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Bifold Door Costs 2024: How Much Do Bifold Doors Cost?

Myles Robinson
Written by Myles Robinson
Updated on 21st February 2024
Posted on 12th February 2024

UK Bifold Door Prices & Costs Guide for 2024

Home improvement is high on many people's lists in the UK as house prices soar. People want to install bifold doors as one of the many choices to enhance and upgrade their homes.

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But an important question is, how much are bifold doors?

In this guide, we will examine the cost of a bifold door, what's included in the price, and, if you want fitting included, the cost of bifold door installation.

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How much are bifold doors?

Like most doors with a range of options, the average cost of bifold doors in the UK can vary depending on several factors, such as the installation's size, material, and complexity.

On average, you can expect to pay between £1,500 and £4,000 for an aluminium bifold door, including installation.

However, the average bifold door prices can be significantly higher if you opt for higher-end materials such as hardwood or composite.

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What affects the cost of bifold doors?

The cost of bifold doors can be affected by several factors, including the following options. Our online door builder can play around with all these aluminium bifold door options to ensure you get the right bifold doors at the best price.

Here are the main factors that can increase the bifold doors cost in the UK.

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Bi-fold door sizes

Larger bifold doors require more materials and labour to install, which can increase the overall cost.

More often than not, replacement bifold doors cost less to fit if they are replacing the same size doors; however, if you need to widen the opening for your bifold doors, then this will add extra expense. If you have a large door with more panels, it could take 2 or 3 fitters to install bifold doors.

Larger installations can be more complex, and if you are widening your existing opening, you could require more structural support, which would be an added expense. For example, the cost of a 4-panel bifold door will be more than a 3-panel bifold door due to the extra labour and materials required.

Material bi-folds are made from

The type of material used for the bifold door frame and panels can significantly affect the cost. uPVC is typically the most affordable option, followed by aluminium, timber, and composite materials.

High-end bifold door materials such as solid hardwood can be the most expensive. If your bifold door is an external door, then you want to make sure they last, therefore aluminium and composite doors are the best options.

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Glass or glazing options

The type of glass used can also affect the bifold patio door cost.

Options include single or double-glazed, tempered, laminated, and low-emissivity glass. The main bifold door glazing options are single pane, double, and triple glazing.

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Configuration or number of panels

The number of panels and how they are configured can affect the cost. More panels or complex configurations may require additional hardware, which can increase the cost. For example, opting for a 2-panel bifold 2.8m bifold door will cost less than a 3 panel bifold 2.8m bifold door.

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Cost of bifold doors and installation

Fitting bifold doors doesn't require specialist qualifications or specialist equipment. Therefore, you could fit them yourself if you are confident enough. This could drastically reduce the final cost of patio doors if you can DIY fit bifold doors.

However, if you want to pay someone else to do it for you, the cost of bi-fold doors and installation can vary depending on the job's complexity and the installer's experience.

Some companies may include installation in the bifold door cost, while others may charge extra. Installing bifold doors can take between 3 and 6 hours, depending on the work involved and which way your bifold doors open.

Your location

Where you live will not affect the bifold door price if you only look for supply. Unfortunately, if you require someone to install bifold doors, then where you live can be a factor due to the difference in labour costs.

As with most things, labour costs are generally higher if you live in the south of the UK. The best thing about Value Doors is that you can get a fixed price online and not pay more for door installation costs.

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Brand

The brand of the bi-folding doors can also affect the cost. Higher-end brands may have a higher price point due to their reputation, the materials' quality and the warranty offered.

Overall, the cost of a bifold door can vary depending on your specific needs and preferences. It's important to consider all of these factors when choosing a bifold door to ensure you get the best value for your money.

Read our guide on the best bifold doors UK for a review of all the top brands in 2024 for more information.

Average aluminium bifold door cost

Recently, the most popular bifold door material for homeowners in the UK has been aluminium.

The best thing is that aluminium bifold doors cost less than timber or composite ones and are as secure, energy efficient, and low maintenance.

Aluminium doors are built to last and come in various colours and glazing options.

Here is our average aluminium bifold doors price list in the different configurations and sizes available, showing the cost to install bifold doors:

 

Aluminium Bifold Door Length Panels Price
1.3m 2 £1,999
1.4m 2 £1,999
1.5m 2 £1,999
1.6m 2 £1,999
1.7m 2 £1,999
1.8m 2 £1,999
1.9m 2 £2,200
2m 2 £2,200
2.1m 2 £2,200
2.2m 2 £2,200
2.3m 2 £2,200
2.4m 2 £2,200
2.5m 2 £2,200
2.6m 2 £2,200
2.7m 3 £2,900
2.8m 3 £2,900
2.9m 3 £2,900
3m 3 £2,900
3.1m 3 £2,900
3.2m 3 £2,900
3.3m 3 £2,900
3.4m 3 £2,900
3.5m 3 £2,900
3.6m 4 £3,700
3.7m 4 £3,700
3.8m 4 £3,700
3.9m 4 £3,700
4m 4 £3,700
4.1m 4 £3,700
4.2m 5 £4,500
4.3m 5 £4,500
4.4m 5 £4,500
4.5m 5 £4,500
4.6m 5 £4,500
4.7m 5 £4,500
4.8m 6 £5,100
4.9m 6 £5,100
5m 6 £5,100
5.1m 6 £5,100
5.2m 6 £5,100
5.3m 6 £5,100
5.4m 6 £5,500
5.5m 6 £5,500
5.6m 6 £5,500
5.7m 6 £5,500
5.8m 6 £5,500
5.9m 6 £5,500
6m 6 £6,100
6.1m 6 £6,100
6.2m 6 £6,100
6.3m 6 £6,100
6.4m 6 £6,100
6.5m 7 £6,500
6.6m 7 £6,500
6.7m 7 £6,500
6.8m 7 £6,500
6.9m 7 £6,500
7m 7 £6,500
7.1m 7 £6,500
7.2m 7 £6,500
7.3m 7 £7,100
7.4m 7 £7,100
7.5m 7 £7,100
7.6m 7 £7,100
7.7m 7 £7,100
7.8m 7 £7,100
7.9m 7 £7,100
8m 7 £7,100

If you add heritage bars for bifolds then you can look to pay around £50 per bar for astragal style. These can be both horizontal, vertical or both.

Average uPVC bifold door costs

If you are looking for the cheapest option, the uPVC bifold doors cost less than all the other materials. This is mainly because they are easier to manufacture but are also not as secure or energy efficient.

Read our guide on aluminium vs uPVC bifold doors here for more information on why.

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uPVC doors are available with double glazing as standard or triple glazing if you want to save money on energy bills.

Here are the latest average uPVC bifold door prices in different sizes and configurations.

uPVC Bifold Length Panels Price
1.3m 2 £1,699
1.4m 2 £1,699
1.5m 2 £1,699
1.6m 2 £1,699
1.7m 2 £1,699
1.8m 2 £1,699
1.9m 2 £1,899
2m 2 £1,899
2.1m 2 £1,899
2.2m 2 £1,899
2.3m 2 £1,899
2.4m 2 £1,899
2.5m 2 £1,899
2.6m 2 £1,899
2.7m 3 £2,399
2.8m 3 £2,399
2.9m 3 £2,399
3m 3 £2,399
3.1m 3 £2,399
3.2m 3 £2,399
3.3m 3 £2,399
3.4m 3 £2,399
3.5m 3 £2,399
3.6m 4 £2,899
3.7m 4 £2,899
3.8m 4 £2,899
3.9m 4 £2,899
4m 4 £2,899
4.1m 4 £2,899
4.2m 5 £3.499
4.3m 5 £3,499
4.4m 5 £3.499
4.5m 5 £3,499
4.6m 5 £3.499
4.7m 5 £3,499
4.8m 6 £4,199
4.9m 6 £4,199
5m 6 £4,199
5.1m 6 £4,199
5.2m 6 £4,199
5.3m 6 £4,199
5.4m 6 £4,699
5.5m 6 £4,699
5.6m 6 £4,699
5.7m 6 £4,699
5.8m 6 £4,699
5.9m 6 £4,699
6m 6 £5,199
6.1m 6 £5,199
6.2m 6 £5,199
6.3m 6 £5,199
6.4m 6 £5,199
6.5m 7 £5,899
6.6m 7 £5,899
6.7m 7 £5,899
6.8m 7 £5,899
6.9m 7 £5,899
7m 7 £5,899
7.1m 7 £5,899
7.2m 7 £5,899
7.3m 7 £6,699
7.4m 7 £6,699
7.5m 7 £6,699
7.6m 7 £6,699
7.7m 7 £6,699
7.8m 7 £6,699
7.9m 7 £6,699
8m 7 £6,699

Average Timber bifold door costs

If you have a period property or are looking for something more traditional, timber bifold doors add a touch of character to any property. Timber doors do need some looking after. However, you can expect to pay more than aluminium and uPVC bifold doors.

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Timber doors cost slightly more due to the rising price of wood. However, you may not have a choice if you have an older property. Here are the latest average timber bifold door prices.

Timber Bifold Door Length Panels Price
1.3m 2 £2,100
1.4m 2 £2,100
1.5m 2 £2,100
1.6m 2 £2,100
1.7m 2 £2,100
1.8m 2 £2,100
1.9m 2 £2,500
2m 2 £2,500
2.1m 2 £2,500
2.2m 2 £2,500
2.3m 2 £2,500
2.4m 2 £2,500
2.5m 2 £2,500
2.6m 2 £2,500
2.7m 3 £3,000
2.8m 3 £3,000
2.9m 3 £3,000
3m 3 £3,000
3.1m 3 £3,000
3.2m 3 £3,000
3.3m 3 £3,000
3.4m 3 £3,000
3.5m 3 £3,000
3.6m 4 £3,700
3.7m 4 £3,700
3.8m 4 £3,700
3.9m 4 £3,700
4m 4 £3,700
4.1m 4 £3,700
4.2m 5 £4,500
4.3m 5 £4,500
4.4m 5 £4,500
4.5m 5 £4,500
4.6m 5 £4,500
4.7m 5 £4,500
4.8m 6 £5,100
4.9m 6 £5,100
5m 6 £5,100
5.1m 6 £5,100
5.2m 6 £5,100
5.3m 6 £5,100
5.4m 6 £5,500
5.5m 6 £5,500
5.6m 6 £5,500
5.7m 6 £5,500
5.8m 6 £5,500
5.9m 6 £5,500
6m 6 £6,100
6.1m 6 £6,100
6.2m 6 £6,100
6.3m 6 £6,100
6.4m 6 £6,100
6.5m 7 £6,500
6.6m 7 £6,500
6.7m 7 £6,500
6.8m 7 £6,500
6.9m 7 £6,500
7m 7 £6,500
7.1m 7 £6,500
7.2m 7 £6,500
7.3m 7 £7,100
7.4m 7 £7,100
7.5m 7 £7,100
7.6m 7 £7,100
7.7m 7 £7,100
7.8m 7 £7,100
7.9m 7 £7,100
8m 7 £7,100

Average composite bifold door costs

If you are looking for something unique and different, composite bifold doors are a great-looking option.

As you would expect, this relatively new material is more expensive than the other options, and composite bifold doors cost over £500 more than the others in our guide.

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Composite doors cost more due to the broader range of materials used in manufacturing but offer excellent energy efficiency and security.

The latest average composite bifold door prices are here on our list.

Composite Bifold Door Length Panels Price
1.3m 2 £2,600
1.4m 2 £2,600
1.5m 2 £2,600
1.6m 2 £2,600
1.7m 2 £2,600
1.8m 2 £2,600
1.9m 2 £3,000
2m 2 £3,000
2.1m 2 £3,000
2.2m 2 £3,000
2.3m 2 £3,000
2.4m 2 £3,000
2.5m 2 £3,000
2.6m 2 £3,000
2.7m 3 £3,600
2.8m 3 £3,600
2.9m 3 £3,600
3m 3 £3,600
3.1m 3 £3,600
3.2m 3 £3,600
m 3 £3,600
3.4m 3 £3,600
3.5m 3 £3,600
3.6m 4 £4,500
3.7m 4 £4,500
3.8m 4 £4,500
3.9m 4 £4,500
4m 4 £4,500
4.1m 4 £4,500
4.2m 5 £5,200
4.3m 5 £5,200
4.4m 5 £5,200
4.5m 5 £5,200
4.6m 5 £5,200
4.7m 5 £5,200
4.8m 6 £6,000
4.9m 6 £6,000
5m 6 £6,000
5.1m 6 £6,000
5.2m 6 £6,000
5.3m 6 £6,000
5.4m 6 £6,500
5.5m 6 £6,500
5.6m 6 £6,500
5.7m 6 £6,500
5.8m 6 £6,500
5.9m 6 £6,500
6m 6 £6,500
6.1m 6 £6,500
6.2m 6 £6,500
6.3m 6 £6,500
6.4m 6 £6,500
6.5m 7 £7,100
6.6m 7 £7,100
6.7m 7 £7,100
6.8m 7 £7,100
6.9m 7 £7,100
7m 7 £7,100
7.1m 7 £7,100
7.2m 7 £7,100
7.3m 7 £7,900
7.4m 7 £7,900
7.5m 7 £7,900
7.6m 7 £7,900
7.7m 7 £7,900
7.8m 7 £7,900
7.9m 7 £7,900
8m 7 £7,900

 

How does the glazing affect a bifold doors cost?

With a wide range of bifold doors comes a wide range of glass or glazing options available, all of which affect the cost. A bifold with single glazing costs less to buy; however, while it is cheaper, it has poor insulation and energy efficiency, which could cost you more in the long run in energy bills.

Therefore, the most popular is a bifold with double glazing, which provides adequate insulation at an affordable price. All our aluminium bifold doors offer great low U-values to help keep energy costs down.

Suppose you are looking for the best in thermal efficiency. In that case, a bifold door with triple glazing is the most costly option but provides the best insulation, making it effective for maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature during both hot and cold weather.

More often than not, if you have old bifold doors, you can replace the glass; find out more here about common bifold door problems and how to fix them.

Bifold door installation cost

If you consider fitting the bifolding doors yourself, you can save between £150 and £1,000 on the final price, depending on the door size.

The cost of installing bifold doors varies depending on size, location, and installation time.

Larger doors are typically more challenging to assemble and may take longer to install, resulting in higher average folding door prices.

The location of the door, whether internal or external, and the property's location can also impact installation costs.

Some companies offer self-assembled bifold doors, which can save time and money by eliminating the need for a professional fitting service.

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How long does it take to install bifold doors?

Again, this all comes down to the size of the bi-folds you choose and the competency of the fitters completing the door installation.

For smaller bifold doors, like 2.3m bifold doors, you can expect it to take around half a day to fit bifold doors, whereas if you have larger doors, then it may take a full day for one fitter or just over half a day for 2 fitters.

Can I install bifold doors myself to save on cost?

Yes, unlike some installations such as gas boilers, doors are entirely different as there is no gas, water or electricity to connect them.

This means you can fully install bifold doors yourself, but we do not recommend it as if there are any problems with your bi-fold doors, it can affect the guarantee.

Fitting is relatively easy for people with DIY experience; if you don't have any, you could watch a few YouTube videos to learn how to do it.

This could save you money on the total cost of the bifold door.

Is it cheaper to repair or replace bifold doors?

A bifold door repair cost can vary massively depending on what needs repairing, with the price increasing if more materials or labour is required.

If your doors are badly damaged, replacing them might end up being cheaper in the long term compared to the cost of a folding door repair.

However, if the glass on your aluminium bi-folds is damaged, then the bifold door glass replacement cost may be a lot more worthwhile, as your doors should still be able to be a mainstay in your home with a long lifespan.

Do you need planning permission for bifold doors?

Planning permission is not required for bifold doors if you are replacing existing doors in your home.

If you do not have an existing opening or external doors where you intend to fit them, they are not required as long as they are on any current structure or property.

The only time planning permission would need to be notified is if they are being fitted to an extension that requires the planning department to be notified.

Can I get finance to pay monthly?

Yes, absolutely. You can build your door online and then apply for finance at the checkout, which gives you an instant online approval or decline.

If you want finance, this doors on finance guide will help you with any questions.

Do bifold doors add value to a house?

Bifold doors can add value to a property if they make it more aesthetically pleasing when they are fitted, making the bi-fold doors cost very much worth it.

If you have been told to replace bifold doors because they are old or broken, then this should help increase your house's value.

The value added would depend on the bifold doors' style, look and size and whether prospective buyers would like them.

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Written by
Myles Robinson
Myles Robinson Managing Director
Posted on: 12th February 2024
Topic: Advice

Myles is one of our esteemed directors at Value Doors, dedicated to sourcing and fitting the best composite doors and windows. His mission is to offer our customers exceptional deals on energy-efficient composite doors, focusing on reducing costs while making sure the most advanced technology is readily available for installation. This commitment is what motivates Myles in the door industry.

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