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3 Must know tips for installing internal oak doors

Internal oak doors are a great addition to any home because they add value while also providing a beautiful aesthetic, but installing them may seem like a daunting task. 

However, with the right tips and tools, it can be a breeze! In this blog post, we will walk you through the steps for installing an internal oak door. We will also provide some helpful tips to make the installation process as smooth as possible. 

So, if you are thinking about installing an internal oak door in your home, please read on!

1. Choose your door carefully

One of the most important things to consider when installing internal oak doors is the size of the door. Make sure that you measure the opening before purchasing your door. Internal doors come in a variety of sizes, so it is important to get the right size for your opening. Then you can choose and buy your internal oak door. It’s important to pick a high quality oak door that will look great and last for years. 

Bonus Tip: There are a number of online retailers that have doors in their catalogue but we would recommend a specialist niche door retailer, for example, UK Oak Doors have a fantastic selection to suit any home and budget. 

2. Remove old door with the correct equipment

Before you install your new door, you’ll need to remove the old door. To do this, you will need a screwdriver and a hammer. First, use the screwdriver to remove the screws from the hinges of the old door. 

Next, use the hammer to gently tap on the top of the door until it pops out of the frame. Once the old door is removed, you will be able to see the frame, ready for the new door.

3. Measure & install the door accurately

Now, it is time to install the new internal oak door! To do this, you will need a few tools, including a drill, screws, and hinges. When installing the door, be sure to start with the hinges. Attach the top hinge first and then work your way down. Once all of the hinges are in place, you can begin attaching the screws. Be sure to use a power drill for this step. 

It is also important to pre-drill the holes for the screws to avoid splitting the wood. Finally, use a screwdriver or a drill bit to attach the knob or handle to the door.

Generally it’s recommended to hang your internal doors with at least 3 hinges to ensure stability and to sufficiently bear the weight of internal oak doors.

Frequently asked questions

Are internal oak doors easy to install?

Internal oak doors are not difficult to install if you have the right tools and instructions. It is important to take accurate measurements of the door opening before purchasing your internal oak door.

How do I measure for an internal oak door?

To measure for an internal oak door, you will need to measure the width, height, and thickness of the door opening. 

What are the most common mistakes people make when installing internal oak doors?

One of the most common mistakes people make when installing internal oak doors is not taking accurate measurements. Another mistake is not levelling the door during installation, which can cause the door to bind.

Wrap up & final thoughts

If you are unsure about anything during the installation process, it is always best to consult a professional but with these tips in mind, internal oak doors can be easily installed. 

If you want to enhance your learning and take things to the next level, here are Six Frequent Errors to Avoid When Installing Internal Doors. Thanks for reading and good luck!

I’ve also written a great post about replacing your architrave. It details the correct process for removing and adding new architrave to any internal door frame.

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