Last updated on March 31st, 2022
Cost to create a crittall mirror
You’d be forgiven for not knowing what ‘crittall’ is, but you’ve probably seen crittall screens, doors or mirrors – especially if you’re an interior design fan. With a trend for crittall mirrors sweeping social media in the UK, we’ve put together this guide on the cost to create a crittall mirror.
You’d be forgiven for not knowing what ‘crittall’ is, but you’ve probably seen crittall screens, doors or mirrors – especially if you’re an interior design fan. With a trend for crittall mirrors having swept social media in the UK, we’ve put together this guide on the cost to create a crittall mirror – or to have a handyperson create one for you!
Buying a crittall mirror can cost hundreds if not thousands of pounds to buy, especially if you’re buying a large mirror or a genuine antique. That said, you could enlist the help of a handyman and create your own bespoke crittall mirror for a fraction of the price.
How much does it cost to create a crittall mirror?
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Our costs are ballpark averages – get a local tradesperson to quote now
The main cost for getting a tradesperson to create a crittall mirror for you is their time. Hiring a handyman, who should be able to create and hang a crittall mirror for you, will cost around £20 to £30 per hour.
The job should take 2-4 hours, giving you a labour cost of £40 to £120 to create the crittall mirror. You just need to factor in the cost of materials on top of the cost of labour.
To find out more about the cost of a handyman, check out our guide to handyman prices.
Factors affecting the cost of creating a crittall mirror
There are a number of factors that will affect the price of creating a crittall mirror. They include:
- Size and design of crittall mirror
- Method used to create the mirror
- Complexity of installation
- Any metalwork or prep work needed
- Where you live
Can I create a crittall mirror myself?
In a word, yes. Singer and TV personality Stacey Solomon famously created her own DIY crittall mirror using 12 black IKEA picture frames and mirrors. The materials cost her less than £30 in total.
However, if you’re not a DIY enthusiast then we recommend hiring a local handyman to create the crittall mirror for you.
How do you make a crittall mirror?
If you’re thinking of a bespoke crittall mirror there are a number of options:
- Using multiple small mirrors in black frames and joining them together.
- Applying self-adhesive black lead tape to a piece of glass.
- Using a real black window frame and combining with a large mirror panel.