uPVC Front Door Costs
Are you looking to have a new front door fitted onto your property?
Your front door is often the first impression a visitor gets of your home, meaning that it is very important that it is not only secure and thermally efficient, but also suited to your own sense of style.
We here at Double Glazing Quoter are here to help you find the very best front door design for you and your property, for an affordable and competitive price.
Use our free front door cost calculator to get instant online guide prices for a wide range of door styles.
We can also help provide free and zero obligation quotes from trusted installation companies operating in your area.
So, how much does it cost to get a new front door installed, and what kind of designs and styles are out there for you to choose from?
How much do exterior doors cost?
Exterior doors, meaning both front and back doors, can vary in price depending on their materials and style, with typical uPVC door costing around £500, while a composite door can easily set you back round £750. This does not include labour fees, however, which means that your installation typically can cost around £1,000 to fully supply and install your brand-new front door.
However, because of the increased thermal efficiency that your new front door will provide you, it is often the case that your door will end up paying for itself over time.
These doors are designed to be incredibly thermally secure, preventing any warm air from escaping your home during the winter, and blocking any cold air from coming in from outside.
This keeps your home warmer for longer, saving you money on your heating and energy bills and even helping to decrease your carbon footprint.
How much does it cost to replace a front door?
If your old front or back door is looking a little bit worse for wear, either from damage or just general wear and tear from years of use, getting a new exterior door can be a great way of both sprucing up the appearance of your home and providing far better security and thermal efficiency.
Should you decide to sell on at some point in the future, having a great looking and high-performing exterior door can increase the desirability and overall value of your home.
While the price can vary depending on the type of door you want, as well as what materials it is made from, most front doors cost around £1,000 to be both supplied and fitted; with a supply-only price of between £500 and £750.
How much does it cost to replace an exterior door and frame?
While some people choose to have just their door replaced, leaving the original frame, doing so can often result in a clashing style, such as a wooden door inside a white uPVC resin frame.
However, you will be happy to hear that door frames are actually rather inexpensive and easily installed.
Most exterior door frame replacements can cost as little as £90 or less, depending on their materials, and are often included in the price of your brand-new front door.
If you are looking more to replace your door frame rather than the door itself, then feel free to give us a message through our online contact form.
A member of our team can then put you in touch with an expert in your area.
What type of front door is best?
There are three different types of front door that are freely available for you on the market, each with their own benefits and disadvantages.
Take a look below to discover which kind of exterior door will best suit your property, and how much each of them can cost.
uPVC front doors
Made of unplasticised polyvinyl chloride, this hardened plastic resin is extremely hard-wearing and can easily last for up to 30 years without any cracking, warping or discolouring.
An extremely popular material for many homeowners, for windows, conservatories and doors, uPVC is a great choice for both modern and traditional homes, with wood-grain foils mimicking the look and feel of timber without any of the additional upkeep needs.
uPVC front door costs
Interested in getting a new uPVC door for your property? uPVC doors are a great choice for any kind of home, be it modern and contemporary or more traditional and classic. You could get sleek designs or old-school ones, including a 1930s style uPVC front door!
These are often the most affordable option when it comes to both window frames and doors, with uPVC doors prices being far more affordable than either timber or composite doors.
Front Door Prices (900 x 2100mm)
|Lock Type||Glass Style||Guide Price|
|Standard Roller||Arched Top Light||£575 – £675|
|High Security||Arched Top Light||£625 – £725|
|Standard Roller||Diamond Leads||£600 – £700|
|High Security||Diamond Leads|
External Wooden Doors
The traditional choice, timber is often sought after for its period appeal especially on older properties.
Available in hardwood and softwood, the type of wood you choose for the door can go a long way to determining its lifespan, with hardwood lasting far longer and being much tougher and hard-wearing.
However, as with wooden window frames, these doors often need additional sanding, varnishing and repainting every few years in order to keep their high-end appearance.
External Wooden Door Costs
Got your heart set on a traditional wooden door? These doors are really a great choice for both the outer appearance and the overall value of your home, especially if you are living in an older, period property.
Because of the additional upkeep and care needed by wooden frames, they can end up costing you more than just their installation price, with additional varnishing and repainting needed to keep up their appearance.
Composite front doors
Looking to get the best of both worlds of uPVC and timber doors?
Composite doors are considered to be a great modern take on a traditional design, keeping your home warm and secure against the outer elements and anyone trying to gain entry to your home.
The contemporary alternative to both uPVC and timber, composite doors are made up of a combination of many different materials, including glass, plastic and wood fibres, and wrapped around a solid core frame for extra security.
They are incredibly weather resistant, not suffering from the natural wear-and-tear than uPVC and timber doors often do after years of exposure to the elements.
With a wood-grain foil to replicate the feel of traditional timber doors, composite doors are incredibly secure, thermally efficient and far longer lasting than either uPVC or timber.
Composite front door costs
Supply only composite doors will start from £400. When including installation costs, composite front door prices can be around £800.
The more expensive and high-end option, composite doors will last far longer than either timber or uPVC, making it a great long-term investment into your property.
How much does it cost to fit a composite door?
While the cost of a supply-only composite door costs around £750, if you would like to have it professionally installed onto your property then that will also come at a bit of an extra cost.
Labour fees are often charged by the hour, meaning that the price will vary depending on how many doors you want installing, as well as if you are having only the door or the door and frame installed.
However, along with timber and uPVC doors, it is usually estimated that a full front door installation can cost around £1,000+.
However, as this door will easily last for more than 30 years with minimal additional upkeep, this is a very good investment onto your home.
Also, with the increased thermal efficiency keeping your house warmer for longer, overtime your composite door may very well end up paying for itself.
Instant Front Door Costs
Interested in getting a new front or exterior door installed onto your property?
We here at Double Glazing Quoter are dedicated to helping you and other homeowners throughout the UK get the very best, affordable and trustworthy quotes for front door installations from companies operating in your local area.
Use our free front door cost calculator to put together your very own bespoke front door design from scratch, and you will hear shortly from a number of local companies offering competitive quotes for your installation.
All of our quotes are entirely free of charge and with zero obligation to you, letting you use the calculator as many times as you need so you can be sure you have got the very best door for the very best price.
If you have any questions about any of the doors that we offer, how our service works or simply to talk through your available options, do not hesitate to contact us.
A friendly and helpful member of our team will be in touch shortly to answer any questions you may have.
Getting a new front door has never been so easy!