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Corinthian Madison Internal Doors - Dave Collins & Kevin Farrell

Corinthian Madison Internal Doors

Corinthian Madison Internal Doors

Corinthian Madison Internal Doors

Corinthian Madison Internal Doors

Corinthian Madison Internal Doors

Corinthian Madison Internal Doors

Corinthian Madison Internal Doors

Corinthian Madison Internal Doors

Last week we showed you how to replace your old front door with a Madison Entry Door with Superslim Sidelights and an Enviroseal. With the ranges that Corinthian offer you can then carry the look of the doors into your home, using the same style from their internal range. Or maybe it’s time you just replaced the dated ’dodgey’ doors in your home.

Corinthian has a large variety to choose from when it comes to doors and there’s more than meets the eye in the selection process. Size, material, structure and functionality are all very important. Madison internal doors are available in a pre-primed finish, which is good if you want to paint, or in a richly grained timber veneer for staining.

If you’re going to match your internal doors with the external door make sure you also match the hardware less the dead latch. You can even match the handles on the linen press with those on the bedroom doors. You will need a dummy handle on the outside and cupboard latch on the inside of the linen press.


 100mm T/P Screws 1 bag
 Paint Brush 50mm Paint 1 of
 Paint – New Zealand Beech - accent 4 litre
 Cupboard Latches 4 of
 Hinges 2 min. for each door


 Cordless drill and bits
 Impact Driver and bits
 Planer
 1200mm Level
 Block Plane
 Sand Paper 120
 Circ Saw cordless
 Hole saw kit
 Speed bores 19mm, 22mm, 25mm


 Madison Internal Doors
 Gainsborough Hardware


  • Remove all old doors and repair any problems with the existing jambs.
  • Patch holes other than those to be reused. I.e. the striker plate will hopefully go back into the old checkout.
  • Unless the frame has a large twist in it, the existing frame and architraves will remain intact. Try not to disturb it too much.
  • A good way to determine the size of each new door is to whip all the hardware off the old door and lay it over the new door as a template. Only do this if you have checked the old door fits properly. I.e. the gaps not too big.
  • Check the door block or lock block is on the correct side of the door. Other wise no fixing and flimsy hollow door will withstand heavy day-to-day use.
  • Cut any excess off with the circular saw. If only a couple of millimetres you can use the electric planer to cut down.
  • Aris the edges of the door with a hand plane. This will reduce paint build up and running down edges.
  • Paint the bottom and top of the door with primer if it hasn’t already been painted. The jamb side of the door should be painted too as this is hard to access later.
  • When mounting the hinges on the new doors, line them up with the old hinge checkouts to avoid having to patch the existing jamb.
  • Use a phone book as a wedge to support the door whilst getting the first couple of screws in the hinges.
  • Check the door closes without binding. Check hardware function and ensure all screws in hinges have pulled right in hard against the hinge.
  • Install the lock or passage set at same height as the old lock.
  • Fill screw holes.
  • Paint door and frame etc with 2 coats of internal grade paint.
  • A good idea is to whip the handle set of the door for painting.

For more information pop onto the Corinthian Doors website or get into your local hardware store.




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