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Old 12-01-2008, 1:23 PM
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hi folks

can anyone give me an idea of a good price for a upvc sliding patio door? chappy is coming to give me a quote tomorrow.
size is approx 5 1/2 foot wide by 6 1/2 foot high.
i would like white inside and woodgrain outside if possible.

also, the biggest consideration for me is how good is the door at keeping the heat in. what questions should i be asking about the glazing? does different glazing come with different u? rating? and what is a good rating?

thanks in advance
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Old 12-01-2008, 1:50 PM
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Anything between 800 - 1000 inc VAT fitted is a good price, anything below 800 needs questioning with regards to quality. The glazing should be minimum 20mm cavity creating a 28mm sealed unit with a U-value of no more than 1.8
Argon gas filled units give a better U-value so try and haggle to include for this in the price but only after they have given the price.
Also get at least 3 quotes.

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Old 12-01-2008, 2:01 PM
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Think about getting french doors instead of patio doors.

Patio doors are a little dated now & if you want to sell french would be more attractive to buyers.

Also loads of people walk into patio doors & bang their noses & faces.
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Old 12-01-2008, 3:41 PM
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my worry is.... will there be something to tell me whether the units are argon filled or not?! and so i take it the lower the u value the better?

and yes, french doors have crossed my mind. should these be more or less than sliding doors?

thanks for the replies so far.
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Old 12-01-2008, 3:49 PM
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I would think that they cost about the same, but French doors are more appealing IMO.
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my worry is.... will there be something to tell me whether the units are argon filled or not?! and so i take it the lower the u value the better?

and yes, french doors have crossed my mind. should these be more or less than sliding doors?

thanks for the replies so far.
They will prob cost more, especially if its a big opening (like mine ).

But they are fab in summer & I think safer too, as reg walking into.

I think I read somewhere they are harder to break into as well.
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Old 12-01-2008, 7:20 PM
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Sliding doors and French doors cost the same at www.Screwfix.com
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:18 PM
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My french doors were £1100 but also included windows above. I don't think it would have made any difference if I had gone for patio doors - they still have to make the doors to fit the opening. The price also depends on how much work is needed in the fitting - ie, how much brickwork needs removing, etc.

I think in my case it has improved the insulation, as the doors replaced an original window - but they have improved my quality of life immeasurably!
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:22 PM
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hi folks

can anyone give me an idea of a good price for a upvc sliding patio door? chappy is coming to give me a quote tomorrow.
size is approx 5 1/2 foot wide by 6 1/2 foot high.
i would like white inside and woodgrain outside if possible.

also, the biggest consideration for me is how good is the door at keeping the heat in. what questions should i be asking about the glazing? does different glazing come with different u? rating? and what is a good rating?

thanks in advance
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I would go for french doors with a small opening like yours patios are better when you've got 7 to 8ft width
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:27 PM
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I would go for french doors with a small opening like yours patios are better when you've got 7 to 8ft width
French doors look great in a big opening. I think what you mean is patio doors are easier to get for a small opening (you can buy them off the peg, whereas big ones you can't).

Mine are 7 foot & look great, fantastic thrown wide open in the summer.
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thanks guys for all the input.

french doors are starting to sound very appealing, work involved should be minimal if made to fit the existing brickwork around the alluminium framed existing sliding door which measures at what looks like a standard 1800 by 2100mm.

another question about window fitting, what are all your experiances of the amount of mess made to decor/amount of repair/touch up required after having wondow fitters in? i now theres allways going to be some touch up required, just trying to gauge a standard.

thanks
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We had our sliding patio door replaced with French doors a year ago and have been very pleased with the result. There was no mess or damage to the decor, we went for the white inside/woodgrain outside finish, and the cost was £920 for a 1760mm wide opening from a local company who were recommended to us.
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French doors look great in a big opening. I think what you mean is patio doors are easier to get for a small opening (you can buy them off the peg, whereas big ones you can't).

Mine are 7 foot & look great, fantastic thrown wide open in the summer.
No i meant what i said sliding patios in an opening of 5ft ish is too small
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Have a look at the comments here & the ones we've just fitted.

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/...hlight=anglian

There's a link to our project in our post, there. We wanted French doors for the bedroom, but there wouldn't be a good clearence, onto the balcony, if we had them,

No need to go to a no-name company, when you can get Anglian to 'do a deal'!!

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I changed my aluminium framed patio door to upvc french doors/windows last year and have to say that even though Ihave had a few teething probs they do look a heck of a lot nicer, I have gone for the same as someone else on here white inside and brown outside. There wasn't really any disruption to the decor, it was more a case of needing a good hoovering after the work was done. I'm hoping to move this year so I'm looking forward to seeing how much I've increased the house price by (I changed all the windows and doors at the same time).
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Hi

We are currently in the process of buying a property partly renovated 1700 house with new extention which doubles the size of the property. There are already french doors in the old part of the house but we have been told that originally they were going to put french doors in the new part out of the dining room.

This means that there is a wide lintel where there is now just a window. We have asked the renovator for a quote for him to put in the new french doors and he has said 2k. He has also offered to do the work between exhange and completion, as we are buying the property without kitchens, bathrooms and flooring, then it would mean we could get straight on with these when we complete.

I feel that I would like to get him to do the work, but just want to check that it is a reasonable amount and he is not ripping us off!

The walls are stone and as I said the lintel is already in place. Any thoughts?
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just to confirm he would do all the work including purchasing doors etc for that price and making good external render and internal plastering
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just to confirm he would do all the work including purchasing doors etc for that price and making good external render and internal plastering
I can't remember how much my labour was, I think it was about 600-700. I bought the doors myself.
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Old 09-04-2009, 11:11 AM
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I would think about getting french doors instead, there much more modern
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Personally, I prefer sliding patio doors, they can be left just slightly ajar for ventilation, they do not need pinning back all of the time like french doors.

To each his/her own.
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