What Size Doors Do I Need?

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We're going to take a look at how to determine which size doors you will need to order.
First things first when measuring for your new door please remember to measure the opening of your frame rather than the existing door.
95% of the time a door will need to be fitted (or cut down) to suit the opening, most timber doors will have at least an inch of removable timber so that you can get a snug fit in the frame.
Take a look at our Measuring for a New Front Door guide for advice on how to measure.

You will notice the doors on our website are all based around industry-standard sizes. Obviously , varying sizes do occur but for the purpose of this guide we will stick to the standard sized internal and external doors.

Generally there are three sizes of door.
In imperial measurements these are as follows
6 ft 6 x 2 ft 6    Or.   78in x 30in
6 ft 6 x 2 ft 9.     Or.  78in x 33in
6 ft 8 x 2 ft 8.     Or.   80in x 32in

In millimeters these are as follows
1981 x 762
1981 x 838
2032 x 813

Although we now use millimetres as the standard measurement . Doors are still referred to in feet and inches for example 2ft 3inches, 2 ft 6inches & so on..... Just for the fact it's Easier to refer to than 1981 x 762 etc........

You will find the sizes also apply to interior doors. Although they generally come in a wide variety of sizes, the theory stays the same.

We hope this short guide is of great use to you and will help you in choosing your new doors, and please remember you can never Measure something too many times or to accurately!!

If you are still unsure by all means get in touch online at Davesdoors.co.uk

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