Internal UK doors are generally made in several standard sizes to meet most domestic needs. However, not everyone is lucky enough to have a frame to fit a standard sized door.
In these instances you will have to go to a little more effort in order to determine your sizing and select a door that fits into the opening where the door should be. It’s not too difficult as you’ll soon see below.
XL Joinery doors can be ordered in many different sizes including both standard imperial and metric sizes and can also be shaved to fit your frame. By following these steps, you will be able to accurately measure your door.
If you only have a frame without the door, you will have to take the measurements from the frame itself, which can be a little bit more time consuming than measuring the door.
Measure both the left and right side of the frame from top to bottom to determine the height of the door required. It is essential to measure both sides as the frame may not be completely level, therefore the door may have to be taller on one side than the other to ensure a proper fit with no gaps. Always go with the larger measurement. Remember to add approximately 3mm of clearance.
To measure the width, you need to measure the top of the FRAME from left to right, as well as the bottom of the FRAME from left to right. This is for the same principle as measuring two points for the height, as it allows for an accurate reading in order to ensure a proper fit. Again, always go with the larger measurement. The clearance between the bottom edge of the door and the floor will depend on the floor covering and any threshold strips that may be fitted.
The thickness is relatively straightforward to work out; just measure the thickness of the frame from inside to out. Picturing where you would like the door to sit and you’ll be able to see exactly where you need to measure.
To learn more about installing and trimming a door please view our instructional videos; How to install an internal door and How to trim an internal door.
XL Joinery offer a comprehensive range of timber doors, for more information about our collection please download our 2014 catalogue or visit our website www.xljoinery.co.uk.