No matter whether you’re fitting a new set of bespoke windows, or want to make sure your fresh sliding or bi-folding doors are fitted snuggly, it goes without saying that you need to precisely measure the space they’ll be sitting in.
Proper measurements are such a crucial part of installing any home feature or extension, and if done incorrectly, often result in drafts and gaps in your walls or doors that won’t close properly. While we offer an extensive full site survey before any installation, you may decide you want to give it a go yourself first!
To get you started and ensure you can effectively measure your home for the correct bi-fold door sizes, we’re going to walk you through a quick and simple process you can do yourself.
Perhaps it should come as no surprise that, when it comes to standard bi-fold door sizes, there is no one size fits all measurement you can reference to make installation fast and easy.
Every home is different, and that means that each set of door measurements will be too. However, that’s not to say there isn’t an average range of bi-fold door sizes you can turn to.
When looking at height, in particular, you’ll often find that the average bi-fold door height often falls somewhere between 2000mm and 2700mm.
Of course, there’s more that goes into determining the height of bi-fold doors than your own personal preference. Other factors to consider for bi-fold door height include:
As for bi-fold door widths, this is going to be expressly determined by where you want your door to be positioned in the room, and the number of panels you want to use to bring your envisioned plan to life.
Naturally, folding door lengths will likely be different for everyone, but customers tend to favour a bi-fold door widths between 2000mm and 7000mm.
So, now that you have some idea of our bi-fold door standard sizes, the next step is to measure your space. We recommend following these three steps when measuring for any door:
Once you’ve followed these three steps, do them again, and a third time if you can. When doing any form of construction, it’s always a good idea to double-check your measurements to minimise the likelihood of mistakes being made.
Finally, if you can, it’s always a good idea to note down how square or rectangular the space in question is. You can get a measurement for this by measuring the distance from the top left corner to the bottom right and then vice-versa. You’ll know if your opening is square if the measurements sit within 2mm of each other.
For more information and handy tips, explore our full checklist for fitting bi-fold doors.
There are a variety of materials you can choose from once you have the measurements for your new set of bi-folding doors, but here at Express, we always recommend using aluminium.
Besides its flexibility and environmentally-friendly properties, aluminium is extremely durable, meaning you’ll get a set of long-lasting doors that require minimal maintenance and cleaning.
Read our article on aluminium vs. uPVC doors to find out more about the benefits of using aluminium frames.
And there you have it. These simple steps are all you need to measure your home for a set of brand-new folding doors. With these numbers in hand, you can then get in touch with us directly or come and visit one of our many showrooms to view our products in person.
This simple measurement method isn’t limited to bi-folds, though; it’s also great if you want to install sliding doors in your home.
And if you’re at all worried that your measurements might be off, don’t worry. Our experts will always double-check your measurements once the installation process begins for a precise and snug fit.