• Framing the Finish: Doors are Becoming Part of the Furniture

    In 2015 a door or door set is seen as part of furniture of the house - a key feature in the styling of a property and one that can truly finish the standard of a home. The future of a door is not only about opening and closing a room, but being part of those spaces. Doors are starting to play a leading role in decoration. They are steering away from pure functionality and giving substance and style to the overall design. There are a menu of possibilities explicitly targeting the customisation...
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December

2015

  • Painting Primed Doors

    Materials Needed For Woodwork Caulk - To fill cracks between moulding pieces and between mouldings and walls or ceilings. Wood putty - It is used to fill holes or gouges. It will need to be sanded after drying and primed before painting. Sandpaper Acrylic of alkyd paint The Paint The paint used for woodwork can be either acrylic (water-based) or alkyd (oil-based). There are advantages and disadvantages to them both. The advantages of alkyd paint far outweigh the downsides. T...
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December

2015

  • Gallery: Frames & Architraves

    There's something about the right frame that can really complete the interior of a property. The mix of dark wooden frames with matching door set of the property below exudes quality and style. The kitchen can be a frequently overlooked part of the design when finishing a project or house so the example in the picture below shows a great mix of a detailed architrave and dark wooden door set that works well with the paint colour of the wall, while helping reinforce the overall high-quality fit...
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November

2015

  • Gallery: Ultra-Tall Sliding Doors

    If there's one new trend that certain discerning buyers and developers are seeking, it's 'big'. So with the arrival of these new 2700cm x 4 metre sliding doors, you can imagine the stunning finish it relays in any property. Pictured in a new installation below, these doors have a gloss finish with matching frame....
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November

2015

  • Installing a Pre-Hung Door Set

    We follow the door installation process that is standard across Europe. The diagram beside shows the basic requirements to install a door set. Ideally you should put in a subframe made of 30mm softwood or 18mm ply screwed securely to the brickwork. In a new build this enables you to make an accurate opening and be able to plaster up to it. Then you will be able to install these door sets at the last minute, after all decoration has been completed. As the diagram shows you should allow 50mm on t...
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November

2015

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