Hinge spacers on UPVC door

26 Aug 2007
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United Kingdom

Im told that nothing exists what so ever to pack out flag hinges from the door and its frame on a uPVC door. After some alterations a uPVC door no longer opens much past 90 degrees as the hinges hit the new surround - effectively the door is set too far into the wall now.

A simple solution to me would be to pack out the door hinges from the door and frame to enable the door to swing open. I reckon 20mm packers would make a huge difference to the angle of opening.

As no such products appear to exist, I am thinking there must be a good reason for it?

Has anyone fashioned there own packers / have another solution other than moving the door forward?

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Thanks for the suggestion and link.

Possibly could work but I would prefer to make my own spacer so it would be white and match the profile of the hinge.

Pity I cant get an answer as to why such a upvc product does not exist. I wonder if the concern in cantilevering the door off the frame puts excessive strain on the frame and hinges??

Had rather hoped that some UPVC expert would be able to put the record straight here.


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