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How To Fit An Internal Door - 25/07/2012
by Author for Dampproofing Leeds, AP Plastering Co - Tags: How To Fit An Internal Door
If you have recently had to have your locks changed by Locksmith Aylesbury, you will find they will have advised you in the nest ways to keep your home secure especially if your door is old. When it comes to fitting a new door you will find that not all the castings are in a perfect alignment. It would make the job so very easy if that was the case. The reality is that you will find every door casting is far from perfect which means that with trial and error it can take time to fit a door that is perfectly aligned with its Builders Aylesbury frame. There is also more fitting involved with a door than just getting the opening modified. All doors have a standard Decorator Aylesbury stock size and a door chart is used as a reference to ensure that it is of the correct size. Sometimes the you will find the door is slightly smaller than the standard cut out, this is a regular occurrence as primarily the door was altered to fit a particular frame. Fitting a door that is slightly bigger is that best thing as the door can be cut and shaped to fit the measurements. Ensure that you choose the correct size within millimetres as the amount you can take away is only slight.
It is important to establish which side of the door is going to be hinged before you begin fitting the door as well as where the latch is going to go. On most wooden panelled doors this is quite obvious as all of the functions of the door you are able to see. For instance the rail at the bottom is always deeper than the top; usually the locks/handles can go either side. If you are fitting a hollow core styled door this will not be the case as it is made differently. It is important to choose a door that is fire safe should the worst happen you know that you got the best materials to prevent a fire spreading and the same applies with regular check on your electrical goods by the local Electrician Aylesbury. Your gas/boiler needs regular checks by a corgi registered Plumber Aylesbury. The hollow core doors are not of a solid construction and this design will come with a guide to tell you where the locks can and can’t go. Dependable on the manufacturer they can vary slightly but generally the top will be marked with a ‘t’ and at the side or edge you will see the letters LB to tell you which side of the door you can place the lock block; this means that the latch and the handles need to fitted on this side.
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