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Gap on upvc French doors where the door meets the frame?

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Fluffycloudland77 Fri 18-Nov-16 09:56:51

One of our doors is letting in cold air, what can I do to realign it so it's not bloody freezing in the lounge?.

The house is 3 years old and I'm sure the door fitted when we bought it.

First photo is gap, second is the other door with no gap,

PigletJohn Fri 18-Nov-16 11:03:32

Plastic doors and windows are notoriously troublesome, so there will be (at least one) local business specialising in repairing and adjusting them.

Try to get a recommendation from a friend or neighbour. You don't need a big firm, it will be fixed by an experienced woman or man with a van, a handful of tools, and a shelf of spare parts. Don't use an 0800 or an 0845 number, it will be an agency selling leads to people with no local reputation.

It might cost in the region of £100.

If there are also draughts around the frame, these might be fixed by injecting plastic foam, but only allow a workperson who has impressed you by their skill and neatness to do that, or they may make an awful mess.

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 18-Nov-16 12:36:33

So Dh can't adjust the door himself so I hangs correctly?.

ExcuseMyEyebrows Fri 18-Nov-16 12:48:31

I can't see the gap clearly in your picture but one of my upvc french doors needed adjusting recently. It had dropped and there was a gap in the top corner.

Because it was still under guarantee, someone from the double glazing company came out and tightened up the hinge - took about 2 minutes.

As your house is only three years old won't the NHBC guarantee cover this work?

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 18-Nov-16 13:00:50

Possibly but I wanted it sorted out quickly & Dh might be able to fix it if it's just a matter of tightening a hinge.

We never even use them, I'd be happy to brick halfway & put a window in.

PigletJohn Fri 18-Nov-16 17:21:38

I'm sure it's easy when you know how. I don't. I have a feeling it's something bent in the multilock.

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