Internal door installation

The house I have is quite old and I am looking to have internal doors replaced unfortunately the sizes of doors I can purchase are quite a few cm too big and it's my understanding that you can only remove a small amount off doors to be hung. Would I need l to get new frames installed aswell or is there a way round this? Any feedback is appreciated as I am all ready to get it done but don't want to waste money purchasing doors that can't be fitted.

Many thanks

Asked by Kris on 31st Jan 2024
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"Hi Kris if the door sizes are larger than 10mm on each side it’s best to get new frames as-well because like you say there is only a small amount you can take off a door unfortunately."
Answered on 31st Jan 2024 - Member since Jun 2023 - report
"There are companies out there that do different sizes than the standard 30" or 27". There are also companies that will make doors to the size you need. So have a look at those options before you get in to changing the frames out. You could also consider a door that is slightly smaller, and line the existing frames to make the right size. Good luck!"
Answered on 31st Jan 2024 - Member since Jan 2024 - report
"Hi. You'd need to purchase a solid type of door , you de lip the edges cut to size ( minus lipping) then re lip , you have to bear in mind if the door is paneled each side will require trimming to keep the panels central .
Once the lips are fitted snd dry the doors can have hinges etc fitted as normal.
Answered on 5th Feb 2024 - Member since Jan 2024 - report
"Definitely new frames m8 it a fine margin what you can take off each side of a door 10mm so having new frames nothing will have too be taken as they will fit in new frame snug giving a better finish too the eye hope this was helpful many thanks Justin"
Answered on 31st Jan 2024 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
"If there solid doors you can cut them down if there egg box doors you can cut them down add wood back into the door so you can hang them hope this helps"
Answered on 10th Feb 2024 - Member since Sep 2023 - report
"Hi, there’s a few things you can do all depends on what sort of door you are looking at an oak veneer has 12 mm each side you can plain down to fit frame. Failing that, you could also additional veneer you can iron on the sides of the doors Thank you hope this helps Rob"
Answered on 13th Feb 2024 - Member since Jan 2024 - report
You are correct you can only remove 6- 10mm each side. However there are options

Option 1 is for a hollow door which has a solid piece of timber about 20mm thick all round the edge . you can for example cut 40mm off and then glue the solid piece back into the edge of the door. This will take a bit of time and cost in labour.

Option 2 is to buy solid doors that will cost more but the labour will be less

Hope this helps"
Answered on 5th Feb 2024 - Member since Jun 2023 - report
"Hi, Find a joiner and get a quote for bespoke made doors to fit the frames you have."
Answered on 5th Feb 2024 - Member since Jan 2024 - report
"if you thinking of paint the doors you can get 4-6 panels wooden doors ,then you have more cutting edge"
Answered on 5th Feb 2024 - Member since Jan 2024 - report
"There are a number of ways around this depending on the skill of the tradesman. On all doors, there is a tollerance for what you can take off. If you're saying the doors are a few cm (2-3cm) too big, you have maybe 2 choices, buy larger doors and get a skilled carpenter to work his magic, or buy the smaller door and add material onto the frame. This would possibly need the architrave adjusting also.
Some skill and know-how is required.

What are the internal measurements of the frame??"
Answered on 6th Feb 2024 - Member since Feb 2024 - report
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