Fitting Internal Doors

Fitting Internal Doors

 

Work Sequence 

Shaping of the door - using a 3mm packer, pencil, slim bar and power plane

 

Put the door into the door casing, wedge the door tight up into the head of the casing using the slim bar, mark round the shape of the casing using the 3mm packer and pencil, remove the door from the casing and shape the door to the marked lines using the power plane.

 

Cutting in the hinges - using a hinge jig, clamps, router and corner cutter

Put the hinge jig onto the side of the door and clamp into position, place the router into the housings of the jig and house out the desired size and depth, remove the jig and cut out the rounded corners using the corner cutter, repeat the process on but ensure the top of the jig is sat down 3mm from the head of the casing.

 

Fitting the hinges

Put the hinges into the housing on the door and fix into position us the screw gun.

 

Swinging the internal door

Put the door up at 90 degrees from the casing of the door, place the top hinge into the housing on the door casing and fix into position using the screw gun, repeat the procedure on the remaining hinges.

 

Marking out of the locks and latches - using a tape, pencil, set square, cordless drill, hammer, chisel and screw gun

Mark on the side of the door from the floor the height of the spindle which can be found on the door schedule, put the lock or latch onto the side of the doors so that the mark is in the centre of the spindle cam, mark the size of the lock or latch body on the side of the door using the pencil, square the mark for the spindle across the side of the door and onto both faces of the door using the set square, mark the back set of the lock or latch onto both the squared lines on both faces of the door using the tape and pencil.

 

Housing out for the lock or latch body - using a cordless drill, hammer and chisel

Core out down the centre of the side of the door in between the marks made from the marking out stage using the cordless drill, ensure that the housing is only the same depth as the lock or latch body, once all the full core holes that can be made are completed then square up and clean up the housing using the chisel, core out on the mark for the spindle on both faces of the door using the cordless drill.

 

Housing out for the lock or latch face plate and fitting the lock or latch - using a pencil, hammer and chisel

Put the lock or latch into the housing for it body until the face plate it touching the side of the door, mark round the face plate using the pencil, remove the lock or latch from the housing and house out for the face plate and chisel, place the lock back into the housing and fix through the face plate and into the door.