Please help a DIY novice!!

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TheChild Thu 14-Oct-21 09:44:40

We are in the process of doing our living room, we are getting coving restored and then plan to get the entire room replastered.
Before we do that we need to replace 2 internal doors as they are non-safety glass doors from the 70s! The handles are 3/4 of the way up the doorframe, so looking at a doors we can buy from B&Q they all have the handles half way up. Would we need new door frames or could we buy the door and then chose where to put the handle (ie put it further up so it matches with our existing frame?)

Sorry this is such a stupid question, neither myself or DH are good at DIY and have no one who can advise us, so we would be looking to get someone in to fit the doors but don't know if we will need new frames or not!

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Idontlike Thu 14-Oct-21 09:47:44

If your frames are painted you could just fill the original recess and make a new one where you like. Then, once it’s sanded and painted, it won’t be visible.

Dbank Thu 14-Oct-21 09:55:36

Or if the original doors are worth keeping, replace the glass with toughened glass?

TheChild Thu 14-Oct-21 09:58:21

Thank you @Dbank 😊 yes the doors are painted, I was hoping this was something we could do as we need to keep the cost down as much as possible! Do you think it would be a job a general handyman could do or wood a joiner be the better person to ask? Sorry for all the questions 😳

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Dbank Thu 14-Oct-21 10:10:33

It rather depends on how the existing glass is fitted, hopefully it's held in with some beading on one side.

I just did a door myself, it wasn't too hard. Two pieces of beveled toughen glass was £65

If you're not sure you could try asking your local glazer to do it. (Prolly cheaper to take the doors off and take them to the glazer).

No problem with any questions, I'm here to help.

Thingsthatgo Thu 14-Oct-21 10:47:28

@Dbank I would be really interested to learn more about this. I’ve got double doors that need reglazing.
Did you pop out one of the panes and then just ask a glazier to cut to the same size?
Our current glass isn’t bevelled, but I would like the new panes to be.

Dbank Thu 14-Oct-21 13:56:18

Originally the door had wood panels, which were slightly rebated, so I had to trim a bit of the wood off with a router. I then ordered the glass and refitted it with some putty and wood beading.

You'll probably find yours is a bit easier, as the existing glazing is probably held in on one side with some beading.

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