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QIs it ex­pen­sive to in­stall pa­tio doors? This de­pends on the type of doors you want, and whether they are a new ad­di­tion or a re­place­ment. You can buy rea­son­ably priced pa­tio doors with all the fit­tings (in­clud­ing dou­ble glaz­ing) from shops such as B&Q and Wickes, but in­stalling them pro­fes­sion­ally will add to the cost, es­pe­cially if the doors are be­ing fit­ted for the first time, which may in­volve some build­ing work. Make sure you shop around and get a range of quotes in or­der to find the best deal for your bud­get.

QWhat types of doors are avail­able? There are var­i­ous dif­fer­ent de­signs, such as bi­fold, slid­ing and fold­ing, which will all suit dif­fer­ent types and sizes of space. Make sure to mea­sure the area and ex­ist­ing doors be­fore shop­ping around, as this will af­fect the style and price avail­able.

QIf I live in a pe­riod prop­erty, can I get ones to match the style of house? Tra­di­tion­ally, French win­dows have been used to update pe­riod prop­er­ties. These

help to main­tain the look and feel of the house and, if bud­get al­lows, can be made to or­der from com­pa­nies such as The Sash Win­dow Work­shop (sash­win­dow.com). Re­cently, bi­fold doors have be­come pop­u­lar in older homes as they al­low more light in. For com­ple­men­tary de­signs, try Ori­gin’s Her­itage range (ori­gin-global.com). Just avoid white PVC if pos­si­ble, as this will stand out against an old build­ing.

QWhen should I re­place my win­dows? Firstly you need to think about how easy your win­dows are to use and whether they need to be re­paired fre­quently. Is there of­ten a build-up of con­den­sa­tion, or are there signs of rot? If these are fac­tors,

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