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Driveway and patio installers in Stranraer

There are plenty of good local builders in Stranraer who come well recommended by your neighbours.

We have two quick and easy ways to find a reliable local builder near you:

  1. Search for local builders in Stranraer and contact them yourself

  2. Use our handy request a quote feature and we’ll find them for you – tell us what you need doing, we’ll reach out to recommended builders in your area and they'll contact you directly.

What is the average cost of a conservatory?

The cost of a conservatory in the UK varies depending on the style and size of the conservatory but, as a guide, you can expect to pay somewhere in the region of £9,500 - £17,500 for a 3.5m x 3.5m conservatory.

Conservatories cost calculator

To help you plan a budget for your conservatory, here are some of the average prices for a conservatory (3.5m x 3.5m):

  • Lean to (uPVC) – £9,500 - £11,000

  • Lean to (wood) – £12,750 - £14,250

  • Victorian (uPVC) – £12,000 - £13,500

  • Victorian (wood) – £16,000 - £17,500

  • Edwardian (uPVC) – £9,500 - £11,000

  • Edwardian (uPVC) – £13,500 - £15,000

Exterior doors installation cost

If you need to have new exterior doors installed as part of your conservatory project, or separately, you can expect to pay somewhere in the region of £100 - £175 – depending on the material the door is made from and the experience of the door installer.

Patio doors installation cost

The average installation cost for patio doors is around £125 - £200. The price you pay will depend on the size, style and quantity of patio doors that need installing. For an accurate cost, speak to local patio door installers to discuss the job and ask them for a quote for the work.

uPVC front doors fitted cost

For uPVC front doors, the average installation cost in the UK is around £100 - £150 – depending on the size and style of the door. To find out more about prices, check out our guide to door installation costs.

If you also need to have new windows fitted, we’ve put together a guide on the cost of window fitting, which you might find useful.

Quotes for installing conservatories, doors and windows

Whether you’re planning on a new conservatory or need a new door or windows installed, it’s always sensible to contact local tradespeople to discuss the details of your project. And, as with all home improvement projects, we always recommend obtaining at least three quotes from different conservatory, door or window installers in your area.

By shopping around you can make sure you're paying a fair and competitive price for the work. And, thankfully, we've got a tool that makes finding multiple quotes super easy. Our request a quote tool is perfect for getting quotes: you post details about the work you need doing and we’ll send it out to local tradespeople in your area. Try it out – it's quick and easy!

What are internal door fittings?

When you’re talking about internal door fittings, you’re typically referring to the door handle or door knob and the door lock. There are various types of internal door fittings available, some of the most popular are:

  • Lever on backplate handles – These are a traditional style door handle and the backplate offers a range of styles to suit the look of your home.

  • Lever on rose handles – This type of handle provides a more contemporary look compared to a backplate and most are mounted on a small, round rose that’s too small to house a lock and so the lock is fitted separately.

  • D-pull handles – Available in curved, straight edge or T-shape designs, D-pull handles are a simple solution for an internal door fitting that doesn’t need a latch.

  • Flush pull handles – These handles are most commonly used on sliding doors, where the door fitting needs to be flush with the surface of the door to allow it to slide into the pocket or cavity.

  • Door knobs – The classic door knob can be static or attached to a latch to support a range of different door opening mechanisms, or used as a decorative detail in traditional and period properties.

  • Thumb turn handles – Most often used on bathroom doors, thumb turns are used to provide privacy but not security, as they can often be opened using a coin from outside (in case of emergency)

Need help choosing the right door fittings?

If you’re wondering which type(s) of door fitting is right for your home, we recommend speaking to your local door specialist to get their professional advice. You can find the best local doors and windows installation services by using our quick and easy online search. Or request a quote and we’ll get multiple tradespeople to get in touch with you directly.

How do you choose a window and door installer?

It’s important that you don’t just hire any old window and door installer.You want to make sure that you’re hiring a reputable, competent tradesperson who works to a professional standard.

Tips for hiring a window and door installer

  1. Hire a tradesperson with experience and qualifications – Choosing the right window and door installer means hiring a tradesperson with relevant experience, qualifications and/or accreditations. You want to make sure that the person you hire has the skills and know-how to do the work efficiently and to a professional standard.

  2. Always read their reviews – Reviews and ratings for reputable tradespeople will be easy to find on their Checkatrade profile. Take time to read through the reviews to see what previous customers are saying about the individual tradesperson, their attitude, and level of service they provide. If you see the odd negative review, that’s OK, just as long as the majority are positive.

  3. Ask for quotes to compare – No matter what conservatory, door or window job you need doing, make sure you get quotes upfront before hiring a tradesperson. We always recommend getting at least three quotes from different tradespeople, so that you can shop around to make sure you're paying a fair and competitive price for the work.

  4. Check their previous work – When looking for a reliable window and door installer, it’s always helpful to see examples of recent jobs they’ve done that are similar to what you need to do in your home. Ask for references from previous customers and follow up on them to have a chat about how they found working with the tradesperson in question.

Find the best local doors and windows installation services

If you’re eager to get started with your door and window project, we can help you find the best doors and windows installation services near you. Use our quick and easy online search to find and contact tradespeople in your area. Or request a quote and we’ll do the legwork for you by reaching out to recommended door and window installers in your area.

What are composite front doors made of?

Composite front doors are typically made up of a variety of materials, which most commonly include uPVC, foam, wood, and glass reinforced plastic (GRP). Composite front doors have become an extremely popular choice with homeowners in the UK, mainly thanks to their versatility.

Benefits of composite doors

Here are some of the reasons why so many people choose composite front doors for their home…

  1. Composite doors can add a striking feature to your home and are available in a wide range of colours and styles, making them suitable for any home – from traditional and period buildings to contemporary and ultra modern properties.

  2. They’re strong and durable, which makes them a perfect choice for a secure front door that will last for years.

  3. Maintenance of composite doors is minimal so you won’t have to worry about ti

  4. me-consuming or expensive cleaning and caring.

  5. A composite front door provides excellent insulation, so heat won’t escape during the colder winter months and you’ll enjoy lower energy bills.

  6. Composite doors reduce unwanted noise from the street, busy roads or noisy neighbours.

  7. They protect your home from the elements with watertight seals that keep out rainwater and stop draughts being an issue.

Find local specialists in composite front doors in the UK

Want to find out more about composite front doors and having one installed? It always helps to have a chat with local tradespeople to understand what’s available and how much the job will cost.

If you’re ready to reach out to local composite front door installers, we can help you find the best in your area with our quick and easy online search – or request a quote and we’ll get multiple local tradespeople to contact you directly.

How long does a conservatory take to build?

The time it takes to build a conservatory depends on a number of factors, most importantly the size, style and design of the conservatory itself. As a general rule, you can expect the installation to take around 3 - 4 weeks to build a conservatory.

That said, the whole process from planning, designing, building and completing the conservatory can take up to 3 months.

Here are some of the average build times you can expect for the various types of conservatory:

  • Edwardian – 2 - 3 weeks

  • Hipped-Back Edwardian – 2 - 3 weeks

  • Lean-To – 2 - 3 weeks

  • Gable Front – 2 - 3 weeks

  • Victorian – 2 - 3 weeks

  • P-Shape – 3 - 4 weeks

  • T-Shape – 3 - 4 weeks

  • Orangery – 4 - 5 weeks

  • Porch – 1 - 2 weeks

Bespoke vs pre-designed conservatories

One other major factor that will affect how long it takes to build your conservatory is whether you’re planning on having a bespoke conservatory or a ready-made design. As you’d expect, a bespoke design or a design with any level of complexity to it will take longer to build than a ready-to-go conservatory build.

When discussing your conservatory project with local tradespeople, make sure you ask about timelines and how long they estimate the work to take – from beginning to end.

Looking for inspiration?

If you need a little help to find the right kind of conservatory for your home, we’ve put together a collection of inspiring conservatory ideas to help.