How to build a stud wall with a door: A step-by-step guide for DIYers

Wooden frame house with stud walls and door opening
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Knowing how to build a stud wall with a door opening is a great way to add an extra room with much less hassle and cost than an internal brick wall. It’s a job that most DIYers will be able to take on successfully with the help of this guide.    

You might want to add an en suite to a bedroom or simply divide up a large room to give more rooms for people to use. Knowing how to build a stud wall is the first part, but you’re going to need a doorway to access the new space. There are a few details that you will need to know to make sure you are doing it right. Get it wrong and your door won’t fit and you’ll need to do a lot more work than anticipated.

Here we cover what wood, sizes and hardware you will need to get a professional finish. as well as all the steps.

How to build a stud wall with a door opening 

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.