How to install a door?

To easily replace or install a door in your home, take a look at our tips and demonstration videos, use the right tools and carry out the work step by step.


  • Carefully read the manufacturer's manual.
  • Before installing it, store the new door vertically, in a cold and dry room.
  • Make sure you choose the right direction of opening to facilitate the movement.
  • For a new construction, installing the partitions and doors has to be done before the floor finishing.
  • To replace an old door, you can find various models that won't require the removal of the old frame.

How To Install A New Door & Replace Fittings

Tools and materials:

  • Measuring tape
  • Cordless drill
  • Drill bit set
  • Spirit level
  • Cordless screwdriver
  • Spade piece drill bits
  • Cordless electric planer
  • Circular saw
  • Mallet
  • Wood chisel set
  • Sander and sand paper
  • Set square
  • Trimming knife
  • New door
  • Door handle
  • Door hinges
  • Screws

Key steps:

  1. Take the measures of the door you want to replace.
  2. Remove the old door.
  3. Cut the new door to the right size.
  4. Smooth the edges with sand paper.
  5. Mark the position of the hinges.
  6. Screw the hinges into position.
  7. Mark the latch position and drill a hole.
  8. Mark the handle position.
  9. Fix the handle and the latch.
  10. Install the new door in the frame.

JELD-WEN UK - How to fit an interior door

Tools and materials:

  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Circular saw
  • Screw driver
  • Small and large chisel
  • Electric drill
  • Door
  • Latch
  • Hinges
  • Screws

Key steps:

  1. Take all the measurements: width (top, middle and bottom) and height (left and right).
  2. Check that the door fits perfectly. If not, cut it to the required size.
  3. Mark the hinges and fix them.
  4. Install the door just to mark where the latch will be.
  5. Drill a hole long enough to fit the latch.
  6. Mark the location of the handle and drill a hole.
  7. Put the latch and handle in place.
  8. Fix the door.

How To Replace And Install An Interior Door

Tools and materials:

  • Hammer
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Combination square
  • Drill bit
  • Spirit level
  • Circular saw
  • Chisel
  • Replacement door
  • Screws
  • Saws clamps
  • Door lock installation kit

Key steps:

  1. Measure the size of the old door to adjust the new one.
  2. Remove the old door.
  3. Set the old door on top of the new one.
  4. Remove the hinges and handle from the old door.
  5. Mark the location of the hinges, latch and handle.
  6. Adjust the door to the right size.
  7. Drill the holes for the hinges, the latch and the handle and install them.
  8. Remove the old hinges from the door frame.
  9. Install the new ones, then the new door.

This article to learn how to install a door was written by Cécile Lessard

Do you like it ?

Leave a comment !