Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Housing in general
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 21.07.2008, 13:31
Gunhilde's Avatar
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Baselland
Posts: 11
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Gunhilde has no particular reputation at present
Replacement door/locks

We live near Basel and need to replace our front door (street door) and the keys/locking mechanism. Does anyone know how we can do this without employing a team of architects and having a door hand crafted from a personally selected piece of wood from a local forest? We just want a draught-free door, a bunch of keys, and a reasonable bill! I have looked in various parts of the forum but can't find quite what I need.

Thanks,

OlgaD.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 21.07.2008, 13:41
smbuzby's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Embrach North of Zurich City
Posts: 430
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 107 Times in 67 Posts
Blog Entries: 6
smbuzby has earned some respectsmbuzby has earned some respect
Re: Replacement door/locks

Quote:
View Post
We live near Basel and need to replace our front door (street door) and the keys/locking mechanism. Does anyone know how we can do this without employing a team of architects and having a door hand crafted from a personally selected piece of wood from a local forest? We just want a draught-free door, a bunch of keys, and a reasonable bill! I have looked in various parts of the forum but can't find quite what I need.

Thanks,

OlgaD.

It shouldn't be that bad - as long as you have a licence to change it . Check out Dorig, they do windows and doors. Engineers seem to be good. They did the windows and doors in my old (rental) apartment.

http://www.englishforum.ch

Good luck
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 21.07.2008, 13:59
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,684
Groaned at 33 Times in 27 Posts
Thanked 1,134 Times in 585 Posts
peachy has a reputation beyond reputepeachy has a reputation beyond reputepeachy has a reputation beyond reputepeachy has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Replacement door/locks

Quote:
View Post
We live near Basel and need to replace our front door (street door) and the keys/locking mechanism. Does anyone know how we can do this without employing a team of architects and having a door hand crafted from a personally selected piece of wood from a local forest? We just want a draught-free door, a bunch of keys, and a reasonable bill! I have looked in various parts of the forum but can't find quite what I need.

Thanks,

OlgaD.
Minimum 1000chf provided the door isn't exposed to the elements, if it needs to be weather proof 2000chf. Add min 500chf for fitting and 200chf for a lock.

I went through the same phase of pure disbelief you are going through when i got quotes for out door, it is mega expensive.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 21.07.2008, 14:03
smbuzby's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Embrach North of Zurich City
Posts: 430
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 107 Times in 67 Posts
Blog Entries: 6
smbuzby has earned some respectsmbuzby has earned some respect
Re: Replacement door/locks

Is that so expensive for a 1 in 25 year expense? I guess in UK you would have to spend about 800UKP to get something pretty decent. Labour is expensive here - no getting away from that unless you know someone who can do it for you.....
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 21.07.2008, 14:03
Lob's Avatar
Lob Lob is offline
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: -
Posts: 8,451
Groaned at 49 Times in 44 Posts
Thanked 1,973 Times in 1,060 Posts
Blog Entries: 1
Lob has a reputation beyond reputeLob has a reputation beyond reputeLob has a reputation beyond reputeLob has a reputation beyond reputeLob has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Replacement door/locks

you may find you harness the creativity of the EF massiv if you describe the problem you're trying to resolve.

For instance, I've fixed a draughty door with some hammering at specific points in the jam....
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 21.07.2008, 14:05
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,684
Groaned at 33 Times in 27 Posts
Thanked 1,134 Times in 585 Posts
peachy has a reputation beyond reputepeachy has a reputation beyond reputepeachy has a reputation beyond reputepeachy has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Replacement door/locks

Quote:
View Post
Is that so expensive for a 1 in 25 year expense? I guess in UK you would have to spend about 800UKP to get something pretty decent. Labour is expensive here - no getting away from that unless you know someone who can do it for you.....
It's not but then you don't want the door that "only" costs 2k do you.

Ours was closer to 6k fitted, and I think that is too much.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 21.07.2008, 14:05
smbuzby's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Embrach North of Zurich City
Posts: 430
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 107 Times in 67 Posts
Blog Entries: 6
smbuzby has earned some respectsmbuzby has earned some respect
Re: Replacement door/locks

A good hammering resolves many problems. Most of my cars in the uk needed this one way or the other )
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 21.07.2008, 14:06
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Appenzell
Posts: 5,904
Groaned at 108 Times in 94 Posts
Thanked 2,195 Times in 1,317 Posts
DaveA has an excellent reputationDaveA has an excellent reputationDaveA has an excellent reputationDaveA has an excellent reputation
Re: Replacement door/locks

Go into the forest; find a door that is suitable and build a new house about the door. That is how we do it here.

dave


Quote:
View Post
We live near Basel and need to replace our front door (street door) and the keys/locking mechanism. Does anyone know how we can do this without employing a team of architects and having a door hand crafted from a personally selected piece of wood from a local forest? We just want a draught-free door, a bunch of keys, and a reasonable bill! I have looked in various parts of the forum but can't find quite what I need.

Thanks,

OlgaD.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank DaveA for this useful post:
  #9  
Old 21.07.2008, 14:07
smbuzby's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Embrach North of Zurich City
Posts: 430
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 107 Times in 67 Posts
Blog Entries: 6
smbuzby has earned some respectsmbuzby has earned some respect
Re: Replacement door/locks

Quote:
View Post
It's not but then you don't want the door that "only" costs 2k do you.

Ours was closer to 6k fitted, and I think that is too much.
You must like gilding far too much!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 21.07.2008, 14:10
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,684
Groaned at 33 Times in 27 Posts
Thanked 1,134 Times in 585 Posts
peachy has a reputation beyond reputepeachy has a reputation beyond reputepeachy has a reputation beyond reputepeachy has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Replacement door/locks

Quote:
View Post
You must like gilding far too much!
That's just what a half decent door costs here, incredible isn't it. Anybody that has had one fitted will confirm (at least I hope they will )
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 21.07.2008, 14:14
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Appenzell
Posts: 5,904
Groaned at 108 Times in 94 Posts
Thanked 2,195 Times in 1,317 Posts
DaveA has an excellent reputationDaveA has an excellent reputationDaveA has an excellent reputationDaveA has an excellent reputation
Re: Replacement door/locks

It's really the portcullis wrought-iron work that pushed up the price. That and the 600CHF compulsory charge for a name plate of value 10CHF.

dave


Quote:
View Post
That's just what a half decent door costs here, incredible isn't it. Anybody that has had one fitted will confirm (at least I hope they will )
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 21.07.2008, 14:14
Lob's Avatar
Lob Lob is offline
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: -
Posts: 8,451
Groaned at 49 Times in 44 Posts
Thanked 1,973 Times in 1,060 Posts
Blog Entries: 1
Lob has a reputation beyond reputeLob has a reputation beyond reputeLob has a reputation beyond reputeLob has a reputation beyond reputeLob has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Replacement door/locks

I know someone who had frame and door replace in an apartment block after a jemmied break in.


7 grand.

Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 21.07.2008, 14:17
smbuzby's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Embrach North of Zurich City
Posts: 430
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 107 Times in 67 Posts
Blog Entries: 6
smbuzby has earned some respectsmbuzby has earned some respect
Re: Replacement door/locks

Quote:
View Post
I know someone who had frame and door replace in an apartment block after a jemmied break in.


7 grand.


Anyone have Polish "family" that would help out for free?
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 21.07.2008, 21:02
miniMia's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: francophonia
Posts: 7,564
Groaned at 63 Times in 58 Posts
Thanked 5,170 Times in 2,742 Posts
miniMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Replacement door/locks

The Hornbach DIY center has doors. You might be able to buy one there & not got through a specialist dealer. They also provide installation service which I'm sure will be less than a specialist.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
baselland, door, keys




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
door to door sales maor Business & entrepreneur 20 24.02.2012 19:40
Windscreen Replacement sparks1061 Transportation/driving 11 03.04.2011 09:40
glass lampshade replacement interplanet.janet Other/general 2 18.01.2008 11:03
Where to buy magnetic locks peachy General off-topic 1 15.01.2008 14:16
Replacement for TV-links.co.uk Maria TV/internet/telephone 0 08.12.2007 18:47


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 12:00.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0