How much does it cost to install doorknobs?

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A doorknob doesn't necessarily have a lock. It acts as a tool to grasp, open, and close the door. Door handles are more common here than doorknobs. If you're working on a home improvement project, you must be wondering, how much does door handle installation cost? Or how much does it cost to replace doorknobs if you're renovating your house?

You can find different types of doorknobs and door handles. Doorknobs start at £14 to as much as £65. On the other hand, door handles cost as low as £7 to as much as £218. Labour costs for doorknob/handle installation start at £90 for half a day. If you're installing a door handle, you can include locks, doorstops, hinges, and door latches for £1.49 to £8.99.  

This guide will provide more information on doorknob installation costs.

How much does it cost to install door hardware?

Doorknob prices vary according to style. Buying a doorknob doesn't come with an installation fee. Thus, you have to pay for its labour fee as well.


Doorknob price list

Doorknobs aren't as popular as door handles, which are easier to operate. The prices for doorknobs and handles differ by design. See the table below for more details on doorknob installation costs:



Labour fee

Total cost

Mortice knob

£14 to £45

£90 to £175

£104 to £220

Porcelain doorknob

£18 to £35

£90 to £175

£108 to £210

Glass doorknob

£36 to £65

£90 to £175

£126 to £240

Beehive doorknob

£16 to £55

£90 to £175

£106 to £230

Cupboard doorknob

£1 to £13

£90 to £175

£91 to £188

a handyman repairing a doorknob

Door handle price list

Door handles are prevalent in households because they're easy to use and more pleasant to the eyes. You can find different types of door handles. See the table below for their costs:



Labour fee

Total cost

Door handle on a rose

£7 to £200

£90 to £175

£97 to £375

Door handle on a backplate

£32 to £218

£90 to £175

£122 to £393

Face fix handle

£1.60 to £140

£90 to £175

£91.60 to £315

Factors affecting the cost of doorknob installation

Different things affect doorknob/handle installation. Prices will also vary according to the type of doorknob, your location, and additional hardware like double locks.

Doorknob/handle type

  • Keyed entrance

This doorknob or handle is typically part of home exteriors and bedrooms. You can lock it without a key, but you need one when opening the doorknob from the outside. Be careful when installing it, especially if you're a little forgetful. Be sure to have a spare key.

  • Privacy

Most of the time, privacy doorknobs are for bedrooms and bathrooms. They have a lock control mechanism and offer complete privacy. You can easily open them from inside a room, usually with just a turn of the knob. Privacy doorknobs have a generic key for opening the door from the outside, just in case children accidentally lock themselves in.

  • Passage

Passage doorknobs/handles don't have any locking mechanism and are usually for doors leading to kitchens or laundry rooms. You can open them inside and outside a room, so they don't offer much security.

  • Dummy knob/handle

Dummy knobs or handles are completely stationary, so you can't rotate them. You only use them to open doors. You can find them on kitchen and bathroom cabinets where you quickly access your stuff.


Your location plays an important role when installing doorknobs/handles. The farther you are, the more you will pay for the labour, as this will include your installer's transportation fee. Urban homes are easier to access than those in the countryside.

Additional locks

Installing double locks will cost you more. However, they're a good investment, especially if you attach them to your main door for added security.

Smart lock systems

These are becoming popular among households these days. Perhaps it's because you don't need to worry about forgetting your keys inside your home anymore. However, smart lock systems come with a hefty price. Expect to pay £60 to  £290 if you want to buy one.

Planning to install a new door? Read our guide on the costs of installing a door to get a reference for your door installation project. 

What other things do I need when installing door hardware?

If this is a new house, you need to hire someone to install your door first. Are you renovating your home? Airtasker also provides door repair services. You might want to add the following things when booking a doorknob/handle installation service:


Average cost

Door locks

  £110 to £280


 £1.99 to  £8.99


 £80 to £200

a handyman fixing a door handle

Can I install door hardware by myself?

Yes, you can, as some stores offer DIY kits for doorknob installation. However, doorknob installation requires proper measurements of different parts, so it's better to leave it in the hands of an expert. Inexperience can lead to security issues. 

How do I find someone to install my doorknob?

Doorknob installation in households doesn't require any licence or permit. Find a labourer certified by the British Standard Institute. You can also ask your friends and family for recommendations. However, if you dislike the hassle, Airtasker offers services for installing doorknobs.

How to book a doorknob installer on Airtasker

Posting a task on Airtasker is easy! Remember that the more details you provide, the easier it is to receive offers. Here's a list of what to include:

  1. Your desired service
  2. Your location
  3. Your budget
  4. Your available tools or equipment
  5. Your preferred start date
  6. Additional tasks you want to include

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Loose screws are usually the culprits. However, if your doorknob doesn't seem to fit in your door anymore, it might be time to replace it with a new one.

Replacing a doorknob/handle doesn't differ much from installing one, except the labour cost might be lower. For the best offers, talk to your local service provider or specify it when posting a task.

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