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With spring fast approaching, the door will soon be opening to spending those blissful hours reading, relaxing, and recuperating out in the comfort of your own back garden.

Ahead of the brighter weather, many will be looking for cost-effective ways in which to make the most of their outdoor space, and different types of patio doors have all become popular choices among UK homeowners. But how cost effective are they? And what are your options when it comes to investing in a new patio door?

This blog post will explore these questions, and hopefully give you some inspiration regarding home improvements.

How much do patio doors cost?

brown patio doors

The cost of patio doors depends on several factors, which we’ll touch on below to ensure you make the right choice.

Firstly, you’ll need to consider the cost of the door itself.

In general, you can expect to pay an average cost of anywhere from £500 to £2,500 for French patio doors (doors that rely on hinges to fully swing open), £500 to £3,500 for sliding patio doors, or £1,000 to £4,000 for bi-folding patio doors.

Secondly, you’ll need to consider the cost of installation.

The price of having a new patio door installed can range from around £900 to £3,000 and includes the labour cost and the equipment required.

Typically, a standard-sized French patio door will take 4-6 hours to install. Although if you’re looking into larger aluminium bi-fold doors, this will take closer to 2-3 days.

What affects the cost of patio doors?

large sliding patio doors

One of the main benefits of patio doors is that they are highly customisable, with a vast range of colours and materials to choose from – though some of these will naturally have a higher price tag. There are several factors that can impact the final costings of the dream gateway to your garden area.


When it comes to materials, there are several options to best suit your property or budget. uPVC, for example, is a popular choice for many homeowners due to being budget friendly, whilst also boasting durability. In comparison, aluminium doors will cost slightly more due to their unbeatable strength and inviting visuals.


Larger doors require more materials and are more expensive as a result. It’s also worth bearing in mind that larger doors may require stronger hinges, wider frames, or reinforced components, each adding to the final cost, but each with their own set of advantages.


If you fancy customising your door with a fancy colour, it’s important to note that some may cost more than others. As a rule of thumb, standard colours such as black and white will be cheaper than the more unique options such as anthracite grey.

Security features

At Double Glazing Direct, our patio doors come with quality hook multi-point locking systems, robust hinges, and 3* cylinders as standard. However, there is the option to add an extra layer of protection should you desire, which will increase the overall cost.


The same goes for adding accessories. It’s important to give your doors the finishing touch to make them truly your own. Handles are a great way to be creative with your product, from stainless steel bar versions to custom levers, there truly is something for everyone.

So, the truth is there’s often no set formula. The final cost depends entirely on your unique preferences and requirements.

How can a patio door save me money?

At Double Glazing Direct, we’re confident that we can tailor the perfect patio door to fit your budget. As referenced above, there are several measures that can be taken to ensure the price is right for you.

Although it is worth noting the other ways in which a patio door installation can save you money.

Saving on Energy

You won’t just be saving costs on the doors, but crucially on your energy bills too. Our entire collection is chosen with cost-effective, energy-saving features in mind – adding considerable value to your property in the process.

Our uPVC patio doors are developed using the latest in multi-chambered profile technology, trapping warm pockets of air inside to stop the cold from getting in. This method can even reduce energy bills by around £110 per year.

Durable uPVC Doors

uPVC doors are popular as a cost-effective option. This is largely due to their durability in the long run, where they routinely maintain their colour, shape, and size for years to come.

The next steps…

If you’re looking to install patio doors with energy efficiency and have found the best option for you, you can get a quote for free on our Double Glazing Direct site, by clicking the link here.

Alternatively, call us on 01296 320252 or drop us a message with your requirements and one of our friendly team of experts will be happy to help, for your peace of mind. As well as patio doors, we also provide a wide variety of bifold doors, wooden doors, french doors, aluminium doors, composite doors, a whole host of windows, conservatories, roofing, and much more.

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