Hardwood gates and doors

Over the twenty-six years at Mitech, we often get asked to do other aspects of joinery. No more than being asked to make front doors to compliment some hardwood gates we have already manufactured for the customer.
In this short and yet concise article we demonstrate a simple exchange of old for new. When going about the design and installation of old doors one of the first things is to assess the safe viability of taking out the old one.
How much damage will be left and are you going to create a safe working environment during the exchange, e.g. exposing and unsupported brickwork etc.
General redecoration and plasterwork can be fixed with little problem.In the case of the below customer they are ripping walls and floors out. Leaving the doorway to be neatly put back at the same time.
The door design was a simple boarded one. Door thickness sixty three millimetres as the commonly used forty four can move around to much. Fully gasketed inside and out for weather and noise protection.
Timber choice was Iroko as a good all rounder for stability and weathering, plus the hardwood electric gate we installed were made in the same material.

Hardwood front door 1 leach derby

Leach old front door

front door opening after rip out


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