What tools do I need to replace my front door?

I’m considering replacing my front door with one that keeps the heat in better as the hallway is usually awfully cold in the winter. What tools/equipment will I need to replace my front door?

Asked by Beverley on 12th Apr 2022
Expert Trade Answers
"It will depend on what type of door you're replacing it with. If it's Upvc then you will need a saw crowbar hammer SDS hammer drill silicone gun possibly a reciprocation saw and a set square to mark facings with. A small block plane. If it's a wooden door then you need chisels a hammer and electric plane a saw a spirit level and to be perfectly honest. If you haven't installed a door before your prob will have a lot of trouble getting it to work. Windows are a bit easier to fit than a door. Doors have to be fitted very precisely or they won't work well or last long. I would highly suggest you get a company to do it as you will get it professionally fitted and if you get any problems further down the line you just call them to come and sort it and replace faulty parts etc all within the warranty. Thanks"
Answered on 12th Apr 2022 - Member since Oct 2017 - report
"Hello there to replace a front door
Tools required are
Spirit level ,
Hilty drills
compact drill
Expanding foam
Wet wipes
Dried clothes
Then some good pictures 👍🏼🤷🏻‍♂️"
Answered on 12th Apr 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
"Depends on what type of door you are fitting. If it's a wooden door you will need the following.
Screwdrivers, hammer, chisels, drill, drill driver, electric or manual plane and possibly a circular saw if you need to take more then a quarter of an inch off the sides or bottom."
Answered on 12th Apr 2022 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
"To replace the front door you need: crowbar, hammer, spirit level, screwdriver, drill."
Answered on 21st Nov 2022 - Member since Apr 2022 - report
"A hammer , some 6inch nails and some sticky back plastic"
Answered on 25th May 2022 - Member since Mar 2017 - report
"laser level, combi drill, impact drill hammer drill if you fix it in concrete."
Answered on 12th Apr 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
"Depends on whether you choose uPVC or timber as they have different fittings methods"
Answered on 12th Apr 2022 - Member since Apr 2022 - report
"Hi, you will need impact, hammer drill, laser level, and mastic gun to seal around after you install the door. These are the basic tools that you need"
Answered on 12th Apr 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
"Replace a worn, drafty front door with a stylish new energy-efficient one.

2-ft. and 4-ft. levels
Caulk gun
Miter saw
Nail set
Pry bar
Reciprocating saw
Tape measure
Utility knife"
Answered on 13th Apr 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
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