uPVC Doors Fitted: How Much Are uPVC Doors?

uPVC doors are durable, low-maintenance and good at keeping your home warm.

You can choose different colours, designs and types of glass so that your uPVC door looks just the way you want it to.

uPVC doors start from just £300, making them incredibly good value for money.



uPVC Doors Prices

uPVC doors are very popular in the UK – and with good reason. Not only are they hard-wearing and resistant to adverse weather conditions (as well as the occasional door slam), but they’re extremely easy to maintain, only requiring a quick wash every now and then to keep them looking good as new.

With all these benefits you’d expect uPVC doors to be expensive - but they’re not! In fact, uPVC doors are the best value for money when compared to the likes of wooden, aluminium and composite doors. Just check out the average cost of uPVC doors compared to other types of doors in the table below.

Door Material
Average Price
uPVC
£300 to £1,500+
Wooden
£650 to £4,000+
Aluminium
£500 to £3,500+
Composite
£450 to £2,000+


So how much do different types of uPVC doors actually cost? We’ve provided a detailed breakdown of the price of the most common uPVC doors, from essential front doors to contemporary bifold doors that help to bring the outside in.

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uPVC Front and Back Door Prices

uPVC front and back doors tend to be quite similar in appearance and price, except that uPVC front doors often only have a small amount of glass (or none at all), whereas uPVC back doors tend to be either half-glazed or fully glazed (i.e. half the door is glass or the whole door is glass). uPVC front doors will also have additional features like a letterbox and a knocker.

Most companies quote anywhere between £300 and £800 for a uPVC front or back door, excluding installation. The table below gives you an idea of how much standard sized (90cm x 210cm) uPVC front and back doors cost, depending on the amount of glass they have.

Location
Amount of Glass
Estimated Price
Front
None
£300 to £650
Front
2 small rectangular panes
£400 to £800
Front
Small arch
£350 to £700
Back
Half-glazed
£300 to £650
Back
Fully-glazed
£400 to £700


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uPVC Stable Door Prices

Stable doors are split into a top and bottom half. The lower section of a stable door is usually solid; the top section may be solid too, but can also be fully glazed or partly glazed, with 1 or more small windows. Usually both parts are the same size, but they don’t have to be.

You can open both halves together like a normal door, or open the top half only to let plenty of fresh air in, without opening the whole door. This is particularly useful if you have young children or pets who have a tendency to wander off (and it stops unwanted wildlife from stumbling into your home, too).

Stable doors add a period charm to your home - there’s a definite country cottage feel about them. They’re often used as a back or side door, but can be used as a front door on more traditional properties.

Prices for uPVC stable doors tend to range from £700 to more than £1,000. This table provides you with the estimated cost of a stable door (excluding installation), based on the amount of glass it has. All prices are for a standard sized 90cm x 210cm stable door.

Amount of Glass
Estimated Price
None
£500 to £800
Partly-glazed top half
£750 to £900
Fully-glazed top half
£800 to £1,000


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uPVC Patio Door Prices

Patio doors are typically made from 2 separate panels of glass within uPVC frames, one of which slides in front of the other to open and close the door. The panels themselves are usually wider than a standard door, so patio doors are a good option for large spaces.

You can get bigger patio doors made up of 3 or 4 panels of glass, which have 2 sliding panels. You can even get patio doors which slide away into purpose-built spaces within the wall so that they effectively ‘disappear’ when opened.

Patio doors let a huge amount of light into your room, which will make it feel more spacious - ideal for homes that can feel a little dingy. They’ll also give you great views of your garden and beyond, and let lots of fresh air in when they’re open.

Because one of the panels is fixed, patio doors will not open as wide as a bifold door in the same space – half of the patio door will always be closed. On the other hand, they don’t take up space when they are open, unlike French or bifold doors (more on these coming up).

The price of uPVC patio doors can be found in the table below, based on their size and number of glass panels. They typically cost from £800 to over £2,000. Prices exclude installation fees.

Size
Number of Glass Panels
Estimated Price
150cm x 210cm
2
£800 to £1,400
350cm x 210cm
3
£1,500 to £1,800
400cm x 210cm
2
£800 to £1,400


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uPVC French Door Prices

French doors are often made up of 2 panels of glass within a uPVC frame, and open outwards (or sometimes inwards), rather than sliding like patio doors. They are usually used at the back of a house, but can also be used on a balcony or inside to separate rooms (e.g. the living room from the conservatory).

French doors offer the same benefits as patio doors in terms of light, fresh air and views - plus many homeowners feel there is a particular elegance about them. If you opt for bars that divide the door’s glass up into small square panes, they exude a classic charm and are especially well suited to period homes.

French doors do need space to open outwards or inwards, however, so are best for large spacious rooms. If it’s been raining, inward-opening French doors will also drip water all over your floor (so it’s best not to put them in a room with a cream carpet).

uPVC French doors cost around £950 to £1,500, depending on their size. For an estimate of how much uPVC French doors will cost you (excluding installation costs), we’ve put together the table below.

Size
Estimated Price
120cm x 210cm
£950 to £1,050
150cm x 210cm
£1,000 to £1,150
180cm x 210cm
£1,100 to £1,300
200cm x 210cm
£1,200 to £1,500
300cm x 210cm
£1,800 to £2,300


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uPVC Bifold Door Prices

Bifold doors are rather like patio doors, but instead of one panel of glass sliding in front of the other, they fold up like a concertina to a width of just a few inches. This creates a bigger opening than patio doors: some bifold doors are around 6 metres wide and can open up to almost all of that space.

Some bifold doors have all of the glass panels opening the same way from one end, while others open both ways from the middle. You can also include what’s known as a traffic door within your bifold doors. This is an ordinary hinged door that allows you to get in and out without having to open up the whole bifold door.

They are often used at the back of a property, and allow in plenty of light and air, as well as provide panoramic views of your garden and beyond. Bifold doors can also be used inside the house to separate and/or join rooms: when open, bifold doors enable you to create one large, open-planned room.

Bifold doors might be considered more practical for a small space like a patio or balcony than French doors, but they’re not as space-saving as sliding patio doors as you’ll still need a clear space for them to fold up in, either outside or inside.

Prices for uPVC bifold doors start from about £1,500 and increase to over £4,000 (excluding installation fees). How much you’ll pay will depend on the size of your uPVC bifold door and how many panels of glass it’s made up of. The table below gives you an idea of how much you should expect to pay for uPVC bifold doors.

Size
Number of Glass Panels
Estimated Price
120cm x 210cm
2
£1,500 to £2,000
150cm x 210cm
2
£2,000 to £2,800
180cm x 210cm
3
£2,500 to £3,000
250cm x 210cm
3
£2,700 to £3,300
300cm x 210cm
4
£3,000 to £3,500
350cm x 210cm
5
£3,300 to £3,900
400cm x 210cm
6
£3,500 to £4,500


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What Can Affect the Price of uPVC Doors?

Aside from the obvious like the size of your uPVC door and the amount of glass it has, there are a number of other factors that can affect its price, including the colour of the door’s uPVC and its energy efficiency rating.


Colour

uPVC typically comes in white, but you can choose from a range of other colours, including black, brown, grey, cream, green and blue. You can also opt for a variety of textural woodgrain finishes, which will make your doors look and feel more like timber. It’s often possible to choose 1 colour or finish on the outside of your door, and a different colour or finish on the inside.

As a rough guide, colours and finishes can add around 10% to 20% onto the price of your uPVC door. This may not sound like much, but it can work out at hundreds of pounds. For example, having a woodgrain finish on a £1,000 patio door can add up to £200 (20%) to its overall cost.


Glass

You can opt for ordinary clear glass on your uPVC door, but there are a variety of other glass options to choose from. The most common styles of glass on doors are:

Bars: thin glazing bars can be added to your door’s glass in geometric shapes (often rectangles or diamonds), to divide it up into smaller panes. This will give your uPVC door a more traditional look, so it’s great for period properties. Glazing bars are often added to French or stable uPVC doors.

Bevelled: bevelled glass has a series of angular cuts made into it to create ornate patterns and designs. When sunlight hits the bevels, it creates a rainbow of colours within your home. To really see the benefits of bevelled glass, it’s best for uPVC doors with plenty of glass, such as bifold or patio doors.

Etched: etched glass has artwork carved into it - such as lettering or patterns - using acidic or abrasive substances. This type of glass is often used on uPVC front doors to create a more grand entrance to your home.

Obscure: this type of glass has a textured surface that allows plenty of light in, but blurs the view from the outside, meaning people can’t see much through it. This allows plenty of privacy, making it ideal for a front or back uPVC door.

Clear glass is typically the cheapest option, while more ornate types of glass such as etched and bevelled will cost you a lot more. This is because of the craftsmanship involved in creating the unique patterns and designs on the glass.


Features

You can choose from different shaped and coloured door handles, knockers, letterboxes and thresholds (the sill at the bottom of your uPVC door, if you were wondering). You can also add a spyhole or an extra lock for security, or move the position of the letterbox; the choice is completely yours. Most door companies will allow you to customise your uPVC doors to look exactly how you want them to.

Stainless steel, silver, gold, chrome, brass, white and black are the colours you’ll usually be choosing from for these features. Most of these are not likely to be expensive in the context of the overall cost of the uPVC door. The table below gives you an idea of how much it costs to add different features to your uPVC door.

Door Feature
Estimated Price
Handle
£15 to £70
Knocker
£15 to £50
Letterbox
£25 to £70




Efficiency

All uPVC doors are given an energy efficiency rating by the BFRC. This measures how well a uPVC door prevents heat escaping from your home. Energy ratings range from A++ (most efficient) to E (least efficient), and are colour-coded using a rainbow label (similar to those found on appliances in your kitchen, like the fridge).

The higher a uPVC door’s energy efficiency rating, the more you’ll save on your energy bills. But inevitably the more this will cost, as the higher quality your uPVC door will be. However, we’d recommend choosing a uPVC door with a rating of B or above so you can really experience its benefits.


Remember: the fact that these measures will add to the price of your uPVC door doesn’t mean they’re not worth the investment; it’s just something you should be aware of. After all, if you’re going to have your door for 25 years or more, it’s surely worth investing in a door that you really like, and one that’s energy efficient and secure – especially since both these things can save you money in the long-term.


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Cheap uPVC Doors

We don’t recommend buying cheap uPVC doors. Low prices are often a sign of poor quality, so there’s no point saving a small amount of money to install a door that won’t last or deliver the benefits you’d expect it to - such as keeping your home warm, dry and secure.

If you are on a budget, however, there are some ways you can save a few pennies without compromising on quality.

1. Get a quote from more than one installer. Ideally get at least 3 quotes, from both local installers and bigger firms like Safestyle or Everest. This may sound obvious, but make sure each company is quoting you for exactly the same uPVC doors, or you won’t be able to compare like with like.

2. Look out for flash sales. Some companies have limited-time discounts on their range of uPVC doors throughout the year (often when trading is slow). It’s difficult to know when these sales will begin and end, but signing up to a company’s mailing list is a great way to keep up-to-date with their offers.

3. Don't be afraid to negotiate. Some salespeople will quote you a high price for your uPVC doors just to see if you’ll take it - after all, they’re driven by profit. Be confident and barter with them, and you might find that they knock hundreds (or even thousands) of pounds off the total cost.

4. Replace several doors at once. Obviously this only applies if they actually need doing! But if they do, it’s cheaper to get several uPVC doors installed at once rather than just 1 or 2 (and you could even get your windows replaced at the same time). This is because a larger job is more cost-efficient than lots of smaller jobs, so you’ll often find that installers will offer you a generous discount.


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uPVC Door Installation Cost

Installing a new uPVC door will typically set you back anywhere between £150 and £400 for a straightforward fitting (e.g. replacing an existing door with a new uPVC door of the same size). For more complicated installations, you’ll often be charged more. For example, if you’re converting an existing window into a door, or you’re creating an entirely new opening in your wall for a door, you’ll find that installation could cost up to £1,000 as structural building work will need to be carried out.


Finding an Installer

It’s very important to use an installer who is FENSA or CERTASS-registered. FENSA and CERTASS make sure that the person who installs your new uPVC doors has the appropriate qualifications to do so, meaning you’re protected from cowboy workmen. After all, you don’t want your new doors to be hanging off their hinges within a few weeks.

Accredited traders will also tell the council that you’ve had new uPVC doors installed (so you don’t have to), and you’ll receive a completion certificate to say that the work complies with the building regulations set out by the UK government.


Can You Fit Your Own uPVC Doors?

The short answer is yes. The long answer is that it will almost certainly turn out to be more trouble than it’s worth.

Unless you’re sure that you can remove your old door and install the new door without damaging your house, and be confident that you can fit the new door properly, we would strongly advise getting the professionals in. If the door isn’t fitted properly, it won’t be airtight, which will mean it’s neither energy efficient nor secure – and it may well not even be safe.

Using an accredited installer doesn’t just save you time, effort and stress - but also money. Their work always comes with a guarantee (often 5 to 10 years) that protects you from having to pay to fix any issues with the door, whereas yours doesn’t. So if your workmanship turns out to be faulty a few years down the line, the hassle and expense of putting it right is all yours (which could cost hundreds of pounds).

Installing your uPVC doors yourself will also mean that you’ll have to have your work certified by the building control department of your district or borough council, to ensure it complies with building regulations. Work that doesn’t comply with building regulations is illegal and you won’t be issued with a completion certificate. You may also be subject to enforcement notices and even hefty fines. This could impact your ability to sell your property in the future.


Remember: if you live in a period property or in a conservation area, there might be strict building regulations that prevent you from changing the external appearance of your home. This might mean that you won’t receive planning permission to install new uPVC doors if your home currently has wooden doors.


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