Average Labour Cost/Price to Change, Replace or Fit Architraves

To clarify the following prices it is recommended that you read the article in the INFORMATION box below the PRICES…

(These prices are based on a tradesman’s rate of £150.00 per day and a labourer if required at £100.00 per day. This includes the cost of buying and collecting any materials, dumping any waste if necessary and any incidental materials they will need. The minimum price will usually be for a half day)

How Much Does it Cost To Fit Architraves?


Job 1 To fit architraving to just one side of a door, he will charge for half a day, so with the materials………..£110.00
Job 2 To fit architrave to both sides of the same door is still half a day, so………£135.00
Job 3 To fit architraving all round the 4 downstairs doors, will take one day ………£350.00

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A Price Guide and Information Sheet on Fitting Architraving


I’m assuming you have some form of architraving around the door at the moment and you want to improve on it, so go to a timber yard, choose the design you want, then get the builder to collect and fit it.

It’s a pretty quick job and providing you have chosen a design of architrave which is in sympathy with the age of your property, the result can transform a room out of all proportion to the cost.

Removing the existing stuff can be the tricky bit. If he’s too slapdash, he will rip any
wallpaper which may be stuck to it, make sure he slices all round with a sharp knife before he rushes in with his jemmy!

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