Trimming a door to size

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    I was looking at some doors, they're all 1981, whereas my door heights are about 1954-1956 which is 26-28mm height difference

    Found a style door I like but, can only cut them back 3/6mm total 6/12

    3mm trim each side
    Primed Dordogne door

    6mm trim each side
    Dordogne smooth door

    Do I keep looking, or do people go beyond these limits? (the person who hung our doors went beyond limits, one of them is through to the hollow bit at the top)
     
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    Are you talking the height or the width. I'm confused.

    The height will also be dictated by the floor covering of course. It'a almost inevitable you will have to trim the bottom.
     
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    Height

    My doors are 1954mm/1956mm - and the doors commonly are 1981mm

    But they say max trim 3mm/6mm top and bottom - which isn't enough

    I don't know whether I keep looking for one where I can knock 28mm off total off the height - or I find a shorter door.. or ignore the trim guidelines by the manufacturer..
     
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    For sure I'd be looking for a shorter door.
     
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    You should be able to cut the door down in height, and the timbre insert that will be on the waste part, remove outer faces and re glue inside of the remainder of the door to add the strength back.
     
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    This range are solid chipboard underneath so should be ok to shape the head (if out of level) and cut the remainder off the bottom. Afterwards just sand the bottom and seal it with pva.
     
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    There's two doors I've linked to - I'm not clear as to the real difference.

    Which would be better for this?
     
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    Sorry I presumed from the first pic they were fd30's, fire doors.
    I have the same doors but in oak veneer.
    The difference will be either fire door which is solid chipboard and heavy or standard internal door which is hollow-core.
    Both can be trimmed to suit but the lightweight door will require a piece of timber planning down to fit back in the bottom of the door.
    Sides have a 5-6mm edging on but after that you will hit the timber which runs round the edge of the door. If you are painting them then you can get over this [emoji106]
     
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    In case you missed the edit ^.
     
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    Thought you would have fixed solid* ;) thanks
     
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