Setting the right budget

How much should you expect to pay?

We know it's difficult to estimate how much a project will cost, that's why we've surveyed our tradesmen to give you an idea of how much you should expect to pay for specific jobs. Tradesmen all across the country have contributed to the cost guides, so the costs you see are an approximate national average.

Cat flap

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Cat flap £40 £60

When fitting a new cat flap your tradesman will cut a small hole in your door before tidying this area up and fitting the cat flap mechanism itself. If you already have a cat flap and are simply replacing it then your carpenter, joiner or handyman will need to remove the old cat flap before tidying up the hole in the door, making any adjustments to the size of the hole and then installing the new mechanism.

Most cat flaps are fairly cheap and this is quite a simple task for a tradesman to complete, although those that use microchips or electronics will cost more and may be more complex to install, thus pushing the price of the job up overall.

Rated People surveyed 83 of our carpenters and joiners across the country to give you an idea of the approximate costs for a range of work on external doors. We also asked about internal doors.

Please note these prices are average, do not include materials and are offered as guidance only, to help you budget when posting a job on Rated People. For a free quote tailored to your specific requirements, please contact our local carpenters and joiners.


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