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Door replacement cost guide
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Checkatrade

Are you looking to replace doors in your home? We’ve put together this door replacement cost guide with average prices for replacing a door in the UK to help you plan your budget for the project.

Whether you want to improve the energy efficiency of your home, repair a door from weather damage, upgrade your home’s security, or simply give your property a fresh look, replacing doors can instantly transform your home.

We spoke to the online estimators at My Build Estimate – a professional estimating company monitored by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). They’ve provided us with their estimated average prices for door replacement in the UK.

How much does door replacement cost?

To help you plan your budget, it’s important to understand the costs of door replacement. Front doors will differ from patio doors, and even patio doors come in a range of different styles and materials.

Door replacement costsRange - LowRange - HighAverage
uPVC front door£350£950£650
Composite front door£750£3,000£1,875
Oak front door£500£2,000£1,250
Custom-made front door£1,500£5,000£3,250
uPVC French patio door£750£1,250£1,000
Aluminium French patio door£1,000£1,500£1,250
Softwood French patio door£850£1,250£1,050
Hardwood French patio door£1,250£1,950£1,600
uPVC bi-folding patio door£1,800£3,000£2,400
Aluminium bi-folding patio door£2,850£5,250£4,050
Softwood bi-folding patio door£1,950£3,750£2,850
Hardwood bi-folding patio door£3,750£6,000£4,875
uPVC sliding patio door£1,250£2,500£1,875
Aluminium sliding patio door£1,875£2,250£2,065
Softwood sliding patio door£1,200£2,750£1,975
Hardwood sliding patio door£3,125£4,375£3,750
Softwood interior door £125£250£200
Patio door glass£200£400£300

Average interior door replacement cost: £200
Average exterior door replacement cost: £1,250

Factors affecting the cost of door replacement:

  • Some of the key factors that will affect the cost of your door replacement are:
  • Type of door (both style and material its made from)
  • Cost of door (prices vary a lot depending on the style and quality of the door you choose)
  • Glazing
  • Prep work
  • Location

The prices shown in this guide are for a single door replacement.

Front door replacement cost

Average front door replacement cost: £650 – £3,250

Front doors come in all different styles and materials, which will affect the cost for your front door replacement. uPVC front doors are one of the most popular choices for UK homeowners, and they also happen to be the cheapest option.

Below are average prices for the most common front door types:

  • UPVC front door replacement cost: £650
  • Composite front door replacement cost: £1,875
  • Oak front door replacement cost: £1,250
  • Custom made front door replacement cost: £3,250

How long will it take to replace my front door?

Replacing a front door will usually take around 2-5 hours.

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Patio door replacement cost

Patio door replacement cost

Average French patio door replacement cost: £1,000 – £1,600

Average bi-folding patio door replacement cost: £2,400 – £4,875

Patio doors are a common feature of many homes in the UK, and they come in a variety of styles, shapes and sizes. They generally tend to be larger than a standard door, and hence patio door replacement tends to cost more.

It’s also worth noting that replacing patio doors can cause damage to the surrounding paint and plasterwork. When planning for your patio door project, we recommend factoring in costs for repairing plaster and paintwork after the doors have been replaced.

How long will it take to replace my patio door?

Replacing patio doors will usually take somewhere between 4-8 hours.

Patio door glass replacement cost

Average patio door glass replacement cost: £300

If you have patio doors that you’re happy with, then you might just want to replace the glass rather than the whole door structure. This could be because the doors are old and the glazing is failing, so you need new double-glazed glass to be installed.

Replacing the glass can help you improve the energy efficiency of your home, and have soundproofing benefits too.

Sliding patio door replacement cost

Average sliding patio door replacement cost: £1,875 – £3,750

If you have a sliding patio door that needs replacing, the cost will vary between uPVC, aluminium, softwood and hardwood doors.

Prices shown are based on replacement of a 2,500mm x 2,000mm sliding patio door, and will take roughly 4-6 hours.

Kitchen door replacement cost

Kitchen door replacement cost

Average kitchen door replacement cost: £1,250

These costs refer to the external door into the kitchen, not internal kitchen doors or cupboard doors. This means the door used will be very similar to front doors, and average prices are:

  • UPVC kitchen door replacement cost: £650
  • Composite kitchen door replacement cost: £1,875
  • Oak kitchen door replacement cost: £1,250
  • Custom-made kitchen door replacement cost: £3,250

How long does it take to replace a kitchen door?

Depending on the style and complexity of the job, it should take around 2-5 hours to replace your kitchen door.

Additional costs to consider

Front door replacement costThere are a number of other costs you might need to consider, in addition to the door itself and the labour to replace it. These include:

  • Handles
  • Letterboxes
  • Finishes
  • Door frame
  • Disposal of old door (if the company you hire don’t include in their price)
  • Making good internally and externally once the works are complete
  • New cavity trays and closures and/or silicone

Can I replace my own doors?

Due to the often complex nature of replacing doors, we recommend hiring a professional tradesperson to carry out the work – unless you’re a strong and experienced DIY enthusiast.

As doors can be heavy and cumbersome, replacing them is usually a two-man job. This is to make sure the doors are hung correctly, and to avoid personal injury during the work. If in doubt, contact your local door replacement experts for advice.

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Useful door replacement checklist

  • Decide on which doors you want to replace and identify their size and material.
  • Speak to local door replacement experts for advice and recommendations.
  • Door prices vary a lot with style and quality, we always recommend buying the best quality door within your budget.
  • When hiring a professional, shop around for fair and competitive prices.
  • If replacing multiple doors, ask your local experts if deals are available for larger projects.

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