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'How To' Guides
- Why (And How) You Should Improve the Kerb Appeal Of Your Home When Looking to Sell
People selling or searching for a new home sometimes come across the phrase ‘kerb appeal’. Initially coined by American realtors, it’s now beginning to pop up more frequently in the UK. But, what is kerb appeal? Continue reading
- Six Frequent Errors to Avoid When Installing Internal Doors
No matter whether you're restoring an old property, building a brand new one or just looking to give your home a much-needed makeover – there are numerous reasons why you might be looking to get some advice on internal doors. Taking the time to choose specific styles and designs, is the easy part – the hard part comes when you come to hang the doors.
- Horrible Halloween Doors
We’ve been searching Pinterest to find some of our favourite Halloween door finishes and you can find some of the best below. Hopefully these will provide you with all the inspiration you’ll need this Halloween but if you’ve done something completely different, we’d love to see it!
- Solid or Veneer - Can I Mix and Match?
Mixing and matching solid and veneer doors
So you have decided you want the beauty and character that only solid oak doors can bring to your home. Their solid construction and the stunning swirls of oak grain add a warmth and unique charm which only a natural material can offer. Continue reading
'How To' Guides on June 12, 2015 .This entry was posted in
- Should I Opt for Pre-Finished Oak Doors?
Thinking of oiling your new oak doors yourself or would you like to skip the hassle and the doors to arrive pre-finished?
The time has come to take the plunge and buy new oak doors. You’ve chosen your favourite style, and you’ve opted for stunning solid oak. But one final decision remains. Should you choose untreated or pre-finished oak doors? Here’s how to tackle that last question, with four simple points for your consideration. Continue reading
'How To' Guides on May 11, 2015 .This entry was posted in
- An Introduction to Oak Door Treatments
Oak Door Treatments - Why, When & How…
If you want to keep your solid oak doors in stunning condition, oak door treatments are essential. From the moment your door is delivered, you need to know why, when and how to apply treatment to your doors. This essential guide provides everything you need to know. Continue reading
'How To' Guides on April 29, 2015 .This entry was posted in
- What is Oak Veneer? And Can it Match Solid Oak?
Veneer is a thin layer of wood, used to sandwich a thicker, more readily available piece of wood such as plywood. Veneer became popular during the Second World War, when certain types of wood - including oak - were in short supply. As an alternative, thin layers of oak were used to give the appearance of solid wood but without the associated cost and raw material requirement.
'How To' Guides on April 10, 2015 .This entry was posted in
- 10 Ways to help Birds
Helping your local bird population can be as rewarding for you as it is for them! Anyone can help birds, whatever their age - it’s a great way of teaching children about wildlife from a young age. We have compiled a guide of the top things you can do, all year round to help birds.
- The Big Guide to DIY Jargon
Ever been stumped by complicated technical terminology or DIY jargon? Not to worry - we've tackled those technical terms and delved into the DIY jargon to bring you our BIG guide to the meaning behind all that tricky lingo! Just click the image below to explore our illustrated guide to DIY jargon, or scroll down for the text version. For more jargon-busting, check out our guide to door jargon.