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.

Block up an existing doorway

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Block up an existing doorway £200 £400

You may find that you need to block up an existing doorway as you want to change the layout of your home. You may also have an additional doorway that you don’t need after knocking your dining and living room into one. This is a straightforward task for a builder or internal renovations specialist and should be able to be completed in a couple of hours.

Your builder will first remove your door and any fittings and then the door frame. In most cases the space will then be covered with plasterboard (which some also call drywall) and strengthened with wooden batons or ‘studs’. In some cases the builder will close off the edges of the space with timber to retain a neat finish.

If the wall is a load-bearing brick wall then you may wish to have the void bricked or blocked up. Your builder may also suggest other materials be used to provide a good finish to the job. The less permanent the solution you go for the easier it will be to remove, if you want to change the layout again at a later date. Once the doorway is filled in then you may wish to call in a decorator or plasterer to tidy it up. Your builder may also offer this service.

Rated People surveyed 59 of our registered builders to find out how much it costs to carry out a range of internal renovation work to your home.

Please note these prices are average, do not include materials and offered as guidance only to help you when you post a job on Rated People. For a free quote tailored to your specific requirements, please contact one of our skilled local builders.


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