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How Much Do New French Doors Cost?


Who doesn’t love French doors? These bright, vibrant doors are a welcome addition to any home and are perfect for letting in lots of natural light. French doors have a unique, European charm and installing them is like adding a permanent piece of summer to your house.

Let’s not pretend though that for all their elegance, the price isn’t important. The cost of new French doors can be a deciding factor in whether to go ahead with a purchase, but how expensive are they? Here at Alufold Direct, we thought we’d put together a brief look, this is our guide to the price of new French doors.

The Cost Of New Doors

Now, for the sake of transparency, we should point out that the following information is not based solely on our prices. French doors are priced differently across the UK and vary from business to business, so this is more of a general overview than solely an examination of AluFold. We’re basing the following off of My Job Quote and hopefully, it’ll give you an idea of what to expect, regardless of which door company you work with.

Anyway, with that in mind, let’s look at the figures. Installing new aluminium French doors tends to be between £1300 to £1500 (including labour) and typically, it takes one to two days to complete. This will be higher if you decide to upgrade to triple-glazing or have overly large doors. To put that into perspective, UPVC French doors tend to be less expensive and average between £950 and £1250, whereas solid oak laminate doors are usually £2100 to £2400.

Other Factors

That being said, there are a few other issues to consider. For example, replacing an existing set of French doors is cheaper than putting in a brand-new entranceway. Having to remove a large chunk of a brick wall to make room for a door is a hefty project in itself, so there will be an extra cost to create the gap.

The location of the property is important too. Door fitters will charge an average of £14 per hour, but this is based on the assumption that the property is comparatively easy to reach and there won’t be transportation issues. If you’re lucky enough to live on the same road as the fitting team, it’ll be less expensive than if you live in a remote village halfway up the Pennines.

Lastly, there’s the number of doors themselves. This might sound obvious, but having two sets of French doors installed costs more than one, however it’s remarkable how often this gets misunderstood. Homeowners can sometimes get confused and fall into the trap of thinking their request for multiple French doors is one big project, rather than several.

We’re all human and we understand that it may be tempting to go for a cheaper option such as UPVC doors. However, we’d recommend against it. Aluminium French doors might be one of the more pricier options, but the long-term benefits offset that initial bill. They offer superior thermal insulation, better home security and they’ll improve the property value too.

If you’d like to know more or have any questions about French door installation costs, you are more than welcome to get in touch. Contact us today or request an online quote for more information.