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Front door costs price guide

Does your home need a new front door? If you’ve been put off because you don’t know how much you should spend on an installation then we’ll look to address the problem. If your door is old and tired it’s ruining the kerb appeal of the property and the security is likely outdated. A replacement front door can help deal with both of these issues.

But how much will this set you back? Well, this would depend on the type of door you have installed. There are three to choose from: Composite doors, wooden doors and uPVC doors. Each has their own benefits and as such, you can expect to pay varying prices.

So let’s take a look at all three options and the average front doors costs:

Composite front doors

Composite doors are without doubt the most popular type in the UK, for a number of clear reasons. They’re constructed to be thermally efficient and extremely durable, being resistant to impacts and the weather. On top of this, composite doors are fitted with the latest locking mechanisms to ensure your home is safe and secure all year round.

Average front door costs: £1,000 including supply and installation.

Wooden front doors

Wooden doors, like window frames, are often chosen to complement a property’s existing appeal. You’ll often see them fitted to traditional looking homes as they provide an elegant and sophisticated finish. Nothing beats the appeal of real wood and nowadays there aren’t the same problems with rotting and warping because of a change in how the doors are manufactured. Of course, there will be some maintenance required though, including a repainting job every few years.

Average front door costs: £1,500 including supply and installation.

uPVC front doors

The uPVC option is in fact the cheapest you could consider, but not because it skimps on quality. Despite the price, uPVC doors have excellent durability and weather resistance. They’ll also have the latest locking systems fitted to keep your home safe and secure. You now no longer need to have a white finish either, and can choose from a spectrum of colours including the popular woodgrain effects. It’s true, they don’t have the same level of quality as composite doors, and experts have highlighted their weaknesses, especially in stopping intruders.

Average front door costs: £750 including supply and installation.

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Evy Coe

Evy works for Quotatis as a Content Marketing Executive. She loves to write about interior design and help homeowners with their DIY projects. To learn more about Evy, visit her Google+ profile.