07 Apr

How To Measure for a New External Door

When you’re replacing an exterior door you need to know what size you’re in the market for, but measuring this accurately can prove tricky.

When measuring for a new composite door, much care and attention is required, as one wrong measurement could lead to your door fitting incorrectly which will make it less secure and difficult to open.

When measuring for a new exterior door, you need to measure the brickwork opening width and height.

While it may seem obvious, it’s imperative to use a good quality builders metric tape measure and have a notebook or notepad and pencil to write down each measurement.

Ensure you take the measurements in millimetres, not inches or feet and inches.

Width: Measure the width of your door at 3 points – the top, middle and bottom. Record the smallest measurement; this is your width.

Height: Measure the height of your door at 3 points – left, centre and right. Again record the smallest measurement; this is your height.

We would recommend that you arrange for whichever joiner will be fitting the door to visit your home and measure for the new door on your behalf, taking the legwork out of the equation for you and ensuring you order a door that fits.