Whether having a bifold door is a one-off upgrade to your home, or it’s part of a renovation or new build, it’s important to know how long it will take for the door to be manufactured. In addition, you’ll have to factor in the on-site installation time. Installation is particularly crucial if you have other contractors working on the site; often, the arrival of the door could delay other elements of the work.
There’s also the risk of rain disrupting the installation of your bifold doors too! If you wait too long before ordering the door, you will have a large yawning gap where the original windows and wall sections were. Whatever the weather, planning and organization are key.
Lead Time for Bifold Doors
Your bifold door will normally be manufactured to your specific requirements, unless you’re lucky enough to have a standard sized opening that a manufacturer can fulfil straight away. When you buy from Your Price Bifolds, a custom bifold door build will incorporate the height, width, the number of panes or leaves, and any integral blinds you have chosen at the time of order. Aluminium doors can be manufactured in particular colours, and you can also have decorative glass; these may slow down the manufacturing process.
Taking all these elements into consideration, the average lead-in time is around 4-6 weeks. If you have any parts of the design that are bespoke, then you will be advised at the time of order. Given this lead time, we can ensure the frames, glazing and hinges are all carefully produced and built to the highest levels of quality.
When the door is ready for installation, you will be contacted to arrange a time for fitting to take place. Before the doors arrive, clear all areas around the opening and provide parking close to the house. Remove any plant holders and garden furniture from outside the immediate installation area, as this will hinder the team when they arrive.
The fitting of a bifold door will take around a full working day, although this obviously depends on the complexity. Installation involves expert handling of the fragile glazing cassettes and the framework into where you require it to be installed.
Once the bifold is in place, the wireless remote control unit for the blinds will be sited in the home where it is easy to access (if you have chosen this option), so have a few options in mind. The doors will be thoroughly tested, along with the electric blind system, and the team will then completely clean their working space before leaving you to enjoy your new bifold door.
New bifolds mean a new start for your home, and normally involve significant expense. Don’t be tempted to cut corners, since this is the number one cause of missed deadlines and rushed manufacture. Both of these issues lead to serious problems in bifold fitting and manufacture.
Your Price Bifolds would be pleased to install your bifolds to your specification, and to your timescale. We’ll let you know about any delays and keep you informed as we make your custom bifold doors.
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