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How To Measure Up For The Installation Of Windows And Doors


You would be surprised at how easy it is to measure up for new windows and doors. We tell you this because for the moment, James Oliver isn’t currently able to visit homes to take window and door measurements for any customers wanting to get new replacements in. 

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We hope the situation will change soon. But for now, we’re asking all of our proposed window and door buyers to measure their windows and doors for us, until the present restrictions are eased, so that we can provide them with an accurate quote. 

If you’d like us to do the same for you, go and grab a pen, some paper and a tape measure. Some may need a step to reach a window, but please, don’t take any risks. 

Done from the outside or inside (just let us know which for the drawings we make), here’s how to measure correctly and a few other bits of advice to take note of:

Windows

  • You need to measure both the width and height of the window in millimetres, centimetres or inches.
  • Do so by going brick-to-brick with your tape measure.
  • Photographs are always helpful, especially if you want a like-for-like window replacement.
  • If you happen to have seen a window design you like that’s different to your own, show us a picture of it, if you can.
  • You must decide on a window material – UPVC or aluminium.
  • If you agree to the quote we send you, a fitter will come out at a safer time to take exact measurements so that we create the right window sizes.

Doors

  • You need to measure both the width and height of the door in metric or imperial units.
  • Do so by going brick-to-brick with your tape measure for the width and brick-to-floor for the height.
  • Photographs are always helpful, especially if you want a like-for-like door replacement.
  • We need to know if you want your new door to open inwards or outwards.
  • We also need to know if your current door is hinged on the left or right, looking at it from the outside.
  • You must decide on a door material – UPVC, aluminium, composite or solid core. 

We have staff members here to give you further guidance on measuring. Book a Virtual Appointment to talk via video-call.


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