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Knowing the Cost to Fit New Patio Doors

This article will provide you helpful information about fitting new patio doors, including the cost, materials, labor and turnaround time of this home improvement project.

Although not all houses have it, house patios are definitely dibs! In fact, in the UK, houses with patios have a higher value than those that don’t have it. 

Patios with doors however have become a trend for quite some time now. It could be because patios are actually special places where house owners can entertain guests or spend some quality time alone or with some company. It is definitely a place where you can have a change of scenery and ambiance without living your house. 

Selecting a patio door may not be the hardest decision in your life, but it certainly does matter. Not only that it adds some aesthetic to your house and to your patio, of course, but it does also add security too.

So, whether you are vamping up your house or pushing on a delayed DIY project, this will help you find the best door options to choose from and how much would it cost you to fit your new patio doors.

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) that are answered for you

There are 3 main factors to consider before installing patio doors: (a) the type of doors and its prices, (b) the contractor, and (c) the price of the entire job.

What type of doors should I have for my patio?

Choosing what patio door to fit will entirely depend on your preference taking into consideration its effects on the aesthetic of your patio, if not the entire house. Below is a table that shows you the 3 main types of patio doors that you can choose from and its prices.

Types of Patio Doors

 

Price Range

French

£500 up to £1500

Sliding

£500 up to £1500

Bi-folding

£1000 up to £4000

 

French doors are ideal if you are concerned about retaining the heat in and keeping the cold out. If you are up for a classic, yet elegant look these are the best set of doors for you. If you are looking for easy to automate doors or something that gives you energy-efficient experience especially during day time, the sliding doors are for you.

Bi-folding doors help you enjoy flexible open spaces. For example, if you need easy access to your patio from the house especially with guests inside or easy access to places where your kids can enjoy playtime, bi-folding doors are ideal.

The prices of the doors vary because of their material. For example, if you prefer to have French patio doors you can choose whether to have glass, fiberglass, wood, aluminum or aluminum and clad. If you are considering to have Sliding doors, the best materials are vinyl, fiberglass, and wood. In case you prefer Bi-folding patio doors, its materials will include upvc, aluminum, and wood.

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How do I find the contractors to work for me?

The best primary source of this information would be your close family and friends who have had the same project done previously or whatnot.  You can get recommendations from them or even direct contact information of the contractors that have delivered both quality and poor services.  

If in case you are the first among your family and friends to venture on such a tedious project, you have the internet and the yellow pages at your disposal. You can check on trusted sites that list down the best contractors in your area.  Take their contact information and try to call or visit them and see which contractor you can work with the best.

Most contractors would ask you what type of work would you require them to do to provide estimates to manage your expectations. Part of the contractor’s disclosure is to inform you of possible additional charges after assessing the type of real work to be done once they visit your house.  So, just be precise with the details as possible to have the closest estimate as possible.

How much would be fitting new patio doors cost?

Excluding the prices of the doors, an average specialist will charge you about £150 to £200. However, the cost can change depending on the work that needs to be done.

 Installing new patio doors is considered a major renovation project. If you don’t have the exact tools and the level of confidence to do the job, it would be better to find contractors that can do it for you.

Finding the best specialist may take some time, that’s why before starting with the project you should have decided which contractor you would like to work with.

As mentioned earlier, fitting new patio doors can be a major DIY project to take on. You can actually watch multiple videos providing you a step-by-step guide that will walk you through its completion, if you’re confident to do it, by all means, feel free to do so. It would be a good thing to do to save on costs.

However, it wouldn’t be that bad to trust the experts to do the job for you. It would be less stressful, to say the least.  After all, you already have an idea as to how much the job can cost. Just remember it’s always better to be safe than sorry.