|What are we talking about?
||How long does it typically take to replace
Internal lightweight door - 2 hrs
Solid internal doors can take longer.
Allow around 8 hours for an external door. Times exclude decoration.
If it's door trimming due to new carpet/floor then each door
needs removing. Allow 1 hr each.
||Doors need to be correct size. Space (where
there will be dust) is needed to cut/trim doors down. Replacement
fittings are best - reusing old ones cost more than it saves. External
door works need reasonable weather.
|Questions to ask
Type of door being used as a replacement (e.g. low cost from
DIY retailer). Are the old door(s) still in place. They are often
used as templates! Is there space to work.
means removing the old door (leave it in situ, it
can be used as a template) and fitting/hanging a replacement.
Be sure to obtain the correct sized replacement and do consider
that most of the non-solid doors available cannot have more than
about half an inch shaved off them, if that. Most UK doors are
still sized in inches although some suppliers show the metric
equivalent. After being trimmed to size, the replacement door
has to have the 'furniture' fitted, usually hinges and a handle
and perhaps a lock. It will need painting once it is in place.
uPVC doors need replacement frames fitting.