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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Glass £50 £100

Refreshing or renewing the glass work in your external doors can be a great way to give them a makeover and can often be a better option than simply buying a new door. If the glass in your door is looking tired or has developed cracks then a glazier, carpenter or general builder should be able to help by making repairs or simply replacing the glass. If the glass is broken then it is wisest to replace rather than repair. You will get a better finish this way and the glass will be more secure.

Your tradesman will simply remove the old glass and clean up the door before cutting and fitting new glass. He should be able to match any other glass or simply replace all the glass to create a cohesive look. The cost of having glass fitted or replaced in your door will depend upon the kind of glass work that you choose. Obviously, standard glazing will cost a good deal less than something with a decorative effect like leaded-style, stained or coloured glass.

Glass that is toughened for security will also cost more, but it is a good idea to use this kind, especially if it is being used anywhere but the fanlight at the top of your home’s front door. Insulated, wired or safety glass will also add to the cost of the job, although the main part of the cost for labour should remain much the same, regardless of finish.

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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