If you're searching for new front door costs because you want to replace your front door, first you need to consider exactly what you need to compare like-for-like.
You might see other websites offering a list of front door prices but there are a lot of factors to consider that you need to know before you can start to compare quotes from suppliers.
A new front door cost is dependent on many factors ranging from material, style, size and custom made options.
Looking at industry standard prices, a new front door cost would be:
- For supply only of a basic white uPVC door* the new front door cost is £300+*
- For supply only of a basic composite door* the new front door cost is £500+*
- Timber doors on average are approximately 75% more than uPVC.
|Material||Average new front door cost|
|uPVC door prices||£300+ for supply only|
|Composite door prices||£500+ for supply only|
|Timber door prices||75% more than uPVC|
*Note, these are average industry prices for a supply only door and not Everest list prices.
At Everest, we do not sell supply only doors. We install a full door set including the frame, leaf, handles, hinges, locking mechanism and furniture, plus a 10 year guarantee as standard.
The cost to replace a front door (2023)
Although other websites offer lists of premade front door prices we don't provide a full list of prices because there are so many variables in size and style combinations. We don't sell off-the-shelf sizes because every door we make is custom fit to ensure a precision fit with no tolerance for gaps that cause draughts.
To achieve this perfect fit, when we supply a door it includes the full frame as standard - known as a door set. So, when you compare costs, make sure the front door price is for a door set.
We recommend that you only consider a new front door cost from a reputable supplier that has been to your property to survey your needs and produced a quote specifically for your needs.
To answer the question, how much does a new front door cost, we've provided a guide that shows you how different options affect the cost of a new front door.
uPVC door prices
Unplasticised PolyVinyl Chloride (uPVC) in white is the most economical choice of material for a front door.
When uPVC doors were launched in the UK in the eighties, they became vastly popular and widely adopted as the front door of choice – mainly due to the maintenance-free nature as the first real option to replace timber.
The reputation of earlier versions of cheaper uPVC doors suffered because of a flaw with their locking system (that has since been replaced) but with issues resolved they continue to be a widely popular choice of front door.
Just beware of cheaper uPVC that is inferior quality and will discolour and warp over time.
Everest uPVC door prices start at £1,500 including full installation and a 10 year guarantee. The higher cost compared to supply only basic pricing reflects not only the quality of the Everest product and accessories but also the skilled installation service and guarantees included in the price.
Composite door prices
Composite doors are constructed from a combination of materials to make a strong door that doesn't weather and needs no maintenance. They've become the most popular alternative to uPVC.
Composite doors are made from a skin of Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) also known as fibreglass that is fused to a double internal frame of uPVC and hardwood. GRP is used on fishing boats so it's super resilient and hard-wearing.
One of the benefits of composite is the thermal properties that come from their polyurethane foam injected into the core that make an energy-efficient door.
Are composite doors more expensive than uPVC? Yes, composite door prices are more expensive than uPVC, but if you balance the expected lifetime of 35 years then over time, a composite door is worth it and a solid investment.
Read more: What is a composite door?
Everest Composite door prices start at £2,500 including full installation and 10 year guarantee. The higher cost compared to supply only basic pricing reflects not only the quality of the Everest product and accessories but also the skilled installation service and guarantees included in the price.
Timber door prices
Traditionally, front doors were always made from wood, before uPVC came along in the eighties.
Solid hardwood doors are strong and durable but they're also high-maintenance and need constant care to avoid warping, cracking and peeling.
Period or listed properties usually have a clause that requires you to have a timber front door and timber window frames.
Out of all the front door materials, timber is the most expensive, but if you take care of the wood you can expect a long life out of a solid hardwood door.
Timber door prices are approximately 75% more than white uPVC.
The 4 types of door material
|Lifespan||50+ years||30 years||35 years||45 years|
The most important thing to consider when searching for new front door costs is what are you actually getting for your money.
Most quotes for front door prices will only cover the door slab - that means just the basic door. It doesn't include any door furniture (letterboxes), frame or even hinges.
Everest front door prices cover a full door set - that means you get everything from the frame to a choice of furnishings and even a spare set of keys for the multi-point locking system.