Cost to hire a Picture Hanging Professional on Bidvine

£45 - £110

National average price

£45 - £110  National average range
£45 - £110



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How much does picture hanging and art installation cost?

Sep 13, 2019

Nationally, the cost for picture hanging in the UK ranges from £40 to £90, however as this is an estimate individual project costs could vary. Hanging pictures on the walls can make a house look and feel more like a home. Whether you favour family photos or art, having a pro come in to handle your art installation can be a time-saver!

Picture Hanging and Art Installation Costs

UK National Minimum Cost£40
UK National Maximum Cost£90
UK National Average Cost£60
Average Range£40 - £90

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After updating your home with a painting project or plastering repairs, hanging even just one picture on your wall can feel like a daunting task. You have to be sure it hangs just right, is aligned straight and won't slide off the wall!

If you've been putting off your art installation for fear of making a mistake, why not bring in a professional picture hanger for the job?


Art needs to be securely fastened to your walls so it won't fall. Choose a heavy-duty fastener for high traffic areas. Hallways and stairways need the extra protection so frames won't get knocked off the wall. It can also help if you have rambunctious pets or children that might collide with your frames.

You might want to get speciality hardware for pieces of higher value. Locking fasteners will keep your artwork where you hang it. This can help prevent theft and give you peace of mind as well.

These fasteners also keep your pictures in place. No one can rearrange your pictures without your permission!

Number of Pieces

Moving into a new home could mean you have a lot of pictures that need hanging all over your home. If you have several pieces to hang up this can seem daunting, especially after the actual moving process!

If you are redecorating you may also face a similar situation with a need to put a number of pictures back up. These pieces may be art and photos you already had or new art that will refresh your space.

Remember, more pieces will take more time to hang properly, which will, in turn, increase the cost of the project.

Your home will look great once your favourite images grace the walls of your home!

Size and Arrangement of Pieces

A gallery wall is a popular way to display several pictures of varying sizes and types. However, you’ll need to spend some time planning beforehand to figure out the best arrangement. An easy way to preview this arrangement, in you, have the floor space, is to lay out your desired pieces on your floor.

That way when your pro arrives they can tackle the project efficiently based on your plans. This efficiency can help save on costs as well.

Even if you don't have space for a full gallery, you can easily mix and match the size of your pieces. You can also mix and match your frames as well! Pair up different types of images or stick with a single type for a consistent look.

Accessibility For Installation

It always helps to have the area cleared before you bring in a professional to hang your pictures. They'll need access to the wall, so make sure to clear out any furniture that might get in the way.

Tall walls may need extra equipment so that your picture hanger can reach the location you want to hang pictures. While a ladder will usually do, your installer may need to use a scaffolding for larger frames or especially tall rooms.

This equipment can also help if you plan to hang pictures in a stairway. Rather than trying to work on the uneven stairs, a scaffold will provide your professional with a flat, elevated surface to stand on.


The amount of time it will take to hang your pictures will vary. It usually takes at least one hour to complete a simple picture hanging.

Then, as the complexity of your project increase, this time will lengthen. This is because you will have to account for the time it takes to determine layout to ensure that all of your pieces are even, in the correct spots and look great.


Most professionals have reviews of their previous work. These reviews can give you an idea of their work experience and approach to picture hanging projects. Checking these reviews can provide insight into your pro before you hire them.

Your professional may also be able to provide references from previous clients. These references can help you determine if they are a good fit for your project.

Someone who has experience hanging pictures may have a higher hourly rate than someone just starting out. If you find yourself uncertain as to who to choose then simple check out their review or references.


Consider the cost of living when you look at your pro’s rates. If you live in an area where the cost of living is higher then this will, in turn, be reflected in the professional’s rates.

To help ensure your installation is cost effective keep an eye out for pros who operate nearby.

When you hire a pro who works locally, they won’t need to travel as far and so the transportation costs in their rates will be lower.

If you are uncertain what the cost of your project will be based on your location it is always best to ask your professional directly.


A professional installer can make hanging pictures a fast and easy project. So if you find yourself hesitating to get started, why not let them help?

Not only will they come with the expertise and the right tools for the job, a pro can answer any questions you have. They will make sure your art is level and secure, no matter how many pieces are in your collection.

To find a picture hanging expert submit a free request for bids on Bidvine and turn that drab wall into a fabulous gallery of memories and art!

Picture Hanging Professionals near you


Paulo Junior

New on Bidvine

16 years in business

Lambeth, London SW2

London picture frame studio, Fine art frames maker 🖼, 15 years experience, also picture hanging service available. Gilded frames, simple finishes, conservation at museum level, acid free range of mounts cut by size, and thickness also available. Custom frames can be design at request. Private


Andrew Dean

6 years in business

Merton, London SW19

I offer a highly professional, reliable and friendly handyman service covering South West London and Central London. For a wide variety of home maintenance needs including carpentry, plumbing, electrical, decorating and any odd jobs, my work is consistently completed to a very high standard


Julius Kancelskis

10 reviews

2 years in business

20 hires on Bidvine

Woolwich, London SE18

Jean-Philippe P. said "Julius and his colleague were very professional, quick and clear in their communication. Got the job done very quickly and was able to resolve a few small things that came up at short notice. Definitely recommended and happy to hire him again when other projects come up."



13 reviews

7 years in business

14 hires on Bidvine

Battersea, London SW11

Alma G. said "Richard is very professional and knowledgeable, he did a great job. Definitely recommend and would hire again. Thank you!"


Flat Pack Ninja

9 reviews

3 years in business

11 hires on Bidvine

Camden Town, London NW5

When it comes to maintaining or improving our homes, we all need a helping hand every now and then. There are all sorts of seemingly simple jobs that can quickly become incredibly complicated once you get started; and others that you know from the outset will require specialist knowledge and tools f


Wide Fix

28 reviews

43 hires on Bidvine

Clapham, London SW8

Jenny N. said "Sam was on time (5 Mins early in fact!), friendly, very efficient and did a great job. He hung 6 pictures and clocks for us and measured the spaces to ensure they were centred and at the right height and had suggestions for positioning too. Very happy with the service. All done in les

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