Hi I'm Howard, an Australian architect who specialises in doors. occasionally I need to know lots about walls.

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AS003.jpg I have been using 'EzyCap' gal. steel and 'TrimTex' PVC for pivoting door doorframes. Does anybody else make a door reveal capping channel (with perforated webs) for doorframes in square-set plaster work.
 

malc

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#2
in the Netherlands the door liner is made from pressed steel along with the architrave . one door leg will have half of a door butt moulded on. the doors are fitted with the other half of the door butt in position so all the carpenter has to do to hang the door is place the spindle through the door butts.
the door liners are placed and the plaster blocks slide in between the architraves. this gives a perfect fit.
 

zolco

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Americans and ze Germans have pukka pivot door stuff countersunk or architectural, you should look into it, yours looks a bit gash tbh with all that plastic
 
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The Dutch, the Americans and Germans all use very expensive pivots, not suitable for 35mm light hollow-core doors. I'm looking for cheap door frames for low cost pivot doors. The frames should be for doors in 'square-set plaster' work. This may be an Australian trade term that is not translating well. The PVC 'Trimtex' frame only suits 90mm walls. I'm hoping somebody knows an alternate brand for more sizes.
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zolco

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The Dutch, the Americans and Germans all use very expensive pivots, not suitable for 35mm light hollow-core doors. I'm looking for cheap door frames for low cost pivot doors. The frames should be for doors in 'square-set plaster' work. This may be an Australian trade term that is not translating well. The PVC 'Trimtex' frame only suits 90mm walls. I'm hoping somebody knows an alternate brand for more sizes. View attachment 24545
Have you thought about it to ditch that plastic trim and just use angle beads? Then get a plasterer to finish it then you can fit your pivot hinges