Warping Doors and Rattling Spindles

25 Nov 2008
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United Kingdom
We've recently had a pair of pine glazed doors installed (these ones: https://www.howdens.com/doors-joine...internal-softwood-doors/sa-clear-pine-glazed/)

Though we're fairly happy with the appearance of them, one of the doors has unfortunately warped quite a bit. There's a flush bolt at the top of the door, which is now very difficult to close. Also, the doors pop open if there is a slight breeze.

We asked our joiner about this and he said this sort of thing is quite common because the wood is "living" and will swell and contract with differences in temperature etc. He said there is very little that could be done about it.

I just wanted to check if this was accurate or whether we've been fobbed off.

We also had a new oak bannister / ballustrade (whatever it's called!) put in 6 months ago by the same joiner and we've noticed that some of the spindles have become loose and have started to rattle. Again, is this something that we should just put up with or should it be dealt with?
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Movement indoors should be minimal and not affect the closing of the door. Have they been painted.
Spindles should be glued and pinned and not move at all.

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