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.

Create doorway in a brick wall and hang door

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Create doorway in a brick wall and hang door £400 £800

When it comes to creating a door in a brick wall the main thing you should ask yourself is whether the wall is load-bearing or not. If you are not sure then your builder should be able to advise you. If the wall is load-bearing then the job will be more complex and time-consuming, as the builder will need to shift the load to the remaining parts of the wall. The joists and/or the wall may need to be supported as the work is done and a supporting lintel or beam will be placed above the door to support the wall.

The type and extent of support needed will depend on your walls and on the size of the opening you have planned. Making the doorway will be messy and can take a while, as it requires the demolition of part of your brick wall. Move any fragile items out of the room and cover furniture with dust sheets.

Once the doorway is made, your builder will then be able to add any supports needed, install a door frame and hang your door. The overall cost of the job will depend on the kind of door you use, as well as the door frames, fittings, door handles and any other details. The job should take around half a day but may take more, depending on your wall and the amount of preparation work needed.

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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