Skewed Door frames


I am fitting new interior doors to upstairs rooms and have discovered that the top of the frame in each case is no where near horizontal. 1950 house so bit thrown up i suppose. If i plane the door top to fit i then find too big a gap at the bottom.What i need to do is to be able to tap down the top of the frame where it is too high until it is square. If i saw through the architrave and frame casing do you think it will then be apossible to do that? Anyone got an ideas ? TKS
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Capt T wrote:

Capt T,
Yes it can be done.
Remove the architraves from around the door and then locate and simply cut through the fixings between the wall and the back of the frame with a hacksaw blade on the side that you want to adjust.
If there is enough room at the top of the frame, pick up the offending stile and 'nip' a bit off the bottom to suit and then refix the frame and architrave and hang the door.
That's the simple way - it usually works but be ready for a few problems which with a little though are usually easy to overcome - although sometimes it's easier to take out the entire frame and then refit it to suit.
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