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Dreamydiver



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22/11/2011 20:15

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Recently (as in Feb!) had a new external dooor fitted ............lovely........er, no, it is already startingt to warp as it soaks up the rain water!

We have treated it and it should hold out a while ( :() ) but, for a long term solution I guess I need a SOLID door. can anyone tell me where we could purchase one please?



Tango1


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22/11/2011 21:00

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You might find you'll get a far better quality of door if you ask a "proper" carpenter to make you one, rather buying ready made.



Dreamydiver



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22/11/2011 22:29

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and it would be helpful if you provide the details of this 'proper' carpenter.....just in case he is the same person as the 'proper' carpenter we employed.



rowlo



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22/11/2011 22:33

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you can get pvc doors dreamy , all fitted with brushes and weather bars .



Dreamydiver



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22/11/2011 22:36

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But where? Our 'new' door doesn't look as if it is waterproof yet it is an external AND was fitted by a carpenter!



Deniz1


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23/11/2011 07:19

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First complain to the carpenter. All the window companys here do doors.



Bertie


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23/11/2011 08:47

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we have a solid wood door complete with the bit on the floor that the door meets when it is closed (not sure what you call that but stops draught and rain coming in Salih Kaniller made it Karsiyaka sea side phone no 05338615401 as with everything here you have to be very specific about what you want. Wood is expensive here.



Dreamydiver



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23/11/2011 10:05

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thank you Bertie...I'll pass the details on to my husband ...does Salih have a showroom to see the different doors he can offfer?



Tango1


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23/11/2011 10:16

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You can try the carpenter who operates from buildings behind Bell Foods. (sorry can't remember his name) I know people who are very happy with the quality of kitchens he has built. (hope he's not the same person that you're not happy with) I doubt it somehow.



yrret


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23/11/2011 10:45

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If your door is exposed to sunny side, you will be lucky to ever get one that does not warp, the difference in temp and humidity here between winter and summer make it almost impossible, you will get shrinkage and opening of joints too.

I have looked at a few window/door places here when I was looking for a replacement hinge.

Best quality UPVC I saw was the company on the Karaglanaglu industrial estate, enter just past Burger King (coming from Kyrenia, go o the top of the road, on the right.



martinD41


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23/11/2011 10:50

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If it's not Tanalised Timber, it will rot in the wet weather or dry out in the heat and crack,best of luck..



Tango1


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23/11/2011 13:00

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Trouble with UPVc doors is the direct heat. We have a house close to us that had one installed a couple of months back, however, it does not face full South all day, as ours does. Their door will be OK, but we were advised not to buy one. Torrential rain, heat, torrential rain, heat - not a good combination for the quality of wood sold here.



Egepen


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23/11/2011 13:37

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Hi Dreamydriver, we supply and fit uPVC front doors, if you would like some more information please do not hesitate to contact us on 0542 852 5258 or info@egepenkyrenia.com.



Thanks



deputydawg


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23/11/2011 18:58

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We have a solid wooden front door which is inside a porch and is exposed to full sunlight for approx 2 hours daily at sunrise and occasionally to rain water when driven into the porch nearly horizontally by very strong winds. It remains in good order after 7 years. Facing in the same direction in the same wall is a small custom made wooden door (cost 300) to the boiler room. It has no porch and was totally trashed by the elements within 1 Summer and Winter. The degrees of swelling and shrinkage were astonishing in spite of numerous applications of preservatives etc. Thus I believe where the door is to be sited is the main factor in choosing a type of door.



stellasstar1



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24/11/2011 12:40

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Things really do seem to be pot luck here. I have a solid wood outer door that was made 4 years ago. It was treated when we got it, but I have to say it's had nothing on it since. It is in direct sunlight in the afternoons in the summer, and when it rains, gets the full blast as no covering or porch to protect it. I have to say, it's still fne.



marydoll19


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24/11/2011 20:21

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As by the heading To be sure yes I got one - honest ;)



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