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
Sand Paper 120
Circ Saw cordless
Hole saw kit
Speed bores 19mm, 22mm, 25mm
Madison Internal Doors
- 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
- 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.