Doors serve a long-lasting function to the home. It provides security, convenience, and aesthetic to the home. As much as doors can keep you safe from intruders, it also blocks out the unwanted sunlight or draught coming from outside of your house. Because of this, it is important to keep your doors in good shape. However, if it does get damaged you might think it too costly to have it repaired, or much of an effort to fix yourself. Here are some of the things you would want to know if you’re having troubles with your door.
How much would it cost to fix a door?
The cost to fix a door depends on several factors. However, based on national standards, you can spend up to a minimum of £60 to a maximum of £110 on having it repaired. As mentioned, these prices vary depending on various factors, including the door’s state, the process needed to fix it, and your contractor. You may need to evaluate your door’s current state to have an estimate of how much it would take to repair. Here are some ideas on what to check:
- The size of your door. Bigger doors require heavier maintenance, especially when it is not well taken care of. Doors with wider surface areas also have more room for dirt, grime, and damage such as rot for wood doors or dents for metal doors.
- The required people and equipment. The people and the equipment are integral factors to the cost as this will greatly affect it. Costs for labour and materials may differ depending on what needs to be fixed, but generally, these make up a large portion of the expenses.
- The condition of your door. The current condition of your door determines if it can be fixed in the first place. If your door has seen its worst days, then you might have to go at lengths to have it fixed. It may require you to purchase additional materials that can be used to help repair it. For wooden doors, scratches and holes may be filled up with wood filler. Mould and termites present in a wooden door may also require extra measures and therefore extra costs.
Why do we recommend restoring instead of replacing?
First and foremost, comparing costs already shows that restoring is much cheaper than having it replaced. While average costs for repairing are not the cheapest, the price of a standard door starts at around £500 and can even go up to £2000, and much more expensive when it is bespoke. That alone can be a deciding factor.
Aside from the added expense, we believe in conserving and keeping the heritage alive. Period property doors should especially be conserved as they can raise the property’s value. Not only that, they are usually made from stronger wood material and can last for a very long time.
If you are looking to set a budget on repairing your door, the best course of action would be to contact a specialist and get a quote. Fortis & Hooke specializes in restorations of doors and sash windows. Check out our site to learn more about our services.
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Wooden Window and Door Specialist
This article was written on behalf of Fortis & Hooke by Pieter Boyce. Pieter has an intense passion for English Architectural history and has been specialising in the conservation of original wooden windows and doors for decades. His exceptional knowledge of timber windows and doors, both listed or non-listed, is attributed to his hands-on approach to learning all aspects of the complete restoration of original features as well as having personally surveyed thousands of items throughout his long tenure as a head surveyor for one of the largest window and door restoration companies in the UK. He now runs a boutique wooden window and door consultancy and fervently champions the retention of original windows and doors. To learn more of Pieter’s services, visit his website at www.boultonboyce.co.uk.