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Last updated on December 22nd, 2023

Floor to ceiling windows cost guide

Floor to ceiling windows have become one of the most popular features in modern homes in the UK, letting natural light flood into the room. In this floor to ceiling windows cost guide, we take a look at the average cost of installing structural glass walls and bifolds doors.

Floor to ceiling windows have become one of the most popular features in modern homes in the UK, letting natural light flood into the room. In this floor to ceiling windows cost guide, we take a look at the average cost of installing structural glass walls and bifold doors.

Not only are floor to ceiling windows great for increasing natural light, but they can help with adding a sense of space, give you impressive views of the outdoors and save you money on your heating bills. Read on to find out what floor to ceiling windows cost in the UK.

ItemRange - LowRange - HighAverage cost
Structural glass external wall (per m2)£900£1,200£1,050
Structural Engineer (per hour)£90£125£110
Building regulations submission£100£125-
Building regulations inspection£200£400£300
Bifold doors (materials only)
Aluminium doors--£3,825
UPVC doors (3 - 5 panels)--£2,975
Timber doors (3 - 5 panels)--£3,400

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How much do floor to ceiling windows cost?

There are a number of ways to create floor to ceiling windows, each come with their own costs. Two of the most common options are installing a wall made of structural glass or installing bifold doors.

The average cost of floor to ceiling windows cost using structural glass is £1,050 per m2. To find out more, check out our structural glass wall cost guide.

If you’d prefer bifold doors, the average cost of floor to ceiling windows for three to five panels will be in the region of £2,975 to £3,825 plus installation cost. You can see more prices in our guide on the cost to install bifold doors.

In addition, to the materials and labour costs you will also need to factor in the cost of a structural engineer to design and approve the floor to ceiling windows – they will charge around £90 to £125 per hour.

You’ll also need to pay for your building regulations submission at roughly £100 to £125, and the building regulations inspection at about £300.

Cost of installing floor to ceiling windows

Depending on the size and complexity of your project, you can expect the average labour cost of installing floor to ceiling windows to be about £600 to £1,000 on top of the cost of materials.

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cost of installing floor to ceiling windowsBenefits of floor to ceiling windows

Here are some of the many benefits of installing floor to ceiling windows in your home:

  • Increase the amount of natural light in your home
  • Connect with the outdoors and enjoy a view of the surroundings from indoors
  • Create a stunning feature for your home
  • Give the illusion of more space
  • Improve your kerb appeal
  • Add value to your home

Factors affecting floor to ceiling windows costs

There are a number of factors that will affect the price you pay for your floor to ceiling windows, including:

  • Size of the windows
  • Type of structure used (bifold doors vs structural glass)
  • Quality of materials used
  • Shape and complexity of the window design
  • Any prep work needed
  • Where you live

We always recommend speaking to experienced floor to ceiling window specialists in your area to get a number of accurate quotes with a detailed breakdown of prices for you to consider. They can also explain the options you have in terms of design, structure and materials.

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Useful floor to ceiling windows checklist

  • Decide where you want to install floor to ceiling windows and speak to local specialists for their professional advice.
  • Contact your local council to discuss the need for any planning permission and building regulations that may apply to the project.
  • Shop around for fair and competitive floor to ceiling window costs.
  • Always hire tradespeople with relevant experience and ask to see examples of their recent work.
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