A Look at Garage Doors – Options and Prices

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What is a fair price to pay an installer to replace a garage door in the UK?

Our Quotations

We contacted several dozen garage door installers from various locations around the United Kingdom during April 2016 and asked them to provide us with a written quote for a replacement garage door.

The prices shown below are an average of the prices we received and include a new frame where needed, VAT and installation.

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Single Garage Door Price – Up and Over

This type of door is the simplest design possible; it’s a standard profile with an up and over design that the user operates manually. The door is made from galvanised steel and is single skinned and uninsulated:

Expect to pay around £550.00

Cost to install this door with an electric motor and remote controls: Expect the price to be around £950.00

Double Garage Door Cost- Up and Over

A larger version of the standard profiled single garage door, but still manually operated with an up and over design, this time made from GRP (glass reinforced plastic) as it’s not so heavy:

Expect to pay around £1300.00

Cost to upgrade this door, so it also has an electric motor and remote controls: Expect to the cost to be around £1800.00


We noticed that there was quite a big difference between all the quotes we received, even for doors that were the same size and similar specification.

For that reason, our trust in the figures posted here is relatively low, and we firmly suggest you get a fixed price for your garage door.



Options Options Options

The garage door prices shown above are for standard doors. There are however a tonne of different options when it comes to replacing it a door, we only had time to gather quotes for the standard single/double doors with and without electric motors.

Consider the following:

  • Opening – up and over design is popular as is the roller/shutter design. Doors that open outward are generally more expensive.
  • Colours – White is the most common, unusual colours may cost more.
  • Profile – cladding effect horizontal panels or vertical panels are popular. Georgian paneled doors can cost more.
  • Material – Steel, aluminium, GRP (fibreglass) or the more expensive timber?
  • Insulation – no insulation is a lot cheaper than an insulated door.

What Else Can Affect The Price?

In addition to the size, profile and finish of the door, the location of the property is also a key factor. Labour fees are generally more expensive near London than further north in the country.

Choosing a larger company that employs the services of salesmen will also bump up the cost, we know from our research that door and glazing salesmen usually make a 15% commission on each sale. Larger businesses also have more overheads to cover so a saving can be made by going with a smaller business.

Labour Fees

Whilst researching installed garage door prices we also looked at garage doors that were being sold on a supply-only basis. We believe that most garage door companies charge between £200 and £350 to install a standard single width garage door and up to £500 for a standard double width door.

Can an Electric Motor be Installed to an Existing Manual Door?

That will depend on the existing garage door and also how much space is available around or above the door but yes, electric motors are available for retrofitting. They cost upwards of £200 excluding installation.

As a general rule of thumb, the older the door the less likely it would be that you can automate it.

Garage Door Sizes

There is no industry specific size for a single or double width garage doors, newly built garages may have a different sized opening than ones of older construction.

Don’t forget that the width of the opening is not the total width of the door, there must room for a frame and also cables, weights or electric motors.

How Long to Install a Garage Door?

It typically takes between 2 and 4 hours to remove and replace a garage door. Larger doors with an electric motor usually take about half a day.

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