• High Security External Doors

    What makes a Security door 'high security' and why would you ever need one? Although all external doors supplied by SolidWoodenDoors are 'Secure By Design' as standard, utilising security hinges and quality locks, clients can order additional items to further improve their security. A High Security Door is constructed with a combination of materials and parts not normally found in a standard front door. Typically a metal core and striking bolts that secure the door are added into the fram...
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December

2016

  • Solid Wood vs Solid Core Internal Doors

    Solid Core Doors Historically doors have always been primarily constructed from solid wood. Times have changed, and in recent years many doors are now supplied veneered with various types of composite cores. SWD Bespoke began life selling hardwood doors only. We have since moved away from this method of construction. All of our internal doors are now veneered or MDF facing. There are two main reasons for this: consumer demand and fire regulations. Consumer Demand We have entered an era whe...
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October

2016

  • What is Intumescent Material and Why is it Used for Fire Doors?

    So what is intumescent material? An intumescent material is one that expands when heated. It is a poor conductor of heat, therefore it is ideal for many fire-proofing applications, including doors. In doors these are special strips that are inserted into rebated grooves in the frame. When the fire causes the strip to expand, it essentially glues the door in position around the edges of the frame to stop it distorting and therefore, preventing the fire getting through the edges. Fire doors...
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October

2016

  • Benefits of Bi-Folding and Sliding Doors

    Bi-Folding and Sliding Doors are both aesthetically pleasing and also serve specific purposes. Sliding Doors Sometimes an entrance has to be placed in a somewhat awkward position in a home. Often where a hinged door being opened could cause obstruction, or just use up precious space.  This is where bi-folding and sliding doors are a fantastic alternative. Furthermore such is the look of these doors, they are frequently chosen for looks alone! The picture below demonstrates this, as a sli...
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September

2016

  • Leather Panelled Doors

    Leather panelled doors Leather panelled doors are a unique feature that has been proving popular in our clients homes lately, together with our many styles of doors at SWD we offer a huge range of finishes too. Although upon first hearing the term ' leather panelled doors ' one would instantly assume a classic door, perhaps Georgian with leather in each panel. This would be quite unique, as usually the only doors to make use of this feature are the ones with a single column of panels stac...
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September

2016

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