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How Much Are uPVC, Aluminium, And Timber French Doors?


When planning a new set of French doors, we can’t underestimate the power of a price tag. In many cases, the cost is the first thing people look at, and it influences our decisions more than we might admit.

Aluminium is a high-quality material and as such, it tends to be more expensive than the alternatives. However, it offsets this with the long-term savings on maintenance and energy. So if you’re working on a tight budget, what’s the best choice; aluminium, timber, or uPVC? Let’s take a look.

How Much Do French Doors Cost?

There is no single price tag that’s universally applicable to all French door projects. Factors like the location of the property and size of the installation can affect it, so it varies from place to place. As a general rule though, aluminium French doors fall in the region of £1300 to £1500 to install.

To put this into perspective, uPVC French doors are usually between £1000 and £1200. Softwood timber doors are normally £1350 to £1750, while laminated oak French doors are over £2100.

The Longterm Savings

As you can see, aluminium is one of the pricier options in the short term. Looking at the big picture though, they’re arguably one of the more cost-effective. The average double glazed aluminium bifold door offers exceptional thermal insulation and will help you manage household temperatures and reduce your energy bills.

They also cost much less to maintain over the years. Aluminium is an inherently strong and durable metal, and will resist break-ins and severe weather conditions with ease. You can expect it to last for years without any need for repairs or replacements, so you’ll save money you would have otherwise spent fixing wear and tear. Repairing French doors can be awkward and time consuming, but if you choose aluminium it won't be a concern.

For these reasons, aluminium French doors are a worthy investment. Let’s not forget they look incredibly eye-catching too. If you’d like to know more about budgeting for French doors, you can email us at and one of our expert staff will be happy to speak with you. Alternatively, if you’d like to get started on a new project, you can request a free online quote today.