JB Kind’s Installation and Storage Guidelines
Upon receipt of your new interior doors from JB Kind, please ensure that you check the doors carefully for their condition and suitablity for use in the home. Once you have checked the doors are in good condition please store the doors flat, fully supported off the floor with at least 3 bearers the full width of the doors equally spaced apart, in a dry well ventilated area. Where you have ordered un-finished doors, please ensure that all faces and edges are sealed before any commencement of installation is begun. We would recommend that you pay particular attention to the edges of the doors and use a quality solvent based finish that has recognised sealing properties.
NB.Danish oil, tung oil and Linseed oil are penetrating oils and must not be used on any interior doors, they do not offer any protection or seal to the door and do not avoid any moisture getting into the door.
If trimming of the door leaf is necessary please reduce the top and bottom edges equally – and not excessivley! If the width of the door needs to be trimmed, please trim the hinge side first and only if necessary then trim the meeting edge – again not too much trimming is advised – 5mm is probably a good guide. As a general rule you will require 3 hinges per door leaf – for internal doors 3 no. 75mm hinges are recommended. Please note that panel door mortises should not be located at any rail joints as this could significantly weaken the internal door structure.