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Doors made to order.. not 'Brico' but hand made and to measure in the Limousin

Ledge & Braced Doors in Pine and Oak

Pine Ledge and Door 125e

Oak Ledge and Brace Door 255e

Made to measure Ledge & Brace Pine doors. These doors are nice quality with edge framing. These doors are glued and mechanically fixed together providing long life. . Although we mainly make pine doors we can provide prices for other woods such as Oak

Standard L&B door

Fabriqué sur mesure portes en pin Ledge & Brace. Ces portes sont belle qualité avec l'encadrement de pointe afin de l'epaisseur au allround bord est de 44mm. contact for more info

This door is a od shape to fit the old oak framing but shows what can be done. This is not possible with Brico type pre hung doors.

Offset double doors in lightweight option. These are ideal when a regular door is needed but the option to open up a space more both doors can open against the wall. These are available in Old Oak also.

Light weight L&B door

Same construction as the standard but using a different board thickness but heavier framing allows us to save weight. With a thickness of 32 mm it allows these doors to have more than one application. These lighter doors are good for houses using steel studding or other weak internal wall construction. Don't be fooled these doors are still very strong and well made just lighter. These light doors are suitable for cupboards and wardrobes too. up to 2m tall 79 euros

This ideal cast suffolk latch is supplied by screwfix in the UK for under £8 and is a ideal choice for our doors.

Door Frame

Sometime a door frame is not required such as old oak framed house the door may be hung directly on the opening framing with added door with or without doors stops. We do supply either door frames or linings depending on your preference.

A door lining is supplied as a kit or flatpack consists of the two uprights, a piece that goes over head. A door liner is fitted to a hole in the wall by leveling and trimming to size etc whereas the door frame is already constructed and you generally build the wall around the door frame. A door lining usually has door stops for the door to close and face trimmed with architraves. This is a traditional method of hanging a door in the UK. The door frame can be made to fit any opening and is already rebated to accept the door but unless the frame is the same thickness of the wall trimming is harder and less effective. Sadly in France many houses have very poor triming of thin useless pieces of timber or MDF (medium density fibreboard)

Standard door lining 25e

Rebated and Morticed frame 95e

How to Hang a Door (properly I must add)

Hanging a door is not too difficult for someone who has some DIY skill so I hope my step by step guide will help. Firstly I must add that most joiner do not hang correctly these days since the drop in construction industry standards.

Things to remember is that a timber door does need some room to move as it will expand and constract to a very small degree but only in its width. The door is wider from opposite edges so it is important to plane a leading edge, this applies to any door not only timber.

Firstly fix door lining into the opening wedging between the lining and wall at fixing points to the lining is plumb and firmly fixed. I position my fixings where the door stops will be so I cover them later. Check the lining is square, plumb and the head is level.

Step one: trim your door to lengthn using your tape measure and marking the bottom of the door. Using a square continue the pencil mark now cut along the mark with a saw of your choice. I use a skilsaw and a clamped on battern as it gives me a straight cut. Clean aris witha block plane and sand.

Step two: take door and mark which is face and top with a pencil place the door in a workmate or similiar so the edge of the door is higher than the work mate. Using a sharp plane gently remove some material to the closing face of around 1mm. You will not notice this as it will be hid by the door stop or rebate in the frame. This will give the door some clearance so preventing binding.

Step three: now you have the hinge clearance sorted mark the hinge positions using the hinge itself and a sharp stanley knife and cut the hinge recess to accept the hinge. Screw the butt hinges into position using a pilot hole to ensure the screws are central. Please note that with ledge and brace doors the brace must travel down towards the hinged edge.

Step four: Offer the door to the opening and using some wooden wedges position door so you can mark the door lining for hinge positions. Put the door to one side and chop out the recesses then take the door and tempary screw the door into place(using the hinges). It is unikely the door will fit and will need to be trimmed so close the door and run a pencil round onto the door which will give you your width.and any addition triming to the top.

Step Five: remove the door and plane to the pencil mark and again create a leading edge on the edge where the latche will be so it does not catch on then lining. Refit the door and check it closes without catching on the lining before adding the rest of the screws. Putting the leading edge on the door also allows the face to be fitted with a clearance of 1-2mm but with plently of relif behind.

Now all you need to is fit the door stops starting with the head then the sides with the door in the closed position and not too tight to the door of it will catch and make the door spring.

This is a basic decription but in practice you may find techninques and methods which suit you better. If you have any diffuculty please don't hesitate to ask my advice.

contact for more info


Oradour sur Vayre, Haute Vienne, Limousin, France 87 150s

Local to: Cussac, Chalus, Saint Laurent Sur Gorre, Saint Junien, Rochechouart, Champagnac la Riviere, Saint Cyr, Limoges, Serihac, Aixe Sur Vienne, Gorre

ledged and braced pine door glued and nailed  to measure

A traditional oak door made using reclaimed oak boards and loose tongue jointed and tapered.

note the dovetail repairs to old knot holes

two thirds one third  lightweight ledge and braced

suffolk latch cast alloy black finish  perfect for  our doors




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