Determining the correct measurements for new construction components is a fundamental procedure for any renovation in the house. New doors and windows should only be ordered with correct dimensions. Anyone looking for a French door must therefore determine the correct measurements first. windows24.com has developed this detailed manual, demonstrating all steps to determine the right dimensions for your French door.
Determining the correct measurements is especially important, when windows in an old building need to be replaced.
Existing blueprints can be very helpful, but the given data may not be up to date, requiring all dimensions to be re-measured.
If differing measurements are detected, you need to write them down and note the date of change.
This saves time for renovations at a later date and can help avoid problems during the installation.
In order to help you with this, you can print this document and use it for your notes.
After all necessary measurements are written down correctly - whether French or front door - the data can later also be used for the installation of roller shutters and/or insect protection.
Tip: Do also measure the dimensions outside. If the exterior figures are bigger than those inside, the door has to be installed from the outside. In this case you need to determine all necessary measurements outside as well.
Example: Your measured height is 132.0 cm. Deduct 10 mm from this value and the measurement will be 131.0 cm. The width had the dimension 124.0 cm in the upper section and 123.0 in the lower. Deduct 20 mm from the smaller value. The final width is 121.0 cm.
With new buildings, the fact that there are no doors or windows installed makes it easier to determine the measurements for the installation of a French door.
Example: The determined values are 126.0 cm (width) and 146.0 cm (height). Deducting 20 mm from each value, the final sizes are 1240 mm (width) and 1440 mm (height).
Do you have further questions? windows24.com also offers a detailed video manual concerning the measurements of French doors in a new building.
Determining correct measurements is very important for the smooth installation of a French door without complications. This manual will help you to identify the necessary measurements for any type of door. Additionally, you will have learned the important steps for measuring uPVC, aluminium or wooden windows as well. Determining the measurements for these various window types is almost identical.