We have had several lots of workmen at our home recently and they have all exhibited a single interesting characteristic. They were all congenitally incapable of closing a door behind them. This applied to the door by which they entered and left and the door to our downstairs cloakroom. All were left ajar.
Reflecting on this, I came to the conclusion that they probably live in modern homes with self-closing doors fitted everywhere. Thus, they push a door open, enter the room and the door closes behind them. Our home is over 200 years old and full of creaks, unevenness and strange angles. None of the doors close unless you push them shut and some are not very happy to close completely even then!
I have to say the thought of living in a home with doors that shut after you enter is not one I welcome. It takes away a freedom to be open or private as you choose. I suspect it is the ‘elf & safety brigade who think a house that is shut room-by-room is safer in the event of a fire and I am sure they are right but I would rather enjoy the choice and risk the fire.