I want to fit a stable door internally in the dining room (accessed
from the kitchen), and I have a few questions.
1)Are there any regualtion for fitting these - I have never seen one
internally, but am hoping its OK to fit one internally.
Yep......What you do in your own home is your matter if fitting a door
unless it needs to be a fire door.
2) Can I just buy a solid wooden door (I have seen a pine one in the
local DIY stores fo £25) and chop it down the middle.
This is what I am thinking: Chop the door down the middle and sand/
finish edges. Use 4 hinges (2 per half). and provide some kind of
bolt to join the doors together if I ever wanted that. To ensure the
2 halfs line up, I was going to attach the whole door to the frame
using 4 hinges first, Once the door is fixed correctly, then I would
Only thing I am not sure is can you chop such a door. Will it still
stay together or will i be cutting along some main structural part of
Depending on the section in which you cut the "half" you *might*
need to add
a little reinforcing to an edge perhaps. If it's going to be used say as a
hatch to see through and not allow small children into another area (The
kitchen) you might like to add a small shelf to one side to act as a serving