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    Can I hang louvered doors in front of an open stairway?


    Hi all, I have a bedroom loft conversion which is entered with an open stairway (approx. same height as a standard door frame and was hoping to have louvred doors as the entrance to the bedroom. Would it be possible to hang to louvred doors in front of the staircase?
    I would like to have them hinged centrally to be bifold – as the landing space would be quite small. Would this require a full door frame for the louvred doors or is there any other options? For example, could I hand them off the side of the wall or attach to a wooden baton for the hinges?
    Thanks Han

    Asked by Kamil on 2nd Mar 2019
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    Gregory MacDonald

    "Doors should be hung on a frame a minimum of 3 feet from stairway top step."

    Answered on 15th Jul 2019 - Member since May 2019 - report
    JP Joinery

    "Hi, It is a bit difficult to judge without seeing the room and staircase itself, so your mileage may vary. However, a door frame would be quite cheap, around £20 usually, and would provide enough support. The doors themselves will need strong support the weight of the doors, so a door frame would be the best option. Additionally, there would be a need for a runner along the top of the door frame to keep the doors from floating. Best of luck"

    Answered on 2nd Mar 2019 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    Nick Rowell

    "Bi-fold doors normally hang from one side with a top runner."

    Answered on 28th Mar 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    SCC Maintenance

    "Hi Han, louvred doors can be hung anywhere you like them room permitting. There's so many hinges you can get to attach to door frames/ walls so could easily be done or even a small frame to support it hope this helps"

    Answered on 18th May 2019 - Member since May 2019 - report
    Jeff Glass

    "It is always best to hang doors in a frame, it looks better and is stronger. Battens are a possibility but would look a bit rough."

    Answered on 29th Mar 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    Croydon Handyman

    "Doors can be customised to suit your requirements."

    Answered on 1st Apr 2019 - Member since Feb 2018 - report

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