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- Understanding Burglary: Know Your Enemy, Stay Safe
A burglary occurs approximately every two minutes in the UK, so it’s understandable that security is a big concern for UK homeowners. Not only can a burglary result in the loss of sentimental and irreplaceable belongings, but increasing evidence demonstrates that burglary can have a serious lasting impact on the victim too.
- How Green Are Brits at Home?
The UK has a target to reduce the country's greenhouse gas emissions by a massive 80% before 2050 - an ambitious target no doubt, but most certainly achievable. In just 8 years, the average UK property has increased its EPC (energy performance rating) from an E to a D, and we're seeing increasing numbers of new properties built to Zero Carbon
- How to Trim a Door to Size
Internal doors are made in several standardised sizes. Most modern doors are 1981mm x 762mm, but there are bigger and smaller doors on the market too. If you live in a property that has unusually sized door openings, you may find it difficult to find the door you want in a size that matches the opening. The best solution is to buy a door that is slightly too large and trim it down to fit.
- The Big Brands Who Use Recycled Materials
As an environmentally ethical company with a strict commitment to using sustainable wood, recycling is a big concern for us. Unfortunately, many people (understandably) often find it hard to recycle as it isn’t the ‘easiest option’. But, if we’re not spending that extra five minutes a day to recycle we’re not helping our environment.
- 14 Incredible Ideas that Will Inspire You to Upcycle Your Old Doors
One door closes, another door opens, right? Why not just open the door you originally closed? Reuse it! Give it a new home, a new purpose in life, and a fresh lick of paint. Repurposing old doors is the best way to make something good out of a bad situation. However you decide to reuse your old door it’s bound to work out cheaper than buying something new. Not only are you saving money but you’re bringing something old back to life. Old doors have been repurposed so many times we’ve lost count of how many examples we’ve seen. Here is a round-up of our favourite repurposed old doors. Beware, things could get bizarre.
- How to Build Boo's Door!
Last year we got so excited about the release of Monster’s University that we decided to celebrate by launching our very own, very special Boo’s Door; unfortunately after all the monster bills and mortgages had been paid, the average Monstropolis salary didn’t leave much to spend on magical doors.
- Winners of the UK Oak Doors Photo Competition
Our annual photo competition has now come to a close. Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter, your photos were fantastic and made it extremely difficult for our judges to choose their top three!
- Hinckley Soap Box Derby
We’re an ambitious bunch here at UK Oak Doors and always like to test ourselves with a new challenge. So when someone suggested we enter a Soap Box Derby recently, we quickly considered the materials and master craftsman at our disposal and jumped at the chance!
- How to Fit a Suffolk Latch
The Suffolk Latch is a simple drop-down bar and latch that is an ideal solution for door latching in period properties. You can purchase simple, square latches or more ornate period ones. Whatever kind of latch you choose, it should be stylish, clean looking and allow the door to be opened from both sides,