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Why Do You Need a Door and Doorframe Specialist?

Doors and doorframes are generally built to perfectly fit an internal opening. Unfortunately, over time, they become susceptible to damage due to a number of factors, many of which are unavoidable. These might include seasonal effects (where doors expand due to moisture, or shrink when the air is dry), worn-out hinges as a result of day-to-day use, poor alignment (if doors were incorrectly fitted, for example), and water damage.

When such issues arise, it’s best to seek the advice of a door and doorframe specialist. These experts know how to instantly identify faulty doors and frames, and can easily install new ones. Squeaks or strange sounds from a wooden or metallic door, for example, indicate that your door needs checking by a specialist. While you may think fixing a door is a simple job you can do yourself, for total peace of mind and the longevity of your door and frame, it’s vital to get the help of a specialist. Not doing so means you risk fixing it incorrectly, which can lead to further problems down the road.

What Does a Door and Doorframe Specialist Do?

A door and doorframe specialist can save you the hassle of fixing broken or faulty doors and doorframes. But how do you know if you need a specialist? Here are a few common tasks that carpenters specialising in fixing, fitting and assembling doors will often perform:

  • Fixing overlaps: Have you ever noticed the size of your doors increasing? Overlaps are a common fault, resulting from increased water content in the wood or poor installation. As a material, wood can expand due to humidity. This is why many individuals experience problems closing their doors in the winter, when it’s often humid. In dry air, wood contracts, making doors shrink. The opposite is true for metallic doors, which often expand when exposed to heat and sunlight. When doors overlap and won’t close properly, a specialist can be a valuable source of advice and help. They’ll be able to take a look at the frame and the architrave and suggest a solution.
  • Installation services: Properly installing new doors and frames reduces the risk of faults over time. Doors are meant to fit freely, but poor installation can cause misalignment or a lock fit problem. Poor installation can also increase the risk of issues caused by heat and humidity during the hotter and colder months. Local door fitters will possess technical know-how; they will be able to hang your doors with care and precision and insure that all the components, from hinges to handle, are fitted correctly.
  • Fixing faulty locks: Locks and keys come in different varieties and lock patterns, varying from padlocks and deadbolts to single cylinder, double cylinder and more. Locks are subject to wear and tear, especially when excessively exposed to heat and cold. Door and doorframe specialists can fix faulty locks, ensuring your security isn’t compromised.
  • Joinery: The joining process is vital, as it ensures your doors are fully functional. Joints provide firmness and rigidity, meaning that your doors and doorframes will last for years to come. A door specialist can apply fasteners, bindings and adhesive to doors to increase their lifespan.

How to Find a Doorframe and Door Specialist Near You?

Whether you need to install a new door or repair an existing doorframe, the help of a professional is vital for the best results. But how can you find a qualified door and doorframe specialist near you? With HaMuch, it couldn’t be easier.

To find door specialists and door fitters near you, follow our simple three-step process:

  1. Post your job: Find your location, either by typing in your postcode or town, or selecting from our extensive list of regions, counties and cities in the UK. We ask you to select your maximum budget, so that you never pay more than what you can afford. Post the details of your job and we’ll match you with tradesmen in your area who are qualified and experienced to do the work.
  2. Get quotes: We’ll send your job listing to door specialists in your area. We’ll notify you via text when three tradesmen have expressed interest in your job.
  3. Select your tradesman: Review the profiles and experience of the tradesmen interested in working with you. You can use HaMuch to read customer reviews from people just like you, compare rates and see how close they are to you. You can even communicate with tradesmen to discuss the work before making your decision — you’re in complete control!

Our search tools are designed to help you find a tradesman that best suits your needs, budget and location.

Are you looking for a qualified door and doorframe specialist near you? Enter your location now and find experienced tradespeople who can repair and install your doors and frames.

Carpenter & Joiner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK

Carpenter & Joiner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Carpenter & Joiner near London£36£219
Carpenter & Joiner near Birmingham£29£177
Carpenter & Joiner near Leeds£23£171
Carpenter & Joiner near Glasgow£34£181
Carpenter & Joiner near Sheffield£22£173
Carpenter & Joiner near Bradford£23£170
Carpenter & Joiner near Liverpool£24£166
Carpenter & Joiner near Edinburgh£26£205
Carpenter & Joiner near Manchester£31£187
Carpenter & Joiner near Bristol£24£189

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Rates for Tradesmen in the UK

Builder

Builder: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Builders
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Dover£23£188
Salisbury£52£317
Swansea£23£185
East Ayrshire£21£170
Breckland£23£200
Rochdale£30£189
South Lanarkshire£25£173
Fife£35£237
Amber Valley£28£199
Aberdeen£25£250

Carpenter & Joiner

Carpenter & Joiner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Carpenter & Joiners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Waverley£29£204
Stoke-on-Trent£24£195
Epping Forest£36£221
Rochdale£30£183
Doncaster£21£163
Kirklees£23£174
South Kesteven£21£179
Maidstone£28£215
East Ayrshire£27£223
St Albans£31£217

Electrician

Electrician: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Electricians
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Aberdeenshire£33£277
Mid Sussex£40£232
North East Lincolnshire£22£182
Bolton£31£214
Mid Bedfordshire£37£241
Tendring£30£221
Harrogate£29£220
Rotherham£26£205
Southampton£37£240
South Somerset£36£216

Gardener

Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Gardeners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Cheltenham£31£258
Sefton£21£160
Knowsley£31£229
Cambridge£20£150
Havant & Waterloo£26£176
Rochdale£20£144
West Wiltshire£55£275
Bath & North East Somerset£28£210
Sheffield£22£173
South Bedfordshire£20£142

Locksmith

Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Locksmiths
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
East Hertfordshire£73£287
West Lothian£22£205
Vale Royal£33£293
Gateshead£41£258
Wakefield£41£296
Gloucester£50£175
Stafford£65£300
Gedling£37£267
Highland£25£200
North Tyneside£41£258

Cleaner

Cleaner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Cleaners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
South Somerset£20£165
Reigate & Banstead£16£123
East Ayrshire£20£140
Sandwell£15£116
South Gloucestershire£22£211
Norwich£20£133
Fife£30£150
Bath & North East Somerset£22£204
Charnwood£42£234
North East Lincolnshire£35£264

Car Mechanic

Car Mechanic: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Car Mechanics
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Eastleigh£44£305
Macclesfield£34£230
Broxtowe£36£278
Knowsley£35£258
West Lothian£10£60
Chester£35£175
Bracknell Forest£41£231
Horsham£45£250
Thamesdown£35£200
Wirral£36£248

Heating Engineer

Heating Engineer: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Heating Engineers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Nottingham£39£239
Salisbury£39£271
Halton£36£224
South Tyneside£39£244
Harrogate£35£224
Colchester£45£252
Flintshire£36£222
Gedling£40£235
Birmingham£38£230
Nuneaton & Bedworth£39£233

Plumber

Plumber: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Plumbers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
North Hertfordshire£47£261
South Cambridgeshire£42£253
Teignbridge£37£258
Cherwell£45£247
Manchester£42£229
Edinburgh£38£249
Knowsley£34£216
Scottish Borders£48£370
Bristol£38£247
Stockton-on-Tees£36£242

Painter & Decorator

Painter & Decorator: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Painter & Decorators
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Barnsley£19£146
Chester£20£144
Huntingdonshire£40£190
Conway£18£142
Rochdale£23£166
Sunderland£20£145
Tendring£21£156
Carmarthenshire£15£115
Newport£21£168
Wealden£24£182
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