adjusting UPVC front door

14 Sep 2009
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United Kingdom
Hi all,

My UPVC front door doesn't close tightly against the frame on the lock side: it doesn't compress the rubber seal along the length of the door and lets a draft through. It's worse from the handle downwards

Any tips as to things I could adjust on the door? I'm happy to post back more information about the door if necessary: I just don't know what details would be relevant to post!


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on further inspection I now see that I can get the very tips of my fingers between the underside of the door and the frame on the corner beneath the handle, and easily pull the door a few mm away from the frame. I can't do the same at the top.
I have adjusted the roller cams on the side of the door so that they are at their maximum towards the frame, and also moved the keeps on the door frame as far as possible towards the outside world. None of this seems to have made a difference: the door is still 'loose' against the frame from about the handle downwards. Any suggestions of anything else, maybe at the hinge side? The hinges are like these:

I'm happy to try to adjust the hinge if anyone can confirm that it should help -- preferably with a suggestion as to what to adjust ;)

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