Internal door sticks out at top

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    Hi any idea how we can get the top of the door to be more flush against the frame?

    The bottom seems to be fine but you can put your hand near the top and push it to to be closer to the frame.

    We've national hickmen hinges but they just seem to move the door closer or further away from the frame.
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    Move hinges.
    Move door stop
    Or possibly door bowed.

    If hang new door I often have to move / replace door stop
     
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    We got a new half glazed door and since we've hung it we've noticed the top not being flush, just seems strange as the bottoms fine.
     
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    Frame out? Is door vertical and not bowed.

    Something is out so get spirit level out and look.
    Maybe original door was bowed and frame moved to match but now you have new straight door it shows.

    Both door and frame and door stop need to be vertical. Something isn't
     
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    Old school way was to leave the frame adjustable until new door hung. Could move and pack to follow bent door.
    I suspect that. Should wedge new door in old frame before you cut hinges and hang to see how it looks.
     
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    Actually if the door is warped it should be sent back and replaced!

    But if that isn't feasible, to be more accurate, you line up and fix the hinge side of the frame/casing/lining so that it is plumb in two vertical axis because if you don't do that you wil find that it slsms shut on its' own or worse still it ploughs into the floor when you try to open it - so it must always be correct

    Having got the hinge jamb right then you can bend and twist to rest to fit, starting off by aligning and fixing the bottom of the keep jamb first (depending on the twist it may be necessary to start at the head first) and aligning the rest to be visually acceptable. That inevitably results in it being necessary to rebate the backs of the architraves or chop out some plaster somewhere to make it all fit. Beafr in mind that whilst you can probably hide a 4 to 6mm twist, a 15mm twist will stand out like a sore thumb, so there are limits to how much twist you can take out without it becoming too obvious

    In the OPs case I'd consider removing the architraves on both sides, removing the planted on door stops (if this is a lining as opposed to a rebated casing), unscrewing the jamb on the keep side except for the bottom screw(s), pulling the casing over to align it with the door, then refix the casing/lining (drill and counterbore new holes for the screws), refit/replace the architrave and refit/replace the door stops (if required). Finally the keep will probably need to be reset
     
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