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.


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Deadlocks £20 £60

More and more insurers are insisting that you fit your home with deadlocks when you take out policies with them. These locks are very solid security measures that are often known as 3 lever or 5 lever mortices or Chubb locks. They shut the door with strong piece of metal that must be physically unlocked rather than the simple twist open mechanism of a standard Yale lock. These are simple to replace, but your locksmith or carpenter may take longer to install a new deadlock. This is because they may need to chisel out a hole for the locking mechanism in both the door and the door frame before fitting the lock and the locking plate.

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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