What are the costs of fully fitted doors for your home?
The first things that you will need to bear in mind is what aspect or design elements of your door choice will impact on the eventual cost of buying & fitting it.
It may surprise you in some instances that manufacturers & double glazed door companies consider certain elements as “extra” and put a charge on top for including them. So if you are looking to install a new door on a limited budget, be prudent about what you include as “non-standard”.
For example, the following items can be priced as add-ons.
- Glazed panels / solid panels
- Double or triple glazing
- Types of Frames & sub frames
- Threshold heights
- Locks, Handles & Door Furniture
- Coloured or Wood grain finishes
- Toughened or safety glass
Obviously there will also be a price differential based on the material used in the construction such as uPVC, Aluminium, Composite, Hardwood or Softwood with veneered skins & engineered wood internal.
Typical Residential Doors Prices
Please bear in mind that these prices are collected from currently available online doors prices and are for guidance only, they are not an offer to buy or sell
|TYPE OF DOOR||MATERIAL||SAMPLE PRICES|
|Front||White uPVC||from £280 without fitting|
|Back||Coloured Composite||from £400 without fitting|
|Cottage Door:||Coloured Composite||from £415 without fitting|
|TYPE OF DOORS||MATERIAL||SAMPLE PRICES|
|French: 2 door||Timber||from £1,500 +|
|Double Panel Sliding: 2 door||UPVC||from £1,000|
|Triple Panel Sliding: 3 door||UPVC||from £1,200|
|Bi-fold: 4 panel, 1o foot wide||Oak Veneer||from £2,300 (non fitted)|
As with all purchases of this nature, you should confirm exactly what you are getting for the price before you make any deposits or payments. Ordering a door online to fit yourself is not advised unless you have a tradesperson yourself or have an appropriate level of DIY skills to complete the work.
You should also consider that replacement windows & doors now have to comply with building regulations, especially if there is low level glazing (patio doors) – so if you do it yourself then you will have to apply, at your own expense & time, to your local council for approval – this comes in the form of a certificate confirming compliance.
The best way to avoid any problems is to have your work measured, priced & installed by a FENSA or CERTASS registered professional