fitting new sofa through small door.

Moved into a new flat, all the doors are standard size, 83cm (think that's the figure) apart from the front door which is one of those nasty small PVC doors, it's only 73cm, I doubt a normal size sofa will fit :mad:

Anyway,just seen a chair form John Lewis I like, was about to buy, thinking a CHAIR would fit but looking at the measurements, it's not looking good, the chair is 110 wide and 91 high, so I think I'm right in saying it won't fit :mad:

Anyone know what will JL do? will they just dump it and leave, or take it straight back?


  • edited 5 December 2014 at 6:52AM
    frugalmacdugalfrugalmacdugal Forumite
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    edited 5 December 2014 at 6:52AM

    did you try the JL measurement guide to check sizes first.

    Edit: The trick is to manoeuvre it in at an angle, on it's side, back in first, the delivery men are used to awkward situations and know all the tricks.
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  • TonyMMMTonyMMM Forumite
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    Or remove the door frame, seen that done a few times, or in through a window/patio doors ?
  • Norman_CastleNorman_Castle Forumite
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    My door frame at its narrowest is 72cm. My settee fitted through it. The arm length is 95cm and its 79cm's high. If you're worried ask JL. Their customer service tends to be good
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  • 27col27col Forumite
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    Or you could just accept that some pieces of furniture will be too large to fit through your door opening and opt for something smaller.
    However, what frugal says is quite true. You would be amazed what can be got through a door frame with a bit of juggling of the item concerned.
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  • paddyrgpaddyrg Forumite
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    It may depend a bit on the shape of the house, sometimes you can diagonally curl a sofa through a doorframe if there's space either side to do so!
  • edited 6 December 2014 at 11:32AM
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    edited 6 December 2014 at 11:32AM
    As already suggested its often accomplished by upending a sofa on its side and feeding it through at an angle, back bit first.

    Picture the sofa with one of the sides flat on the floor so that it stands tall. The back of the sofa is then fed through the door and round into the room at an angle, straighten up the sofa and it 'might' neatly go through the door frame.

    The key dimension in this scenario is the measurement between the floor and the top of the arm of the sofa - as long as this is less than the WIDTH of the door frame then you should be OK.

    I recently had to do something similar and when I unscrewed and removed the four feet of a reasonably large sofa , it just fitted through an internal door. A chair is no better/worse in this scenario as the key dimensions are possibly the same.
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