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Door fitter hourly rate

Door fitter hourly rate

Door fitters install a wide range of doors, including uPVC, composite and wooden doors. Most fitters will specialise in a certain material, while others may specialise in types of door like bifold doors. The average hourly rate for a door fitter is £27, but it can range from £16 - £39, based on where you live and the type of doors you want to install.

See our door fitter rates table for more hourly rates broken down by location. Or, post your job on HaMuch to get a more accurate quote for free.

Door fitter day rate

If you want to replace more than one door, such as if you’d like to replace your front and back doors or you want to install fire doors, your door fitter may charge you a day rate. The average day rate for a door fitter is £198, but as you can see from our table, the price can vary between £132 - £266 based on your location and the type of windows you want to install.

If your door fitter has lots of employees or is part of a national doors and windows company, they will probably charge you more than a smaller business as they’ll have more overheads.

Check our rates table for door fitter day rates in your area.

How to get the cheapest quotes when looking for a door fitter

When looking for the cheapest quotes for a door fitter, it's essential to balance cost savings with the quality of work and service. Here are some tips to help you find affordable quotes without compromising on the quality of the installation:

Research multiple fitters: Gather quotes from multiple door fitters in your area. This will give you an idea of the average cost and allow you to compare prices to find the best deal.

Get recommendations: Ask friends, family or neighbours for recommendations on door fitters they have used in the past. You can also use HaMuch to get local recommendations you might have missed out on otherwise.

Local fitters: Consider hiring a local door fitter as they may usually have fewer overheads, allowing them to offer more competitive quotes.

Get written quotes: Obtain written quotes from multiple door fitters. Compare the quotes carefully, ensuring they include all costs and itemised details of the materials and labour involved. Beware of unusually low quotes that may show that the fitter doesn’t have enough experience or uses low-quality materials.

Special offers or discounts: Some door fitters may offer special deals or discounts for certain periods or if you're getting multiple doors installed. Ask about any ongoing promotions or seasonal discounts.

Material options: Discuss different material options with the fitter. Sometimes, choosing different materials for the doors or frames can impact the overall cost.

Negotiate: Don't hesitate to negotiate the price with the door fitter. Some fitters may be willing to offer a discount or match a competitor's quote to secure your business.

Timing: Consider the timing of your installation. If you can be flexible with when you have your doors installed, some door fitters might offer lower rates during less busy periods.

Quality and experience: While cost is important, remember that the quality of the installation is crucial for your door's performance and longevity. Make sure the fitter you choose has relevant experience and a good track record of successful installations.

Remember that cheapest doesn’t always mean best when it comes to getting quotes from door fitters. It's important to strike a balance between affordability and the expertise of the door fitter to ensure you get a quality installation that meets safety standards.

Choosing a door fitter

Choosing the right door fitter is crucial to ensure a successful installation and to get value for money. Here are some essential pieces of advice to help you choose the right door fitter:

Check for qualifications and certifications: Check if the door fitter holds any relevant qualifications or certifications. Certifications from industry associations or manufacturers shows their commitment to quality workmanship and safety standards.

Verify insurance: Check that the door fitter has appropriate insurance coverage, including liability insurance, to protect against any potential accidents or damage that may occur during the installation process.

Check online reviews: Look for online reviews and ratings. This will give you insights into the door fitter’s reputation, reliability, professionalism and the quality of their work.

Ask for a portfolio: Request to see a portfolio of their past projects. This will help you gauge the quality of the door fitter’s installations and whether they have experience with the type of doors you want to install.

Communication and customer service: Pay attention to how the door fitter communicates with you. A reliable fitter should be responsive, professional and willing to address any questions or concerns you may have.

Ask about warranties and guarantees: A reputable door fitter should offer a guarantee on their installation so you know you can contact them if anything goes wrong. Also ask if the doors they fit come with a manufacturer warranty.

Door costs

Bifold door cost

Bifold doors are a type of folding door system that consists of multiple panels hinged together. These panels can be folded and stacked neatly against one side of the door frame, creating a wide opening that seamlessly connects indoor and outdoor spaces. Bifold doors are popular for their space-saving design, allowing for unobstructed views and enhanced natural light in residential and commercial settings.

The cost of bifold doors can vary depending on several factors, including the size, material, design and additional features. As a rough estimate, the cost of a basic bifold door can start from around £1,500 and go up to £5,000 or more for high-end, larger, or custom-designed systems. The average cost for a standard-size, mid-range bifold door is typically around £2,500 to £4,000.

Here are some key things that will affect the cost:

  • The size of the opening and the number of panels in the bifold system you want to install
  • What material you want the bifold doors to be made from – uPVC is generally cheapest, while aluminium is usually the most expensive
  • Whether you would like additional features like triple glazing, security locks and special finishes
  • Your location – large cities or very remote areas often come with higher installation costs

Composite door cost

Composite doors are a type of front door made from a combination of materials, typically including a solid timber core, and a glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) or uPVC outer layer, along with other insulating materials. The unique construction of composite doors provides excellent thermal efficiency, security and durability, making them a popular choice for homeowners seeking a high-quality, low-maintenance and stylish entrance solution.

The cost of composite doors can vary depending on factors such as size, design, quality and additional features. On average, the cost of a standard-sized composite door ranges from £800 to £1,500, with higher-end designs or customisations costing more.

How much composite doors cost depends on a few factors:

  • Size and design – larger or more intricate styles are more expensive
  • Finish and colour
  • Additional features such as glazing options, door furniture such as knockers and letterboxes and security upgrades
  • Where you live
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Cost to hang a door £71

Rates for other trades

Door Fitter hourly rate and daily rate
Door Fitter: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK for 2024 (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Door Fitter near Aberdeen£26£214
Door Fitter near Amber Valley£26£198
Door Fitter near Angus£27£223
Door Fitter near Arun£29£214
Door Fitter near Ashfield£26£194
Door Fitter near Aylesbury Vale£33£223
Door Fitter near Barnsley£25£189
Door Fitter near Basildon£31£217
Door Fitter near Basingstoke & Deane£32£209
Door Fitter near Bassetlaw£22£175
Door Fitter near Bath & North East Somerset£25£201
Door Fitter near Bedford£33£227
Door Fitter near Belfast£16£132
Door Fitter near Birmingham£29£181
Door Fitter near Blackburn£25£177
Door Fitter near Blackpool£26£173
Door Fitter near Bolton£26£190
Door Fitter near Bournemouth£29£200
Door Fitter near Bracknell Forest£34£224
Door Fitter near Bradford£25£182
Door Fitter near Braintree£32£218
Door Fitter near Breckland£21£182
Door Fitter near Bridgend£26£172
Door Fitter near Brighton£28£215
Door Fitter near Bristol£25£200
Door Fitter near Broadland£22£180
Door Fitter near Broxtowe£25£194
Door Fitter near Bury£29£192
Door Fitter near Caerphilly£28£186
Door Fitter near Calderdale£25£181
Door Fitter near Cambridge£27£211
Door Fitter near Canterbury£26£195
Door Fitter near Cardiff£28£188
Door Fitter near Carmarthenshire£19£166
Door Fitter near Charnwood£25£192
Door Fitter near Chelmsford£31£217
Door Fitter near Cheltenham£29£218
Door Fitter near Cherwell£32£220
Door Fitter near Chester£26£186
Door Fitter near Colchester£30£213
Door Fitter near Conway£25£189
Door Fitter near Coventry£27£178
Door Fitter near Crewe & Nantwich£28£214
Door Fitter near Dacorum£33£224
Door Fitter near Derby£26£199
Door Fitter near Doncaster£24£183
Door Fitter near Dover£25£194
Door Fitter near Dudley£29£180
Door Fitter near Dumfries & Galloway£19£157
Door Fitter near Dundee£34£266
Door Fitter near East Ayrshire£24£201
Door Fitter near East Devon£24£181
Door Fitter near East Dunbartonshire£26£180
Door Fitter near East Hampshire£29£211
Door Fitter near East Hertfordshire£34£228
Door Fitter near East Riding£23£188
Door Fitter near Eastleigh£28£208
Door Fitter near Edinburgh£27£214
Door Fitter near Elmbridge£34£225
Door Fitter near Epping Forest£34£222
Door Fitter near Erewash£26£197
Door Fitter near Exeter£23£176
Door Fitter near Falkirk£26£192
Door Fitter near Fife£30£236
Door Fitter near Flintshire£27£191
Door Fitter near Gateshead£23£173
Door Fitter near Gedling£25£188
Door Fitter near Glasgow£25£180
Door Fitter near Gloucester£28£218
Door Fitter near Guildford£34£224
Door Fitter near Gwynedd£19£150
Door Fitter near Halton£27£188
Door Fitter near Harrogate£25£183
Door Fitter near Havant & Waterloo£28£210
Door Fitter near Highland£25£202
Door Fitter near Horsham£30£217
Door Fitter near Huntingdonshire£28£211
Door Fitter near Ipswich£31£211
Door Fitter near Isle of Wight£28£204
Door Fitter near Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£25£206
Door Fitter near Kingston-upon-Hull£22£176
Door Fitter near Kirklees£25£188
Door Fitter near Knowsley£27£185
Door Fitter near Lancaster£24£182
Door Fitter near Leeds£25£186
Door Fitter near Leicester£25£192
Door Fitter near Lisburn£17£136
Door Fitter near Liverpool£27£183
Door Fitter near London£34£223
Door Fitter near Luton£34£228
Door Fitter near Macclesfield£31£207
Door Fitter near Maidstone£29£211
Door Fitter near Manchester£29£198
Door Fitter near Mid Bedfordshire£34£230
Door Fitter near Mid Sussex£28£214
Door Fitter near Middlesbrough£39£189
Door Fitter near Milton Keynes£32£223
Door Fitter near Neath Port Talbot£22£169
Door Fitter near New Forest£28£203
Door Fitter near Newbury£32£211
Door Fitter near Newcastle-under-Lyme£28£211
Door Fitter near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£23£173
Door Fitter near Newport£27£194
Door Fitter near North Ayrshire£24£201
Door Fitter near North East Lincolnshire£22£174
Door Fitter near North Hertfordshire£35£232
Door Fitter near North Lanarkshire£25£181
Door Fitter near North Lincolnshire£21£171
Door Fitter near North Somerset£25£202
Door Fitter near North Tyneside£23£174
Door Fitter near North Wiltshire£26£205
Door Fitter near Northampton£31£218
Door Fitter near Norwich£22£182
Door Fitter near Nottingham£25£194
Door Fitter near Nuneaton & Bedworth£27£179
Door Fitter near Oldham£29£195
Door Fitter near Oxford£32£220
Door Fitter near Pembrokeshire£22£200
Door Fitter near Perth & Kinross£34£262
Door Fitter near Peterborough£29£212
Door Fitter near Plymouth£22£179
Door Fitter near Poole£29£201
Door Fitter near Portsmouth£28£208
Door Fitter near Preston£25£176
Door Fitter near Reading£34£222
Door Fitter near Redcar & Cleveland£34£190
Door Fitter near Reigate & Banstead£34£223
Door Fitter near Renfrewshire£25£183
Door Fitter near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£27£178
Door Fitter near Rochdale£29£191
Door Fitter near Rotherham£24£186
Door Fitter near Salford£29£197
Door Fitter near Salisbury£28£205
Door Fitter near Sandwell£29£180
Door Fitter near Scarborough£26£218
Door Fitter near Scottish Borders£28£223
Door Fitter near Sefton£27£184
Door Fitter near Sevenoaks£32£220
Door Fitter near Sheffield£24£186
Door Fitter near Slough£34£225
Door Fitter near Solihull£28£177
Door Fitter near South Ayrshire£24£201
Door Fitter near South Bedfordshire£33£227
Door Fitter near South Cambridgeshire£30£222
Door Fitter near South Gloucestershire£25£199
Door Fitter near South Kesteven£26£202
Door Fitter near South Lanarkshire£24£190
Door Fitter near South Oxfordshire£32£222
Door Fitter near South Somerset£28£240
Door Fitter near South Tyneside£23£174
Door Fitter near Southampton£28£209
Door Fitter near Southend-on-Sea£30£213
Door Fitter near St Albans£33£223
Door Fitter near St Helens£26£185
Door Fitter near Stafford£28£196
Door Fitter near Stockport£30£200
Door Fitter near Stockton-on-Tees£39£189
Door Fitter near Stoke-on-Trent£28£209
Door Fitter near Stratford-on-Avon£28£186
Door Fitter near Stroud£27£211
Door Fitter near Suffolk Coastal£31£207
Door Fitter near Sunderland£23£176
Door Fitter near Swale£29£210
Door Fitter near Swansea£22£173
Door Fitter near Tameside£29£198
Door Fitter near Teignbridge£23£177
Door Fitter near Tendring£30£212
Door Fitter near Test Valley£29£212
Door Fitter near Thamesdown£25£190
Door Fitter near Thanet£24£188
Door Fitter near The Wrekin£26£181
Door Fitter near Thurrock£31£218
Door Fitter near Torbay£24£178
Door Fitter near Trafford£29£196
Door Fitter near Vale of Glamorgan£28£181
Door Fitter near Vale of White Horse£30£215
Door Fitter near Vale Royal£27£191
Door Fitter near Wakefield£25£185
Door Fitter near Walsall£29£180
Door Fitter near Warrington£26£189
Door Fitter near Warwick£27£180
Door Fitter near Waveney£22£182
Door Fitter near Waverley£34£220
Door Fitter near Wealden£27£216
Door Fitter near West Lancashire£26£181
Door Fitter near West Lothian£26£204
Door Fitter near West Wiltshire£26£205
Door Fitter near Wigan£26£187
Door Fitter near Windsor & Maidenhead£34£225
Door Fitter near Wirral£27£184
Door Fitter near Wokingham£34£223
Door Fitter near Wolverhampton£29£181
Door Fitter near Wrexham Maelor£27£195
Door Fitter near Wychavon£27£192
Door Fitter near Wycombe£34£225
Door Fitter near York£24£181