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Costed: Prices of doors, windows and ironmongery

Words:
James Garner and Sam West

As the materials market simmers down, Gleeds provides supply and fix costs for a variety of domestic, commercial and industrial doors and windows

Rates for doors and windows were researched last January but it is prudent to revisit them after a turbulent period for material prices in 2022, followed by cost metrics for materials and commodities which remained volatile throughout the first half of the year. The latest BEIS ‘All work’ Construction Materials price index for May 2023 showed a fourth consecutive improvement from January. Meanwhile, its monthly update of materials and components shows a 1% increase in prices of metal doors and windows from January, albeit at a much steadier rate than that 6% increase from the July 2022 peak.

Key considerations during specification are thermal efficiency (U value), solar gain (G value) and air leakage (L value). Acoustic performance and aesthetics are also important.

The following rates include the supply and hang of doors and windows, complete with all frames, architrave, typical medium standard ironmongery set and appropriate finish.


Sam West is information research manager, and James Garner, is global head of data and insights and analytics, both at Gleeds


DOORS

Softwood external doors

Standard external softwood doors and hardwood frames; doors painted; including ironmongery

Matchboarded, framed, ledged and braced door, 838 mm x 1,981 mm £680-820 each

Flush door; cellular core; plywood faced; 838 mm x 1,981 mm £690-840 each

Heavy duty solid flush door

Single leaf £1,490-1,810 each

Single leaf; emergency fire exit £2,050-2,480 each


Steel external doors

Standard doors

Single external steel door, including frame, ironmongery, powder coated finish £1,200-1,460 each

Single external steel security door, including frame, ironmongery, powder coated finish £2,480-3,040 each

Bullet resistant doorset

Single, 1,000 mm x 2,100 mm steel doorset overclad with decorative ply veneer £4,960-6,130 each


Overhead doors

Single skin; manual £190-240/m2

Single skin; electric £350-430/m2

Electric operation standard lift, 42mm thick insulated sandwich panels £270-330/m2

Rapid lift fabric door, external, electric operation £1,150-1,370/m2


Dock shelters

Curtain mechanical shelter; extruded aluminium frame; 2 side curtains, one top curtain; double-layered high-quality polyester, coated on both sides £1490-1730 each

Inflatable mechanical shelter; hot dipped galvanised surface treatment, polyester painted, top bag with polyester fabric panels; side bags with polyester fabric panels; colour from standard range £4,670-5,370 each


uPVC external doors

Entrance doors; residential standard; PVCu frame; brass furniture (spyhole/security chain/letter plate/draught excluder/multipoint locking)

Overall 900 x 2,100 mm half glazed £610-740 each

Overall 900 x 2,100 mm half glazed; WER A rated £620-750 each

Overall 900 x 2,100 mm half glazed; coloured £690-840 each


Automatic glazed entrance doors

Automatic revolving door; 2.1 m diameter, 2.2 m high; clear laminated glazing; 4nr wings; glazed curved walls £36,170-45,500 each

Automatic sliding door; bi-parting opening 2.0 m x 2.3 m opening £10,970-14,000 each


Internal doors

The following rates include for the supply and hang of doors, complete with all frames, architrave, typical medium standard ironmongery set and appropriate finish

Standard doors

Cellular core; softwood; softwood architrave; aluminium ironmongery (latch only)

Single leaf; moulded panel; gloss paint finish £380-460 each

Single leaf; Sapele veneered finish £430-510 each


Purpose-made doors

Softwood panelled; softwood lining; softwood architrave; aluminium ironmongery (latch only); brass or stainless ironmongery (latch only); painting and polishing

Double leaf; four panels; mouldings £1,150-1,350 each

Hardwood panelled; hardwood lining; hardwood architrave; aluminium ironmongery (latch only); brass or stainless ironmongery (latch only); painting and polishing

Double leaf; four panelled doors; mouldings £2,280-2,770 each


Standard fire doors; cellular core; softwood lining; softwood architrave; aluminium ironmongery (lockable, self-closure); painting or polishing;

Single leaf; Oak veneered; 30 min fire resistance; polished £620-750 each

Double leaf; Oak veneered; 60 min fire resistance; polished £1,780-2,130 each


Ironmongery sets

Stainless steel ironmongery; euro locks; push plates; kick plates; signage; closures; standard sets

Office door; non locking; fire rated £390-480 each

Standard bathroom door (unisex) £350-430 each

Accessible toilet door £200-250 each

Fire escape door £2,160-2,600 each


 

WINDOWS

Softwood windows (U-value = 1.6 W/m2K)

Standard windows

Painted; double glazed; up to 1.50 m2 £560-680/m2

Painted; double glazed; over 1.50 m2, up to 3.20 m2 £420-510/m2

Purpose made windows

Painted; double glazed; up to 1.50 m2 £800-960/m2

Painted; double glazed; over 1.50 m2 £680-860/m2


Hardwood windows (U-value = 1.4 W/m2K)

Standard windows; stained; double glazed £1230-1490/m2

Purpose made windows; stained; double glazed £1490-1840/m2


Steel windows (U-value = 1.6 W/m2K)

Standard windows; double glazed; powder coated £750-910/m2

Purpose made windows; double glazed; powder coated £1,040-1,260/m2


uPVC windows

Windows; standard ironmongery; sills and factory glazed with low E 24mm double glazing

WER A rating £270-330/m2

Secured by Design accreditation £280-340/m2

Extra for colour finish to uPVC £80-100/m2


Composite aluminium/timber windows; U value = 1.5 W/m2K

Purpose made windows; stainless steel ironmongery

Fixed windows up to 1.50 m2 £350-430/m2

Fixed windows over 1.50 m2 up to 4.00 m2 £310-380/m2

Outward opening pivot windows up to 1.50 m2 £860-1,040/m2

Outward opening pivot windows over 1.50 m2 up to 4.00 m2 £380-460/m2

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