• How Tall Should I Have My Doors and What Are The Correct Proportions?

    This is a question I am often asked so I will now explain what we often tell the customer when they ask this question. My first question is how tall are your ceilings, as this is key to determining the ideal door height. My calculations are usually based on the ceiling height minus the cornicing if they have this detail, minus the width of architrave then minus 200-300mm of wall left between the architrave and the cornice or ceiling. What is left over is a good idea of how tall the doors shou...
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July

2015

  • Sliding Doors – An Overview

    Sliding doors have rapidly become one of the most popular choices over a traditional hung door when space maybe limited in the surrounding area near a door way. It’s not always ideal to have a door swinging onto wardrobes, a feature wall or covering an area where a piece of furniture could potentially sit. The most common use of these systems is for en-suites and dressing rooms, however because of the fire rated systems now available they are now being used in openings for all types of habitab...
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July

2015

  • Types of Door Handle – Part 1

    I often get asked about the different types of handles available. You have a choice of 3 types of door handle, Lever on Backplate, Lever on Rose or a Mortice Knob. The levers on backplate are more traditional types of handle although these are sometimes available as a designer piece too on backplate. The lever on rose comes on a round or square rose which in most cases is 50mm in diameter. The mortice knob is becoming more popular also but it is important to make sure that the locks and...
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July

2015

  • Latest Door Trends and Styles – July 2015

    For me, choosing a door handle is the crowning moment of the door fitting process. Why shouldn't it be as its normally the last thing our fitters do before they finish fitting one of our many projects. Its also important as the handle lets us interact with our doors, helping us to open, close and in some cases lock our doors. Fitting handles is just the beginning of a long relationship we are about to have with our doors, so it is vitally important that we choose the right one with not only rega...
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July

2015

  • Skirting and Architrave Guidelines

    We are often asked our advice on this subject so this article runs through all the things that you need to consider when choosing these items. Architrave is the frame that surrounds the door and lining, and skirting runs around the room at floor level. With our prehung door sets we can provide certain designs of architrave and skirting that are veneered so these items match what ever finish you have chosen for the doors. Your first choice is to decide if you want your architrave to match the col...
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March

2015

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