Pre Hung Internal Doorsets

What is a pre hung doorset?

A pre hung doorset, also known as a pre-assembled doorset, describes when a door leaf is manufactured and delivered assembled in a frame with hinges and some ironmongery already attached.

Compared to a door assembly or door kit, where all the different components of a door (door leaf, frame, glazing, ironmongery) are manufactured and delivered individually to be assembled on site.

Should I purchase a pre hung doorset or a door kit?

This all depends on your project requirements.

There are many benefits to purchasing a pre hung doorset including:

  • Pre hung doorsets are manufactured and delivered in some unit all together – this reduces the risk of losing separate items as everything areas on site together
  • No missing components on site – because everything comes delivered together on site you’ll have less hassle of lost items during transport.
  • Compliant, tested and certified pre hung doorsets provides buying confidence – you can trust that a JELD-WEN pre hung doorset has been tested and certified to specific fire and security standards as one complete unit rather than individual components  reducing risk and confusion.
  • No excessive gaps –because the door leaf is pre-assembled into its frame and does not require trimming into place there are no excessive gaps with can cause drafts and in some circumstances reduce fire door compliance.
  • Quicker and easier installation – because the unit is pre assembled it means once on site it is quicker for a qualified joiner to install at once, rather than having to wait or find the individual components of the doorset.
  • Second fix installation phase to reduce risk of damage – because a pre hung internal doorset can be installed at second fix stage it reduces the likelihood of damage during other first fix activities, providing less remedial work to fix damages.
  • Enhanced aesthetics with doors that are flush with the frame – Due to the nature of the manufacturing process a pre hung door leaf fits perfectly into it’s frame providing a flawless visual design.
  • One invoice from one supplier – rather than purchase individual components from a variety of supplier each with their own payment terms, the admin element of purchase a pre hung door from one supplier is much easier.

However, there are also limitations of pre hung doorsets including:

  • Product weight – as the doorset is delivered pre assembled it is therefore heavier than individual components which may cause difficulties in transportation across site.
  • Must be installed all at one time – unlike individual components that can be assembled on any time frame, a pre hung doorset must all be installed at once. However, door handles are usually delivered separately with pre hung doorsets so these items can be installed at a time that suits.
  • Initial higher cost – whilst a pre hung doorset does generally cost more than individual components they can save time, money and hassle once on site.

JELD-WEN internal pre hung doorset

All our internal doorset range is manufactured as a pre hung doorset to help save our customer time, money and hassle on site. We have a range of non-fire, fire and security certified doorsets that can support a new build or renovation project requirements.