Front Doors

Advice on Picking a Door Fitter

If you want a new front door, you’ll need to find a skilled and reliable professional to install it. Picking a door fitter who’s right for you can be tricky but is well worth the effort. With the right fitter you’re far more likely to get the job done to a good standard and at the right price.

Picking a door fitter

There are lots of easy things you can do to help you find a skilled door fitter:

Read customer reviews

Reading customer reviews can be a really good way to help you find a quality professional. Have a look online or visit their Quotatis profile page if you found them through our service. You can also ask the tradesperson for customer references and images of their work. If you can’t find any good customer feedback for a professional then it’s probably not worth considering hiring them.

Avoid cold callers

Cold callers are also worth avoiding when you’re picking a door fitter. Tradespeople who turn up at your door without an appointment may not be who they say they are. Plus, if they have to resort to calling round to properties to find work then they may not be the most skilled professional available. Instead, get recommendations from friends or relatives or find a door fitter through our service.

Get lots of quotes

To give yourself plenty of choice, make sure you ask several door fitters for quotes. This will give you a range of pros to choose from and help you work out an average price for the job you want doing. Make sure you avoid any significantly low or high quotes as you probably won’t get the service you expect.

Get proof of company name, address and insurance

It’s important to get proof of a fitter’s company name, address and insurance before you consider hiring them. If you manage to get hold of these details then it makes it more likely that they’re a legitimate professional. If you’ve found them through our service then we will have already done this for you.

Find out if they’re registered with a competent person scheme

It’s also a good idea to find out whether the door fitters you find are registered with a competent person scheme, like FENSA or CERTASS. If they are, then they can self-certify that the work they do follows building regulations. You can hire a professional who isn’t registered with a competent person scheme but you’ll need to contact a building control body to ensure that their work is compliant with building regulations.

These tips should make picking a door fitter a bit easier for you. If you need to find professionals in your area, complete our online form. We’ll connect you with up to 4 door installers in your area.