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- 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,
- How to Curve or Bend Wood
If you want to soften or plasticize wood, there are two methods that you can use. Steaming is a popular method for bending wood for making chair parts or staircase banisters, and is also sometimes used to make canoes, baskets, and musical instruments. Kerfing, on the other hand involves making a series of cuts into the wood to make the wood easier to bend. Kerfing weakens the wood but is often used for decorative purposes.
- Fitting a Fire Door: What You Need to Know
Fire doors play a vital role in improving the safety of any building. All new buildings should have fire doors that protect escape routes, including staircases and corridors. Even domestic dwellings should have fire doors if the building has more than two levels. Fire doors are something that are often overlooked or added as an afterthought
- Plant a Tree for World Environment Day
Thursday the 5th of June is World Environment Day, a global appeal to encourage awareness and action for the environment. As a company who source only sustainable wood, deforestation is an issue close to our hearts, and we want to help spread the message by encouraging people all over the UK to plant a tree,