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- Solid or Veneer - Can I Mix and Match?
Mixing and matching solid and veneer doors
So you have decided you want the beauty and character that only solid oak doors can bring to your home. Their solid construction and the stunning swirls of oak grain add a warmth and unique charm which only a natural material can offer. Continue reading
- Choosing Solid Oak Stable Doors
The British Winter is cold, extremely cold and as such, we like to take full advantage of our gardens when even the mildest of days comes around. As we embrace what little sunshine we do get, there is a growing desire to connect indoor and outdoors spaces using alternatives to standard stable doors and bi-fold doors.
- Should I Opt for Pre-Finished Oak Doors?
Thinking of oiling your new oak doors yourself or would you like to skip the hassle and the doors to arrive pre-finished?
The time has come to take the plunge and buy new oak doors. You’ve chosen your favourite style, and you’ve opted for stunning solid oak. But one final decision remains. Should you choose untreated or pre-finished oak doors? Here’s how to tackle that last question, with four simple points for your consideration. Continue reading
- An Introduction to Oak Door Treatments
If you want to keep your solid oak doors in stunning condition, oak door treatments are essential. From the moment your door is delivered, you need to know why, when and how to apply treatment to your doors. This essential guide provides everything you need to know.
- 5 Tell-Tale Signs You Need Replacement Doors
Is it time to get replacement doors? Read our guide to find out if your doors are due an upgrade.
Spotting the right moment to buy a new appliance is usually straightforward. Your washing machine will leak and your laptop refuses to start. Each item fails in its job, so it’s obvious when you need a new one. But how can you tell if you need replacement doors? It’s not quite so clear cut, unless look out for these 5 tell-tale signs. Continue reading
- What is Oak Veneer? And Can it Match Solid Oak?
Veneer is a thin layer of wood, used to sandwich a thicker, more readily available piece of wood such as plywood. Veneer became popular during the Second World War, when certain types of wood - including oak - were in short supply. As an alternative, thin layers of oak were used to give the appearance of solid wood but without the associated cost and raw material requirement.
- 5 Questions to Consider Before You Buy New Doors
If you’re buying new doors for your home, it’s time to pause and think about what you really need. Should you opt for stunning solid oak? Or would oak veneer be a worthy alternative at a lesser cost? To help you make the decision, we’ve put together five must-ask questions to reveal all you need to know.
- 10 Ways to help Birds
Helping your local bird population can be as rewarding for you as it is for them! Anyone can help birds, whatever their age - it’s a great way of teaching children about wildlife from a young age. We have compiled a guide of the top things you can do, all year round to help birds.
- We're Finalists In The Leicester Mercury Business Awards!
Providing our customers with beautiful solid oak doors is what we're all here to do. Whilst it might seem straightforward, we actually have a busy team behind the scenes who work tirelessly to ensure that our prices and products are the best around and that customers are able to find the answers to any questions they might have.
- The Big Guide to DIY Jargon
Ever been stumped by complicated technical terminology or DIY jargon? Not to worry - we've tackled those technical terms and delved into the DIY jargon to bring you our BIG guide to the meaning behind all that tricky lingo! Just click the image below to explore our illustrated guide to DIY jargon, or scroll down for the text version. For more jargon-busting, check out our guide to door jargon.