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- 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
- How to Sand a Wooden Floor
Sanding a wooden floor is one of those jobs that looks easy, but is actually surprisingly difficult and time consuming. If you want to get a smooth and even finish you will need to use the right equipment and work carefully and efficiently. It can be tempting to simply purchase a sanding machine and rush over the floor as if you were using a vacuum cleaner, but this will ruin the patination on the floor, and could leave you with unsightly gap too. This handy how-to guide will help you to pick the right equipment and achieve the best possible results.
- How to Fit a Security Chain to a Door
A door chain is a simple and effective way of adding an additional layer of security and safety to your property. Door chain kits are quite affordable, and they offer an easy way for homeowners to protect themselves when they answer the door to unsolicited callers.
- How to Oil an External Oak Door
Our solid oak external doors are handcrafted with care to ensure stability and warp resistance, but to ensure they last you a lifetime they must be correctly treated and cared for. The effects of harsh weather conditions like wind, rain and snow can all contribute to rot and damage. Because Oak is a natural product, we do not recommend the doors are directly exposed to the elements, ideally the door will be enclosed within a porch or under a canopy. To further ensure they last for as long as possible, you must treat them before fitting them, and then clean and re-treat them every two or three years. Here is our guide to correctly treating your external oak doors.
- Door Jargon Busters Guide - New and Improved!
Scroll down for UK Oak Door's new and improved guide to all the industry door jargon you've ever wanted or needed to understand. You can also download and print your own PDF here.
- How To Paint A Panelled Door
See How to Paint a Panelled Door in PDF format Spend what you will on the quality of build and materials on any door and that investment is jeopardised by the choice and finesse of the finish. We will cover our guide to the selection process for which options are available in different types of finish in another one of our guides.
- UK Oak Doors Jargon Buster: All About Doors
We’ve all been through the pressure of buying something important that we know little to nothing about. From car technicians who bamboozle us with jargon so complicated that it sounds like they’re talking another language, to the salesmen who dazzle us with well-rehearsed pitches; you want to get involved in the decision-making process but you just can’t get your head around what is actually being said.