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Last updated on March 13th, 2023

The average cost of French doors

Have you always dreamed of living in a home that lets the outside in and that’s flooded with tons of natural light? We’ve laid out the average cost of French doors so that you can see you’re a lot closer to achieving your dreams than you might realise.

Average cost to install French doors in a brick wall

The cost to install French doors in a brick wall will depend on a number of factors. These include:

  • Whether you’re creating a new opening from scratch or converting an existing doorway or window
  • Whether you need to enlarge an existing window or doorway for your French door installation
  • What material your French doors are made of
  • Whether you want one door or several
  • The cost of labour in your area
ItemAdditional cost
Fully-glazed wooden door£725
Multiple double-glazed wooden doors£900

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

Average cost of uPVC French doors

In the UK, French doors are most commonly made from uPVC. So, we’ve taken a look at the average cost of buying and installing uPVC French doors.

uPVC French door installationLabourMaterials (incl. Council fees)
Converting an existing window to a French door (uPVC)£600£1,100
Creating a new opening and fitting a uPVC French door£1,925£1,200
Enlarging an existing window/door and fitting a uPVC French door£1,925£1,200

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

In general, you can expect to pay around £1,700 in total to convert an existing window into a uPVC French door. This includes both labour and the cost of the door itself.

On the other hand, if you’re hoping to create a new opening or to enlarge an existing door or window, you’re looking at somewhere in the region of £3,125.

Other materials, such as aluminium and hardwood, are also available, but they’ll come at an increased cost.

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Cost to install French doors in brick wall


What is the difference between a French door and a patio door?

The main difference between French doors and patio doors is that French doors open outwards on a hinge, whereas patio doors usually slide sideways along a track to open.

This makes French doors more traditional and patio doors more modern in appearance. That said, French doors are increasingly referred to as patio doors, so the terms are fairly interchangeable in everyday speech.

Which are safer: sliding doors or French doors?

Modern French doors are typically more secure than sliding doors as they often have multi-lock systems.

In fact, many manufacturers make French doors that have passed the PAS024 security testing. On the other hand, sliding doors tend to have weaker locking mechanisms that use a simple push up or down to go from ‘locked’ to ‘unlocked.’

How long do French doors last?

Like with most things, French doors will need to be replaced from time to time. They’ll often need replacing after around 30 years but the exact amount of time they’ll last for will depend on what they’re made from and how well they’re maintained.

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