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How Long Does It Take To Fit A Composite Door?

How long does it take to fit a composite door?

How Long Does It Take To Fit A Composite Door?

Replacing your existing uPVC or timber doors with composite doors is a great way to improve your home's security and thermal efficiency.

While the composite door installation process is quick, manufacturing the door to spec can take a while, so be prepared for a short wait before receiving your new door.

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How Long Do Composite Doors Take from Ordering to Installation?

Composite doors that are ordered in a custom style and colour, as opposed to a supply-only door, will likely take 10 days to 6 weeks before they are ready for installation.

The more you customise your door, the longer it will take and their complex manufacturing also plays a role in the production time.

If you purchase a composite door off the rack, you can install it on the same day.

You can install it yourself with the right tools, skills and experience. However, it is recommended that you have your composite door installed by a professional, as they will be able to ensure that it is not damaged in any way and is appropriately weather-sealed and fitted.

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How Long Does It Take A Professional to Install a Composite Door?

A professional should be able to remove your existing door and replace it with a new one in 1.5 to 3 hours. If you want a doorbell and alarm system installed simultaneously, you should anticipate a longer installation time. The door leaf doesn't need to be removed before installation, which makes the process faster but heavier.

To prevent delays, order a new composite door the same size as your existing one.


What Measures Are Put In Place to Ensure Your Door Is Fitted Properly?

Various checks and measures are put in for the installation of composite doors. Your installer will ensure no damage to the new door and frame before beginning the installation process.

They will also ensure the door frame is square and fits snuggly into the previous door space. This will ensure that your new door opens and closes correctly and perfectly fits into the door frame.

Next, they will use a technical diagram to guide them as they drill the necessary holes in the door frame, ensuring that the door will be fixed to the frame correctly. After double-checking the screws and ensuring they're the correct diameter, they will install the front door onto the door frame.

At this point, the door fitter will inspect his work and ensure that the gap between the lock side and frame is less than 5 mm. This will ensure that your front door has the best possible level of security.

Your composite doors will now be closed, allowing the installers to adjust the hinges to make sure that the door is opening and closing properly, and they're making sure the screws are nice and tight, preventing future adjustments.

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Can You Fit a Composite Door Yourself?

Yes, you can fit your composite door yourself.

However, you must have some DIY skills and carefully follow the installation steps. Installing a composite door correctly is essential, as you want to ensure that your home is draft-free and as secure as possible.

To make fitting your door easier, take careful measurements before ordering. You can save money by doing the installation yourself, but ordering the incorrect size will offset the savings.

Installing the door yourself can be risky, as you could damage it accidentally. Two people must install a door, as they can be heavy and need more than two hands. The door leaf is not removed from the door frame, increasing weight.

Employing professional installers may be the better option, as you'll be confident that the door is in perfect condition and has been installed with skill and care.


How Long Does DIY Installation Take?

Depending on your skill level and talent, DIY installation can take a variable time. If you have experience with fitting uPVC doors and composite doors, you will likely manage to install your door faster than a beginner.

A DIY installation can take at least 3 hours but will likely take 4 or 5 if you are new to installing doors or have less experience.

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How long does a front door installation take?

Replacing your old door with one of our stunning composite doors is quick, only taking 1.5 to 3 hours once you have received your door. If you fit the door and frame yourself, it will take a little longer, depending on your knowledge and experience.

Is it easy to fit a composite door?

For someone with prior door fitting experience or skilled with various home improvements, it can be fairly easy to fit a composite door. If you are new to door installation, it may be better to employ installers to get the job done.

How do I install a composite door?

Installing a composite door is a tricky task for a beginner. However, it is possible. We have several articles on our helpful blog that will coach you along the process.

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Final Thoughts

Removing your old door and installing a new composite door can be quick, especially if you employ installers to do the job for you. Ensuring that the frame is secure and that the hinges have been adjusted correctly is vital.

The professionals will ensure everything is done correctly to ensure your door is weather-sealed and secure.

If you want to replace your door because you don't like the colour, read about staining a composite door as an alternative and less expensive option.

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