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Double glazing doors cost guide

There is a wide range of double glazing doors available to choose from; french and patio doors through to stable doors and front doors. Each of these styles may come in a wide array of colours and materials. They may also have different accessories to choose from, such as a variety of locking mechanisms and handles, which can make choosing your new door very difficult. Which should you choose? How can you even begin to make a decision with so many options available to you?

For many, this is when the cost will then become a deciding factor. Yet, with so many options available, prices can hugely vary. We have put together this useful guide on some of the average prices for new double glazed doors in 2020.

Door TypeGlazing StyleAverage Cost
French 1.2M x 2.1M Fully Glazed£950 - £1050
French 1.5M x 2.1M Fully Glazed£1000 - £1100
French 1.8M x 2.1M Fully Glazed£1075 - £1175
Front Standard Roller Lock Arched Top Light£600 - £700
Front High Security Lock Arched Top Light£675 - £775
Front Standard Roller Lock Diamond Leads£600 - £700
Front High-Security Lock Diamond Leads£650 - £750
For many, this is when the cost will then become a deciding factor. Yet, with so many options available, prices can hugely vary. We have put together this useful guide on some of the average prices for new double glazed doors in 2020. Our expert double glazing door expert Jason Phillips from All About Windows highlights that you should consider investing in the best quality you can afford for your front door, as cheaper solutions are often not highly durable and will likely require replacing after a short period of time.

What’s are the differences between patio doors and French doors?

Although both doors make great additions to your home, there are many differences between the two which may help to aid your decision in which one would best suit your needs. The main difference is how each door opens. French doors open outwards on a hinge, whilst patio doors slide along a track and open sideways. They also feature many aesthetic differences. Patio doors are generally more modern and are best suited to a modern property, whereas French doors look great in period and heritage properties.

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How much should you pay for your double glazed doors?

Front Doors:
Your front door can seriously improve – or negatively impact – the kerbside appeal of your property. Whether you are looking to invest in new doors before you sell, or are hoping to improve the appearance of the home you take pride in, then the addition of a new double glazed front door could make a world of difference to your property.

The average price of a front door ranges from £600 up to £800. This price is dependant on many factors and is based on an average front door size of 900mm x 2100mm. To find out more about front door costs, take a look at our front door cost guide (coming shortly).

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Why should you invest in double glazed doors?

Double glazing has many benefits. Not only does it offer more strength and therefore, additional security to older single glazed windows and doors, but it also provides many thermal benefits. Put simply; double glazing will help to keep your home warm in the winter while also keeping the cool air circulating indoors in the summer. These additional benefits may save you money on your heating bills over time, therefore becoming an investment worth making.

The aesthetics

For many people, the key thing they wish to consider when installing a new door on their property is whether it looks good, particularly for any external doors which others are to see. These different styles all offer their own appeal, and the choice you make will often depend entirely on the existing design of your home. If you have a more country rustic property, then a stable door may suit you best. For those with a modern property, then something more streamlined will be far more suitable. In terms of appearance, the decision remains up to you.

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Do you want a back door which slides, or would you prefer a bifold door bringing your garden even closer into your home? Are you looking for a larger glass pane on your front door, or do you require a smaller amount of privacy glass to simply allow some light into your hallway? What type of handle do you require? Are you willing to compromise on aesthetics to spend your budget on getting a door with the highest possible security fittings? These are all things to consider.

You must establish what budget you have for this new door and then take into consideration what your priorities are. Any good door fitter will be able to offer you advice on which options they feel best suit your property and will be able to explain any pro’s and cons to various choices to you.

Finding a professional to fit your new double glazed doors

You must choose a reputable company to supply and install any new doors on your property. They must offer you excellent quality materials along with exceptional craftsmanship. Any reputable fitter will be able to show you a range of examples before fitting your door and will run through the options available with you. You should take a look at not only their recent reviews but also the service they provide in terms of any guarantees on the door afterwards.

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