How To Fit A New UPVC Front Door
Fitting a new UPVC front door isn’t as difficult as you may think. You need a little DIY knowledge, some basic tools and 2 – 3 hours assuming all goes to plan with the removal of your old door.
Measure your UPVC door aperture, If you need help take a look at our help page on how to measure for a front door.
Needless to say this needs to be done before you purchase your replacement UPVC front door. Take measurements of width and height of your door aperture, inside and out, and at a number of points up and down and across. This will give you a mean average aperture size that you will use to order your UPVC door fitted in its frame. Leave 5 – 10mm all round to allow for the aperture not being perfectly sized but make this judgement based on your multiple door measurements.
When you are ready to fit you will need fixings, a drill with masonry drill bits, spirit level, some packing for any areas where the door frame isn’t a totally snug fit, some filler and possibly plaster.
Remove the old door and frame as carefully as possible so as not to damage the door aperture, be that concrete or brick. Clean any loose dust and when happy offer up your new UPVC front door in its frame.
Start by ensuring that the cill is level and horizontal then make your initial fixings. Apply a bead of silicone sealant along the raised edges and and bottom rail of the frame but make sure that you don't block the drainage holes. Pack below the cill to ensure that it doesn't sag over time.
Once you have your fixings in place the rest of your work is securing and making good the gaps and finish.
To download a full and complete UPVC door-fitting guide, click HERE