HOW TO BUILD A DOOR FRAME

This blog contains 10 quick and easy steps to show you how to build a door frame with Tradeline metal. Alongside these steps there is also a video demonstration below.

The Tradeline stud, when used within the correct system, will work in accordance to British standards for Drywall installations BS8212, which provides:

  • Fire performance for up to 2 hours
  • Acoustic performance in excess of Rw70dB
  • BS5234 duty rating up to severe

Here’s your guide to building a door frame in 10 easy steps:

  1. Measure and mark out the required width of the door.
  2. Ensure that the bottom tracks have been up-turned by a minimum of 300mm by snipping the legs and folding up.
  3. Once in the correct position, secure to the floor using 4 suitable fixings.
  4. To provide optimum screw retention, slide the appropriately sized timber insert into the stud. (This only has to cover the height of the door frame and not the full span of the partition).
  5. The track then needs to be secured to the stud using three Tradeline Waferhead Fixings each side of the partition, at the top, middle and bottom of the upturn.
  6. Measure the height of the door and mark on the stud where the Transom Track will need to sit.
  7. Secure the Transom Track using two Tradeline Waferhead Fixings each side of the stud.
  8. To help prevent plasterboard cracking – an extra stud or a Whipper Stud must be positioned and fixed 150mm away from the Jam Stud. (This should be replicated on both sides of the door).
  9. To form the opening, saw underneath the transom track – ensuring you are sawing into the partition, rather than away, to avoid breaking the plasterboard
  10. Finish cutting out the section by carefully scoring and snapping.

video demonstration:


For further information on how to build a door frame, don’t hesitate to contact your local branch or purchase from our preferred online distributor, Insulation Giant, here.

This video should be used as a guide only, always seek professional guidance.