Carpentry Project Price Guide

If you want to do a carpentry project in your home, it’s useful to know how much it’s going to cost. This will help you plan it and work out whether you can afford the work you want to do. To give you a general idea of how much your project is likely to cost, we’ve put together a carpentry project price guide.

General advice

Do your research

What kind of work does your carpentry project involve? Do you have an idea about the type of wood you want? If you need kitchen units, a bookshelf or a wardrobe built, do you know what size and style you want these to be? Once you’ve worked out the kind of work you want doing, you can then move on to estimating how much money you need to do it.

Set a budget

It’s important to have an idea of how much you want to spend on your project and stick to it. Make sure this is realistic, otherwise you might get halfway through your project and realise you’ve run out of money.


Different carpentry jobs cost different amounts. To get precise prices, get some quotes from different professionals. But to give you a general idea, here’s a rough carpentry project price guide.

Carpentry job Approx. cost (including materials)
Fitting a skirting board From £200 (for an average-sized room)
Building a book shelf From £250
Hanging doors From £350 (for a two-bed house)
Building a built-in wardrobe From £600

To work out a more accurate average price for a carpentry job, get quotes from several different professionals and compare them. Ensure you get the type of wood you want recorded in your quote, as this can alter prices quite significantly.

Thanks to this carpentry project price guide you should now have a rough idea of how much the work you want doing will cost. To find carpenters in your area, complete our online form. We’ll connect you with up to 4 professionals in your area.