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I'm sure we used to have a VT Trade topic where you could post questions like this, but I can't find it.

 

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anyone know any good places/people that will fit doors and door frames?

 

I need to replace my two internal doors downstairs in my house as they're practically falling off, but I think I need new frames as well and I haven't got a fupping clue how to do it or where to go to get it done.

 

Doors seem cheap, but I'm guessing it'll all add up once you add in the frames and fitting them.

 

Anyone got experience?

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I'm sure we used to have a VT Trade topic where you could post questions like this, but I can't find it.

 

Anyway,

 

anyone know any good places/people that will fit doors and door frames? Why not try Big Sams Incredible Door Fitting, Door Frames Supermarket on Lollypop Lane in Little Craddock?

 

I need to replace my two internal doors downstairs in my house as they're practically falling off, but I think I need new frames as well and I haven't got a fupping clue how to do it or where to go to get it done. ALL of the doors in my house are held up with only the finest sellotape.  If the tape has a tartan pattern and is called Scotch, you're on the right track.

 

Doors seem cheap, but I'm guessing it'll all add up once you add in the frames and fitting them. You're quite right Mr Steven! If you buy more than one of anything, the store you're purchasing the good from generally add up the sum of the items you're buying.  The classic example of this can be seen in any local supermarket! :thumb:

 

Anyone got experience? Of what?

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Stevo, what makes you think the frames need to be changed?

 

Can they really be that bad? Even if the frame is damaged at the hinge locations you can just position the new hinges slightly differently. Adding frames makes it a longer, dirtier more expensive job. I'd imagine the frames could possibly be rubbed down and re painted?

 

As for hanging doors, it's genuinely quite straightforward, there are loads of 'how to' videos on youtube and it doesn't need any crazy expensive specialist tools. Oh, and as learning a little bit of DIY goes - it's indoors in the warm, it's private so nobody sees if you cock it up, you're fairly unlikely to electrocute yourself or flood the house. It has to go really quite wrong for you to die, burn, be shocked or drown.

 

The tools you'll need are straightforward, cost much less than 2 hours of a carpenter's time - and you'll still have them for the next job that comes along. 

The tools can even be bought from Ikea and Argos if you're shy about DIY stores. 

 

New door size - measure the door leaf you've got - on the presumption it was the right size for the hole in the wall, go on the Wickes or Screwfix or Homebase website and see what style you like.

 

Not buying two frames could save you £50 or £60, not getting a chippy in could save you maybe, £40 or £50 an hour for 2 hours work. Potentially, you could buy yourself a neat little collection of tools, learn a bit of DIY and be the best part of a ton better off.

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Thanks!
 

Why new frames? Well basically the doors keep dropping, and hwen I screw them back in at the hinges to try and fix it the wood underneath is practically disintegrating and the frame looks split a bit.

 

But yeah maybe this is just round the hinges.

 

Doors seem pretty cheap, so I think maybe I'll buy some, do my damndest to hang the **** on the existing frames with new hinge locations and see how I get on. If I'm unsuccessful or the frames really are **** then I'd need new frames.

 

Nothing wrong with the paint or anything on the frames, it's just where the hinges screw in is totally buggered.

This would also give me the chance to use the drill that may parents bought me for christmas (worst gift ever) that has been sat on a shelf for 8 months.

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Stevo, have you tried longer screws (ouu err) or a fatter shaft (ouu err again) to get the fixings to hold in the existing holes?

 

Another option might be to drill the holes out to the size of the red rawl plugs (6mm I think?) and stick them in the holes. I did this on a bedroom door handle that had a similar problem. The holes were knackered and the handle kept coming loose. Stuck plugs in and all sorted!

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