5 reasons why people fail to hang an internal door

Internal Door

Even for the most experienced handyman, trying to hang an internal door can prove tricky. There are countless things that can go wrong and cause you a myriad of problems, and here are just a few:

  1. Not trimming the internal door

Although you can buy doors which are a standard size and are designed to fit most existing door frames, many people find it difficult to hang an internal door because houses shift, and the door doesn’t exactly fit in the space.

  1. Not leaving a big enough gap

When you hang an internal door, you obviously need to leave a slight gap around all of the edges, so that the door fits neatly inside the frame. Around 3mm is enough, but getting all of these gaps equal can be tricky.

  1. The floor is not level

We all know that when you go to complete a DIY project or go to hang an internal door, not everything goes to plan. So after you’ve trimmed the door and got it ready for installation, you often find that the door still hangs wrong. This can be due to the floor itself not being level, and some adjustments need to be made to make it work.

  1. You haven’t measured correctly

No matter how many times you measure out all of the cuts and hinge placements, there’s always a good bet that you’ve measured something wrong when you try to hang an internal door. But don’t be disheartened; even the professionals get it wrong!

  1. The door isn’t marked out

Again, this relates to dreaded task of measuring the door out, but it’s always a good idea to make sure that you mark out each and every one of your measurements before you commit.

From a rattling doorknob to a wonky door, sometimes it’s just better to skip all the fuss and get a professional like MJB Carpentry to hang an internal door for you. If you’re based in the Oxfordshire or Buckinghamshire area and need help with your internal doors, contact us today for a no-obligation quote.