Garage doors are a available in a number of different types and finishes to suit all budgets, designs and tastes. Many homes now use electric garage doors, which provide homeowners with added convenience.
Installing Garage Doors
Garage doors are a prominent part of your homes facade, so it is important to understand the different types available. If you are considering updating your garage doors, or adding a eletric doors, we are here to help.
Below we have advice on the different types of doors, average prices & tips to find cheap garage door deals.
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Garage Door Cost
There are a few important components that influence the cost of a garage door install. The main factors are:
- Door Size – Larger garage doors will cost more than smaller doors, as the doors cost more to make and take longer to install. As such, if you have a double garage, the costs of installing new garage doors will be higher than for single garages.
- Door Type – Garage doors are available in a range of different types, including up & over, roller, side hinged and crocodile garage doors. As we will explore below, there are often price differences between the types of garage doors.
- Electric vs Manual – The cost of installing electric garage doors will be higher than manual doors. In many cases, an electric motor can be installed to your doors at a later date, so if your budget is tight, consider opting for a manual garage door.
- Location in the UK – A major factor in determining the cost of a garage conversion is your location within the UK. Typically, costs will be highest in London and the South East of England. Locations without local garage conversion builders will also cost more.
How much does a garage door installation cost?
On average, the cost to install a garage door will range from £450 to £700. For double garages, you can expect to pay between £900 and £1,500. The type of garage door, size and whether it is electric will all influence the pricing.
Below we have compiled a useful table to help you better understand the average price of a garage doors in the UK. These prices include the removal and disposal of your current garage door, as well as supply and installation of you new door.
|Job Description||Cost (average)|
|Steel Up and Over Garage Doors - Horizontal Ribbed (2.1m x 2.1m)||£500 to £750|
|Roller Shutter Garage Doors (2.1m x 2.1m)||£520 to £750|
|Up and Over Garage Doors - Georgian Panelled (2.1m x 2.1m)||£700 to £950|
|Side Hinged Garage Door (2.1m x 2.1m)||£800 to £1,100|
|Overhead Sectional Garage Door (2.1m x 2.1m)||£850 to £1,200|
|Electric Retractable Up and Over Garage Door (2.1m x 2.1m)||£1,050 to £1,400|
|Electric Roller Shutter Garage Door (2.1m x 2.1m)||£1,300 to £1,650|
|Electric Overhead Sectional Garage Doors (2.1m x 2.1m)||£1,350 to £1,700|
|Electric Side Hinged Garage Door (2.1m x 2.1m)||£2,100 to £2,600|
Please note: the garage door prices above are estimates – for accurate pricing, please use our cost comparison tool.
Types of Garage Door
If you want to replace your garage doors, one of the first choices you will need to make is what type of garage door you would like to use. There are many different choices, ranging from cheap roller shutter garage doors to the more costly but convenient electric side hinged garage doors. Below we will explore the different types of garage door in more detail.
Up and Over Garage Doors
Up and over garage doors are one of the most popular choices in the UK. There are two popular styles of up and over garage door:
- Horizontal Ribbed Up and Over Garage Door: These doors are normally made from steel, and are typically one of the cheapest garage doors available. They are also available in timber, however the prices are significantly higher. There are many similar designs, including vertical ribbed patterns. Up and over garage doors consist of a solid panel that lifts in one movement from closed to open.
- Georgian Panelled Up and Over Garage Door: Whilst the doors work in the same way, Georgian up and over garage doors feature a bevelled square design along the front of the panels. Georgian panelled doors cost most than basic ribbed designs. There are many other designs available with up and over doors, and windows can be added to allow light to flow into your garage.
Horizontal Ribbed Up & Over Garage Door
Georgian Panelled Up & Over Garage Door
Roller Shutter Garage Door
Roller shutter doors are a popular choice, as not only do they provide great security, but they are quick to install, require minimal space and are one of the cheaper garage doors available. One of the main advantages of these doors is that they open and close vertically, which makes them suitable for a wide range of garages.
Roller Shutter Garage Doors
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Side Hinged Garage Door
Side hinged doors provide a great alternative to more common door types, and are particularly useful when a traditional garage doors aren’t suitable. Side hung garage doors work similar to to house door, as they are secured to the side of the garage with a hinge and open outwards. In most cases, 2 doors are used for a single width garage, and they meet in the middle to close.
Side Hinged Garage Doors
Overhead Sectional Garage Doors
Sectional overhead garage doors are growing in popular throughout the UK. They are strong, safe and add security to your property. They are known as sectional doors due to their construction, which is made up of several panels that open vertically. They can be installed on almost all door shapes, including arched, rounded, square, etc.). They are also available in large double garage sizes.
Side Hinged Garage Doors
Crocodile Garage Doors
Crocodile doors are a popular choice for many homeowners. They are more commonly known as roller doors, but are also available as shutters. Crocodile garage doors provide added security and are also one of the quietest garage door types.
Electric Garage Doors
For the ultimate in ease of use and convenience, you will want to install electric garage doors. Whilst they do provide added convenience, electric garage doors cost as much as double the price of a manually operated door. However, they can add value to your home and can save you from getting wet or cold opening the garage manually when the weather is bad.
If you have a garage door installed already, you may be able to add an electric motor to your current door, rather than replacing the doors completely. This is a much cheaper option, and the installation often takes less than a few hours.
Electric garage doors are operated by a remote, which sits inside your car. Many homes also have a switch installed which can open and close the doors. Powered garage doors are available in many different colours, shapes, designs and types.
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Money Saving Tips
We love helping UK consumers save more on their home improvements. To ensure you receive the cheapest garage door deals, we have put together some helpful tips and tricks.
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One of the best ways to ensure you are receiving a great value for money garage door is by comparing prices. With our garage door cost estimator, it only takes a moment to fill in your requirements and work out the best deal for you.[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#81d742″ content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_font_color=”#2d2d2d”]
Promo & Discount Codes
Promo codes for garage doors, really? Yes, you may be surprised that many installers have promo codes and deals that can help you save on the cost of your fitting. We recommend you find local suppliers first, then check to see if they have any discount codes available.[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#81d742″ content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_font_color=”#2d2d2d”]
Ask for a Discount!
Getting a better deal on garage door installation can be as easy as asking for a better price. This is an extremely easy, fast and simple money saving tip. And, it actually works more often than you might think. The home improvement industry is very competitive, and many suppliers and fitters will be willing to provide a further discount to secure your business.[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#81d742″ content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_font_color=”#2d2d2d”]
If you are an OAP, work in certain industries (armed forces, NHS, etc.) or hold another concession, you may be able to receive a discounted rate when installing a new garage door. Not every supplier will provide discounts, but quite a few smaller suppliers and fitters provide discounts to certain concession holders.[/ultimate_icon_list_item][/ultimate_icon_list]
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