Adding patio doors to your extension is the best way to enhance the feeling of extra space in your home. Luckily, if you’re quite fussy about what doors you plan on opting for, there are a number of options at your disposal.
There are three main types of patio doors, and each will have a stylistic influence on how your extension appears from both the inside and the outside.
Here is a cursory glance at what you can expect to pay for each type and what they will each bring to your home.
French patio doors
French patio doors are great if you want that feeling of opening out into the outdoors to make your home feel bigger. These are traditional swing-doors and are the kind you will often see on continental balconies.
These are classic and elegant and start at a very reasonable price. For doors that are sized 90cmx210cm, the starting price is usually around £800. Much larger ones that are around 120cmx210cm will see you spending a little more at up to £1,400.
These all take for granted that they are double-glazed, and the cheaper prices are likely to be made form uPVC.
Sliding Patio Doors
As the name suggests, these are composed of two sliding doors on tracks. These create quite a wide-open expansive feel and are useful for people who want to occasionally get some circulation going through the home on balmier days.
A bit like with a Double glazed window, you don’t have to open them the full way to let in some air. They also set the scene nicely if you are opening up onto a dining room and want to add plenty of natural light.
They might even be an ideal way of joining the gap between your home and a conservatory, for example. The basic price for a uPVC sliding door starts as cheap as £700, depending on the dimensions.
Sliding doors aren’t always just comprised of two doors, however. As such, you could expect to double that price for a four-section version.
Bifold Patio Doors
Despite how stylish and ‘on-trend’ bi-fold patio doors are, these are not too extortionate by comparison. They are a little more expensive than their French and sliding-door counterparts, but not by an outrageous amount.
This makes them perfect for adding style to your home and keeping it within budget. A basic, three-panel uPVC bi-fold door will come in at around £1,200, once again, depending on the dimensions.
You can expect to add one or two hundred more if you’re planning to increase the scale. If you want to customise the uPVC frame and add colour effects, then the price may increase to around the £1,700 region.
These prices are only a rough guide, and so the best way to find out exactly how much a new set of doors will cost is to contact an installer for a quote.
This way, you can start to plan out your project and budget accordingly, and perhaps make room for more customised, stylish versions for your home.