What is a Door Schedule?

A door schedule can be a very useful piece of information for a construction project. In this article we will explore door schedules in some detail, what they are and how to create one.

Detail Library Members can download the sample excel spreadsheet and drawing to use as a template. (Details at the end of this post)

door schedule example

A door schedule is just a fancy word for a list of all the door types within a projects. They are usually presented on a spreadsheet and are especially useful for large residential or commercial projects where there are a number of different doors which are repeated on each level. However, a schedule can also be very helpful in house renovations and extensions, were some of the doors are being retained as existing, others are being refurbished and others are completely new.

Who is a door schedule for?

Door schedules are a great way of informing the contractor, manufacturer and/joiner of all the key information needed such as door dimensions, fire rating and ironmongery required for each door.

What information do I need to provide on a door schedule?

  • Door number – corresponding with the drawings
  • Name – such as its location
  • Type – single, double, sliding, etc.
  • Size – width, height and thickness
  • Fire rating – NFR, FD30, FD60S
  • Acoustic rating – in accordance with BR Part E
  • Ventilation – in accordance with BR Part F
  • Glazing – in accordance with BR Part K and Q
  • Material and composition – such as solid core, insulated core door, real wood veneer, etc.
  • Finish – such as paint colour, spray, real wood veneer, etc.
  • Hinges, locks, latches, handles, push plates, pull handles, kicker plates, vision panels, stops, closers, etc.
  • Style of this hardware
  • Weight – this important for doors with large areas of glazing as the weight may require crane or assisted lifting techniques in accordance with CDM regulations.
  • Manufacturer and product reference
  • Any other remarks


Some schedules, especially window schedules, are shown with elevations of the doors for clarity.

what is a door schedule

What information needs to go with a schedule?

The schedule must always be read in conjunction with the general arrangements drawings, which should have each door labeled with a number that corresponds with that in the schedule. Alongside the plans of the buildings, there should also be detail door drawings of each door type showing a number of important information listed below.


What information does a door detail drawing need?

The information required for a detail door drawing can vary from project to project and should be adjusted accordingly. Some of the key information needed includes:

  • Door leaf dimension
  • Structural opening dimension
  • Frame opening dimension
  • Door leaf thickness dimension
  • Clear opening dimensions – in accordance with BR Part M4
  • Elevation – this is not necessary but can be useful
  • How the door and frame connect
  • Fire stopping features and location – such as cavity closers, intumescent strips and seals
  • Location of ironmongery
  • Finishes – both to door and surround, such as architraves and skirting
Door Detail Sample Drawing

How can BIM help?

Some BIM software can assist in creating door and window schedules by compiling a list of all the items within the model. The information provided within this schedule is very similar to that of the list above.

Download the Door Schedule Template

All members can download our Excel spreadsheet door schedule template and example pdfs as part of their subscription plan. Just follow the link below to check out the download.

Door Schedule Template


Written by Aida Rodriguez-Vega, architect and researcher. At the Detail Library, Aida keeps busy by carrying out technical research and drawing new details for the ever-growing library.