Home trends and interior style constantly change and it’s easy to overlook upgrading your internal doors. The right door will make your guests feel comfortable and add to the interior design. Whether you’re building a new home, renovating a house or looking for replacement internal doors it’s important to choose the door that is right for you. Shawfield Doors is the best place to buy internal doors in Glasgow.

Before choosing a door you will need to know what size you require. As the doors in older homes are not standardised you may need to trim new replacement doors, so always measure the frame opening size and measure three times to be absolutely sure of the size. Top to bottom of the door frame is the first size you require, this is from the top of the frame to the ground level. Standard UK sizes for a door height opening is between 78″ (1981mm) and 80″ (2040mm). The second size you need is the width, measure between the frame from left to right. Standard UK sizes for a door width opening is between 27″ and 33″. Remember you can always slightly trim edges (we recommend no more than 6mm on any side) to reduce the overall size of the door, you can’t make the door bigger.

Remember to measure the frame opening size (the gap between the doors frames). As the frame could have changed size through environmental conditions or having been unevenly installed or created in an old home. New build houses now use standardised door sizes. When you are happy with your measurements you will now be ready to select your ideal door. If you require more information on measuring frame sizes please contact our sales team on 0141 613 2333 or visit us instore.

measuring the door height and measuring the door width
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Make the right first impression with a quality external front door. An entrance way door will usually be more decorative than an internal door. It needs to be functional, durable and weather resistant. So refresh the character of your home and leave a good impression to neighbours and visitors with a new front door.

Installing an exterior door is complicated for beginner DIY enthusiasts so it is advised to hire a carpenter or joiner to do the work. You may require permission from building control to complete work on an exterior door. A registered installer will notify them on your behalf and issue a certificate of completion that can be used as proof of compliance.

You will first have to measure your old door. Measure the door/frame carefully for a perfect fit, in most cases, you can order the new door in the same size as the old one as the door can be trimmed to fit the opening. Standard door sizes fit most existing edges but some seasoned houses will have moved causing twists and turns in the door frame. Framing a door inaccurately can rapidly take away the value and beauty of a door. Using shoddy materials or frugal shortcuts can prompt damage on the door and can cost more over the long haul. Make a point to follow fitting directions precisely.

Choosing the correct size of door is very important as there is typically a limit (we recommend no more than up to 6mm each side) to the amount you can trim a door. The first mistake a few people make when hanging a door is to begin fitting furniture (handles, hinges etc) before the door is trimmed.

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Even if you hire someone to do the work, it is always a good idea to have a basic understanding of what needs to be done. A contractor can probably replace a door within an hour and typically this type of project can be completed just about any time of year. In spite of this, it’s best not to begin projects of this nature in the prior weeks to significant occasions since you most likely need your home flawless if you intend to entertain.

Almost all doors are trimmed to fit the opening so on the off chance that your frame is not square you should consult a joiner. Standard door sizes fit most existing edges but some seasoned houses will have moved causing twists and turns in the door frame. Framing a door inaccurately can rapidly take away the value and beauty of a door. Using shoddy materials or frugal shortcuts can prompt damage on the door and can cost more over the long haul. Make a point to follow fitting directions precisely, or hire a professional when framing an entrance way.

Choosing the correct size of door is very important as there is typically a limit (we recommend no more than up to 6mm each side) to the amount you can trim a door. The first mistake a few people make when hanging a door is to begin fitting furniture (handles, hinges etc) before the door is trimmed.

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