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Door installation cost

In our homes, doors are the pieces of hardware we use the most. When they’re in good condition, we hardly notice them. However, when they begin to show signs of wear and tear, we start to consider upgrading them.

If you’re thinking about replacing your old doors, or perhaps you’re renovating or extending your property, then researching door installation costs should be your first step.

Thankfully, we’ve put together this handy door installation cost guide. Use this to understand the various options available when it comes to upgrading the doors in your home.

Type of door to installUnitCost range
uPVC doorPer door
(including glazing and architrave)
£100 - £150
uPVC French & patio door setsPer pair
(including glazing and architrave)
£125 - £200
Softwood internal doorPer door£50 - £100
Hardwood internal doorPer door£60 - £110
Softwood external door Per door£100 - £150
Hardwood external door Per door£125 - £175
Brick cut outs – single doorsPer cut out£75 - £100
French or patio door brick cut outsPer cut out£100 - £150
New lintelsPer lintel£100 - £150

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

How much does it cost to install a door?

The cost to install new doors will vary on a number of factors. The type of door, any complexities around the installation, as well as your location.

At the cheaper end of the scale, you have softwood internal doors. These will set you back anything from £50 – £100 per door. Whereas uPVC French or patio doors are much dearer in installation cost, anything from £125 – £200 per pair.

As a rough ballpark cost (per door or pair), budget £50 right up to £200.

Fire door installation cost

If you’re looking to install a fire door, you’ll be looking at an average cost of around £300 for supply and installation. Read more in our fire door installation cost guide.

Garage door installation cost

The average cost of installing a new garage door ranges from £550 – £2,500 – depending on the size, style, make and model of the garage door you choose. To find out more about prices, check out our guide to the cost of replacing a garage door.

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What to consider when choosing a door


If you’re looking at replacing your front and back doors, then opting for higher quality material is advised. If you’re only upgrading the doors inside your home, then you can get away with less robust options and opt for style over sturdiness.


Are you living in a grade listed building? Do your door options match your exterior or interior aesthetics? Are you looking for rustic, plain, dark or light wood?

With so many to choose from, the appearance and suitability of your doors is a consideration that will impact the overall door installation costs.


When it comes to door handles, hinges, knobs and even letterboxes, there’s a wide range of options available on the market. Whatever you choose, ensure they match your theme and any decorative decisions you’ve made.

Glass door being installedTime

Whether it’s the time it takes to have your doors delivered or the time it takes to install them, consider how long you’re willing to put aside to upgrade your home. Jobs that take longer will inevitably cost more, while quick fixes that can be carried out in a day will cost you less.

Type of door

When it comes to the type of door you’re looking for, there’s softwood, hardwood, aluminium, composite, UPVC, glass, panel, french, patio and a host of other door types to consider.

uPVC doors are the cheapest on the market, while timber doors are always more expensive.

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How long does it take to install a door?

The average time to install external doors is around two to six hours.

The time it takes to install a door however does depend on several factors:

  • Whether the removal of the old door is included.
  • How many doors are being replaced.
  • The type of installation (e.g., patio doors will take longer to install than front doors).
  • Any customisation involved (e.g., if the frame needs resizing).

The actual installations shouldn’t take longer than a few hours, but we recommend you upgrade your doors when the weather is nicer to ensure your home is insulated in time for winter.

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