Huge door gap: Yes or no? (photos) Have your say

Discussion in 'Screwfix Live' started by Sol123, Jul 15, 2021.


Are these huge door gaps?

  1. YES (it is too big, needs to be fixed)

  2. NO (between 2 and 2.5cm is perfect between the carpet and the door)

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  1. Sol123

    Sol123 New Member

    Hello Screwfix community, we just got a new carpet fitted.
    Without asking, the carpet fitter trimmed two doors.
    He says it is perfect.
    At 2,5cm in my front door and 2cm in the internal door, I think he overdid it, and now we need to fix the doors.

    What does the Screwfix community think?
    Huge door gap YES (it is too big, bad job, needs to be fixed)
    Huge door gap NO (it is perfect at 2cm between the installed carpet and the bottom of the door).

    Please have your say
    Thanks for your help

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  2. quasar9

    quasar9 Screwfix Select

    I am curious as to why he trimmed the doors . Did they foul the carpets to such an extend that opening and closing was impossible ? Most fitters will not trim the doors even if there is a bit of resistance initially as the pile does snd will go down down as people start walking on it.
  3. bigfranky145

    bigfranky145 Member

    Is that one door also cut on the wonk or is that camera trickery?
  4. jonathanc

    jonathanc Guest

    Wrong. Carpet fitter is an idiot
    Melissa_ likes this.
  5. I-Man

    I-Man Screwfix Select

    He's cocked up the doors and no doubt charged you for the pleasure of doing so
    Melissa_ likes this.
  6. Sol123

    Sol123 New Member

    There was no carpet resistance before removing the old carpet and certainly after fitting the new one! He cut the doors before installing the new carpet...
  7. Sol123

    Sol123 New Member

    According to the fitter, the floor is slanted... Three years living in the property and I had never noticed...
    I'll give him the benefit of the doubt on that one since it is a victorian flat.
  8. quasar9

    quasar9 Screwfix Select

    Cut before he installed ! That tells you all you need to know about his carpentry skills ! Ask for new doors !
    ElecCEng and Sol123 like this.
  9. I-Man

    I-Man Screwfix Select

    easy enough to check if the gap is reduced when the door is fully open.
    Jord86 and Sol123 like this.
  10. techie

    techie Screwfix Select

    Looks like a Bodge...
    Astramax and Sol123 like this.
  11. Sol123

    Sol123 New Member

    Thanks for the tip. The gap is reduced when the door is open, so the floor is more slanted in the door frame, though it looked a lot better before he trimmed it!
  12. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    He's well and truly dropped a bullock and fracked the doors up, you allow 20mm from floor not carpet what a ****, must have got the job via the no Skill Centre.
  13. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    It looks like a bodge coz it is....well i suppose he achieved that alright.
  14. Jord86

    Jord86 Screwfix Select

    Post photos of the bottom of the door with the door open all the way back as far as it can go.

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