I don’t know about you but I’m a huge fan of bi-folding doors and it would seem that I’m not alone as this type of door is becoming more and more popular in the UK.
A recent survey revealed that sales in the last year are more than four times that seen during the same period ten years ago.
I prefer the doors with thin frames that maximise the amount of light that penetrates into the room. There are however many different styles to suit all budgets and preferences.
Are you considering installing bifold doors on your property? The good news is in recent years, these doors have really come down in price and what was once seen as a luxury home improvement is now affordable to many.
Bifold doors come in sizes from 1.8m to 4.8m and the frames can be made from a variety of materials such as PVCu plastic, aluminium and timber. You can even mix-and-match and have weatherproof aluminium on the outside and traditional oak on the inside.
On this page you will discover:
- Price examples for supplying the most popular types of bifold doors.
- Installation costs – the labour and installation fee.
- Links to great resources so you can get the best deal on your bifold door installation.
Watch This Short Video
We are not affiliated with this company but their short video is of a french door inside of a bifolding door, this shows the versatility of these products:
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Bifold Door Cost Guide
Below is our price guide for both PVCu and aluminium bifold doors.
We have chosen the two most popular sizes:
|Aluminium Bifold 2.7m(3pane) Door Supplied||£2450.00|
|Aluminium Bifold 2.7m (3pane) Door Supplied and Installed||£3100.00|
|PVCu Bifold Door 2.7m (3pane) Supplied||£1800.00|
|PVCu Bifold Door 2.7m (3pane) Supplied and Installed||£2600.00|
|Aluminium Bifold 4.7m (5pane) Door Supplied||£4150.00|
|Aluminium Bifold 4.7m (5pane) Door Supplied and Installed||£5150.00|
|PVCu Bifold Door 4.7m (5pane) Supplied||£3000.00|
|PVCu Bifold Door 4.7m (5pane) Supplied and Installed||£4000.00|
|Get a Custom Price Here||Get a Custom Price Here|
Where Did These Prices Come From?
In 2021, we sourced quotes from 6 different suppliers and installers of bifold doors from several locations around the UK.
The table above contains an average of the prices we received.
Below is a chart showing the individual prices for the supply and install of a 2.7m PVCu bifold door:
and below you can find details of the 6 quotes we gathered for a 4.7m aluminium door, again on a supply and install basis
From our research, we believe that the installation fees for a small door (2.7m) are around £600 inc vat.
For a larger door of around 4.7m, expect the installation fee to be increased to around £900-1000 inc vat.
The installation fee includes an initial survey and measure-up of the door, any trims, beads, hinges and handles etc as well as the removal and disposal of the old door.
You can expect a discount if you have the doors installed as part of a larger installation involving other doors and windows.
The prices we have suggested are standalone prices.
Does Your Location Affect the Cost?
Yes. The cost to manufacture and deliver bifold doors is the same regardless of where you live.
The cost to manufacture and deliver bifold doors is the same regardless of where you live.
However, there is some difference in the labour cost you can expect to pay, with London being the most expensive and the north being somewhat cheaper,
The prices in our table are an average of the quotes we gathered, which were from various suppliers around the UK.
What Else Affects the Price?
The installation price we have suggested assumes that there is already a large door/bi-folding door in place.
If you are looking to expand an existing doorway then that will cost extra and the work will probably need to be done by a separate general builder.
The price to remove a wall isn’t cheap as the work usually involves the installation of an RSJ support and the making good of the internal plastering, flooring and painting.
The quality of the doors also affects the price, we chose mid-range products for the examples shown on this page but the sky is the limit when it comes to bifold door prices.
How Long Does it Take to Install a Bifold Door?
For a small door around 2.7m expect the work to take less than half a day.
For a larger door of around 4.7m expect the work to take between half and three-quarters of a day.
Obviously, add extra days for brickwork/plastering should you wish to increase the size of the opening.
Will New Bifold Doors Increase My Home’s Value?
For most properties; no. However, increasing the size of the opening and having extra-wide opening doors onto a swimming pool or feature garden could make the property much more appealing to buyers.
Get an Installation Quote
We have done plenty of research into the cost of bifold doors and published a revealing and helpful guide on this page.
However, to get a truly accurate price for the installation of a bifold door, tap the link below and see how we can help you:
This guide was written by Danny Woodley and was last updated in May 2021.
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Yes, all of the prices on this page include vat at the current rate of 20%.
You could make a saving on the cost of the labour by having the bifold door fitted by a smaller firm that is trading below the vat registration threshold, although vat would still need to be paid to the supplier/manufacturer.
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