How to Measure For Your Replacement Stove Door Glass

Step-by-Step Visual Guide

Some wood burning stove doors have an aperture which the glass fits into. Be careful how you measure these. Some hints and tips are shown below as accuracy is important.


Measure the aperture

Measure the height and width inside the aperture, where the glass will sit.


Deduct for clearance

As you can see the aperture in this picture measures 215mm. You should deduct 2-3mm to allow for clearance.


Make adjustments

Look out for protrusions into the glass frame aperture as shown below and adjust for accordingly. In the case of the door shown in image with ceramic rope there is no aperture, just a groove for the rope seal behind the glass and the glass should just cover this.


Create a template

If you are not sure of the make and model of your stove, in order to get an accurate glass size, we suggest that you cut out a cardboard template to fit the glass aperture of your door. Simply then measure the size of the cardboard.


Check and measure the template

Offer the cardboard template up to the glass aperture making sure there is a 2mm gap between the template and the glass aperture

Finally measure the template and input the sizes into our Glass Cut to Size product to get a price. This only applies to rectangular or square glass. If your glass is shaped, please post the template to us, remembering to add your contact details to the template. We will contact you with a quotation.

Need expert help?

There is a lot more to replacing your stove glass and rope seals than first appears, why not let our experienced engineers take the strain in our workshop? Please get in touch with us for a free, no-obligation quotation – the ADS team is always here to help.