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£650 - £3,300







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Your garage is where your tools, cars, and knick-knacks cohabit in organised chaos. You need a functional, lockable, durable garage door to keep this space safe. If yours shows signs of wear and tear or you’re in the market to install a garage door, you’re probably wondering how much a garage door costs.

Typically, you can expect to pay between £650–£3,300 for a garage door, including labour. The cost can increase depending on the style and installation type. 

Price list for garage door installation

When installing or replacing a garage door, you need to know what type of door you’re getting. Here’s the total cost for supply and labour for various garage door types. 

Type of garage door

Average cost, including labour

Single sectional garage door


Double sectional garage door


Single roller garage door


Double roller garage door


Single up-and-over garage door


Double up-and-over garage door


Single-side hinged garage door


Single electric garage door


a handyman installing a garage door

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You can find a variety of garage doors out there, and your door’s size, style, shape, and system will influence your new garage door cost. Each type has its advantages, and your choice will depend on your garage space ad budget.


Roller garage doors 

Roller garage doors are one of the most popular garage doors in the UK. They have a steel exterior and roll straight into the roof space, ready to roll out again when needed. As a result, they take up very little space when they are up and don’t make much noise.

Electric garage doors

These are operated by remote control or a button, so you don’t have to open or close them manually. These automatic garage doors cost a bit more. Still, the advantage is that different door styles can be made electric, so you can fit them to your preferences. 

Electric garage doors can often be more secure and can improve accessibility to the garage. More advanced doors can be operated by mobile phones or use fingerprint scanners.

Up-and-over garage doors

These doors are made of one single piece of material. They open using a pivoting hinge, going ’up’ and then ’over’ the hinge into their open position, where they sit parallel to the inside roof of the garage. This was the default design for many older garages in the UK and is generally the cheapest option.

Sectional garage doors

Sectional doors are made of multiple panels, or ’sections,’ joined together with hinges. As the door opens, the units fold up along the tracks. When open, they rest flat along the garage roof (unlike roller doors), so they take up minimal space. It’s no wonder they are one of the most popular styles of doors in the UK.

Side-hinged garage doors

Side-hinged garage doors are attached using side hinges with a handle in the middle. They can be designed for various looks and are often made of wood (but can be crafted in other materials). These doors are an excellent option for those with obstructions or limited space in their garage roof.

What factors affect garage door installer costs?

There’s more to garage door costs than you think. Below are some variables that influence garage door installation prices. 

1. Your location

Garage door costs depend on where you live. Tradies can charge a standard cost of those in the UK mainland and higher fee in central London and the southeast. Some areas further away can be serviced with a small supplement. You must confirm with your contractor if the overall cost includes the door, labour, materials, and installation. 

2. Garage size and shape 

Size matters, at least in this case. When choosing a garage door replacement, the cost will depend on what you need for your garage or driveway. For instance, having a sectional door on the roof would be tricky if your space on the roof is limited. 

Once you know your needs, you can start looking around for help. If you have a broken garage door, it might be more practical to hire a garage door repair specialist rather than replace the door entirely. 


3. Number of doors

If you have two garage doors and are considering replacing or installing them, it will require more materials and time to install. 

4. Labour

Labour also influences garage door installation costs. The average labour cost of the installation starts at £150 and can increase based on the complexity and duration of the task. 

a handyman installing an automatic garage door 

5. Installation type

There are two types of installation for garage doors: manual and automatic. Manual installation means the door is opened and closed by hand, while automatic installation entails using a motor to open and close the door. 

Manual garage door installation can be cheaper, as it’s a simple installation job. For automatic installation, you might need to hire a more qualified tradie who knows automatic installation to perform the job. 

Most doors can be made electric, but it will increase your cost. You’ll have to pay for the mechanism, plus some extra labour to install it. Typically, electric garage doors cost between £200 to £500 in addition to the price of the door (or four to eight hours for two installers).

6. Aesthetics and style  

We all want a home that is stylish and appealing. So consider your style preference and needs when looking for the right garage door type. For instance, are you more into aluminium, wood composite, or timber when it comes to the material?  

Find the right balance between style and function so that you don’t just choose a garage door that looks good but also one that works how you want it. 

7. Materials

Steel, aluminium and timber are the common materials used in garage doors. Steel is lighter and, thus, cheaper. But aluminium and wood can last longer than steel - a more economical choice in the long run. Your chosen garage door type and material can affect installation costs, as some types and materials require more time and special tools. 

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Garage doors alone can be costly, so be sure to shop around for the best price. If you’re looking for a professional to help you with garage door installation, post a task for the job. Apart from sharing your location, garage size, and budget, ask about these things when requesting a garage door cost estimate:

  • Do they need pictures or videos to assess the issue properly?

  • Does the quoted price include labour?

  • Does the installation come with a warranty?

Once everything is in order, post a task and connect with skilled garage door installers to help you update your space. 

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Whether to repair or replace the door depends on the problem. If repair costs are higher than £850, it might be time to look into getting a replacement.

If you are a skilled or adept handyman, you might be able to pull this one off yourself. But instead of risking injury, it’s better to work with an experienced tradie to do the difficult job for you.

If you’re wondering how to stop rain coming under a garage door, a repair specialist can help. Leaks through your garage door can cause many problems, including property damage, mould, and extra wear and tear on your floors. It’s best to have a professional tackle the problem.

Typical battery life for garage door sensors is three to five years using CR2032 batteries. You’ll know the sensors are running out of life if the lights are no longer lighting up or blinking.

Note if you notice weird sounds or something doesn't quite line up. It also helps to ensure the tracks on either side are debris-free and clean. Tighten any loose hardware, examine all the roller brackets and bolts, and tighten or replace if needed. Also, lubricate moving parts and check cables for damage.

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