Carpentry Price Survey 2020

carpentry price survey

Hi folks,

Recently we carried out a price survey with carpenters on our website.  We asked them to let us know what a typical price per hour or per day would be and if they had any
standard prices for certain jobs. Finally, we asked if they had any tips for the customer on having a good experience with the tradesman.  Here are a sample of the replies we received below:-

Eoin from Cork: Generally I’m basing my charges on €30 and hour for a carpenter.  I normally charge 5% on the price of material.  I charge €15 a square metre to fit laminate flooring, €18 a square metre to fit semi solid flooring. €22 a square meter to fit solid flooring.  I charge €60 to hang a door.  I charge €15 a doorframe to fit architrave and €4 a running meter to fit skirting board.

Brian from Cavan: Usually when I get a lead for a job, I call out to take a look and give a price, free of charge.  I always like to get a look at a job before I start, however small it is, and also nice to meet the person I’d be working for, I have no certain prices whether I ‘m doing doors, floors wallpanelling etc, because every job is different,  my daily rate would be anything between 160- 200, depending travel distance and some jobs can be more labour intensive than other.

Owen from Dublin: My rate is EUR200/250p/day.  My tips to have a good experience are 1. Check the Tradesmen’s references and Insurance and 2. Include as much detail as possible in the job description.

John from Cork:  I charge EUR30-EUR35/hour.  My top tip to customers to get the best result is to put as much detail as possible in the description on the job post so that tradesmen have a fair idea of what’s entailed.

Aidan from Laois:  I charge 30euro per hour.  My tips for a good experience are 1. Ask the Tradesman for advice regarding the job as they have experience and 2. Put as much detail about the job when posting it on the website as possible.

Colm from Wexford:  My rate is EUR22-25 Local / EUR 30-35 depending on distance.  My tip for the best response is to be as detailed as possible about the job when posting it on the website.

Robert from Wexford:  I charge EUR 20/hr local, EUR 28/hr for further distance.   My tips for a successful job are to check Tradesmen’s references as it will give a good indicator of previous work & also be as detailed as possible about the job when completing the job post.

John from Louth: My charge is EUR25/hour.  My tips for customers are to Check references and to re-use the same tradesman for future jobs when you find a good one, as this will ensure greater ease in getting the job completed as tradesmen will have loyalty towards existing customers.

Gerard from Tipperary: My rate is EUR25/hour.  My tips are to 1. take advice from the tradesman regarding your job. 2. Check their references before hiring, and 3. always give as much detail as possible on the job post.

Norman from Meath: At present I charge from 200-250 per day depending on the type of work e.g. 200 for building a stud wall and 250 for walk in wardrobes, vat and materials on top of that.  For the likes of walk in wardrobes, I sketch out the project so that the client can visualise the end product. This helps iron out any design issues and makes sure both the client and I are on the same page.


Thanks to all of the tradesmen who responded to our survey.  I hope this helps some of you who are planning to carry out a carpentry job in the near future.  Don’t forget that you can get a number of quotes for carpentry jobs by posting your job on our website at

At, we are continuing to provide our service within the restrictions that apply. Please feel free to look for quotes but only work that complies with the government guidelines should be carried out until these restrictions are lifted.

See you next time!

Oliver Dempsey
2 October 2020

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