UPVC door installed incorrectly?

Discussion in 'Other Trades Talk' started by Dendenden, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. Dendenden

    Dendenden New Member

    IMG_3862.PNG IMG_3863.PNG Hi

    I hope someone with more knowledge than myself can confirm my suspicions. Has this door been installed incorrectly?

    I understand that the strips keeping the panel in should be on the inside of the building, otherwise they could be levered out, panel removed, and an intruder crawl through?

    Please see attached pics.

    Thanks in advance, Den.
  2. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member


    Could glue them I would think, with something like Stixall.
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2017
  3. R.W_Carpentry

    R.W_Carpentry Active Member

    You're right in saying that the beading can be removed from the outside and this obviously doesn't make it massively secure. I'd hesitate to say it's been installed incorrectly though, is this a brand new door? I ask as if it's not then older style doors and windows it was more common to be externally beaded than internal, brand new though I'd expect it to be internally beaded but I don't know if there's any regulations that stop manufacturing of external beaded doors and windows.
  4. Dr Bodgit

    Dr Bodgit Super Member

    My new expensive slimline uPVC windows are externally beaded :eek:

    However, whilst the beads can be removed fairly easily, there are metal brackets holding the glass in place that need a special tool to remove. It would take someone a while to disassemble a window in order to get through it.
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  5. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    We had a run of break in's here a few years ago, were oiks remove the beading on windows to gain access.

    Bodge, you be suprise how quick it can be done with cordless drill.
  6. Dr Bodgit

    Dr Bodgit Super Member

    I dare say, if someone is determined enough, they will find a way in. My recent attempted break-in before Xmas involved some oiks levering open a front sash with a screwdriver, except they couldn't open it fully. The side and rear window are behind a locked gate so more secure.

    I've now installed plenty of lighting (both indoors and outside) and a house alarm. Next door is now an easier option... :p
  7. Dendenden

    Dendenden New Member

    Thanks for all the replies, much appreciated.
  8. Working On It

    Working On It Member

    Externally beaded doesn't mean it's incorrect, units could be stuck down, you defo don't want to glue the beading...if they really want to get in. break the glass or just kick in the bottom panel.

  9. joinerjohn1

    joinerjohn1 Screwfix Select

    Obviously, from the photo's, that door's been in a long time. Probably correct when it was installed. External doors are there to keep honest people out. ;);)

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