Rated 2 out of
Could do better
I was disappointed to find two manufacturing defects in the subframe. Firstly, the holes for the middle hinge were about half an inch down from where they should have been and needed re-drilling. Secondly, the hole for the "lock keep" was too wide.
The second defect was the bigger problem. The design of the door is very unforgiving anyway for any lack of squareness or flatness in the surface of the wooden frame and even when correctly fitted, the door only just misses the lock keep when it is closed. The edge of the lock keep must also be flush with the inner edge of the subframe, otherwise you cannot lock the door. It must also not overlap the inner edge otherwise the door will not be pressed against the seal and will let in drafts. Effectively zero tolerance as regards its location.
In my case, the hole was about 1/8" too wide in the direction of the outer edge of the subframe. When installed, even when the screws were tight, there was too much play and the door could not be reliably locked. I could only fix the problem by cutting out two plastic wedges and jamming them top and bottom between the lock keep and the outer subframe.
Once installed the door looks good and does its job. However, I would recommend anyone fitting it into an existing wooden frame (as a replacement door) that unless they are very confident in their measurement, they first dry fit it (i.e. without any sealant) and ensure that the frame really is square and the surfaces flat, and hence the door will close. Then disassemble and refit using sealant as described in the manufacturer's instructions. As I found to my cost, it's very messy removing and adjusting the subframe for even small corrections, once the sealant has been applied.
Although clearly designed for a price, more thought is needed to allow the lock keep to be adjusted if the hole cannot be more reliably cut.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 2 out of
Get what you pay for
Needed a quick temporary door to fill a requirement. Delivery was relatively painless - a call a couple of days after ordering led to delivery 5 days later.
Door itself is relatively solid, the frame however is very poor grade aluminium - I think my greenhouse has a stronger door frame. Comes in packaging stating that a timber door frame is required - note that its not clear on the website that this is needed - however we had already got that ready. Because the frame is flimsy you need to spend sometime getting it squared and lined up properly and it was quite fiddly. Also the hinges have back plates which tended to drop as going to screw in - meaning you have to reset. Got it installed and shutting but final adjustments took some time.
At the end of the day you get what you pay for - this is a budget door - may suit a garage or outbuilding but its definitely not external main door quality.
Date published: 2015-07-23
Rated 4 out of
Good looking door for garage
I created a garage side entrance and this door fitted the bill. It looks attractive and my builder said I was quite easy to fit.
Date published: 2015-06-20
Rated 4 out of
The description does not specify that the door is designed to open inwards. ..LHH is left hand hinges viewed from the outside opening inwards. A vital piece of info. The door suits my purpose very well
Date published: 2013-05-09
can I fit a catflap in this door?
Is photo of these doors from outside of the house ?
I want door to open inwards to the right (from outside of house) many thanks
overall opening size required
Regards 50067 Aluminium Cumbria door
Could you advise me what the opening internal width of this door is?
Alternatively what the depth of the sub frame is on each side of door?
is it possible to have a letterbox put in this door
We would advise not to modify the door as this would void the warranty. However Screwfix do have a good range of front doors which all include a letterbox.
Date published: 2017-03-14
|Construction Material (Building)
||5 Year Manufacturer's Guarantee (T&Cs Apply)
|Pieces in Pack/Case
||Double-Glazed Back Door LH
|Total Product Weight
U-value: 5.4W/m²K. Sill depth: 30mm. Frame Supplied. Fittings Supplied. Model no: 60185. Weight: 22.5kg. Adjustable hinges.
Door and 2 x hinges.
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