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Last updated on August 18th, 2023

Aluminium sliding doors cost guide

Discover our aluminium sliding doors cost guide for stunning views. Lightweight, low maintenance & sophisticated, these doors make a great home feature.

How much do aluminium sliding doors cost?

Type of doorCost + VAT
(Range low - high)
Average cost
Standard aluminium sliding doors cost£1,800 -£4,200£3,000
Cost of aluminium sliding patio doors£2,800 - £4,500£3,650
Slimline aluminium sliding doors costFrom £5,000
Supply & Labour£720 per m2

Our costs are ballpark averages – get a local tradesperson to quote now

For a breakdown of each cost, we spoke to the online estimators at B3 Cost Consulting – a team of professional Estimators and Quantity Surveyors. This guide features the range of aluminium sliding door prices they provided.

On a tight budget? No problem, aluminium sliding doors are available in options to suit most buyers, starting from £1,800. Furthermore, their advantages more than makeup for the upfront cost.

The average aluminium sliding doors price is £3,000, with an average cost per square metre of £720.

Why install aluminium sliding doors?

The perfect finishing touch for any home, aluminium sliding doors make a stunning feature. Designed to beautify and enhance your property no matter your style, with customisation options to complement all types of homes.

Aluminium doors offer thin and stylish frames, meaning wide expanses of glass, and fantastic, panoramic views. Plus, sliding doors make accessing your outside space a breeze. What’s more, if you are planning a renovation or extension, these doors come in a wide range of colours and finishes to suit any aesthetic.

Dark coloured aluminium sliding doors are very fashionable too, making them a popular choice for many homeowners. If you are unsure whether these sleek doors are for you, read on to learn more. Below, we look further into the average aluminium sliding doors cost, explain their benefits and answer FAQs.

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aluminium sliding doors costBenefits of aluminium sliding doors

Once you have decided on aluminium sliding doors, you can look forward to a multitude of benefits, from aesthetic to functional. These include:

  • Excellent, panoramic views
  • Thin frames to let in more light
  • Easy access to the garden
  • Sleek and clean appearance
  • Stylish and fashionable
  • A variety of colours and finishes
  • Low maintenance
  • Seamless transition between outside and inside

Factors affecting aluminium sliding door costs

It’s important to note that the amount you will pay for your new doors will be impacted by a range of different factors. The following variables can raise or lower your aluminium sliding doors price:

  • Size of glass: Larger panes of glass will be more expensive than smaller options.
  • Size of frames: Door frames come in a variety of standard sizes. If you need a different sized frame, this will be more costly.
  • Type of frame: Different profiles from different manufacturers will have a range of price points.
  • Colour and style of doors: The look and visuals will affect the price you pay.
  • Configuration of doors: Multiple configurations of aluminium sliding doors are available to suit your needs, but these will all be priced differently.
  • Type of glazing: In general, double glazing will be less expensive than triple glazing. Other types of glazing may also be available but will again have a different cost.
  • Added security: Upgrading the type of glazing, plus the type of locking system, will add to your aluminium sliding doors price. This will, however, increase the security of your home.
  • Extras: Additional features such as automated doors and thermal efficiency will increase the cost of your aluminium sliding patio doors.
  • Disposal of the old door: Your old door may be too large to fit in your vehicle and will be difficult to cut down compared to timber doors. Moving glass is also particularly dangerous so it’s worth asking your installer whether they can remove the old door. This may incur extra costs.

Important considerations

  • As a rule of thumb, you should allow £450 per m2 of opening or around £950 per linear metre of door to supply and install a standard frame. You should be wary of opening sizes exceeding 2,100mm high as this can start to push up your aluminium sliding doors cost. The glazing manufacturer may then need to start to add additional transoms and mullions, further increasing the total price.
  • There are many systems on the market. Use our free search feature to find a glazing installer that deals with more than one manufacturer. They then may be able to advise on the different benefits of each system.

Costs by type of door

Cost of aluminium sliding patio doors

Aluminium sliding patio doors are very popular and look incredible. With wide stretches of glass and stylish frames, these doors are an excellent choice. A little more expensive than standard aluminium sliding doors, they are versatile and visually appealing.

The average aluminium sliding patio doors cost is £3,650.

Slimline aluminium sliding doors cost

Slimline frames make aluminium doors a fantastic visual feature for any home. The thin frames and large panes of glass look classy and expensive while offering panoramic garden views. These amazing benefits do come at an additional cost, but you will not regret your choice.

The average slimline aluminium sliding doors cost is £5,000.

Alternative aluminium doors & their prices

Aluminium doors aren’t just used for sliding doors, they have a wide range of alternatives including French doors, bifold doors and patio doors.

Aluminium french door prices

Want to go for swinging doors instead of sliding doors? In that case, installing aluminium French doors could be what you’re looking for. The average cost is around £2,480 to £2,750.

Aluminium bifold patio doors

The average cost of aluminium bifold doors is about £4,500, although prices will vary depending on the size and exact style of the bifold doors you choose.

Aluminium patio doors

Over the years, aluminium patio doors have become a popular choice for homeowners in the UK. The cost of aluminium patio doors is in the region of £3,700, on average. To see more prices, check out our patio door replacement cost guide.

cost of aluminium sliding patio doorsCan I install aluminium sliding doors myself?

It may be possible for those with experience and training to take on the job of installing aluminium sliding doors, but this is not advised. For a start, your measurements must be exact. There is no room for error. It also will be very hard to fit large doors in place without professional help.

Glass is very heavy and difficult to work with and if not done safely you could injure yourself or others. Furthermore, a door that is not fitted properly could fall out and cause damage to your home.

If you do attempt installation yourself, the door may not be FENSA registered which may cause issues when you come to sell your home. You may even need to pay to indemnify the quality of the installation.

For safety and security, we would recommend hiring a professional. To find a local, reputable, tradesperson in your area and get a personalised aluminium sliding door installation quote use our free search feature.

FAQs

What alternative options are there to aluminium sliding doors?

If you are looking for doors but don’t feel that aluminium sliding doors are the right fit for your home, there are a number of other options including:

  • UPVC sliding doors
  • Timber sliding doors
  • Bifold doors
  • French doors
  • Pivot doors

How much are aluminium windows?

To match your new aluminium sliding doors, aluminium windows offer the same excellent aesthetic and practical benefits. Starting from only £350, these windows are suited to any style. For further information please see our aluminium windows cost guide.

Useful aluminium sliding doors checklist

  • Aluminium sliding doors come in a wide range of options designed to compliment all types of home.
  • The average aluminium sliding doors price is relatively affordable and is offset by the fantastic benefits they offer.
  • Factors including size of the frame, type of glazing and configuration of the doors will all alter the price you pay.
  • Slimline aluminium sliding doors are more expensive than standard options but do have several visual advantages.
  • It’s not wise to take on the installation of these doors as a DIY project as this could affect your safety and you risk damaging your home.
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