How Much are Patio Doors?

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Patio doors are a great way to open up the back of your home during the summer months and there are plenty of styles to choose from.

Depending on whether you have bifold, French or sliding doors installed the price can vary from around £400 up to over £5,000. Find out how much patio doors might cost for you and get free installation quotes from installers near you.

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Types of Patio Doors

There's more than one type of patio door and one is likely to be better suited to your home than another.

Bifold Patio Doors

If you're looking to create a spacious route from your home out into the garden then it's possible for a bifold door to replace the wall and deliver panoramic views out to the back garden. Bifold doors are commonly made up of 2-7 panels that fold into each other when opened.

French Patio Doors

One of the most popular choices in the UK are French patio doors. They're made up of 2 doors that open outwards from the middle to create a spacious passage from the inside out to the back garden.

Sliding Patio Doors

Sliding patio doors are made up of one stationary pane of glass and then another which can be slid open. In some cases, there will be more than a single sliding pane.

By not opening inwards or outwards, sliding patio doors don't intrude on the space when open but as one of the panes can't be moved you won't be able to create as wide a walkthrough as bifold or French doors.

As well as finding the right type of patio door for your home, you'll also need to think about the material used for the frame.

Materials for Patio Doors

Patio doors are largely made up of glass, giving you a great view of your back garden and allowing plenty of natural light into the home. There's still a frame around the glass and the material you choose will have a massive impact on the benefits you experience from your new patio doors.


Thanks to being a cheap material, uPVC has been a popular choice for patio doors for a number of years and is often used as standard in new build homes.

While it might be tempting to go all in on uPVC because of the low price tag, it doesn't offer as many benefits as other materials and is likely to need replacing much sooner.


For anyone looking to maximise the amount of natural light able to make its way into the home, aluminium is the perfect door frame material. Aluminium is easy to maintain, will last for a long period of time and will help to keep heat in your home.

Aluminium is also arguably the most sustainable material you could possibly choose for your patio doors.


Timber is a desired door and window frame material for many homeowners as it has a certain charm that uPVC and aluminium simply can't offer. As well as being nice on the eye, timber will keep the heat in your home, is environmentally friendly and can last longer than uPVC.

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Cost of Patio Doors

There are a number of factors that will have an impact on the total cost of patio doors when looking to have them installed:

  • Type of patio door
  • Choice of material
  • Size of the door
  • Double or triple glazing

The table below gives a general idea of the costs attached to the various patio door styles.

Type of Patio Door Potential Cost
Bifold £1,200 – £3,000+
Sliding £700 – £2,700
French £400 – £1,600

Now that we've got a rough idea on pricing, let's look a little further into the pricing of bifold, sliding and French doors.

Bifold doors

The material and number of panels will have a big impact on the cost of bifold doors with prices potentially stretching to upwards of £5,500.

Aluminium Bifold Doors

Number of Panels Potential Cost
Combi Boilers
3 £1,700 – £2,300
4 £2,150 – £2,750
5 £4,000 – £5,500
Timber Bifold Doors
3 £1,400 – £1,750
4 £2,250 – £2,750
5 £3,150 – £5,500
uPVC Bifold Doors
3 £1,200 – £1,500
4 £1,500 – £2,300
5 £2,500 – £4,250

French patio doors costs

French patio doors are often most expensive when fitted with aluminium frames and are commonly found with uPVC at the rear of new build homes in the UK.

French Patio Door Potential Cost
uPVC £800 – £2,000
Aluminium £2,000 – £2,750
Timber £850 – £2,000

Sliding patio doors costs

Sliding patio doors are most commonly made from uPVC or aluminium, with timber being most common for internal doors but still remains a leading material for sliding patio doors.

Sliding Patio Door Potential Cost
uPVC £700 – £1,500
Aluminium £1,300 – £3,000
Timber £900 – £2,050+

Don't forget that as well as the costs of the patio doors you'll also need to keep in mind the installation costs.

How Much Does it Cost to install Patio Doors?

The price of the patio doors is one thing but you'll also need to consider the cost of installation too. As there isn't one set price across the board for the installation of patio doors, we highly recommend comparing multiple quotes.

Sourcing several quotes rather than accepting the first you receive, you'll increase your chances of finding the most competitive price. At Windows Guide, we can match you with certified door installers based in your area.

By taking only a few moments to complete our simple online form you can get free quotes from up to 3 installers who are qualified to fit your new patio doors. With those quotes in hand, you'll be in a position to compare them all and be confident that you're not being overcharged.

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