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    • sandieb
    • By sandieb 18th Apr 17, 5:58 PM
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    Internal Replacement Doors: Oak Veneer
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    • 18th Apr 17, 5:58 PM
    Internal Replacement Doors: Oak Veneer 18th Apr 17 at 5:58 PM
    I've had a quotation from a local tradesmen for replacing 11 doors (including one sliding door + new tracking), door furniture, door oil and this totals £2347.55

    I'd like to know whether this sounds fair please?

    Very pleasant man who I'd like to do the work but I need to know whether this is the going rate.

    Thank you.
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    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 18th Apr 17, 6:11 PM
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    So how much are the doors and door furniture?
    • Annie1960
    • By Annie1960 18th Apr 17, 6:14 PM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 6:14 PM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 6:14 PM
    I've had a quotation from a local tradesmen for replacing 11 doors (including one sliding door + new tracking), door furniture, door oil and this totals £2347.55

    I'd like to know whether this sounds fair please?

    Very pleasant man who I'd like to do the work but I need to know whether this is the going rate.

    Thank you.
    Originally posted by sandieb
    What type of door? The cost varies. My Deanta door cost £220 and fitting was on top.As the carpenter did some other jobs it's difficult to say exactly how much the fitting cost, but it involved lining and architrave as well and took a day.
    • Private Church
    • By Private Church 18th Apr 17, 6:27 PM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 6:27 PM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 6:27 PM
    I've had a quotation from a local tradesmen for replacing 11 doors (including one sliding door + new tracking), door furniture, door oil and this totals £2347.55

    I'd like to know whether this sounds fair please?

    Very pleasant man who I'd like to do the work but I need to know whether this is the going rate.
    Originally posted by sandieb
    If he is geared up for the job it would take no more than 2.5 days as long as the door linings are in decent shape .

    Depending on where you are a decent chippy would charge between £150-200 a day. How much are the doors?. You can buy decent quality hinges,latch and a pair of handles for around £35 per door, sliding tack can be around £45-00.

    If you can post a link to the doors it would be helpful.
    Last edited by Private Church; 18-04-2017 at 6:36 PM.
    • sandieb
    • By sandieb 18th Apr 17, 7:01 PM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 7:01 PM
    Private Church - a link to the doors
    https://www.howdens.com/doors-joinery-collection/internal-doors/internal-hardwood-doors/genoa-oak-door/
    • sandieb
    • By sandieb 18th Apr 17, 7:01 PM
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    Materials cost £1547 Labour: £800
    • Private Church
    • By Private Church 18th Apr 17, 7:12 PM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 7:12 PM
    I no longer deal with Howdens but Wickes have similar doors for around £80 per door..

    Doors £880-00
    Ironmongery (incl sliding door track) £435-00

    Fitting Labour £500-600

    Total around £1,950-00 + finishing (labour and stain,Oil etc)

    If he has also allowed time for decorating the doors then the quote is a fair one.. Just to add ,most Oak veneered door specification say you shouldn't oil them so I would make sure he uses the recommended finishing products.. Oil can make the veneers de-laminate
    Last edited by Private Church; 18-04-2017 at 7:18 PM.
    • Annie1960
    • By Annie1960 18th Apr 17, 7:28 PM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 7:28 PM
    Materials cost £1547 Labour: £800
    Originally posted by sandieb
    Seems very good value to me, as long as the carpenter is properly trained as hanging doors is a skilled job.
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