What to Think About When Replacing Your Doors
When choosing the new doors for your home it is imperative that they are also the right doors for your home, which is not always that easy.
That is why, at JAS Timber, we offer a wide range of doors in many styles and designs, from a range of suppliers - enabling us to offer you a vast range from which to choose from.
We supply a range of doors from XL Joinery, JB Kind, LPD, Deanta & Mendes.
1 – Making your budget work for you
The first step is to work out how much you want to spend. Budgets can vary quite a lot from project to project, so working out your maximum limit will help you to focus your search better.
2 – The choice of doors that complement your home
Your home will already have its own existing décor, features and quirks and these should not be ignored. These should be used as a guide when considering what type of door styles will complement your home, not clash.
At JAS Timber, we can offer the complete range from the UK's leading providers of doors. And we can cater for all home settings.
Whether you are looking for traditional doors with raised mouldings and raised and fielded panels, or the more ultra-modern designs that feature long elegant lines or asymmetric curves we can cover all bases.
When putting the ranges together, our suppliers put a lot of consideration to offering a great choice of complementary designs such as pre-glazed door designs in clear or obscure glass which come with toughened safety glass fitted as standard.
3 – Taking the appropriate measurements of your door opening
When measuring your frame, the height, width and depth are all important, but firstly measure whether the frame is square and true.
Follow these three steps to see if your frame is square:
- Measure the frame diagonally from edge to edge on both sides to see if the measurements are the same and the frame is square
- Next measure the width of the door opening across the top, middle and the bottom Use the largest of the three measurements as the guide to selecting the right door width
- In order to measure the height of the door, take the measurement from the hinge side first. Then measure the height of the door opening from the lock side and finally the centre. Taking the largest of the three measurements.
Select a door that is either the right size or only slightly too big (please refer to trimming details on individual doors for guidance on what can be taken off a door). A poorly fitted door will cause any number of difficulties as the building responds to changing weather conditions.
For the replacement of an external door, it is important to assess the door, frame and threshold for signs of wear and damage, as it could mean you require a new Doorset.