• Advantages of Buying a Pre-Hung Door Set

    It's possible to purchase your door as a complete pre-hung door-set, at SWD all of ours come like this too. The great advantage is that it's a 'no fuss' solution - an end user doesnt need to go out and buy separele (and often difficult to obtian accessories and fixtures) and it's a far faster fitting process if the whole door set is started and completed in one short process. Having a door set made to order like SWD sets means you can specifiy a design, size or style to your exact requirements....
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September

2015

  • White or Matching Frames and Architrave?

    A common question I get asked is which looks better...white frames and architrave or matching frames and architrave? There is no right answer. It all depends on the overall feel of the property and the designer or owners preference. Shown are images of properties in which I have used both options to achieve an equally impressive look. What would you choose? Wenge stained doors with white frames and architrave were fitted on the project pictured below have been increasingly popular. This fits ...
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August

2015

  • Types of Door Handles – Part 3

    Mortice Knobs - The use of mortice knobs is becoming more popular with the more traditional type of doors. It is important that if mortice knobs are selected that the choice of locks and latches works with these. The following points are important. The locks/latches are deep enough to avoid hitting your knuckles, At least 100m locks with 75mm back set. This is the distance between the door edge and the position of the knob. The locks are sprung lightly enough that they are not too difficult to...
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August

2015

  • Top Tip: Fitting Sliding Doors

    Most sliding door systems are supplied with cages to form the pocket. These are perfect for keeping wall thicknesses reduced. These cages can be very flexible if only covered with one single skim of plasterboard. Someone or something leaning against it for a long period of time could bend the cage into the door, furthermore potentially causing permanent damage to it. As a bare minimum requirement I would recommend to clad these systems in a WBP ply before plaster boarding to make the wall a l...
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August

2015

  • Types of Door Handle – Part 2

    We posted a few weeks introducing door handle types part 1, so now here's part 2!: Levers on Rose - If you choose handle on rose for your internal door, the escutcheon and turn and releases are separate items. The escutcheon is a piece of door furniture that goes below the lever and hides the cut out keyhole in the door. You'll need to make sure that you choose the escutcheon that is the same finish as your chosen handle. For the bathroom, you will need a matching turn and release. The thu...
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August

2015

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