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£47 - £240

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£47

median

£60

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£240

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Hanging a door is the kind of job that needs time and concentration but is not that complicated. Whether you DIY or hire a tradesman for a new door lies on which is more cost-effective. But how much does it cost to hang a door?

Door hanging costs can range from £45 to £240 per door, with an average cost of £60 per door (simple types, excluding bespoke ones). Some luxurious options can cost up to £3800. This estimated cost includes fitting the door from start to finish. It also has hinges, hanging, installing door handles, and testing if it works perfectly.

Save yourself from tradespeople who charge exorbitant prices to hang a door. Read on to know the right cost to hang a door in the UK and how to hire a Tasker to get the job done!

Door hanging price guide

Overall costs of hanging a door

How much is it to hang a door for your interiors? Use this table comparison as a reference for your next project.


Job

Inclusions

Cost per door

Internal door 

Per door

£25 to £150

Internal door installation

Materials and labour

£240


Door hanging cost per material

Can’t decide what to use for your door? This door hanging cost guide can give you an idea of the cost of the type of material you’ll use for your project.


Material / door type

Price

Flush

£30 to £250

Hardwood

£150 to £400

Moulded

£90 to £400

French

£250 to £550

Panelled

£45 to £160

Bi-fold

£60 to £165

Sliding

£35 to £170

Oak

£80 to £250

Pine

£60 to £200

Veneer

£20 to £400

Aluminium

£125 to £600

Fire

£50 to £200

Glazed

£125 to £500

 

Door hanging cost per type

Whether you’re planning to hang new custom doors or bi-fold doors, this table can provide you with a quick reference on door hanging prices per type.


Door type

Pros

Cons

Price

Bi-fold

  • Large doors with double thickness

  • Good for extra security

  • Lasts longer, low maintenance

  • Pricey at installation

  • Installation requires precision and skill

£2450 to £2600 total cost

Flush Doors

  • Smoother in design, less intricate, costs less

  • Straightforward, affordable to install

  • Available in a variety of designs and colours

  • Everlasting finish, low maintenance

  • Not as think as bi-fold doors

  • Best as an interior door.

£70 to £140 per door

Panel Doors

  • Made from either pressed hardboard or wood

  • Designed and customised according to buyer’s preferences

  • Cheap to buy in bulk

  • Can take longer to install

  • Difficult to install for doors with glass panels

 

 

£90 to £150 per door

Cottage Doors

  • Decorative doors that give a more traditional feel

  • Highly sustainable, no threat to environment during manufacturing process, as well as during distribution or installation

  • Can be intricate to install, can cost more for labour charges

  • Can be considered “bulky”

£970 to £1150 per door

Ledged Doors

  • Slightly more costly because of their build and the craft expertise needed to make them

  • Well-braced, can withstand pressure and forces exerted

  • Considered an investment and is low maintenance

On the expensive side

£450 to £790 per door for total cost

Custom built doors

Customised according to your taste

Can be costly

£850 to £1200 for the entire customised project

    

Additional material costs

Door hanging costs not only involve the labour but also the materials for the project. Here’s a quick rundown of the costs for the materials you might use.


Material / item

Price

Hinges

£1.8 to £6 each

Handles

£2 to £300 per pair

Doorknobs

£9 to £60 per pair

Linings (internal doors)

£18 to £60 per door

Frames (external doors)

£50 to £95 per door

Locks

£5 to 60 each

Plaster for priming and finishing

£5 to 60 each

Pet flap installation

£500 to £1300

 

Door hanging labour costs per hour

It’s important to be aware of how much handymen or tradespeople charge for the labour. Use this guide to know how much door hanging labour costs per hour.


 

Price 

Duration per door

Price estimate per door

Chippy labour 

Between £20 and £40 per hour

Less that 2 hours

Between £40 and £80

Internal door fitting

Between £20 and £40 per hour

Around 1.5 to 2 hours

Between £40 and £70

Internal door replacement

Between £20 and £40

per hour

Around 1.5 to 2 hours

Between £40 and £100

Per day labour

£100 to £150

3 hours per door,

3 doors per day

 

Artisan crafting for decorative doors

£400 to £950

Varies depending on the design

 


What factors affect the cost of hanging a door?

White new door

Several factors determine the price to hang a door, including the type of door you want, the tools needed, and if there is a need to remove the old door.

Type of door

Choosing a door type usually depends on your preferences, interior design, and budget. The type of door you want to install will significantly impact the price. Doors range between £30 to £550. More bespoke ones can go even more expensive.

Availability of tools

If you prefer to DIY, you may need to check if you have the necessary tools, including clamps, a circular saw, an electric or hand planer, wood chisels, and flat bits. If you have none, you may need to purchase these separately.

Old door removal

You may be able to dispose of an internal door for free if you replace just one. However, if you have several doors to dispose of, you may need to hire a tradesperson and pay for the labour. 


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Should I DIY or hire a professional?

Hiring a professional ensures a smooth, expert finish. DIY can also cost you more time, as one weekend may not be enough if you have many doors to install. Plus, you may need power tools such as a planer and a circular saw.Man installing white doorSome structural changes may need to be done to reposition a door, like removing suitable walls and filling the existing doorway. In this case, ensure that no wiring and electrical outlets are running through the new door position.

Door hanging quotes from Taskers

Door hanging costs around £49 to £133, depending on the type of plaster, the current condition, the size of your plaster, and other factors. For a more accurate quotation, you may talk to a Tasker and provide the details of your door hanging requirements. You may even ask your Tasker to repair your existing doors or fit a new door frame while you're at it!

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FAQs

On average, installation per door will take six to eight hours. However, this depends on the size of the door (exterior doors tend to be bigger, take more time), the number of doors, and the type of door.

A door frame is used for external doors, while a door lining is used for internal doors.

Periodical cleaning and maintenance help prevent future issues. If damages arise, you may need to have them fixed immediately. To reinstall a hinge, you will need to spend around £35 to £78. To repaint an interior door, set aside £50 to £200, depending on the kind of paint. To varnish a door, prepare around £200 to £300 per door, but some tradesmen charge per hour. You may also need to gloss skirting boards and door frames to prevent moisture from seeping in, and this costs £50 to £500, depending on the door material and if it’s an interior or exterior door.

The size of a standard door is highly variable, which makes each door suit various spaces and functions. Standard ones have a height of six feet and eight inches.

It’s not always necessary. The requirement will depend on your residential property as some properties such as flats require having it installed. You can contact your local government website for fire safety regulations to be sure.

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