Cost Of Replacing Doors & Windows When Renovating
Are you currently renovating your property? Or perhaps you’re planning on giving your home a little TLC in the near future?
Whatever the case may be, when it comes to renovations, it’s always a good idea to have a budget in mind.
Depending on the amount of work you have to do, it can be helpful to cost it all out and get an estimated price before you start the work.
Of course, there are some parts of the project that will be more costly than others. For example, replacing windows and doors can be an important part of renovating your home, but it could also be pricey if you’re not prepared.
So, to help you out, we’ve put together this guide on the cost of replacing doors and windows. We’ll also look at some of the benefits of doing so.
The cost of installing new windows
There are a number of key benefits and reasons you might want to replace the windows in your property. Firstly, your current windows might be old, outdated and no longer serve their purpose.
This could be particularly true if you have older single-glazed windows. These can be draughty and not great for climate control, letting cold in or heat out. So, by replacing your windows, you can make your home more cost and energy efficient.
Not only this, but changing the windows, whether you choose a simple style or something more unique, can add value to your property. This could be important if you’re planning on selling your home in the near future.
Now let’s get down to it; how much will it cost?
Well, the price will very much depend on the size of the window you need replacing and the material the frame is made from.
As a general rule, an estimated cost per fitted window will be around £400, but this can end up in the thousands if you have opted for larger, more expensive frames.
Below is an example of what a ground-floor casement window could set you back:
- UPVC frame (600 x 900 mm) – Between £150 and £350
- Aluminium frame (600 x 900 mm) – Between £500 and £600
- Timber frame (600 x 900 mm) – Between £800 and £950
- Composite frame (600 x 900 mm) – Between £1,200 and £1,800
Windows of 900mm x 1200mm could set you back anywhere between £400 to £2,600 and windows of 1200mm x 1200mm in size between £650 and £3,000.
This is just one example, of course; if you’re using contractors or choosing bigger/uniquely shaped windows, this could vary – but you get a rough idea. It’s also worth noting that some cities, such as London, might be more expensive as materials and labour generally are in these areas.
The cost of installing new doors
Let’s now take a look at the average cost of replacing doors in your home. Again, this will depend on several factors, including the type of doors you choose and whether these are interior, exterior or both. Another factor is how complex the doors are to install. For example, sliding doors can be more complex.
That said, we can take a look at average costs to help build on your understating. At the cheaper end of the scale are the internal softwood doors, which could cost you anywhere between £50 to £100 per door. However, uPVC doors could set you back £125 – £200 per door to install.
Of course, materials like hardwood and sturdy exterior doors might be more expensive. So although the average door could cost between £50 to £200, it’s always important to do some more research beforehand.
Replacing windows can have some more obvious benefits, but why would you consider replacing your doors? Firstly, this can be a style choice, changing the material or colour to suit your new interior design.
Not only this, but doors should be functional, and if yours are old and outdated, you might want to change these. This can also be important for space-saving in smaller properties. For example, doors like sliding doors can really help to save space.
Finally, changing the doors can help to add value to your property, particularly the exterior doors. You may wish to change these for style and security purposes.
So what does it cost?
Unfortunately, we cannot give you an exact cost for replacing doors and windows as it will depend on size, style and how many you are replacing.
However, we hope this guide gives you a good starting point, and once you’ve done a little more research, you’ll be able to put together a rough budget for your renovation project.