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Bifold Doors – How Much Do They Cost & What Are The Benefits?

29th February 2024 |

Doors

Over the past few decades we’ve certainly seen a huge rise in the number of homeowners looking to install and benefit from beautiful bifold doors. It’s obvious why they are such a popular design feature in modern homes and heritage properties that are being updated or restored.

Available in a wide variety of styles, colours, materials and designs, bifold doors can be a simple and effective way to add architectural style and a beautiful contemporary feel to your home.

But what are the other benefits? Can they improve the value of your property? Are they secure? How about cost, are bifold doors worth the investment and how much do they actually cost?

In this post we’ll explore some of the key features of bifold doors, look at the benefits and look at the likely costs of installing bifold doors in your home.

As always, if you have any questions about bifold doors or any other home improvements like double glazing, composite doors, aluminium frame windows or conservatories, just give our friendly, helpful and knowledgeable team a call. We have over twenty years of fitting beautiful doors, windows and conservatories in homes across the South West and we’d love to share our experience and knowledge with you.

Aluminium Bifold DoorWhat are Bifold Doors?

Bifold doors are designed and fitted so that they run smoothly along a track system, folding back neatly against themselves in panels as they are opened. They are sometimes referred to as folding doors or concertina doors because of the look and action they use but the term bifold is by far the most popular and well known way of describing them.

Bifold doors are usually composed of multiple panels connected by hard-wearing hinges, folded back they provide unobstructed views and a larger doorway aperture, ideal for advanced access needs or to optimise space and light.

They are a visually attractive and well established way of linking indoor and outdoor spaces and can offer a seamless transition because of the non-invasive track set up which doesn’t require a large ‘stepped-up’ line between your indoor and outdoor environments, the way a more traditional uPVC frame would. Bifold doors can be used to link indoor and outdoor spaces but also can be fitted as internal doors, allowing adjoining rooms to be opened up together or closed off with ease.

Where Can You Fit Bifold Doors?

Bifold doors are suitable for use within a wide selection of properties. When we talk about their value in linking your indoor and outdoor spaces, we mean the full spectrum of bungalows, houses and apartments.

Many of our customers have used bifold doors in flats to join their living space with a balcony or terrace. The benefit of a bifold door in these cases is the economical and tidy way the panels fold back on themselves, creating a greater sense of light and optimising the available space.

What Are The Benefits of Bifold Doors?

So what are the benefits of installing bifold doors in your home, are they worth the investment?Aluminium Bifold Doors

The style and size of the bifold door you choose will depend on your available budget, the look and feel of your home and your own personal aesthetic choices. Not all of the benefits below may be relevant to your particular property but they do show the versatility of bifold doors.

More Natural Light: Bifold doors offer you an opportunity to increase the levels of natural light in your home. Fully opened they provide a seamless connection between spaces.
Better Ventilation: Just like lots of natural light, plenty of good quality ventilation in your home has a powerful positive impact on your health and wellbeing. Bifold doors offer the flexibility of greater ventilation, letting lots of fresh air into your living spaces.
Space Saving: Bifold doors are cleverly designed to take up less space in your home, so if room is at a premium, they are the perfect solution to maximising your spaces and keeping them beautiful.
Numerous Design Options: Flexibility and versatility are two of the key benefits of bifold doors. You can have them designed and manufactured in a wide range of sizes, styles and finishes and from a selection of hardwearing materials. It can be hard knowing where to start and what to choose. The best thing you can do is talk to an expert company like Majestic Designs, and look at examples of bifold doors that they have made and fitted to give you a clearer picture of what is possible.
Increased Property Value: This is a benefit that will come into play if and when you decide to move home. Bifold doors are beautiful, versatile and long-lasting and so they are often a big tick in the plus column for house buyers and renters.

What Are The Features of Bifold Doors?

Bifold doors offer many features that can benefit homeowners and are often one of the best home improvement projects when it comes to updating your home and securing value in your property.

Bifold doors offer:

  • A wide range of looks and styles in a variety of finishes and materials.
  • Durability and quality
  • Warmth and ventilation flexibility
  • Greater light, space and airflow
  • Beautiful, seamless transitions between spaces
  • External and internal door options
  • Premium security features
  • Weatherproofing to withstand to toughest elements of British weather
  • Flexibility – perfect for houses, bungalows and apartments

How Much Do Bifold Doors Cost?

You’ve explored the features and benefits, so how much will bifold doors cost you to install in your property?

This one is a tricky question to answer because so much depends on your space, your property, the look you’re going for and the materials and finish you choose for your bifold doors.

Usually, homeowners will be looking at costs between £1500 and £4000 for the manufacture and installation of a basic set of aluminium frame bifold doors, however it is important to note that costs vary with the size of the doorway and also the materials used. Another factor that can impact the final cost is whether you opt for double or triple glazing. If you live in a very noisy or busy area, it might be worth spending a little more for triple glazing to really feel and hear the benefit of the improved soundproofing and insulation.

Opting for a hardwood finish can also significantly increase the cost, but as we’ve noted above installing bifold doors can also elevate the value of your home, so you are very unlikely to lose the investment you make in the long term. Such is the enduring popularity of bifold doors and their inherent benefits and qualities.
Bifold doors offer a wealth of features and benefits that are well worth considering if you are exploring a home improvement project or looking to link your outdoor and indoor spaces easily.

Here at Majestic Designs we have been helping our customers to create stunning homes for over 20 years. So, if you are thinking about choosing bifold doors for your property and would like to discuss the options just give one of our expert and friendly team members a call today.

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