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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Weather/draught-proofing £20 £60

Weatherproofing or draught-proofing your door is something that can prolong the life of the door and its frame, keep the warmth in your home and even keep your heating bills down. If your tradesman is replacing old weatherproofing and draught-proofing then they will need to remove any  insulation material before starting the job. This may mean unscrewing brushes from the bottom of a door or stripping out insulations tapes on the side of the door. They will then clean and dry these parts before applying new weatherproofing or draught-proofing with adhesive, in self-adhesive strips or by screwing them to the door or door frame.

Whether they are replacing current insulation or starting anew, your tradesman will ensure that all gaps between the door and door frame (when the door is fully closed) are sealed. They can also fit insulation strips to fill larger gaps at the bottom of the door or add brushes here for a snug and wind-proof finish. They will also make sure that any gaps or holes in the door are plugged with filler and painted or varnished over to create a weatherproof seal.

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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