How much to hang a door

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by limestone, May 15, 2015.

  1. limestone

    limestone Member

    Now, I know this isn't necessarily as simple as it sounds but roughly what is the going rate for a joiner to hang a new front door. It's to replace an existing door all the door fittings including hinges are OK so literally the new door has to have a bit cut off and be hung in the hole.

    I've had a quote but not having had a door hung for about 10 years I've got no idea what's reasonable.

    Thanks in advance

    Limestone
     
  2. goldenboy

    goldenboy Well-Known Member

    £200 odd would be the starting point
     
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  3. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    Yup
     
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  4. dwlondon

    dwlondon Active Member

    The letter flap will have to be set in.
     
  5. Welshdragon1

    Welshdragon1 Active Member

    Depends on location, will intumescent strips be required ??
     
  6. mr moose

    mr moose Active Member

    I wouldn't charge less than £300 for a front door, they are heavy, time consuming, and can be tricky.
     
  7. seen it all before

    seen it all before Active Member

    £300 for a front door, what's it made of??? Must be gold if your charging that much.
     
  8. Welshdragon1

    Welshdragon1 Active Member

  9. mr moose

    mr moose Active Member

    Its not the doors that are made of gold, its the customers:D. Seriously though, what's all talking down the price business,we should be talking it up or we'l all end up doing these back breaking jobs for nothing!o_O
     
  10. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    A front door is a days work, you won't get anything else done after doing one and you can't go home until it's done so it's whatever your day rate is.
     
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  11. Phil the Paver

    Phil the Paver Screwfix Select

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  12. seen it all before

    seen it all before Active Member

    Didn't mean to offend any one with my comment, but as chippie 244 says a front door is a days work, no more no less and I don't know many tradesman on any where near £300 a day. Maybe I'm living in the wrong area!!!
     
  13. Phil the Paver

    Phil the Paver Screwfix Select

    No offence taken, but as a self employed person, 300 isn't far off the mark for an individual job, as a one off.
     
  14. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    Be interesting to know what quote the OP has had, given the fact that he is on here asking what is reasonable. Seems that he may think that the quote is unreasonable, otherwise wouldn't be asking!

    Mr. HandyAndy - Really
     
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  15. seen it all before

    seen it all before Active Member

    Looks like I need to move then, if I quoted near £300 for a days work which is a standard job for a joiner I'd be on the dole quicker than Usain bolt.
     
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  16. Gatt

    Gatt Active Member

    Must be London , tory prices , nice if you can get it tho .
     
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  17. dwlondon

    dwlondon Active Member

    I would always set aside a day to do one, as you don't know that they might become troublesome.
     
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  18. metrokitchens

    metrokitchens Well-Known Member

    40k a year is 170 a day. Add on a van, tools, consumables, advertising, accountant etc.. and you get to about 50k a year which is about 215 a day. Add on some VAT and thats about 260 a day.
    I'll hang a front door for £260.
     
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  19. goldenboy

    goldenboy Well-Known Member

    I don't ever work on day rate as its pricework all the way for me, but I would have said on average it works out somewhere between £220 and £280 a day on a longer job.
     
  20. seen it all before

    seen it all before Active Member

    so what was the quote you had for hanging the door then?
     

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