Front Doors

Front Door Project Timeline

When you’re looking to have a new front door installed, it’s vital that you know how long the project is likely to take. You’ll need to be sure that you can fit the project into your schedule.

We’ve created a sample timeline for you to give you a sense of how long getting a new front door could take. Bear in mind that this is only a rough guide — your project might take more or less time.

How long does it take to install a new front door?

Research: 1 week

You should spend some time researching to make sure you get the perfect front door. Get quotes from multiple tradespeople so you can find the ideal door installer for you. If you use our service, our pros will usually be in touch within 48 hours of receiving your request.

Be clear on the type of door you want, and talk through your options with each company you speak to. You can then choose the best quote for you.

Manufacturing and painting the door: 1 day to 3 weeks

Depending on the type of front door that you’ve chosen, you may need to have it manufactured and painted to your specification. If your door is a standard size and colour, you may be able to get it the same day you order it. However, if it’s a non-standard size or an unusual specification, you could be waiting up to 3 weeks. It could be even longer if the company is particularly busy.

Door installation: 1-2 days

The installation of a door can usually be completed within a day. If you’re having alterations done to the size of the door opening, this could take a couple of days.

Total time: 1 week to 1 month

The biggest time difference in a normal door installation is the time it takes to manufacture the door.

Now you know how long a new front door installation will take. To get started, simply fill out the form below and we’ll put you in touch with up to 4 local flooring pros to give you free no obligation quotes.