How Much Do Bifold Doors Cost?
What affects the cost of a Bifold Door?
There are a number of factors that affect price. The first and by far the most important is quality. This can be compared to buying a car.
- You could go out and buy a cheap run-around that will get you from A to B.
- You could also go out and buy an Audi (other car manufacturers are available) that will also get you from A to B, but which will last longer, look better and operate more smoothly.
More Expensive Might Not Mean Better
Always try and see the doors you intend to buy, in person. Just because they are more expensive than another set, it doesn’t mean they are necessarily better quality. Narrow down the doors you're interested in and visit a showroom. You're always welcome to come to our showroom in Bristol if you like.
How does the size & number of panels affect the bifold door price?
The second thing to affect the price is size. Thirdly is the number of panels or leaves. The more panels you have the more it will cost. This is because there is more material involved, more running gear, more hinges and handles etc. Really you'd want to achieve fewer panels as that should mean a great expanse of glass, and less space taken up by the door frames.
The Origin aluminium bifold door can have panels up to 1200mm wide allowing for less panels in a given width. For example if you had an opening of 3200mm, most manufacturers (with a maximum panel width of 1000mm) would say you have to have 4 panels, but with the Origin you could still have 3 panels. This not only costs less, but also means less aluminium, therefore giving you more light flooding the room.
Sightlines - when you look at a set of bifolding doors, the distance between a pain of glass on one door and the pain of glass on another door is called the sightline. The doors with slimmer sightlines can be more expensive because of the technology required to achieve them. But it could be worth it if it allows more light into the home and less frame gets in the way of your view of your garden.
What Else Determines Pricing?
Other factors that can affect price are colour, handles, trickle vents and whether it is supply only or supply and installation.