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 ==== ====Watch this amazing videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aauZmSnacw ==== ====Stage 1 Measure the Door. Before starting the fitting of the door a little bit of prior preparing should be carried out. Do notattempt to remove the existing door without first checking the new door will fit! Remove the new composite door from its packaging now check that the width and height arecorrect and that you stand a fighting chance of fitting the new door. Give the new composite door aquick visual inspection are you happy with all factors prior to the removal of the old door? A quickitem check would be Are you happy with the door delivered compared to the door orderedAre all the keys there? Normally three keys are given and can be located screwed to the outerframe or more commonly with composites located inside the letterboxIs the letterbox installed? is the letterbox the correct colour shade ordered?Are the handles correct in colour and type ordered from the supplier?Is the Sill correct Low Threshold on top of a plastic sill or stand alone low threshold.Check that the new door will fit with the addition of the sillIs the frame widener or knock on present. Having made sure that you are happy that the new composite door will definitely fit into theexisting aperture check the existing aperture has sufficient structural integrity in the form of anexisting lintel. Often lintels can be hidden by architrave or an add on strip which the original joinermay have installed, you should spend a little time looking for the lintel (on the outside of the dooronly at the head or top of the door) as a door is not designed to take the weight of masonry rathera lintel should be present for all good building practice to be followed. However in older properties often wooden lintels were used in the old days with a header courseor soldier course giving further strength. In no circumstances remove a wooden lintel this is thestructural strength of the building removing it can cause structural movement and damage to theproperty. Should a lintel be present always? In the twenty years plus the author has been fitting doors the simple answer would be yes,however in some circumstances where the removal of the old door has been carried out well andthere is no structural movement to the property there is a case to say what isn't broken doesn'tneed repairing, however to be totally professional and to have no worries in the future a lintelshould always be installed. 
 
Stage Two Removal of the existing Door. Without doubt this is one of the most important stages where a great deal of care and attentionshould be exercised! In the ideal world to remove an existing door is a two man operation. This isnot to say many professional fitters can't install any composite door on their own, however as anygood fitter will tell you its nice to have another pair of hands especially from a health and safetypoint of view with both weight of the new composite doors and an extra set of eyes payingattention at key points of the installation always helpful. Having assumed that all tools are present and dust sheets have been laid out, the rip out processis now ready to begin. Ideally two people should undertake the operation The trades person andfor want of better words his apprentice. The first operation is to unscrew all the screws in the hinges connecting the door opener (sash) tothe outer frame. A word of caution here some older doors are extremely heavy and care should beexercised when removing the last screws as often when the sash is removed from the outer frameit will drop all of a sudden with an awful lot of weight about to have no where to go other than thesupport the tradesmen or apprentice are applying. TIP Make sure the door is supported when the last screw is removed Once the old door has been unscrewed and taken away from the door entrance what we are leftwith is the old outer frame and sill which is attached to the property. Now this is where the skilled part comes in, from experience do not go bull at a gate trying towrench the door out, all that will happen is that you will irrevocably damage brickwork that cannotbe repaired or cause major damage to plasterwork thus causing lots more work. The first step to successfully removing the outer frame is to look for frame sealant around theperimeter of the old door, this should be neatly cut using a sharp Stanley blade so that the oldouter frame is no longer sealed to the existing brickwork. The inside of the frame should also bescored with a sharp Stanley blade to remove any sealant on the inside attaching the frame toplasterwork The next step is to look for existing fixings that are holding the old frame in place these need to beremoved, usually using a battery powered electric screwdriver. It should be noted that it is all tocommon for some of these screws too not want to be removed and cause the tradesmen'spatience to be tested severely. This again where a cool head must be applied, if some of thefixings just simply dont want to be removed dont worry they will be taken out by a method I shallshortly explain. Lets now assume all fixings have been removed, with lets say one awkward one that couldn't beremoved, no problem! a saw cut now has to take place with the first cut been half way down theframe and at a forty five degree angle. TIP Always saw from the inside out never outside in. Care must be taken now not to damage any brickwork by sawing through it or damaging the
 
plasterwork TIP Ask the apprentice to watch the other side of the outer frame and ask them when to stopsawing gradually decreasing saw speed until you can saw no further. Once the saw can go no further without damaging the brickwork or outer frame the existing doorframe has to be prized using a crow bar. Insert a chisel first to loosen the outer fame then once agap appears use a crowbar on the outside of the door between the brickwork and the old doorframe (this should ideally be operated by the apprentice), Jam the crowbar approximately 4 inchesor 100mm below from the cut. TIP Make sure the crowbar is sufficiently behind the door frame use glazing packers behind thecrowbar to protect the external brickwork from crush damage. Gently ask the apprentice to apply pressure to the crowbar moving the old door frame inwardsaway from the brickwork. TIP Don't apply too much pressure to quickly gradually prize the door frame away from thebrickwork talking to the apprentice saying ok go on ok whilst checking for plaster damage on theinside. At this stage the goal is simply to move the outer frame slightly in order to increase the angle thesaw can work at. As a team with the apprentice applying pressure and the tradesman sawing cutall the way through the door frame. Once the cut is all the way through check for movement tobrickwork or plaster damage if everything looks fine which it should if you took your time and didntwrench the frame you are now ready to try to remove the lower part of the old door frame. With care again insert the crow bar as described above between the door frame and the existingbrickwork again ensuring the crowbar is behind the door frame sufficiently and that glass packershave been placed between the brickwork and the crowbar to protect the outer brickwork. In newproperties with modern building material you will find the door frame will come out very easily butwith older properties a much heavier outer frame is often used as the older doors are normally farheavier than their modern counterparts. Often with older door frames it is necessary to cut one side of the door frame three times to prizethe door frame out with minimal damage to both brickwork and internal plasterwork. The twofurther saw cuts should utilise exactly the same technique illustrated above with the second cutlocated half way between the first cut and the sill, and the final cut been located halfway betweenthe first cut and the head of the door. After gently taking the door frame out and you find a really awkward part of the frame just will notcome out then time and care must be taken not to damage the inside plasterwork or the brickwork,obviously the author can only advise and not foresee every situation suffice to say patience is avery important part of any door fitting and the use of a sharp chisel to cut through a really awkwarddoor frame has often come into timely use. The key to a successful rip out is care and patience not losing your temper and using brute forceor worse hammering or pulling the frame out with lots of external or internal damage resulting in

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