• Using Timber for External Door Sets

    All timber contains moisture. Timber doors that have only been installed recently can have similar moisture content to those that have been around for decades. All timber originates from a living tree and as such remains reactive to the environment in which it’s placed. In other words, under wet, damp or humid conditions it will absorb moisture and in dry arid situations it will lose moisture. This affects it’s dimensional stability and is what can cause a door to stick in winter and free up...
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2015

  • Door Guide: What Ironmongery do I Need for a Pre-Hung Door Set?

    The key benefit to a door set is they arrive on time at the site together with the hinges and locks / latches factory fitted. On site you will simply need to add a few more components to have a fully operable and swinging door with the correct associated ironmongery. Each room can be marked up with a Latch type, the three options are: - LATCH, for doors that are just to be opened and closed with a lever handle / mortice knob - BATH, for doors you would like to be lockable with a thumb tur...
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September

2015

  • Internal Doors: An Insight into Quality

    We often get asked the pros and cons between Solid Wood and Engineered internal doors. Although we can manufacture Solid Wood doors we tend to steer away from Solid Wood for several reasons, mainly instability, costs, fire ratings and limitations to finishes. As a result 99% of the internal doors we sell are Engineered construction. Engineered Construction Our engineered internal doors have a high density chipboard core, solid wood lippings that are 25mm-28mm deep dovetailed into the core,...
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September

2015

  • Primed Doors

    Do we supply primed doors? Yes, in fact we do this very often. It is then down to the client to finish the leaf themselves. What is a primed door? When the door leaf is constructed (or 'engineered' as we like to say, since a high density timber fibre is used to prevent issues such as warping), the bare surface is exposed to the outside world; this needs to be 'primed'. This prevents the final finish from being absorbed into the door, ensuring an even gloss or sheen. A primed door its...
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September

2015

  • September Door Gallery: More Architrave Ideas and Trends

    We've been busy finding out some more trends on finishes and colour schemes again! The dark stained doors on this property are brought to life by the detailed white architrave and plinth blocks that altogether create a stunning interior piece. This effect is great if the look is designed to exude a very high quality type of building or space where residents will be reminded each time they walk through or past the door! Contrasting white frames and architrave can also work perfectly with the ...
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2015

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