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- How to Correct Common Problems With Doors - Sticking Doors
(A 'binding door', or problems with the hinges, screws, contact plates of the handles or latches are covered in another 'How to' guide. Here we will just look at sticking doors - issues where the door itself is no longer a good fit for the frame or flooring.)
Whenever encountering problems with the fit of a door the most important job to do is discover the precise cause (or causes) of the problem. Continue reading
- Stable Doors - A modern look at a traditional style
Traditionally seen as the preserve of the country cottage, the locations where modern stable doors are now installed are as varied as its design is unique. Whilst the look of this door type has value in itself, the practicalities of being able to open up the kitchen for the view or breeze whilst keeping the pets or children in (or out?) has its advantages too. Continue reading
- Solid Oak Doors: Not Just For Cottages!
Yes, solid oak doors look great in country cottages & yes they also look great in barn conversions. Of course. This goes without saying. However, solid oak doors can also add the most amazing finishing touches to modern houses and contemporary living spaces everywhere! Continue reading
- You can't choose the weather!
Well the recent good weather has reminded me of a particular container that arrived in the depths of winter, it had been snowing for days and we weren't even sure if we were going to receive the container. We did manage but only with a superhuman effort from the warehouse team.
So lets hope the summer continues and we don't almost get frostbite again. NL
- How To Fit Solid Oak Skirting Boards
Updating your home with solid oak skirting boards can bring a sense of style and warmth to any property. You don't change skirting boards often so it's important to choose a style and type carefully before proceeding.
- How to Fit Solid Oak Architrave
Architrave is the finishing trim or wood that fixes around internal doors, windows and loft openings. These strips cover the small gap between the wall and the door frame. Architrave frames a doorway much like a painting is framed. When choosing architrave try and match the skirting board design because both come in various styles and widths in different types of wood.
- New Site Launched
Well, finally we have managed to launch our new site. we have just been so busy it really has taken a long time but we hope you will agree that we have just made a large improvement!
We have taken many many tips and ideas that we have collated over the years and are now beginning to roll them up to help you with choosing your doors. Over the next few months we will be rolling out many improvements to the site, sorry for the initiate large change but we simply could not phase the first part of the design and had to take a running jump. Luckily so far all comments have been positive but we are still getting there, if you have any comments or find any bugs please get in touch on 01455 565565, we will make a note of the problem and get it sorted ASAP.
- How to Stain Oak Doors
Staining or oiling a solid oak door should not be rushed - it's a process and if done correctly - the results will be well worth the effort. The finish will depend on the overall look you are trying to achieve and how well you prepare the oak doors.