If you’re going through new constructions or renovations and looking to change your old front door and install a brand new composite door, then you’re at the right place. Composite door fitting can be a DIY project but it’s essential to have the necessary training and experience before commencement. If not, we’d recommend you hire the services of a reliable professional to guarantee the best results and save yourself some time and money.Here, we’ll give a good insight into the composite door fitting process.
To get started, here are some of the tools that may be required - tape measure, hammer, stanley knife, crowbar, chisel, saw. Silicone sealant gun, spirit levels, electric drill ( including the hammer section), rubber mallet and 6mm socket spanner.
• Remove the existing door by rounding up the door frame firstly with a knife to reduce the possible damage to the wall.
• Cut through the door jambs.
• Remove each in two separate sections.
• Ensure the opening is level without any screws, mastic and filler.
lAlign Your Composite Door
• Ensure the sill of the door is level and flat.
• Make sure the frame is square and plumb in both planes.
• Bridge the cavity of the wall and cover the DPC
• Ensure that the frame is square. If not, your composite door won’t function as it should.
lInstall Your Composite Door
• Place the door in the frame.
• Hold the frame firmly in position with wedge packers
• Make sure the packers are positioned close to where the fixing will be placed.
• Make sure the jams are square and plumb in all planes by using a long spirit level.
• Secure the frame to the brickwork with the use of a drill.
• Place the fixings at the top and bottom of each hinge as well as each of the lock keep.
• Top fixings should be fitted 150mm and 250mm from each corner.