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Tools Required for Basic Installations

Depending on which products you need to install and have purchased them from the Seconline website, the next step would be to get an indication of what tools would be required to fit the product. Depending on the particular type of door or window that you are fitting the screen door or security window screen to different tools may be required. For example, you may be fixing to aluminium or you may be fixing to timber and both will require very different approaches.

Let's start with hinged Security Screen Doors into a timber door jamb, basic tools for this particular installation would include;

  • A cordless drill

  • 1/8 drill bit

  • Cordless screwdriver

  • Phillips head bit

  • 10 mm chisel

  • Hammer

Most of the necessary screws for installation will come with the door, if also purchase a pneumatic Doric door closer all necessary screws and comprehensive fitting instructions will be included. You will also require a marking pencil of some description that will not leave a permanent mark. This is so you can mark the bottoms and tops of the strikers on the outside of the jamb and then also mark out the inner surround of the striker plates. This is generally all that is required for basic standard installation of a security/barrier screen door, as well as a broom for the clean-up.

If your hinged Security Screen Door installation is for an aluminium fixing you will also require;

  • Rivet gun

  • Standard drill set

  • Flat blasted file or a round file

If you are fixing security screens to an aluminium window and you are fixing directly to the face then you may require some long grip range rivets. The thickness of our standard window grille frame is 11mm and then depending on the thickness of the aluminium that you are drilling through, this will decide the length of the actual rivet you need. In most cases 15mm is satisfactory.

Hinge French doors purchased through Seconline will have top and bottom flush bolts fitted to the non-active door. Most doors will have a sill that is generally of a ceramic nature and this will happen to have a hole drilled so as to allow the flush bolt to enter it. Different surfaces will require different applications and we would recommend that you ask your expert at your local hardware store for advice. It may be an advantage to take a spare tile if you have one so as to give them more of an indication of exactly what you are using. A word of advice: do not use the hammer drill in the hammer active mode as most ceramic tiles will have a hard outer surface and will crack quickly if a hammer action is used. Once the tile has been fully penetrated then it can be used in the hammer mode if you are then drilling into concrete; however, be extremely careful, particularly if you have no additional tiles because if a mistake is made it can be very unsightly.

Good tools and the correct operation of those tools will go a long way to having a satisfactory installation and coupled with that the correct initial measuring is even more important to get a well-fitted and functional product. If you are not confident with either part of the operation then we strongly suggest that you engage the services of a licensed handyman or carpenter so as to have your particular installation installed correctly. Seconline guarantee the workmanship and components of the door, not the installation.

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