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    need to buy interior doors for bedrooms - advice please

    went to b and q, wickes, etc looking for 3 new doors for the bedrooms. now the problem is that they dont do the sizes needed which are 6ft 8 tall by 2ft.45 wide. my brother whos a joiner basically said 3 options -

    a) new casing around the doors inc new doors - no thanks, way too expensive to replaster, etc
    b) find somewhere that custom fits - can see this being very expensive too
    c) keep the originals and sand, repaint - however, one of them is a different pattern

    wheres the best place online or instore to look for something like this? thanks

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    Ask your brother?

    Original Poster

    basically said to check out online first for better deals

    just get one door custom made to match the others? gotta be the cheapest option

    If he's a joiner then he'd know you can cut doors to fit!!!

    Even the crappy hollow doors, have enough solid wood around the edge to cut., but i wood buy solid pine doors, you can get them for 20 each, if you want a good finish get a real joiner to cut them.

    you need approx 203cm x 72.4cm

    wickes sell doors
    # Door Width: 762mm
    # Door Height: 1981mm

    so 2cms of each side and 5 off the top/bottom or spread it on both., you wont notice that much, and thats the cheapest way. I just had to build a partition wall, and had to scrimp on the door size to make both rooms bigger, so i did the same.

    http://www.wickes.co.uk/content/ebiz/wickes/invt/205913/4-Panel-Knotty-Pine-Door_large.jpg

    £27.99 at wickes, b&q might be cheaper (even try homebase),

    Dont use a hand saw or jig saw to cut them, they will look s**t.!

    Freecycle is the cheapest way to go - for some reason people are always giving away doors round here - there must be laods of really draughty homes near me.
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