Replacement back door

How much does it cost to replace a back door?

Chances are that if you are think about back door replacement, it is because your existing one has become damaged or is in such a state of disrepair that you have no choice but to get a new one.

Companies like Prices For Double Glazed Windows who specialise in replacement doors are experts at finding affordable quotations.

Unlike your front door, which is one of the first elements of your home that people see and is often replaced once it becomes slightly shabby or needs upgrading for increased security, a back door replacement is often overlooked.

However, as you are here, you must be at least thinking about replacing your back door and wondering about how much it is going to cost.

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There are several factors that you need to take into consideration when budgeting for a new back door, from the size of the door to your preferred door material to the type of glass you want. Plus, of course, the all-important locking system.

Not yet sure what it is that you want for your back door?

Keep reading to find out all your back door options, plus how much each one is going to cost you.

What types of back doors are available?

Replacement Back doors are very similar to front doors in some respect, with their functionality and security elements being the same.

However, it is the aesthetics of the door that will differ from its front counterpart with back doors much more likely to feature glass.

The available construction materials of back doors are:

  • Natural or engineered wood
  • uPVC
  • Composite
  • Timber clad aluminium

Once you have chosen your preferred door material, you can then look into your glass and colour options, although it is worth noting that anything other than clear glass will come at an extra cost.

Glass options currently available for back doors include:

  • Clear
  • Coloured
  • Leaded
  • Frosted
  • Toughened
  • Laminated
  • Solar controlled
  • Low-emissivity

It is also worth noting that whichever glass option you choose for your replacement back door, they should be either double or triple glazed, both for energy efficiency and for security purposes.

How much does a back door cost?

Of course, this will be dependant on your choices in regards to the above door materials and glass options. That being said, it is always a good idea to have a rough estimate in mind before you start looking.

The most popular option in the UK is a uPVC back door (762mm x 1981mm) which costs an estimated:

2 panel top glazed in white = £650-£700

2 panel top glazed in black = £900-£950

Cottage door, mid rail in uPVC oak effect = £900-£950

Alternatively, you might want to invest in a composite back door (762mm x 1981mm) which are known for their strength, security, and attractive appearance:

4 panel composite door in white = £540-£600

4 panel composite door in black = £600-£650

4 panel composite door in red = £850-£1,150

However, if you are wanting to create a more rural vibe in your home, then you may want to look into getting a wooden door, but be warned that bespoke hardwood back doors can be expensive.

Solid oak staple door = From £900

All of the above costs are supply only.

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