Before you purchase architrave for your door, you must determine the size of the doorway it is to fit. The most common door dimensions are 1981mm H x 762mm W. Using a tape measure, mark the doorway about 4mm to 6mm in from the edge of the lining. A set square can help you make sure your line runs parallel to the lining.
Should architrave match the door?
Once you know the size and shape of the door, you can measure the door’s frame. The architrave should be fitted to the door’s frame. The architrave should cover 5 to 10 millimeters of the frame. This is known as the reveal. After the architrave is fitted, you can paint the architrave.
Architrave comes in two basic styles, single architrave and double architrave. Single architrave consists of two upright pieces of 2440mm in length and one header piece that’s 1220mm long. This size will cover the height of the average door, while double architrave consists of two uprights and a crossbar.
A door architrave is usually made of wood or other wood-based material. It is often decorative and adds a more sophisticated look to a room. It was originally used to frame windows, but it has also been used in contemporary homes to add depth to a room. It can also be used around built-in cupboards and loft hatches.