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Costed: prices and specifications for door and window procurement

Words:
James Garner and Nicola Sharkey

Supply and fix costs from Nicola Sharkey, UK insights and research lead, and James Garner, global head of data and insights and analytics at Gleeds

Research from the Energy Saving Trust states that 21% of the UK’s total carbon emissions come from housing. More than 80% of homes that will be lived in by 2050 are already built, and most of these require upgrades to achieve required energy standards — there is a major retrofit challenge ahead.

Meanwhile, in the commercial sector, the government has set a target to incrementally raise the minimum energy efficiency standard to let, non-domestic, buildings to Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating B by 1 April 2030.

Retrofitting double glazing will play a key part in achieving net zero targets. It is also becoming more commonplace, particularly when targeting Passivhaus standards.

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.

Rates are based on the UK average and represent typical prices at 1Q 2023. Please note that prices can vary significantly depending on specifications.

DOORS

 

Softwood External Doors

£ each

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

 

matchboarded, framed, ledged and braced door, 838 mm x 1,981 mm

650-800

flush door; cellular core; plywood faced; 838 mm x 1,981 mm

675-825

Heavy duty solid flush door

 

single leaf

1,425-1,750

single leaf; emergency fire exit

1,950-2,375

Steel External Doors

£ each

Standard doors

 

single external steel door, including frame, ironmongery, powder coated finish

1,200-1,500

single external steel security door, including frame, ironmongery, powder coated finish

2,350-3,000

Bullet resistant doorset

 

single, 1,000 mm x 2,100 mm steel doorset overclad with decorative ply veneer

5,000-6,000

Overhead Doors

£/m2

single skin; manual

225-275

single skin; electric

375-450

electric operation standard lift, 42mm thick insulated sandwich panels

275-325

rapid lift fabric door, external, electric operation

1,100-1,350

Dock Shelters

£ each

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

1,450-1,650

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

4,450-5,250

uPVC External Doors

£ each

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

600-700

overall 900 x 2,100 mm half glazed; WER A rated

600-725

overall 900 x 2,100 mm half glazed; coloured

675-800

Automatic Glazed Entrance Doors

£ each

automatic revolving door; 2.1 m diameter, 2.2 m high; clear laminated glazing; 4nr wings; glazed curved walls

35,000-45,000

automatic sliding door; bi-parting opening 2.0 m x 2.3 m opening

10,000-15,000

 

 

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

£ each

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

 

single leaf; moulded panel; gloss paint finish

400-500

single leaf; Sapele veneered finish

450-550

Purpose-made doors

£ each

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

 

double leaf; four panels; mouldings

1,250-1,500

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

2,200-2,650

Fire doors

£ 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

600-800

double leaf; Oak veneered; 60 min fire resistance; polished

1,700-2,100

Ironmongery sets

£ each

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

 

office door; non locking; fire rated

375-475

standard bathroom door (unisex)

325-425

accessible toilet door

225-275

fire escape door

2,000-2,400

 

WINDOWS

 

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

£/m2

Standard windows

 

painted; double glazed; up to 1.50 m2

525-650

painted; double glazed; over 1.50 m2, up to 3.20 m2

425-500

Purpose made windows

 

painted; double glazed; up to 1.50 m2

750-900

painted; double glazed; over 1.50 m2

650-825

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

£/m2

Standard windows; stained

 

double glazed

1,250-1,450

Purpose made windows; stained

 

double glazed

1,400-1,750

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

£/m2

Standard windows

 

double glazed; powder coated

750-900

Purpose made windows

 

double glazed; powder coated

975-1,200

uPVC windows

£/m2

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

 

WER A rating

325-425

Secured by Design accreditation

325-400

extra for colour finish to uPVC

75-100

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

£/m2

Purpose made windows; stainless steel ironmongery

 

fixed windows up to 1.50 m2

325-425

fixed windows over 1.50 m2 up to 4.00 m2

300-375

outward opening pivot windows up to 1.50 m2

825-1,000

outward opening pivot windows over 1.50 m2 up to 4.00 m2

350-450

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