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Changing cavity sliding door to your own - how difficult?

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by EN710, 11th Feb, 2016.

  1. EN710

    EN710 Well-Known Member

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    Hiya!

    I'm wondering if it is difficult to change a painted cavity sliding door to a glass version? e.g.

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    The doors are extra tall 2340mm high x 1020mm and 2340mm high x 820mm
    My builder quoted $650 per door (this is after the $$$ to just add a cavity door)
     
  2. bob shovel

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    What work did he say was involved to get that price?
    Is the top photo your door?

    Find out what you have first and how it works. Find the supplier of they do glass for a straight swap
     
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    It's a cavity sliding door (for the house that's going to be built). We want one of the room (dining overlooking in) to have a clear glass door. Adding a sliding door 2340mm high x 1020mm is $950 and to change it from regular painted to glass is $650 (as shown, Hume JST1)

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  4. bob shovel

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    Ah ok. Give humes (or Corinthian etc) a call to check the price. It's likely the cost of the door is more expensive, not just the builder jacking up the price (but they may be a variation cost, design change or something else).

    Glass is expensive, plus the extra weight may mean the sliders are a heavier duty or totally different set up to timber
     
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    I see :( Gotta cough in the money then.

    Do you think wooden frame glass door one would be good? just worried about maintenance :rolleyes:
     
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    Depends how much you drink and how fast you run! :p

    I assume it's a ppor build? I think they look nice and would smarten up a room, might also feel a bit more "open".
    Whats an extra $650 on a 30 year loan! If you love it get it :)
     
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    I don't drink, but the dog do run. They're to small to break any glass (but vet might be as expensive :confused:

    PPOR build indeed, do that "what is xxx extra on 30 years loan" 20 times and I'll be in big trouble :eek:
     
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    Whoa 20 doors is a big diff! I thought just the one in the kitchen
     
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    Not 20 doors lol

    But I have had several of "but this one is better and it cost $600 more..." Like better looking benchtop, and oh, those full tiling for ensuite and bathroom o_O, and upgrade on brick choice....
     
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    Haha we're getting there! Yeah it does add up in the end! Need a contingency of atleast 10%!
     
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    The door shd at most cost $250 a handyman or carpenter should be able to do it an a hourly rate which should cost ard $80-$100 to unhang and rehang the new door
     
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