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Internal Door Trimming.

The carpets are laid and look great but the doors are dragging on the new carpets, quite often, when there is a thick underlay, there is a good 6/7 mm to be trimmed off the bottom of the door. If left, the door hinges will pull out and the carpet will be damaged.

So, to work…..

First, mark along the bottom of the door to be trimmed, I do this by laying a sharp pencil on the carpet and run it along the edge pushing down slightly.

Ashtons Handyman Services door trimming
Door is dragging on new carpet
Marking door along carpet
Mark the door along the top of the carpet, pushing down slightly.

   Door trimming and hanging

Now you have your mark along which you are going to trim off.

Remove the door from its hinges and take outside being careful not to bang the walls or ceiling with the door. Some doors can be pretty heavy!

Lay the door on tressels with the marked side up. Check the amount that you are trimming and go over the line with a straight edge.

Door trimming and hanging
Check the line and go over with a straight edge
Door trimming and hanging
Prepare to cut

Now you have the right length for the door to fit nicely over the carpet, not too much, just enough so the door lightly touches the carpet surface. Now run a plain over & smooth off the edge on both sides of the door.

Door trimming and hanging

Time to hang the door back in the frame.

Door trimming and hanging

Job done. The door is now able to open & close without force and lightly touching the carpet. What a straight edge! Okay, only another 8 to do!!!

 

By Ashtons Handyman Property Services

Handyman. Ashton's Handyman Property Service. Helping to keep properties well maintained. Clean tidy and respectable. Hourly and day rates. Free quotes given. Decorating and small plastering home improvements carried out. Flooring laminate, skirting, repairs to door frames external and internal. Chris at Ashton's Handyman services prides himself on commitment to provide a professional and speedy service at all times, whilst maintaining the highest quality of work. Effective problem solving and attention to detail, Chris's goal is to meet and exceed the expectations of every customer. Working for property services, landlords and home owners in the Teesside area Stockton on Tees in North East England.

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