Where to buy doors: Looking for Supply Only or Fully Fitted Doors?

30 April 2021

When it comes to upgrading your home, there’s so much to consider. Everything from design, to budget, to timeframes, and even where to go. So we’re here to make it that little bit easier.

When it comes to upgrading or installing new doors in your home, it can be tough knowing where to buy doors. There are a lot of options. You can buy doors fully fitted from door companies, or you can buy supply only doors from trade counters and DIY door store, or even rely on your builder to source the door for you.

Let’s take a look in more detail at where you can buy doors from, and help you decide which route you should take for your circumstances.

Fully fitted doors

Whether you’re looking for internal doors or external doors, sometimes you don’t want to fit them yourself, or maybe you want an “all-in-one” service. That’s where fully fitted doors come in.

Fitted doors

With fully fitted doors, whoever you buy the door from will also fit the door for you. This usually means that there is a cost for the door itself and a separate cost for the fitting.

There are a couple of different ways of having doors fitted.

Door companies

Door companies, also known as double glazing companies, are specialists in their field. The majority of their work will involve fitting just doors or windows, and therefore, they can be trusted in their knowledge of doing the job right, and providing relevant guarantees and insurance (as long as you choose a reputable door company).

What’s more, as door companies often have a select few manufacturers that they source their products from, you’ll likely be offered a selection of styles and colours upfront, allowing you to make a fully informed decision before committing to anything.

You can find a door company near you using our handy online tool.


If you’re having other work done on your house, such as an extension, then sometimes your builder might offer to source the door for you and fit it. This is quite common practice, as it means that you’re only having to deal with one person or company, rather than relying on different tradespeople turning up.

There are, however, sometimes some drawbacks to using builders for your doors. You won’t always know the ins-and-outs of your new doors – who it is manufactured by, what guarantees there are (if any), or the country of manufacture. In other cases, you may not be able to select from as wide of a choice of designs, styles, and colours.

We recommend speaking to your builder and see what they can offer you. Just make sure to try and get as much information upfront as possible, and do your own research on the door you would like.

Supply only doors

Whether you’re confident in DIY doors, or know someone who is happy to fit a door for you, then supply only doors could be an option.

With supply only doors, you’ll be given the door and that’s it. No fitting. It will be up to you to fit the door or find someone who can do it.

The benefit of supply only doors is that there is a lower cost in that you’re only paying for the door, so there’s no fitting cost. But you also won’t get any guarantees on the fitting (as there is none), so there is an increased risk with this option.

You can visit our partner website to find a door company that can offer supply only doors or trade doors.

Now that you know where to buy doors, you’re armed with the information that you need to make an informed decision that’s right for your specific circumstances.