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Transporting doors by car, although at first glance it seems like a simple task, requires proper preparation and well thought-out logistics. From solid burglar-proof doors to light folding doors to delicate glass doors, each type of door requires a different approach. Proper securing, ensuring the right driving position and selecting the right vehicle for transport - these are key elements that determine the safety of transportation.

How do I secure doors before transportation?

Preparing doors for transportation is essential for their safe movement, whether we are talking about mahogany doors, massive entrance doors or delicate glass interior doors. The process involves several steps:
Assessing the condition of the door: Before doing anything, it is a good idea to carefully inspect the door for any damage. This assessment will help avoid later misunderstandings if damage is noticed after transportation.
Disassembly: If possible, remove the door from its hinges. If it is a glazed door, also remove the glass elements if possible.
Packaging: The door should be adequately protected. The best way to do this is to wrap them in bubble wrap and then stretch film. Special attention should be paid to the protection of the glass elements - if it is a glass door, use an extra layer of bubble wrap or foam to protect the glass. Secure the corners of the door with special polyethylene foam angles.
Placing on a pallet: If the doors are heavy, it is best to place them on a pallet. This will make them easier to handle and provide additional security. Use lashing straps to secure the door firmly to the pallet. Once the door is on the pallet, it will be easier to move it, lift it with a forklift or other load handling equipment and generally move it from place to place.
Marking: label the pallet with the door as a fragile load. In the case of glass doors, the pallet should also be marked as 'glass' or 'caution, glass'.
Remember that the transportation of doors, especially valuable ones like mahogany doors or fragile ones like glass doors, should be entrusted to professionals or carried out with complete care.

Which vehicles are used to transport doors?

Transporting doors, especially large or unusual doors, requires the right vehicle to ensure safety during transit. Choosing the right vehicle depends on the size and number of doors to be transported.

Buses: Buses are a good choice for small quantities of doors. In most minibuses, it is possible to fold down the seats, creating a large loading area. When choosing a bus, it is important to make sure that the internal dimensions of the bus allow the doors to be transported without bending or damaging them.

Vans: Vans offer even more space than buses, so they can accommodate more doors or doors with larger dimensions. For vans, it is also important to check their internal dimensions.

Lorries: Vans are ideal for transporting large numbers of doors or doors with large dimensions. They are typically used by companies specialising in transporting furniture and are able to accommodate even the largest doors. In addition, their design allows for easy loading and unloading of goods.

Vehicles with loading lift: In some cases, especially when transporting heavy doors, vehicles equipped with a loading lift can be essential. They make it easier to manipulate the load and minimise the risk of damage.

HIAB (loader trucks)?: These are large trucks with a crane attached. They are used when the doors are very heavy, large or when it is not possible to use a forklift on the loading/unloading site.

For all of these vehicles, it is crucial that the doors are properly secured to prevent sliding, which could lead to damage. Use special lashing straps to hold the load in place.

What does the price of transporting large doors via a transport company depend on?

The cost of transporting a door by a transport company depends on a number of factors that are taken into account when pricing the service. Below are some of the most important ones:

Door dimensions and weight: the larger and heavier the door, the higher the cost of transport. Large and heavy doors require a larger vehicle and more work to load and unload, which translates into higher costs.

Distance: The cost of transport also depends on the distance between the loading and unloading points. The greater the distance, the higher the cost.

Lead time: If the transportation has to be done in a short time, the cost may be higher. Transport companies often offer different options, such as standard or express transport, which vary in price.

Type of door: Regular, mahogany, glazed or burglar-proof doors - each requires a different approach during transportation. Glazed or burglar-proof doors may require additional security, which can increase the cost of the service.

Degree of difficulty of loading and unloading: If loading or unloading is difficult, for example because there is no lift in the building or little manoeuvring space, the cost of transport may be higher.

Insurance: The cost of transportation often includes insurance to cover any damage to the door during transport. The value of the insurance depends on the value of the door.

Remember that different companies may offer different prices for the same service, so it is always worth comparing several quotes before making a decision.


What types of doors are there, how much do they weigh and what are their average dimensions?

Doors are a key part of any building and there are many different types of doors that vary in design, size and materials. Below are some of the basic types of doors that are often transported:

Solid doors: These are the simplest and most common doors, constructed from a single piece of material such as wood, metal or plastic. They are relatively heavy, which can affect the cost of transport. The average size of a solid door is approximately 90cm wide by 200cm high.

Glazed doors: These are doors that have one or more areas filled with glass. They can be heavier than solid doors and also require special protection during transport to avoid damage to the glass.

Panel doors: These doors consist of several panels (panels) with different patterns and textures. They can be made of different materials and are available in different sizes.

Burglar-proof doors: These doors are particularly heavy and solidly constructed, often made of metal or sturdy wood. Their weight far exceeds that of a standard door, which increases the cost of transportation.

Folding or concertina doors: These are doors that fold in an accordion-like fashion, allowing space savings. They are usually lightweight, but their unusual shape may require special packaging for transportation.

Sliding doors: These are doors that open by sliding sideways on rails. They can be heavier and larger than standard doors.