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.

Entry phone

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Entry phone £20 £40

The most popular type of entry phone is a door entry system used in flats, but you may also want something where you can open the door from one or more rooms in your house. A security expert or locksmith is the best person to consult on the best type for you, but a carpenter or joiner should be able to fit one in your door.

They will need to attach the entry phone system to your lock, or install a new lock, and they may need to chisel out a larger hole in your door for the locking mechanism. The cost of the job will largely depend upon the system that you decide to have installed. Some tradesmen will give you a quote for the whole package, whereas others may offer to install a system that you purchase yourself. A good professional should be able to advise on new or replacement entry phone systems that they have installed before and that previous customers have been happy with.

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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