Log Cabin Door (moved from General)

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by Kmurphy, 20 Jun 2016.

  1. Kmurphy

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    Hi,

    Just built my log cabin/gym/workshop. Scoping out internal walls and electrics now... Question is about the door. It's a simple door, top half georgian style 4 pane double glazed glass lower half wood. I'm thinking of two things:

    1. Improving the door to reduce chances of dampness and draft
    2. Improving security

    I'm guessing if I put any sort of yale or number/deadlock a simple window smash will defeat it. So maybe replace the glass with wooden panels? Improved security all around

    Sealing up any obvious cracks in the door is easy enough, but anything more I can do? It's pretty much the same as my main front door, so I'm guessing not much lost? Especially if I'm insulating the walls and roof.
     
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    what are the dimensions of the door? How thick is it? Were you able to lift it up and hang it unaided? What sort of hinges?

    If you want a secure lock, you can't do better than a British Standard 3621 deadlock, available from about £25. The red-cased Union is good value. http://www.screwfix.com/search?search=bs+deadlock
     
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    It's 1800 X 700 X 45. Yeah I can lift it. They're hinges that are hidden in the door jam, not sure their technical name.

    It's got a single Yale deadlock already
     
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