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Oak Door Articles
- Working From The Modern Home Office - part two
Honey, I'm Home!
A survey by the Confederation of British Industry showed that around half of all firms now offered at least some opportunity for employees to work from home even if only occasionally. The figure for full time home workers is estimated to be around 10% of the overall working population but this includes some self employed sectors so figures are only approximate. There is no doubt however that the number of people now working from home has risen massively in the past decade (see accompanying part one article) even though the debate still rages as to whether employees are more productive working freely at home, able to take care of ad hoc home duties or under the eyeball of the boss in the workplace.
- Working From The Modern Home Office - part one
Honey, I’m Home!
Around a third of all the journeys to work in the UK during the snowy weather seen at the start of February 2012 were badly affected by it. Schools closed and even the trains suffered in the bad weather so the option to work from home has potentially many benefits and that’s before the expected chaos two extremely busy weeks of sport will bring to the UK this July.
- External Oak Door Frames: Strength, Durability & Style
Oak Door Frames
The opportunity to redesign the welcome that your house gives to you and your guests doesn't stop with the choice of door. It's worth thinking about the frame the door sits in, poetically parallelled by this French proverb;
“a picture without the right frame is like a landscape without the sky” Continue reading
- Osmo Polyx Oils - It's Not How You Start It's How You Finish That Counts
What is it that you really appreciate in the virtues of good wood? What is it that you value or cherish in owning expensive solid oak doors as opposed to choosing cheaper alternatives? Maybe you wanted a certain style of door to accompany the style of your home. Yet, why solid oak? The truth is there are door suppliers that try to mimic the classic styles of oak doors in cheaper woods with correlating results. No, the real reason why real oak is chosen by the discerning home owner is because of the natural qualities the wood has over other alternatives.
These natural qualities are both cosmetic and structural, in fact it is the structural qualities that are the basis for its cosmetic appeal and to expose these qualities whilst protecting them from bumps and bangs you need a superior finish. There is no point spending wisely on the best doors only to neglect them with a finish that doesn't display the full beauty of the wood or fails to protect the wood sufficiently. Continue reading
- 9 Frugal and Fabulous Decorating Ideas
As Christmas approaches many people like to smarten up their homes and even decorate a room or two before they put up Christmas trees and garlands to welcome the festive season. If you would like to give your home a fresh look but don’t have much money to spare, then try some of the nine frugal and fabulous decorating ideas below. Continue reading
- The Habitat Home: Terence Conran’s Legacy
The first branch of Habitat opened in Chealsea in 1964. Over the next 25 years the chain expanded to include 71 branches spread across Europe, of which 35 were in the UK. Terence Conran’s vision for the chain was to broaden the horizons of shoppers – introducing international tastes to an eager audience. Continue reading
- Oak Door Care - How to Treat Your Newly Delivered Doors
We take great pride in our brand here at UK Oak Doors and that shows in our customer feedback, achieving an average approval rating of 9.1 out of 10 stars on Trustpilot. We have found from reading hundreds of frank and honest customer reviews that some of this praise is due to our customer service and reliable shipping. But we know the real heroes are the doors themselves and more specifically the oak trees that gifted us with the wood in the first place. So, as quoted throughout our site we cannot stress enough the importance of oak door care - treating and maintaining oak doors correctly to preserve the beauty and strength of the wood. All our internal and external doors are supplied untreated but the quality of the treatment is a moot point if the door is not correctly cared for prior to treating and hanging. This article describes essential oak door care and what vital precautions must be taken regarding the packaging, storage, treatment and maintenance of your door.
- How to fit oak skirting boards in a curved bay window
This is a question that has cropped up a few times recently with some of our customers so we thought it was time to put a guide together! How to fit your skirting boards into place when you have a curved bay window or other curved wall.
- The Changing Seasons - What It Means For Your Oak Doors
With October coming to a close and the nights drawing in, the temperature is noticably dropping as the season is changing. Now that it is getting cold there may be a temptation to start cranking up the heating. However, if you have solid oak doors in your home (or flooring for that matter) then don't! Continue reading
- Recycling Your Old Doors – Part 3 - Even More Potential Projects!
Having already gone through some interesting ideas for recycling wood doors, two further uses for them becoming more and more popular are for headboards and garden art. Continue reading