How to measure for and hang an internal UPVC door

We want to ensure that your new door fits and looks just right. As they are made to measure it's important to get as good a fit as possible. Once you have given us your measurements, the doors are made to measure but they can still be planed further if necessary - 15mm on each side and around 50mm on the height.

Note - when these doors are despatched to you, they will have a protective sheet over them which is peeled off when ready to hang - this will ensure you have a lovely clean door when hung - see we have thought of everything.

Step 1

Measure door opening (as opposed to door) and deduct 8mm from the height and 8mm from the width to allow for clearance. This is the measurement you give us.

Step 2

Remove plastic trim/edges and place door in opening. Place a lifting bar or chisel under the door to lift it up to the lintol, if there is a run on the frame then the top of the door will have to be planed to the shape of the frame - this should be done with an electric planer.

Step 3

When the door is planed and fits the opening, replace the plastic edges and trim with a fine tooth hacksaw.

Step 4

It is recommended that these doors are fitted with 3 x 3 inch flush hinges, 50mm no.6 screws should be usedto fix the hinges to the doors adnd 25mm no.6 screws used to fix hinges to the frame.

Step 5

We recommend a 2.5 inch tubular latch should be fitted using a 22mm flat bit in a power drill at a height of 1m from the floor (drill carefully so to avoid cracking the plastic edge). The faceplate of the latch can be cut out of the plastic edge to allow the latch to be countersunk into the edge of the door.

Step 6

Fit handle as per standard door

If a lock is required we would recommend a facemounted lock i.e Yale or rim lock. We have been fitting these doors for many years - if you would like to speak to someone in our workshop please feel free to call 0800 011 3145


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