UPVC doors


My husband has now fitted two upvc windows successfully - learning by his mistakes each time!
My question is, we are now facing the prospect of getting a standard back door fitted with an opening window included above it (both incorporated into one unit I presume). Is this too much for a non-professional to do? We have a wooden door frame that can quite easily be taken out by us but I was wondering if we are taking on too much of a task fitting a door, along with the handles, locking system etc.
Any assistance would be appreciated.
Regards. K
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Its doable. Not sure how someone that doesnt know you could work out if youre suitably skilled or not.
Also not sure why people fit pvc doors when wood lasts way longer, looks much better, is significantly more robust, and when painted from new with linseed oil paint is extremely low maintenance. Linseed paint is available from specialist suppliers, and isnt cheap, but all done its far cheaper than a pvc door.
Re security, wood doors are as secure as pvc, but most old doors are fitted with old low security kit. This is not hard to upgrade, and if youve fitted windows I'm sure there would be no problem doing it.
Steel doors are the ones to go for if you want max security above any other consideration.
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I agree with the point you make regarding wood doors - and we already have one of them. Unfortunately we want a white door and the factor of paint yellowing and blistering/cracking has made us opt for a upvc.
Thanks for your assistance. K
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Its the paint that breaks up, not the wood. Linseed paint behaves very differently, and has a repaint interval of 15 years, with no need to remove the old paint. Your door though.
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babbled like a waterfall and said:

If he has tackled windows, the door is easy.
The problem is that the frame will bend easily and the door won't fit or close if the frame is bent out of shape. For example putting the fixings in the sides half way up will try to bow the frame out so the door will have gaps each side. As you can't wedge the frame in place permanently, this means delicate compromises.
It is really a matter of common sense and care.
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