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Doors are an important part of the home. They serve not only functional purposes but also provide aesthetic to the home. However, doors may get damaged from time to time, from either overuse or exposure to extreme weather conditions. Whether you would like to get it fixed or plan on fixing it on your own, one question that immediately comes to mind is: “How much would it cost to fix a door?” Let’s dive in to find out.

Average costs

In the UK, costs for fixing a door would range from a minimum of £60 to a maximum of £100. On average, hiring a repairman to do the job will cost £80 on a national level. However, this can vary depending on several factors that may be less or more costly. Calling in for a specialist to give you a quote is a much more recommended option so they can properly assess your door’s condition and the costs needed to repair it.

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Considerations for the costs

Many factors come into play when figuring out the costs of your repairing your front door. Below are some of the most common factors to weigh in to get a nice estimate on your repair.

Type of door

Exterior doors vary from interior doors because of the function they serve. Exterior doors are usually made up of wood and are made of strong, solid wood that can survive through the weather. It is also the first thing you see in a home, so this might have additional aesthetics made of glass or other decorative items. These doors are most often worn out by the weather.

Interior doors, however, may be hollow or solid. They are more likely to be loose or have problems with fitting in the long run, depending on the usage.

Door material

Another important consideration is the material as they require different methods of maintenance as well. As previously mentioned, wooden doors tend to be susceptible to weather conditions and may suffer scratches, cracks, and even rot. Hollow doors are more vulnerable to splitting or holes. Steel doors may incur dents or fade over time.

Extent of damage

The extent of the damage is one factor that can spike up the costs of repair. Scratches and cracks from wood can just as easily be repaired at a low cost, but rot may not be as cheap, especially if it has spread to a large area.

It is always better to consult with a specialist to be able to reflect costs on a reasonable and real-time basis. Doors can last for a long time with the right maintenance, and the cost of simple repairs may save you more than replacing it. The Wooden Door Specialists can provide these services for you, or if you are simply interested in home repairs, our blogs may be helpful for your most asked questions. 

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Pieter Boyce - Wooden Window and door specialist

Pieter Boyce
Wooden Window and Door Specialist

This article was written on behalf of The Wooden Door Company 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.