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Security doors can give you peace of mind that your home is safe and sound when locked.
They are an unwelcome sign for burglars, simple to install and come in a variety of styles and colors, making them attractive additions to the home.
To be on the safe side, measure your doorway frame before you choose a door, even though most doorways are a standard size.
There are several easy steps to installing your security door.
Most doors will come without the locks and handles attached, so this is part of your installation of the door.
To start, decide which side of the door will be hinged - the right hand side or the left hand side. Most doors will be installed with hinges on the right hand side (viewed from the outside). Now install the interior and exterior backing plates, snib lever and both handles onto the door.
Start by placing the inside handle and snib lever into the interior backing plate on the door.
Holding the snib lever, fit the backing plate and handle assembly on the lock body.
Make sure the handle is horizontal and pointing towards the hinge side of the door.
Now push the handle rod through the lock body and into the interior handle that you are attaching.
Attach the second handle in the exterior backing plate, rotate handle and fit the plate and handle assembly onto the lock body. Insert screws, tighten firmly.
Now that your door is assembled, it's time to fit the door into the doorway.
Attach your hinges to the door with the screws provided.
You should have received 3 wedges in your assembly pack, if not improvise.
Close the hinges and stand the door in place with two wedges supporting the bottom (each side) and one supporting the top (middle).
You should try and leave a 3mm gap all around the door. Use a tape measure if needed
Mark out the positiong for the top and bottom hinge with a pencil on the doorway from the outside.
Remove the door and complete the hinge line instide the doorway with a builders square or spirit level.
Next open the door and prop it up so that the hinges are aligned with the marks on the doorway and that the door sits level.
You may need help for this.
Drill in one screw, top hinge first then the bottom hinge.
Make sure the door swings freely and that a 3mm gap is left between the door and the door's lock. Now drill the remaining screws.
What you'll need to get started
Dill and bits
D.I.Y Hints and Tips
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