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- Guest Pests – How to Prevent and Treat Woodworm Then Hide The Evidence
Purchasing products from reputable sources (such as UK Oak Doors) using good wood and reliable treatments is the best preventative action to the introduction of wood pests into the home. But whether by flying insects or the introduction of new furniture in the home, any modern house may inadvertently bring wood pests into the house, particularly if home designers prefer a more classic look with antique furniture.
- Fire Doors – What You Need to Know About FD30 Fire Doors
Fire Doors are not part of the “Health and safety gone mad” bureaucracy the Daily Mail and Sun newspapers love to lampoon. Sadly there are around five hundred lives lost every year in the UK as a result of house fires with thousands more injured. Doors and doorways are a critical part of the defence against injury or death resulting from fire in a building.
- How to Use a Plumb Line
Read How to Use a Plumb Line in PDF format
The plumb line is one of the simplest tools in the average homeowner’s toolbox, but it is also one of the most versatile. You should use a plumb line whenever you need to make a straight, vertical line – whether that is for hanging wallpaper, putting up a painting, or checking the angle of a door. Continue reading
- Solid Oak Doors – Living and Breathing
OK, so the title is a bit misleading, solid oak doors are not living things in the strictest sense of the words but in comparison to other home furnishings, even other types of door, solid oak doors do react and change to their environment more than anything else.
- Wallpaper Calculator
Here at UK Oak Doors, we are always looking for ways to simplify the complex tasks associated with home improvements and decorating. And when we find something useful we like to pass it on! So here is the latest in our growing line of
- Treatex Hardwax Oil Coverage Calculator
Getting the best finish for your woodwork is one of the most important parts of the process. After testing countless products we feel that the best results can be achieved by using Treatex Hardwax Oil. It’s great on internal doors, skirting, architrave, even wood floors.
- Guide To Hiring Reliable Contractors
Even if you are quite handy with power tools, you will eventually encounter a DIY project that requires you to bring in a contractor. This is no reflection on your abilities as a handyman. Some projects are simply too complex to get done on a bank holiday weekend, and other jobs, such as ones
- Top Five Things To Consider When Buying a New External Door
Did you know that your front door is one of the most important aspects of your home? Aside from the actual selection of the home in the first instance there are very few additions or modifications that the home owner can do to change the look and feel of the house they live in from the exterior.
- The Consumer’s Guide to Hiring a Contractor
Even the most avid of DIY enthusiasts will occasionally need to bring in a contractor. Some projects, such as building an extension to accommodate your growing family, or getting insulation or storm windows, can be too time consuming to take on as a side project.
- How To Build An Internal Doorway - Fitting Door Linings
This is the second part in the series on how to build an internal doorway. The first part was concerned with the creation of a doorway in a plasterboard wall where one currently does not exist.