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Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Leo2413, 16th May, 2016.

  1. Leo2413

    Leo2413 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    So I can go between 1.2m and 1.5m wide. We know we definitely want the door to be on the larger side but is there an optimal size when going larger? Pros and Cons? I know larger costs more but besides that what size would be optimal between 1.2-15m and be more cost effective too. Just looking for ideas.

    Thanks in advance

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  2. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Pros - easier to move in and out of the property, looks stylish.

    Cons - has a longer swing radius, so may effect another room off of the hallway if there is one if the door swings up to there. Probably not an issue.
     
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    Are we talking front door?
    Pivot or hinged?
    I'd go 1200 and have the window above it the same size
     
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    One door or double door?
     
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    Front Door, pivot or hinged are both options.

    So so far 1 vote for 1.2m.

    @EN710 most likely 1 door.
     
  6. EN710

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    I'd say one pivot door for 1.2m
    1.5m might need to be double door instead. I imagine swinging a 1.5 of door can be quite awkward? That said I think my apartment door is 1.5m pivot glass, rarely an issue
     
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    I think your right re size and pivot or hinged. I did take a measurement and 1.2m does seem large enough. DD with agents basically were neutral so no help there. Its probably more an overall aesthetic factor I'm trying to get right here..
     
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    Needs to match the top window or the symetry will be out of whack and do my head in! :eek:

    1.2 is a big door, so anything over that will be bigger ;)

    Put me down for:
    Door frame width = window frame width
     
  9. Handyandy

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    1.2 as stated is a big door and also is a standard size for a door. Is suspect 1.5m isn't
     
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    Oh and 1200mm door can be hung on hinges which gives the look and less of the headache and price of a pivot.
     
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    1200 is nice size to look at and walk through,if choosing to hinge make sure they are capable of weight ( stainless is nice). Because of the weight you may need to adjust about every 6 months due to movement unless latching side has a bit of travel. Timber or aluminium door ?
     
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    @Agent99 most likely timber I'm guessing at this stage mate. Great info re adjusting every 6 months. Cheers
     
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    You may not have to adjust 6 monthly you may go 9 but it will drop a little. Bit of cardboard comes in handy here :D
     
  14. mcarthur

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    Go standard on sizes unless you're made of money.
    1200mm I think for pivot doors, 1240mm for dual 620's, 1640mm for dual 820's (although that's huge). Check out the somewhere like the sydney woodworkers page for standard sizes (or the green shed online in their special orders).
     
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    Thanks for all the feedback guys, it's very helpful.