Cost to hire a Picture Hanging Professional on Bidvine

£40 - £100

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£40 - £100  National average range
£40 - £100



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How much does picture hanging and art installation cost?

Feb 19, 2018

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!


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 pro 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


Codeex home maintenance

(118 reviews)

25 hires on Bidvine

Brimsdown, North London EN3 7SH

Eunice C.Verified Review

Quick response, very professional, excellent work. I highly recommend the service. Thank you George!


Alain Assembling Ltd

(110 reviews)

265 hires on Bidvine

North Southwark, South East London SE1 9PH

Eoghan N.Verified Review

Great work and finish


Alex - Engineer, Furniture Assembly & Repair, Handyman

(59 reviews)

106 hires on Bidvine

Hendon, North London NW4 2TL

Tessa R.Verified Review

Very professional and polite, my tall sideboard was a lot more work than expected and he happily worked and finished the extra hours without even mentioning extra payment. Which I was more than happy to give since someone less professional would have never managed to built this sideboard. Can only highly recommend Alex. Will him again for sure!


John Mullan

(36 reviews)

55 hires on Bidvine

Paisley, Glasgow and Surrounding Areas PA3 4JZ

John A.Verified Review

John dismantled our old fitted bedroom units and cleaned up after finishing. He did the work in the time estimated and for an agreed price which was very reasonable given the work involved. I would have no hesitation in recommending him.


ALPI & Associates

(34 reviews)

40 hires on Bidvine

Fitzrovia, North West London W1G 8QH

Rachel G.Verified Review

I was really impressed with the quality of service provided by Aleks and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for fast and reliable furniture assembly. He was responsive and flexible in dealing with my queries/requests. For example, he agreed to assemble an additional piece of furniture (sofa) at short notice and did so very promptly which I was grateful for. He also assembled a large and heavy PAX wardrobe single handedly in good time. It’s clear he’s familiar with the products. He was polite and respectful, which is really important to me when having strangers in my home. I’d definitely use Aleks again next time I need some furniture built! Thanks very much


Robert Brede

(29 reviews)

58 hires on Bidvine

Guildford, Surrey GU1 1NB

Janice M.Verified Review

Robert did a brilliant job assembling my ikea chest of draws and bedside table. He arrived on time and left no mess. Can highly recommend

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