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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.

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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
Flintshire£24£184
Breckland£23£200
North East Lincolnshire£22£174
Lisburn£20£131
East Lindsey£12£140
Mid Sussex£28£213
York£26£186
Bridgend£25£178
Blackburn£29£196
Conway£23£185

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
Renfrewshire£37£183
Vale of Glamorgan£24£174
Newport£22£182
Middlesbrough£38£198
Plymouth£20£164
Coventry£26£184
Salisbury£25£160
Braintree£29£189
Brighton£29£212
Solihull£28£171

Electrician

Electrician: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Electricians
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Lancaster£28£214
North Somerset£29£212
Suffolk Coastal£30£222
Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£30£217
East Dunbartonshire£33£237
South Bedfordshire£36£240
Mid Bedfordshire£37£236
Dundee£34£262
Test Valley£32£231
Renfrewshire£31£251

Gardener

Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Gardeners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
East Lindsey£15£120
East Hertfordshire£24£182
Chester£36£277
Epping Forest£37£253
Southend-on-Sea£19£190
Warrington£40£289
Gloucester£35£300
Doncaster£22£184
South Bedfordshire£20£142
Rochdale£20£144

Locksmith

Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Locksmiths
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Milton Keynes£90£160
Slough£51£283
Newport£58£190
Horsham£38£213
Derby£45£236
Portsmouth£39£250
Caerphilly£56£162
Middlesbrough£32£217
North Wiltshire£25£130
The Wrekin£45£120

Cleaner

Cleaner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Cleaners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
York£22£172
Chelmsford£20£123
Scarborough£25£225
East Riding£25£154
Aylesbury Vale£16£118
Ashfield£16£119
Sunderland£12£85
Sandwell£15£116
The Wrekin£11£11
South Gloucestershire£22£211

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
Wakefield£32£213
East Ayrshire£37£200
Dundee£40£320
East Devon£40£320
Dacorum£43£229
London£42£269
Macclesfield£34£230
Bury£34£219
Flintshire£35£175
Rochdale£35£204

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
Birmingham£38£229
Gedling£39£231
Leicester£40£222
Eastleigh£42£262
Poole£43£274
Crewe & Nantwich£37£237
Waveney£38£254
Wokingham£55£281
Sheffield£34£228
Broxtowe£38£242

Plumber

Plumber: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Plumbers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Dover£43£242
St Albans£52£275
Cardiff£34£224
South Lanarkshire£36£257
Thanet£41£242
Reading£51£265
North Wiltshire£48£307
Wirral£34£217
Neath Port Talbot£33£215
Colchester£46£250

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
Canterbury£20£157
Wealden£24£182
Southend-on-Sea£25£171
Scarborough£21£165
Lancaster£20£135
Vale of White Horse£24£175
Stoke-on-Trent£19£151
Suffolk Coastal£20£148
Test Valley£23£180
South Somerset£22£135

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