Q: (from Guy) I need a door closer that is hidden or discreet and that closes softly [probably hydraulic?] to fit an old georgian 4-panel door and frame. The problem is the door is slammed it will crack shower tiles on the adjacent wall because the wall is flimsy and moves a little in my ancient building. Any suggestions?
A: (from Doorstuff) For a discreet door closer, you might want to go for a concealed door closer either at the jamb (AA145) or at the head of the door (the Boxer), but there needs to be enough thickness of wood for this to be an option. See the link to our page about concealed closers here, and click through the links to view the products. For a large door (and width is the most important dimension to consider) which can’t take a concealed closer, you might go for a medium to heavy duty door closer like the TS2000 or the TS2000NV or even the lighter duty TS1500. As you mention it’s an old Georgian door, you might also consider going for an attractive matching polished brass cover & arm to give the illusion it’s a period feature. See the link to our page about medium duty door closers here, and click through the links to view the products. Any of these closers can be set to close really softly with careful attention to the adjustment instructions.