price to hang fire doors??

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by cosworth, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. cosworth

    cosworth New Member

    hello. i know the door hanging charge comes up a lot but i cant find much info on fire door prices. so what is the going rate do you think please? assuming frame doesnt need rebate so straight fit price/ and old frames needing rebate price? thanks in advance.
  2. chip off the block

    chip off the block New Member

    no need to rebate with 35mm firedoors on the market
  3. cosworth

    cosworth New Member

    thanks for that chip, didnt know that. how much would you charge though if you dont mind me asking?
  4. cosworth

    cosworth New Member

    anyone willing to pass on some info???
    im thinking somewhere between £80-120 ish but really not to sure on the going rate? i might have a job to price up soon with a few of these going in so need to work out what im gona charge. works tight at the moment so cant afford to over price and lose it. thanks
  5. busy builder

    busy builder New Member

    If I was pricing, I would say normal internal door price plus 1 hour if frame needs rebating.HTH
  6. cosworth

    cosworth New Member

    thanks busy builder. but i know some who fit internals for £30 so wouldn be worth doing fire door for that. wouldnt you want more for extra hinge, extra weight of door causing more effort and routin intrumescent strip.??
  7. earl e finish

    earl e finish New Member

    £65 per door inc int.strip groove is a fair price with the way work is at the minute.Good luck mate.
  8. cosworth

    cosworth New Member

    thanks earl.
  9. !!

    !! Active Member

    standard fire door doesn't really take much longer, I work on the basis of £25 a hour therefore £50, these are yorkshire prices, I'd charge more but we do seem to have an excess of incap glassbacks working cash in hand as long as you can lend them a hammer and screwdriver.

    Most recent story was a house refurb, tiler turned up to fit marble floor tiles with B&Q's finist £30 plasplugs cutter
  10. !!

    !! Active Member

    yes I have missed out routing frame for strip which I'd + £15
  11. cosworth

    cosworth New Member

    thanks gonzo. im off to have another nose at your site now.
  12. cosworth

    cosworth New Member

    one more thing gonzo. if you route the doors for strip then not needed on frame as well though is it??
    door or frame i thought. how would you route all of a fitted frame??
  13. !!

    !! Active Member

    I route as much as I can mark the last bit with a knife then us a chisel for the last few bits

    biscuit jointer is quite handy too.

    I always put it in the frame/lining/casing as it takes less abuse than the door
  14. cosworth

    cosworth New Member

    easier in the door though i think in it. if ive got to qoute cheap though im routing the doors.
    ive got to confess im inexperianced with fire doors and have downloaded all the regs but would want to make sure i get them right. not wrong though is it to route doors instead of frame is it??
  15. paul69uk

    paul69uk New Member

    'Supply and fit flush ply fire door door - £400.00 + VAT'

    That's from my friend's quote - quote accepted.
  16. floorsanddoors

    floorsanddoors New Member

    Rates are still £90 in some area, reduce for quantity to about £60 taking into consideration current climate.
  17. RK Joiner

    RK Joiner New Member

    Why is everybody so keen to lower their prices?? Unless you feel like you were overcharging before,,, I'd keep the prices the same (as I have done,,, in some cases actually increased)... most other jobs have people striking for pay increases etc and you lot are trying to charge less... My costs have spiraled with virtually everything costing more... one thing has'nt changed if I'm reasonable with customers on price and finish, they're willing to pay.

    £100 per fire door labour only and I'd only fit strip in lining if it was a new liner and thats only fpor aesthetics... there should be little strain on the strip because it should only be in contact with the frame in event of fire heat making it swell!
  18. cosworth

    cosworth New Member

    thanks rk. good point about not putting prices down but sometimes other people doing it dictates to you following suit or get no work. you answered my strip in frame or door question so thanks again.
  19. Kealow

    Kealow New Member

    Fire door £90, bathroom mortice +£10 if door needs intumescent +£15 if old door needs disposing +£10
    Normal internal doors £50 bathroom mortice +£10 old door disposing +£10
    I was charging These prices for fitting over 20 years ago. The only difference is I now make sure I charge for disposing of old doors/ linings bathroom locks, £30 a door is way of the mark in my eyes,£240 for an average 8 doors in a house will be 2 days for a man and apprentice not worth getting out of bed for, £50 a door gives you £400 plus any disposing/ lock extras
    Ps, fire doors are more work to fit because they are heavy,when you have to offer them up multiple times is a door lining that's on the **** or take them up and down the stairs because the customer is worried about a bit of dust you will wish you had charged more!
  20. Przemyslaw Gaciek

    Przemyslaw Gaciek New Member

    Fire door 50£ supply and fit 130£

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