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A person attaching the rubber end to a door stop

Overview

Door stops are easy to install and they stop the door handle from hitting and damaging the wall behind it. It's a good idea to install a door stop for every door in your home.  By following a few simple steps, you can learn how to fit a door stop.

Tools and materials

Steps

1Choose the location for your door stop

You can work out where to install your wall mounted door stop by holding the door stop against the wall and bringing the door close to it. Make sure that the door stop isn't set too high or low. Also choose a position that isn't too far away or close to the end of the door.

A timber floor with skirting board and architrave

2Drill a pilot hole

Before you drill a pilot hole, place the rod section of the door stop flush to the skirting board where you want to install it. Then using your drill put the drill bit through the hole in the rod and make a shallow hole in the skirting board. After removing the rod, drill deep enough into the skirting board so that the screw will fit securely.
A person drilling through a door stop held against skirting board

3Assemble and install the door stop

Put the screw through the rod section of the door stop. Then slide the baseplate onto the screw. Use the screwdriver to securely attach the doorstop to the wall. Insert the rubber stopper at the end of the door stop to prevent it from damaging the door.
A person attaching the rubber end to a door stop
Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.