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.

Security chain

Low High
Security chain £20 £40

Having a security chain fitted on your door will allow you to guard against intruders and see who is calling at your door. They are inexpensive to buy and to fit. Simple chains will be screwed across two sides of the door, while more complex models can be fitted to a locking mechanism. This is very much the kind of job to get done when you have a locksmith or handyman calling to carry out other work, as this will give you the best value for their time. The job can be completed quickly by any tradesman with good experience of locks and working with doors.

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.


Ready to get started?

Create your job now