door frame. The panels themselves are typically made up of large double glazed panes and framed with either uPVC, aluminium, wood, or a composite material.
The type of material can have a grave impact on prices. uPVC door cost is far lower than that of wooden or composite doors. uPVC 3-panel bifold doors can start at £2,230 while wooden ones go for £3,345 on the cheaper side while the cost of a composite door can be somewhere in the middle.
The number of panels in your bifold doors directly impacts the extent of the open space they create between your indoor and outdoor areas. Some companies even offer options with up to 20 panels.
The main factors that will influence the price of bifold doors is the material and the number of panels. Using triple glazing instead of double glazing will also drastically increase the total cost you end up paying by at least 30%.
The tables below show the potential costs (before installation) of bifold doors with 3, 4, or 5 panels depending on the material used. The estimates provided throughout this article are based on standard sized (2080mm x 2100mm) double glazed bifold doors.
|Bifold door costs|
|Bifold doors with 3 panels|
|uPVC||£2,230 – £3,035|
|Aluminium||£2,900 – £3,945|
|Timber||£3,345 – £4,555|
|Bifold doors with 4 panels|
|uPVC||£3,190 – £4,13|
|Aluminium||£4,145 – £5,375|
|Timber||£4,785 – £6,200|
|Bifold doors with 5 panels|
|uPVC||£3,515 – £4,495|
|Aluminium||£4,785 – £6,200|
|Timber||£5,270 – £6,745|
If you’re looking for a new front door, check out our New Front Door Cost guide.
It’s important to factor in the installation costs too when working out the total price. Therefore, including supply costs, the total costs for bifold doors will likely come to between £2,500 – £8,500.
With that being said, these costs, and those provided throughout this article are only estimates based on our market research.
To get the most accurate total prices its best to consult a professional installer who can help you calculate what bifold doors would cost for you, and provide you with an itemised quote for the supply and installation of your new bifold doors.
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Bifold door supply costs vary depending on a number of factors, including:
When it comes to choosing the right bifold doors for your home, you’ll have the choice between several materials for the frame. Each comes with its own pros and cons and will ultimately influence the final cost of the bifold doors.
uPVC is the most affordable material and, as a result, the most popular material used for windows in the UK. uPVC doors are widely recognised as the white plastic-looking material – common on new build homes – but is available in a variety of styles and can even resemble the woodgrain of timber.
Arguably the most modern and stylish option when it comes to choosing a material for bifold doors is aluminium. Even better, they don’t need much maintenance at all, a wipe every now and then is enough to do the job.
For the traditional look, timber doors are your best option. This is a naturally beautiful material that fits perfectly with period properties. With the right upkeep, wooden doors will last up to 50 years.
Struggling to decide between aluminium and timber? Composite doors offer the best of both materials by bonding together the materials. Combining the benefits of these two materials makes composite a long-lasting, strong and durable material that has become ever more popular across the UK.
When looking into bifold doors you’ll notice they’re given 3 numbers that look something like a football formation, for example 5-4-1. In this case, there are 5 panels in total, with 4 opening to the left and 1 to the right.
Bifold doors are commonly seen in a single straight line along the back of the house but it’s also possible to have them wrap around a corner.
Bifold doors often come up against sliding doors. The key difference here is that while bifold doors slide along to the end of the opening and fold into each other – maximising the space – one side of the sliding doors remains stationary, meaning that you only have half the amount of space to pass through.
As well as offering less space to pass through, sliding doors often come with a similar or higher price tag – especially if you’re considering aluminium frames.
The simplest of installations, where there’s an existing opening in the wall, could cost between £150 – £500 for a days labour. Any installation more complicated and time consuming will see the labour go above £500+.
There isn’t an across the board price for bifold door installation, instead costs will differ depending on a number of factors, including:
Ultimately, the final price will come down to the installer you hire as each will have their own rates. For this reason, we highly recommend getting multiple quotes so that you can be confident that you’re not being overcharged.
To get the very best price for a bifold door installation, we highly recommend comparing multiple quotes from the top rated installers in your area. It’s important not to go for the very first installer you come across, or simply choose the cheapest option out there.
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