Average Labour Cost/Price to Fit/Replace Bifold Doors

To clarify the following prices it is recommended that you read the article in the INFORMATION box below the PRICES…

(These prices are based on a tradesman’s rate of £150.00 per day and a labourer if required at £100.00 per day. This includes the cost of buying and collecting any materials, dumping any waste if necessary and any incidental materials they will need. The minimum price will usually be for a half day)

How Much Does It Cost To Fit Bifold Doors?

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Job 1
To fit an off the peg set of fully glazed, oak “bifolds”, in an existing 12’ wide opening, in an exterior wall.

This will take 2 men 1.5 days…….£375.00, the doors come with frame, glass and furniture and cost about £2,200.00, so call it……..

Job 2
Same job with bespoke doors will cost about…….£3875.00

Job 3
To fit an off the peg set of fully glazed, oak “bifolds”, in an existing 6’6” wide interior opening.

This will take 2 men 1 day £250, the doors will cost about £650.00, ………£900.00

Job 4
Same job with bespoke doors will cost about…….£3450.00

Wider ones are much better value!

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A Price Guide and Information Sheet on Replacing and Installing Bifold Doors

It’s been a couple of decades since I fitted any bifold doors, so I’ve just paddled around the internet to see what’s about these days and my goodness, things have moved on a bit from louvered doors!

As an aside, I’m also going to have a look at mobile telephones in the internet in a bit; I think I remember someone telling me you can get them with integral batteries nowadays?

(Obviously “my goodness” is not one of my normal expletives but my wife’s told me I’ve got to be a bit circumspect and consider other people's feelings)!

External wall “bifolds” tend to be made for wider openings than the usual “patio door” sizes. The plan seems to be to completely open up a wall and “bring the garden into the home”. We don't need bi-fold doors for that. We've got a dog.

The main problem with bifolds is that if you have the doors “made to measure”, they are expensive. So, If you have yet to make the opening and want “bifolds”, I suggest you make your gap width relevant to an existing “off the peg” door size.

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