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- UK Oak Doors Photo Competition Winners
The UK Oak Doors 2011 photo competition drew to a close before the Christmas break. The uptake surpassed expectations and we received some amazing entries making the judges' job a particularly tricky one.
A huge thank you to all of the customers who entered. The variety was incredible and seeing the doors in so many settings has been brilliant. First, second and third prizes were on offer in addition to a bonus prize of a digital camera which was awarded to the photo with the biggest 'wow' factor. Continue reading
- My Week with Marilyn: Capture the Look at Home
Interior design trends are often inspired by cinema, and the big movie of the moment, ‘My Week with Marilyn’, is certainly a great inspiration. Set in 1950s Britain, but with a bit of obligatory Hollywood glitz and glamour, ‘My Week with Marilyn’ explores the tense interaction between Sir Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during the making of The Prince and the Showgirl. Continue reading
- 9 Frugal and Fabulous Decorating Ideas
As Christmas approaches many people like to smarten up their homes and even decorate a room or two before they put up Christmas trees and garlands to welcome the festive season. If you would like to give your home a fresh look but don’t have much money to spare, then try some of the nine frugal and fabulous decorating ideas below. Continue reading
- The Habitat Home: Terence Conran’s Legacy
The first branch of Habitat opened in Chealsea in 1964. Over the next 25 years the chain expanded to include 71 branches spread across Europe, of which 35 were in the UK. Terence Conran’s vision for the chain was to broaden the horizons of shoppers – introducing international tastes to an eager audience. Continue reading
- Oak Door Care - How to Treat Your Newly Delivered Doors
We take great pride in our brand here at UK Oak Doors and that shows in our customer feedback, achieving an average approval rating of 9.1 out of 10 stars on Trustpilot. We have found from reading hundreds of frank and honest customer reviews that some of this praise is due to our customer service and reliable shipping. But we know the real heroes are the doors themselves and more specifically the oak trees that gifted us with the wood in the first place. So, as quoted throughout our site we cannot stress enough the importance of oak door care - treating and maintaining oak doors correctly to preserve the beauty and strength of the wood. All our internal and external doors are supplied untreated but the quality of the treatment is a moot point if the door is not correctly cared for prior to treating and hanging. This article describes essential oak door care and what vital precautions must be taken regarding the packaging, storage, treatment and maintenance of your door.
- The Sound A Door Makes and What It Says About Your Home
It may seem like an unnecessary aspect to consider but the sound a door makes when being used and its noise insulation characteristics say a great deal about the quality of the doors in your home. It’s something you may not even have noticed but at least subconsciously you will have. Continue reading
- UK Oak Doors Customer Photo Competition 2011
We’re giving you the chance to win some great prizes simply by sending in photographs of your doors. They can be external or internal doors but they need to be in a setting rather than standing alone in or out of a box! Ideally they would feature oak doors that you have purchased from us, or perhaps some door furniture? It's really up to you. Continue reading
- How to fit oak skirting boards in a curved bay window
This is a question that has cropped up a few times recently with some of our customers so we thought it was time to put a guide together! How to fit your skirting boards into place when you have a curved bay window or other curved wall.
- The Changing Seasons - What It Means For Your Oak Doors
With October coming to a close and the nights drawing in, the temperature is noticably dropping as the season is changing. Now that it is getting cold there may be a temptation to start cranking up the heating. However, if you have solid oak doors in your home (or flooring for that matter) then don't! Continue reading
- Recycling Your Old Doors – Part 3 - Even More Potential Projects!
Having already gone through some interesting ideas for recycling wood doors, two further uses for them becoming more and more popular are for headboards and garden art. Continue reading