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- How To Repair a Rotten Door Frame
Repairing a Rotten Door Frame:
The strength and security of a door are only as solid as the frame it is in. One of the most common causes for an entrance requiring a new door is due to rotten wood. This occurs wherever the frame is constantly in contact with water. Obviously it is therefore most common at the bottom of the frame where standing water may collect due to drainage issues. However, it does occur where drain pipes are poorly directed or overflow regularly so that other areas of the frame are constantly damp or wet; all causing the problem of the rotten door frame. Continue reading
- How To Correct Common Problems with Doors – Binding Doors
The quality of the fit and performance of any door is only as good as the fixtures holding it in place. Even if you choose one of our best doors from our most prestigious ranges you cannot make up for deficiencies in the quality of the fitting.
Over time even with careful use, the door fit within the frame may develop certain defects. These defects will cause the door to clip the frame in places, making it difficult to open and close or may prevent the door shutting altogether. In this edition of ‘How To Correct Common Problems with Doors’ we will be focusing on binding doors – problems with hinges, screws and latches.
- How to Fit a Letterbox to an External Door
There are many fittings to be considered for a new external door but not only do the practicality of items need to be thoroughly considered but the style of the fixture must be in keeping with the style of the front door. When it comes to choosing a letterbox the home owner must first consider which is more suitable for their home; a traditional door mounted one or a secure and outdoor mail box lockable wall mounted one.
- How to Correct Common Problems With Doors - Sticking Doors
(A 'binding door', or problems with the hinges, screws, contact plates of the handles or latches are covered in another 'How to' guide. Here we will just look at sticking doors - issues where the door itself is no longer a good fit for the frame or flooring.)
Whenever encountering problems with the fit of a door the most important job to do is discover the precise cause (or causes) of the problem. Continue reading
- How To Fit Solid Oak Skirting Boards
Updating your home with solid oak skirting boards can bring a sense of style and warmth to any property. You don't change skirting boards often so it's important to choose a style and type carefully before proceeding.
- How to Fit Solid Oak Architrave
Architrave is the finishing trim or wood that fixes around internal doors, windows and loft openings. These strips cover the small gap between the wall and the door frame. Architrave frames a doorway much like a painting is framed. When choosing architrave try and match the skirting board design because both come in various styles and widths in different types of wood.
- How to Stain Oak Doors
Staining or oiling a solid oak door should not be rushed - it's a process and if done correctly - the results will be well worth the effort. The finish will depend on the overall look you are trying to achieve and how well you prepare the oak doors.
- How To Hang An Internal Oak Door - Using Butt Hinges
Hanging a solid oak door is relatively simple. But hanging it wrong could cause the door to have gaps between the oak door and frame or the oak door to stick to the flooror frame which would cause issues with opening and closing properly. If it isn’t lined up properly the door will not latch or lock properly.