At XL Joinery, we have been providing help to prospective customers for many years, and our latest ‘how to guide’ is focussed on how to measure the size of your internal door.
We understand that for many, hanging a door isn’t a day to day task, however, with our advice below, we are confident you can get the measurements perfect meaning whatever door style you decide on, it will seamlessly fit in to your house.
It is important to note that you do not just measure your current door. The sizes come from the opening. To get started, you will need a tape measure, a pen and some paper.
Firstly, measure the width of the door across the top, middle and bottom (they will probably be different). The biggest measurement is the width you write down.
Next, measure the height within the frame, again at intervals from the right, centre and left. Again, the biggest measurement is the size you write down. (Take in to consideration the flooring if you are replacing carpets too as carpet sizes differ so you may need to alter this height slightly (either more or less)).
Once you have the height and width, now measure the depth of the frame. There are only three standard sizes of thicknesses for doors (35mm, 40mm, and a 44mm fire door).
Once you have the measurements, look on the XL Joinery website to compare to standard sizes that are available to your door opening. If you are just a few mm too big on the door, you can always plane the door by up to 6mm on each side. You should check this with either XL Joinery or our stockists/distributors in advance if you are unsure.
If your door sizes are far out from standard door sizes, we offer a bespoke door option which you can use too.
If you would like more assistance or you would like to get in touch with our team, you can use the contact form on the contact page. However, if you are happy with the sizes you have for your opening, check out our internal doors by clicking here.