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How Long Does It Take To Install French Doors?


“How long is it likely to take,” is something we’ve been asked thousands of times. Whether the project involves casement windows, bifold doors, roof lanterns or one of our other products, our customers are always keen to know when the job will be completed. This is understandable; when you’ve spent money on a new home improvement, you don’t want to be left waiting around for it to be finished.

Here at AluFold, we pride ourselves on being as open as possible. We realise that our customers have busy lives and will understandably want their job completed quickly. So, let’s shine a spotlight on one product and answer the big question; how long does a French door installation take?

Installing New French Doors

Let’s start with a base figure. It usually takes between four and seven hours to install new French doors. We work closely with builders, architects and other industry professionals to make the process as smooth as possible. We understand that the last thing anyone wants is a big gaping hole in the house, especially when the weather is unpredictable.

As with all types of building work, some factors can alter this figure. For example, an experienced builder who has spent years installing French doors will be able to do it quicker than one who is just starting his career. Plus, if your builders have to create a new opening for the doors to be placed in, it will take longer than if they’re replacing an existing set.

Fast Installations

Admittedly, the four-seven hour limit is not set in stone. There will inevitably be a situation where a particularly skilled and knowledgeable builder manages to install some doors before it even gets close to lunchtime. At the opposite end of the spectrum, there will be cases where younger and less experienced builders take longer as they’re still learning. Not to mention scenarios where someone accidentally leaves some of the tools behind and causes an unwanted delay.

Once they’re up though, a new set of French doors make a wonderful new addition. They’ve got a quaint charm and a quiet sophistication, and are perfect for bathing a home in light. Our aluminium French doors are built to last so once your builder has finished, you can expect them to last for decades.

If you’re looking for a bold and eye-catching way to improve your home, new French doors are a must. At AluFold, we pride ourselves on exceptional products, so why not get in touch today? Contact us or request a quote today to find out more.