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    • By <sebb> 11th Jun 14, 2:04 PM
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    Bifolds
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    • 11th Jun 14, 2:04 PM
    Bifolds 11th Jun 14 at 2:04 PM
    Just had a quote for Aluminium bi-fold doors. 5 doors, total width 4.2M. The manufacturer of the doors is Schuco I believe.

    7,150 including VAT (with an extra 15% on top if I want them in any colour other than white).

    Its a bit higher than I was expecting (particularly the colour supplement as I do want them in grey). Waiting for another quote but that seems to be taking an age to come through.

    Oh and I'm in London, so I expect that adds a bit to the fitting cost.
    Last edited by <sebb>; 11-06-2014 at 2:09 PM.
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    • nick4692
    • By nick4692 8th Jan 19, 4:54 PM
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    Hi, thanks for your question. Alulux gives little away with their products so It's hard to see what system they sell. My understanding is their doors are made in Turkey, using the ASAS aluminium profile and the DRC-60 bifold system.

    There is nothing wrong with doors made in Turkey or anywhere else in Europe as long as you're confident of getting good service in the event of a fault and the doors need servicing or replacement parts. For example, Sunflex doors are made in Germany and this is a very fine brand indeed.

    They also say on their website "All our systems are designed, engineered and built in-house" so again you might want to check if they do make their doors or they buy them in?

    If you'd like to drop a message with your location or get in touch via the website give me an idea of your budget and happy to try suggest alternatives for you.

    Hope this helps
    kind regards
    Nick
    A lifetime of double glazing and trying to improve the image of it.
    • britishboy
    • By britishboy 12th Jan 19, 12:49 AM
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    We had a small bifold supplied and fitted (aluminium, 2 panel, total width was 2.4m) and we paid 1,850 i think for a company just north of London. Very impressed with them


    We are looking at wider doors for an extension (up to 5m wide) and im budgeting approx 1k per metre for them
    • nick4692
    • By nick4692 13th Jan 19, 6:44 PM
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    nick4692
    1850 for a two panel bifold door set is great value actually with most mid-range bifold doors retailing for about 1100-1300 per panel inc VAT and fitting.
    A lifetime of double glazing and trying to improve the image of it.
    • britishboy
    • By britishboy 15th Jan 19, 12:31 PM
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    britishboy
    1850 for a two panel bifold door set is great value actually with most mid-range bifold doors retailing for about 1100-1300 per panel inc VAT and fitting.
    Originally posted by nick4692

    Thats what we thught, they are Smart System bifolds, I just found the emailed quote for them. We are actually planning on 2 more sets (both 2.5m wide again) in an extension later on this year, we are that impressed with them
    • nick4692
    • By nick4692 15th Jan 19, 12:45 PM
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    Hello. yes they are fantastic doors and a very big seller in the UK. Well made and correctly installed they should serve you very well.
    A lifetime of double glazing and trying to improve the image of it.
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