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Fitting a Hormann steel front door in Scotland

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by Alexxx, 15 Sep 2021.

  1. Alexxx


    1 Dec 2019
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    United Kingdom
    Hi folks,
    I want to replace my leaky twisted bq wood door and frame. I am considering a Horman entrance door as I want something that wont warp twist or leak over a reasonable time.
    These doors come in 1000mm as a min width, I can buy custom at 2x price but it's already dear.
    My front porch outer brick leaf width is 902mm. I don't want to take a cutter to it as the brick as textured. The top lintel is way over length so no worries there.
    In Scotland the external doors do not fit on the outer leaf, I guess they are tied to the inner leaf? The door frame starts where the cavity begins (looking from outside)
    Wall construction is outer brick, 100mm cavity then 100 block inner leaf.

    Two main questions,

    How is a door frame fitted/secured?
    if it fits in the cavity and is secured with ties at the inner leaf, could I get a door with frame at 1000 then cut away inner leaf block and fit the door and frame from the inside (less frame would show from outside) or must a door/frame be fitted from outside bracing against the inner leaf?

    Any advice from an experienced door fitter would be very much appreciated
    Last edited by a moderator: 16 Sep 2021
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