As part of a construction or renovation project, it is a good idea to inquire about the sizes of the doors. The standard models are generally recommended both for interior doors and for the entryway since these elements with universal dimensions allow you to save money compared to the installation of custom joinery. Let’s take stock of the standard door dimensions in height and width.
Why choose standard doors?
In construction as in renovation, it is often recommended to install standard doors. It is important to know that the dimensions of these joineries are standardized and designed according to universal standards. By opting for such doors, you greatly reduce your costs since you avoid having to call on custom.
While they are less expensive, standard doors are also much easier and faster to find. You can buy a door from any DIY store or specialist in this type of item without waiting. In addition, the range of models available is wider. Conversely, a custom-made door must be ordered and produced in the dimensions requested; waiting times are thus much longer.
A little precision is in order. When we talk about the dimensions of a standard door, we are talking about the door and not the width of the passage. Thus, for a single door, 3 cm must be removed to find out the width of the passage, or 80 cm for a door of standard dimensions of 83 cm. For a double-leaf door, 6 cm should be removed, i.e. 3 cm per leaf.
What are the standard dimensions of the doors?
Before embarking on the purchase of a standard door, it is recommended to know the dimensions in order to respect them. However, the majority of models available in DIY stores are standard size.
The interior door: what height and what width?
The dimensions of an interior residential door are specified by standard NF P 01 005.
There are several standardized sizes for interior doors:
- The standard height of a door is always 204 cm (2.04 meters).
- The standard width of a door can be 63 cm, 73 cm, 83 cm or 93 cm.
- The standard thickness of a door can vary between 29 and 40 mm.
Double-leaf interior doors are rare, but there are standard sizes for these models as well:
- If the door has two equal leaves, it is 204 cm high and 146 cm wide, or 73 cm per leaf.
- If the door has two unequal leaves, it is 204 cm high and 126 cm wide, with a leaf 93 cm wide and a leaf 33 cm wide.
The front door: how high and how wide?
An entrance door has standard dimensions different from that of an interior door. It is in fact higher and wider. The traditional standard model of the entrance door is 215 cm high and 90 cm wide.
However, there are also variations in the standard dimensions here. You will find standard entrance doors measuring:
- 200 cm high for 80 cm wide,
- 200 cm high for 90 cm wide,
- 215 cm high and 80 cm wide,
There is also a standardization of the dimensions of double leaf entrance doors:
- 215 cm high for 100 cm wide, i.e. 50 cm per leaf.
- 215 cm high for 120 cm wide, i.e. 60 cm per leaf.
How to measure a door?
If it sounds simple, taking the measurements of a door requires considering the right elements.
How to measure an interior door?
To check the measurements of your interior door before changing it, here is the procedure to follow:
- If you are only changing the door, remove the leaf and take your measurements based on the frame.
- To measure the height and width, count the rebate, which is the notch where the door wedges, then re-measure a second time without taking it into account. Do the same in the width.
- We recommend that you take at least 2 measurements at two different points and keep the smaller one.
How to measure a front door?
Do the same for your front door and also take the measurements of the interior table in height and width.