How to measure door rebates - LocksOnline exclusive how to video.
We are constantly striving to provide good and valued service to our customers therefore, to continue with this initiative we are starting to do a list of how-to videos to help customers make the right decisions and choices when we are away from our website.
This video is designed to help you understand what a rebate is, how to measure a rebate and what type of rebates you may find.
In the UK, it is custom for all external doors to be around 44 mm thick and in doing so when you have a double set of doors, say, on the back of your house opening outwards and they are in the region of 44 mm thick the chances are the rebate between the two doors will be 13 mm. To measure a rebate you need to measure the depth from the leading edge into the rebate. The video was shown this in a pictorial form to help you understand the decisions that you will have to make.
Sometimes, I rebate can be offset so in other words, if the door exceeds 44 mm and could perhaps be 55 mm or even more, then the rebate could set off centre. Nearer the end of the video I will explain what are the choices to you if this is the case. In most cases if the door is stick enough and the rebate is off centre that the chances are you may not even require a rebate kit. Which obviously reduces the cost.
Be mindful, that certain manufacturers who make rebate kits for the British standard 3621 door locks may not necessarily guarantee the British standard if the rebate is used. The fact that by using a rebate you actually modify the installation process of the lock could actually invalidate the British standard 3621 that the lock was made to. This is not that well known in the industry, so it may be with you checking out first before you fit.
However, in most cases you may not necessarily have a choice as there is limited permutations available in the UK to necessitate these applications. Therefore, it may be better that you notify your insurance company that you are fitted a British standard lock to a set of French doors, and you have used a rebate kit in which to facilitate the correct installation. If your insurance company do not question your comments to them then if worded correctly you may assume that they accept the variation of the British standard 3621 lock that would be fitted to your French doors.
Perhaps, this is slightly digressing from how to measure a rebate kit but it is an extra piece of information that 25 years in the industry has allowed me to gleam and give better advice to our customers.
I very much hope that you find a video informative and helpful in making the right decisions for you when it comes to ordering rebated kits.