About 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 and landlords in Teesside area North East England.

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!!!

 

Widening a door way through to a garage.

Nice photo taken on me taking the bricks out to widen a doorway through to the garage.

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The door frame is attached and the new Suffolk solid internal door is furnished & hung.

Door frame fitting

Sill added to make step up to floor level in main room.

Door Hung and furnished

Frame and new plaster skim applied.

Base cabinet fitted in kitchen.

The customer wanted to use the space available by having a base cabinet fitted with access to the existing corner cabinet already in place.

I suggested a 400 mm cabinet with door to match. I will cut the side panel to access through to the existing cabinet.

Once fitted and screwed in place a shelf was added and the surrounding trims fixed in place to cover the gaps.

The customer wants to paint the cabinet and trim, nice and tidying with minimal cost. Cabinet £45 from Howdens and £65 to fit.