Anyone know the going (Northern) rate for interior door fitting?
assuming the frames aren’t twisted, should be around £30 -£40 per door max.
without seeing the ‘job’ i’m just going on what i’ve charged, but you might get someone cheaper if its mates rates, but be wary of too cheap– if a mess is made going to cost you a lot to rectify.Posted 5 years ago
£30 quid a door here for more than 3, but as some doors especially the white colonist ones cost about a tenner and a local firm is supplying ansd fitting 6 for 300 quid including hinges latches and handles, get what you can.
If using an electric palne inside use a dust extractor, and if outside wear a dust mask as there is a lot of dust.
Also pointless painting them first paint after hangingPosted 5 years agounovoloMember
oh and if theyre from a well known orange shed and sold as hardwood expect problems.
Hmm Yes I bought one of there “Oak Hardwood” Interior doors, note to self read the small print.
It mainly consists of Oak Veneer and a small amount of Oak strips around the edges.
Was a proper pain in the arris to fit due to door frame not being square(OK not there fault)but a lot of very careful planing ensued to remove the required amount without going thru to the underlying(not oak) material.Posted 5 years ago
Until the veneer lifts, and youre told to return it back to the shed, leaving the house without a door, then who is going to pay for the removal and re fitting of it.
As I said, mine is absolutely fine. It wasn’t even an expensive one.
Oh and to be fair, if you bought an oak veneered door, and thought you were getting a solid oak door, you really didn’t read the product description properly. It’s not hidden away in the small print is it?Posted 5 years ago
Oh and to be fair, if you bought an oak veneered door, and thought you were getting a solid oak door, you really didn’t read the product description properly. It’s not hidden away in the small print is it?
customer bought it, i fitted it, i had the problem of persuading them it was a problem door, she had the problem of having no door.
Also customers see oak door, not engineered oak door, and dont expect the core to be chip board, or blocks of poorly glued timber with voids.Posted 5 years ago
Also customers see oak door, not engineered oak door, and dont expect the core to be chip board, or blocks of poorly glued timber with voids.
You need to manage your clients a bit better then. You do whinge about clients a lot though to be fair project. Perhaps you need to try and see them in a more positive light. 🙂Posted 5 years ago
dont seem to recall saying anything about my customers that could be seen as derogatory or whingeing.
The customer will usually buy down to a budget,not up to a quality, i uasually dont get involved until the fitting of the product is required, also dont sex workers have clients, where as i have good freindly tea supplying customers.
its also like a cetain companys selling solid oak furniture, made up of small lengths of oak planks and blocks with the grains mis matching and looking terrible, but to the customer who buys it its solid oak.Posted 5 years agojohn_drummerMember
hollowcore interior doors (e.g. Colonist as mentioned above) do not have a lot of room for planing.
the stiles and rails (sides and top/bottom) are rarely more than an inch thick and you need to keep at least half of that to get good purchase for the screws; also check which side the lockblock is & whereabouts it is in the door height, and fit the hinges to the opposite side. It’s usually marked on the top edge of the door
Finally, measure twice, buy once! measure the frame size, knock about 6mm off the width & the same off the height, that’ll be a good start if the frame is true.Posted 5 years ago
Dont forget the hollow colonist doors also have a huge staple hidden in each corner just to damage your palnner blades or send a shower of sparks from a circular saw blade, as fopr the lockblock tap the side of the door to fiond the lock block, we had some last year the lock block was fitted on the opposite side to that which was marked.Posted 5 years ago
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