Wanting a New Door to Be Installed @ Home

Hi all.

I'm looking at getting our 30+ years old front door to be replaced and was wondering what's the best approach or who to avoid?

Nothing fancy just a wooden door, I suppose I would have to get the locks replaced too?

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    What condition's the door frame in? No good getting a new door if the door frame is in tatters.

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    https://www.bunnings.com.au/diy-advice/home-improvement/door...

    Nothing fancy just a wooden door, I suppose I would have to get the locks replaced too?

    You don't have to but if you've gone through all the trouble of a new door, the lock set is negligible cost (unless you have biometrics)

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      Yep - you can always remove the lockset from the existing door and reinstall it on the new door if you want to.

      Try Doorsplus - depending on your budget and ability you can choose buy only and fit it yourself, have them supply and install, or get the whole thing done in one where they supply and install including painting or staining

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        Or you can always just remove the old lock and decide on re-fitting it to a new or second hand door

        It only takes basic tools.

        Eg
        Drill
        Screwdriver
        Pencil
        Measuring tape
        Chisel
        Hammer
        Timber planar (if size/shape is different)
        A wedge to make it easiest, and possibly a lock-pick or hairpin, etc. (optional)

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        On a Reno forum I’ve been a member of they recommend avoiding Doorsplus. Apparently they use cheap and nasty installers.

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    if you don't have the skills, time or tools to DIY then

    (1) buy new door from bunnings (prep/paint yourself)
    (2) airtasker - task description - " remove old door, swap lock into new door, hang new door"
    (3) ????
    (4) profit.

    or jump on ebay/gumtree and find a listing for a front door with lock that is the same size. hang door your self - or airtasker for someone to do it.

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      if you don't have the skills, time or tools to DIY then… (4) profit

      Pretty accurate but the vector of which the profit is directed may not be clear.

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        don't have a van or a car big enough to transport a door.

        bunning do offered to install the door i think it was ~ $300 but you need to have the door on site and they will only hang the door for you. no resizing or locking installation.

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          Use the courtesy hire ute.

          $300 and they don't do locks? That's like paying someone $250/hr with $50 for them to rock up with a small toolbox.

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            @tshow: no that what the special orders desk told me, pretty usless. also they don't cut doors ( in their cut shop) either as their standard door is 82cm but my door is 81cm.

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              @godofpizza: Sounds like you're getting set up for a lot of hidden fees.

              If the handyman is only hanging the door, that job is essentially 2-3 spots to be chiselled out for the hinges. 5 minute job if doing by hand, less if using a mini router.

              It's one of the home DIY projects I learnt on the spot through YouTube. Maybe try on an internal door first. Cheaper mistake.

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    You don't need to replace the locks, you can move the locks over, which would be useful if your house is keyed alike throughout.

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