Stud wall gap size for double doors

24 Aug 2012
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United Kingdom
Hi all,
I am looking to build a stud wall into an archway to take a set of double doors. Just want to check what size I should make the space in the studwork to take the doors please.

The doors I have are glazed, 1981mm(h) 1524mm(w) (both doors) 35mm(D).
I have a 10mm Pairmaker to go between the two doors.
The door lining I have is 30mm.
So just want to check how big I should make the gap in the stud wall.
I'm believe that 3mm clearance on each edge is what I need so..

1524mm Both doors plus
10mm Pairmaker plus
60mm Door lining plus
9mm Clearance on both sides and between the two doors.
1603mm total width.

1981mm Door height plus
30mm Door Lining plus
6mm Clearance plus
12mm Laminate flooring Plus
3mm underlay.

Are these dimentions OK or do I need to allow more "wiggle room" if so how much?
I have a set of wedges to allow me to "true up" the lining so do I need to allow for these as well?
Any advice/guidance greatly appreciated.
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