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Costs of placing patio doors

Thursday 29 December 2022

The costs of installing patio doors

Or also called French doors, Want to know the average total cost of installing patio doors? The average cost depends on several factors. These include the dimensions, the chosen material, the number of doors and the work that has to be done prior to installation. On average you should take into account an amount between € 2,500 and € 5,800.

In the table below you can read the average costs for patio windows. These costs include installation, HR++ glass and VAT.

Number of patio doors Width x height in centimeters Average price
Two 200 x 220 € 2.500 to € 3.300
Three 300 x 220 € 3.300 to € 4.500
Four 400 x 220 € 4.600 to € 5.800
Would you like to know the average costs per material type for two patio doors including HR++ glass, including VAT but excluding installation amounts?

Material type Average price
Plastic €1,500 to €2,500
Wood €1,600 to €2,200
Aluminium €1,700 to €2,700
Steel € 3,000 to € 5,400
*These are indicative prices based on jobs previously performed. The final costs may differ from the invoice you receive from us.

Besides the above mentioned material costs, you can also take into account the costs for measuring your new patio doors. The remaining costs for installation are approximately between €1.500 and €5.000. The average hourly wage for a carpenter through Zoofy is €50.

What are French doors?

French doors are extremely popular. That is why they are often fitted as standard in new homes. After all, French doors are an asset to any home. They increase the amount of daylight entering the room and therefore brighten it up considerably.

Opening doors also allow the garden or terrace to be more closely integrated with the house. You bring a bit of the outside in, as it were. There is nothing better than opening the French doors in the spring or summer. You can also easily walk from inside to outside. This is very handy when you are eating outside.
But also when there is an unforeseen stuffy smell in the living room, French doors are ideal. In no time at all, delicious fresh air from outside will flow into your living room (or kitchen).

It is also a godsend when it comes to delivering and moving furniture. No more hassle with a small front door or damaged walls. Just use the XL opening of your garden doors.

Use patio doors indoors as well

By the way, French doors do not have to be installed in an exterior wall only. They can also be placed in an interior wall allowing two rooms to be connected. If there is a need or the necessity, the rooms can still be used separately from each other. Think of a connection between a kitchen and a living room.


Where can patio doors be installed?

French doors can be placed in the place of existing windows, but above all, do not let this location be the determining factor. Transform a dark, unattractive space into a wonderfully light residence.
If the construction of the walls allows it, you can in principle have your garden doors installed at any desired location. At the back of the house, this is permit-free. Installing garden doors in a side wall or at the front almost always requires an environmental permit (more information at because it can have a greater impact on the immediate surroundings. The choice of materials is great. Hardwood, plastic, steel or aluminum. Garden doors can easily be adapted to the style of your home. Installing them not only provides a lot of living pleasure but will also lead to an increase in the value of the house.

Installing French doors, don't underestimate it

If you are very handy, you could carry out the installation of French garden doors on your own. However, most homeowners will have to outsource the job, for example to one of the professionals you can easily book through Zoofy.
There are a few things involved after all, especially when a new recess in the wall has to be cut with a concrete saw. Apart from the fact that a structural calculation will probably have to be made, you may have to obtain a permit (see above).
Never just remove a piece (of a bearing) wall. You run the risk of subsidence, cracks or even greater damage to your home. The professional from Zoofy knows exactly what to do.

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