Fitting new doors in an old house


Postby DIY Newbie » Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:55 pm

Hi, could anyone tell me the best way of fitting a new door in an old house. We like the B&Q styles but they're too small! Do I have to adapt the door frame (if so, how?) and how difficult is it? I'd appreciate all help and advice I could get, cheers
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Postby wack » Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:52 pm

Hi, Could you tell me the opening sizes of the old doorframes, then i may be able to help.
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Postby DIY Newbie » Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:37 pm

Hi, I measured the frame and its 78"H * 29.5"W. The trouble is the frames kind of vary around the House. This is a real pain, Help!
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Postby wack » Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:03 pm

Hi, Most internal doors from b&q are 78" x 30", these can be planed and cut to suit your doorframes. Before you purchase any of these doors measure the openings at the top, middle and bottom, you may find that they are 30" at the top and deminish down to 29,5" because the doorframe legs are not plumb, check them with a spirit level. If this is the case you could carefully remove the architraves and adjust the legs until they are plumb, then refit the architraves.You may have to cut back the skirting boards to allow you to fit the architraves in the new position.
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