Door Frame advice

19 Jan 2021
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I need to fit a new FLB external door to replace an old one. The door itself is easy enough to get as they are much the same from the same suppliers. Question is, which door frame do i need?

I'm just after a simple door frame and I'm advised a lining will be no good.
I was just looking at the cheapest option above (without fanlight), £72.90.

Just want make sure I'm not being a numpty. The thought of simply making one did cross my mind.

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How thick is your door? That "44mm" on the spec pages refers to the rebate depth and must match your door thickness. I'm used to seeing 50mm exterior doors where we work, but I do come across 44mm doors from time to time. You ideally want a hardwood, rebated exterior frame, which will likely be machined from something like 56 x 68mm section - that's 56mm width when viewed from outside x 68mm depth front to rear which incorporates a 47 x 12mm rebate (measuring from a frame in front of me now)

As to making you own, it normally requires a spindle moulder or possibly an overhand planer with decent rebating depth to produce a one piece related moulding. Planted doorsteps are more likely to leak over time
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