How Much To Hang A Door
You might just be about to purchase some beautiful new doors, but will you be fitting them yourself? If not, it would be best to find out what you should expect to pay. So, how much to hang a door?
Fitting Yourself Or Hiring A Tradesman
Obviously, fitting a door yourself if you're able too is going to be cheaper than hiring a professional. But it will still cost you time.
Also, if you're not 100% confident in doing the work yourself you should always hire a professional to do the work.
Yes it may cost you a fair bit, but the end result will be perfect (providing you've done your research and hired a good tradesman).
If you are going to hire someone, you can always do your bit to get the best price possible.
Always Get Multiple Quotes
When figuring out how much it costs to hang a door, it's always best to get as many quotes as possible.
By doing so, you'll see a pattern with what you can expect to pay.
It's worth noting that most of the time, you do get what you pay for. Bare this in mind when the lowest price looks tempting - more often than not, the quality of work will be lower too.
Fitting More Doors = Better Rates Per Door
This logic applies to many other scenarios when purchasing goods or services.
For example, if you have 1 door to hang you may be charged X amount.
However, maybe there's 5 doors that need fitting. X amount may well be less per door, even though the whole job now costs more.
So if you're planning on only changing 1 door, you can ignore the above.
But if you plan on fitting more doors, try and do as many of them in one go as you can to get the best prices from the tradesmen.
Where You Live Will Affect The Price
It's a tough pill to swallow but if you're in London, you'll more than likely pay more than someone who is outside of the area.
Hunt around for the best price you possibly can, but expect to pay more the closer you live to the Queen!
Cost To Hang A Door
We've asked many joinery companies and scoured the web to try and get an average price to have an internal door fitted.
On average, you should expect to pay around £70 per door.
With that being said, we did see prices as low as £40 per door and some as high as £150 per door!
Obviously, this is just an average. We'd base this on a door that can be put against the frame and hung without falling into other problems.
For example, sometimes a frame may need to be altered before it will accept the door. Or the carpenter might need to trim excess material away from the door in order for it to fit.
This is why it's best to get as many quotes as possible and be honest when you speak to the person who will be fitting the doors. Tell them if you think the doors will need trimming or the frame adjusting - not only will they appreciate it, you're less likely to be stung by higher invoices than you were originally expecting.
Remember when approaching multiple companies, the price can often be negotiable (every little helps!). If you don't ask, you don't get!
Account For Everything
From start to finish, the cost of hanging a door includes a lot of other things that are necessary but maybe not thought of immediately.
For example, once the hinges are on and the door is in place you'll also need the handles fitted.
Make sure the price you are given is a start to finish price. You want to know that you will have a fully functional and ready to use door once you've handed over your cash.
Do you have old doors that need to be taken away? You might find that there's a charge for this too.