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Fitting a door closer to an outward opening upvc door

March 26, 2014 by · Comments Off on Fitting a door closer to an outward opening upvc door 

uPVC door - inside view

Must be fitted in the Fig 61 position – with the door closer body on the frame and the arm on the door – so check that there’s room for it there.  An additional mounting plate is definitely recommended for any door closer fitted to a uPVC door, as this will enable a firm fixing to be made.  Preferably fix by bolting right through the uPVC section with long bolts and nice flat washers on the outside to spread the forces (not supplied).  We also recommend doing the same sort of reinforcement with the fixing for the arm.

Q: Recommend a door closer suitable for fitting to a PVC Front door? Fed up with kids slamming the door every time. Door opens inwards.

July 21, 2011 by · Comments Off on Q: Recommend a door closer suitable for fitting to a PVC Front door? Fed up with kids slamming the door every time. Door opens inwards. 

A: When choosing a door closer for a uPVC door, similar criteria apply to when choosing for a timber door; how wide is the door? What is its function? etc.  We suggest selecting a door closer which has an optional mounting plate and bolting through the door and the frame if possible.  Minimum specification a TS1500, but a TS2000NV or even TS4000 for a very wide door.  I’ve given you links to those three door closers on our website here, so you can read about them more.

Q: Do you supply a door closer for a upvc door?

January 14, 2011 by · Comments Off on Q: Do you supply a door closer for a upvc door? 

A: Yes. When choosing a door closer for a uPVC door, similar criteria apply to when choosing for a timber door; how wide is the door? What is its function? Do they open out or open in? etc.  We suggest selecting a door closer which has an optional mounting plate and bolting through.  For outward opening doors, you’ll need to fit the closer to the frame and the arm to the door, and if its in a windy location, consider a back check door closer like the TS2000 BC or TS4000.

What are pullman catches?

August 11, 2010 by · Comments Off on What are pullman catches? 

Q (from Rachel) We are looking for a Panic bar to suit a uPVC french door.  We don’t need a handle on the outside.  The Exidor 502A-B looks like it will do the job.  What do the optional extras mean (Horizontal pullman catches & Vertical pullman catches)?
A: (from Doorstuff) The pullman catches offer better security, and for a uPVC door, you’d probably go for the vertical ones. If you don’t, the unit is supplied with a top trip to suit a uPVC door, so it will still work OK.  More important things to consider though – Is there any internal locking system already in the door, how does the door currently operate, is it a single or double door?  Any current locking & handles will need to be disengaged so the only lock on the door will be the Exidor 502A-B to meet fire regulations.

I require internal door closers for upvc doors, the profile is Kommerling Connoisseur Gold system.

June 13, 2010 by · Comments Off on I require internal door closers for upvc doors, the profile is Kommerling Connoisseur Gold system. 

When choosing a door closer for a uPVC door, similar criteria apply to when choosing for a timber door; How wide is the door? What is its function? Do they open out or open in? etc.  We suggest selecting a door closer which has an optional mounting plate, especially as you have a special profile.  For outward opening doors, you’ll need to fit the closer to the frame and the arm to the door, and if its in a windy location, consider a back check door closer like the TS2000 BC or TS4000.

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