My partition French doors don't open fully

John Conlin / 27 November 2018

A reader's internal French doors don't open fully, meaning they stick out in the room when open.



Question

We have had an opening made between two rooms and fitted with a pair of panelled doors so that we can have one big room for family get-togethers and parties. However, when the doors are fully open they are still sticking out taking up valuable floor space, although we wanted them to swing right back against the wall.

The builder says this cannot be done. Any suggestions?

Answer

Have the doors re-hung on ‘Parliamentary Hinges.’ These have a short projecting arms between the screw fixing end and spindle end. You might also want to fit ‘Recessed Cabin Handles’ in place of regular door handles to avoid the wall being dented by the handles.

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