The Cost Of Bifold Doors
One of the most significant thing that affect the cost of your door installation is the size of the door
There is a lot to think about before you invest in bifold doors, and the cost is definitely one of them. Most bifold doors will run in between £1,950 and £3,900, but this depends very much on the design and size.
As you're a self-builder, you won't need to worry about the cost of someone to come out and fit them for you, but you will need to think about the things that affect the price of your bifold door installation.
One of the most significant thing that affect the cost of your door installation is the size of the door. A more massive door with more panels is going to cost you more, and you will also pay more if the bigger door requires glass panelling.
Glass is a lovely addition, but it is also more pricey than a solid door option. You can get bifold doors in standard sizes which are often hundreds of pounds cheaper than having them made to measure.
You can get timber doors in a variety of colours, and you can also buy plain ones and plan to stain them yourself. There is a variety of wood grain finishes on offer too. And it's these that give the doors the appearance of timber. You don't have to leave the doors plain, but you should be aware that your colour choices will ramp up the price by up to 20%.
If you choose doors with the environment on your mind, you should be prepared to pay more for your doors. The window ratings for the door will tell you how energy efficient they are. They go from A++ which is the best rating, to G, which is the worst rating.
You may be familiar with these ratings for your house, and it's the same with the doors. You should ensure your doors are efficient, but it's up to you how high you go.
You can always buy handles in for cheap, but it's the material and style that will up the price.
There is more than one type of glass, and you can choose between the glass that traps in the heat, glass that helps to control the sun’s glare through the glass and you can even choose coloured glass options.
You could go for frosted glass for privacy and patterns to be a little more unique. It should be sturdy glass, though, you don't want it to shatter instantly when it gets hit. The more you add to the glass, the more expensive it will be.
The quality of the doors that you can choose from vary, and you will pay for something that lasts longer. High-quality often equals a higher price, for a good reason.