Short front door

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by Penelopejean, 14 Feb 2009.

  1. Penelopejean

    Penelopejean

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    We've had our new oak front door fitted by an "expert"!
    He's cut the rebate at the bottom to get a good seal but has managed to cut it 1cm short at the front. The day light shows at each bottom corner and is draughty. (which is why we wanted a new door in the first place!)
    The door is made of white oak. Would you recommend that he glues a 1cm strip to the bottom somehow or should he fit an oak drip strip(if that is what it's called) to the front?

    A disappointed old lady.............. :cry:
     
  2. freddiemercurystwin

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    Get him to replace the door, if he's bodged it he should put it right. Withold payment until he does.
     
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    maybe he could rebate a channel in it and put a draught seal in it..it may -have a gap as to the floor not being level when it opens..if this isnt the reason get him to replace it as allready said by others.
     
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    is this an inward opening door!!!
    has he rebated the front "over"the weather bar
    has he finnished the door !!!
    have you spoken to him/her about your concerns!!!
    how much did he charge to fit the door labour only!!!
     
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