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Last updated on October 18th, 2022

Internal doors cost guide

If you’re moving into a new home or considering a renovation, then you might need to buy some new internal doors. Find out how much to budget.

How much does an internal door cost?

Product / ServiceUnitCost per door
Internal door Per door£25 – £150
Internal door fittingLabour to fit£40 – £70
Internal door replacementRemoval and fitting labour£45 - £85

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Internal doors usually cost between £25-£150+. Bespoke doors will cost far more. The price depends on the material and style of the internal door you’ve chosen.

Hardwood doors tend to be the most expensive. If you’re buying multiple doors, look for a supplier that offers a package deal. Some suppliers now sell doors in bundles, and they’re often available at a cheaper rate than the standalone unit.

How much to hang a door?

The cost to hang an internal door is anywhere between£50-£75 per door. This includes fitting the internal door from start to finish, including hinges, hanging the door, putting on the door handles, and ensuring it works perfectly.

With many doors coming in sets, some installers will offer deals that lower the installation cost per unit.

The style of the door makes a big difference to the door hanging cost. For example, a sliding door costs far more to fit than a swinging door as the installation is more complicated.

Cost to replace interior doors in the UK

This will range from £40-£90 per door. The average cost in the UK will be around £60 per door.

This cost will include removing the old doors and hanging the new ones.

Will complications with the installation push up the cost?

The installation cost of your internal door will also change should the door itself require extra attention, and therefore more labour time. This could be painting or shaving the bottom of the door to ensure it doesn’t drag on your flooring. The shaving of the door is a common job when your floor is a thick carpet with decent underlay.

It’s essential to shop around when you’re looking to have an internal door fitted. We always recommend that you request at least three quotes from door suppliers and fitters. This means you can compare their quotes and their outline of work.


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Internal door material options

There are several different door options on offer in the UK market. While all doors function the same, they can vary in style and finish. You can also buy internal doors in a range of different materials.

Finding the right material is often the biggest consideration when choosing a door, so it’s important to know what’s the best choice for you. The most commonly used materials on internal doors are as follows:


The premium choice, hardwoods like timber are known for their style and performance. The material has high-quality levels of performance but is the most expensive option.


Normally woods like pine, cedar and fir. Not as expensive as hardwood options but have similar levels of workability.


An engineered wood product which is affordable, durable and resistant to warping. As the material has no wood grain texture, it’s easy to paint.


Offer similar performance levels as solid wood but at a fraction of the price. Made from plywood or a moulded composite but filled with wood fibre to mimic the feeling of solid wood.


The most budget-friendly wood option. Manufactured from less expensive woods with hollow cores. Hollow-core doors don’t provide much acoustic protection and aren’t very durable.


Highly functional and sturdy. Metal doors are a cheaper option that has grown in popularity in recent years.


Made from fully recyclable materials and often used to replace wooden doors.

For most homeowners, the difference is purely aesthetic, as the material you choose will affect what finishes are available.

What’s the cheapest internal door option?

If you’re on a tight budget, then you may want to go for a style and rail frame with MDF panels. This would offer some of the cheapest internal doors on the market.

Internal door finish options

Depending on the material of the unit, doors can be finished in one of two styles; painted and stained.

Staining a door requires a high-quality material, so look to only use on wood. If you feel this is out of your price range, other options are available. Nowadays, engineered wood core products with real wood veneers are of high enough quality to be stained. Staining a door is simple, but using an established brand of varnish and a good brush is essential.

Unlike staining, doors of all materials can be painted, making it more cost-effective. There are two types of painted door; MDF and moulded.

Moulded doors are usually cheaper and often made from wood by-products that have been pressed together. Moulded doors are often hollow, so they’re not suited to areas where you’d require soundproofing. Most of the time, moulded doors are avoided on bedrooms and bathrooms.

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Internal door styles

As well as choosing the material and finish, you’ll have to choose between various styles of door. The main three varieties are:

Swinging doors

The classic approach, a swinging door operates on a double hinge and will often swing both ways.

internal sliding door costs

Sliding doors

Sliding doors are superb for tight spaces, as they don’t need any extra room to open the door. Many people think sliding doors look elegant; however, they can be challenging to install.

Folding doors

Sometimes known as bi-fold doors, folding doors are very functional but typically used to divide the inside and the outside environment. They are very stylish and fashionable in high-end properties and restaurants.

Panel doors

A door made up of panels. Some panels are flat, but they can also be raised to create a bevelled edge in the centre of the door.

Flush doors

They are known for their smooth back and front. These doors are very contemporary and are finished in several styles.

Glazed doors

Doors with glazing panels that let light through. Can be used to bring natural light into a room, so great for dark rooms and hallways.

Do internal doors need to be fire doors?

Fire doors are designed to provide better protection against fire than standard doors. Most domestic fire doors offer 30 minutes of protection against fire and smoke, but there are versions that give even more extended protection.

Not all internal doors need to be fire doors, but you usually need at least one installed in a property. Building regulations require fire doors in the following areas of a property:

  • A two-storey house that has a door leading from an integral garage into a house
  • New build or renovated domestic properties, which have three or more storeys must have fire doors to every habitable room off the stairwell.

Fitting an internal fire door isn’t the same as installing a typical door. The process is more complex and will often require someone with specific training to complete. Fire doors must be fitted following the latest Building Regulations. Failure to comply puts the building and the occupants inside of it at serious risk. If installed incorrectly, fire doors will not perform as expected, giving those inside less time to escape.

Find out more about fire door installation costs.

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K Fearon

Very helpful - thank you.


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Keith ward

I am looking for some one to provide and replace some internal doors oak veneer


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Pete young

require 5 oak veneer/glass doors to be hung, need all latches hinges, have handles, one doorway requires new frame and studwork above, all doors have been removed


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Stephen Hicks

I need 5 internal doors to be fitted please. I have already bought the 5 doors - they just need to be hung and the old doors to be disposed of please. Thank you


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Hi I need 5 doors supplied and fitted


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hi I require 8 white doors provided and fitted. 8 existing doors removed from property. I would like basic white doors please


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I need to dehang 4 existing doors, hang new half hour fire rated doors on new pair and half butt hinges, doors to be rebates to receive fire and smoke seals. To include supply and fixing new ironmongery with sash lock and thumb turn euro profile. Please send me a quote. Job to be done ASAP.