So, you’ve decided it’s time to replace your old door with a new one. Front doors make such a difference to the external appearance of your home, curb appeal is so important in making an appearance and first impressions count. This is especially important if you’re thinking of selling your property in the future.

In our post this week we’re looking at the kind of things you need to think about when buying a front door. What factors you need to consider so the exercise is a joy rather than a chore, after all you’re going to be stuck with your new front door for some time, so choosing one that’s the right one is important.

Style

Firstly, you need to match it to the style of your house so you avoid it looking at odds with the rest of it. For example, if you live in a Victorian detached, then a modern style door is going to look out of place. A traditional more classic door will be better. You want your front door to work in harmony with the rest of your property so choosing carefully does matter.

Materials

Front doors come in a wide range of materials. The most popular are timber, aluminium, uPVC and composite. Working with these materials, you can have a classic door in composite or uPVC, if it’s designed to look traditional. It is the style that’s important, although if your home is really old, then wood is probably the best way to go. Having said that, wood can look good not just on older more traditional houses but on more modern homes too. Aluminium is one material that works best with modern homes, while composite works with older more traditional homes and more contemporary ones too.

Colours

You can paint most solid doors any colour which fits in with the design of the house. If you choose a wooden door then you can paint it in any colour and give it a good finish to seal it off. Aluminium can be painted but be careful which type you choose. If you choose a uPVC front door then you’ll have less options, with most only available in white, they are a great choice however if you’re working to a budget.

Replacement Door Company For a Great Range of Quality Front Doors

If you’re still looking for front doors and you think you’ve come to close to making a decision, then why not come to us here at The Replacement Door Company, where one of our team will be more than happy to talk you through your choices and let you see our versatile range, from there you’ll be able to pick out your new front door. Contact us today we’re always here to help.

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How are you going to prepare your front door for winter? After all we could be up for some serious winter weather, with the ubiquitous wind and rain. There’s only one way you can protect your doors, and that’s by prevention rather than cure, making sure they’re well taken care of and in good condition.

Check your doors from top to bottom to see what needs work, check the draught-proofing, the keyholes even and the letterboxes. Doors can stick sometimes, especially as the temperature can change and the wood contracts and expands. This can make a door change in size and shape which can affect the measurements. This will eventually lead to sticking with the door eventually loosening itself from the hinges.

Front Door Cracks

Inspect for cracks. Wood can crack quite easily, especially when it’s exposed to humidity which is a result of either interior heat generated from inside your home, or externally, from changing temperatures outside. Cracks in your door won’t necessarily stop it from working effectively, but it can affect its appearance.

Sticking or Cracking

As well as dealing with problems arising from humidity in the summer months, cold weather is on the horizon, and with this in mind, you should prepare your door. Once you’ve dealt with any sticking or cracking, by applying sealant you’ll help your front door last longer. If you have cracks or any gaps around the door then use some sealing strips and acrylic sealing paste. This will help not only with keeping your home warm, preventing cold air from getting in, but it’ll also provide better soundproofing and improve the aesthetics of your door.

Front Door Insulation

You can improve insulation greatly as well as preventing cold air from getting through. You can apply draught excluders along the bottom of the door and at the sides. Although more drastic, if your door isn’t providing much in the way of warmth, you could upgrade to a thicker one that keeps warm air in without letting it escape.

Front Door Finish

As well as sealing your door you could finish it too. This way you can protect the wood from moisture. A coat of wax is good for this as it creates a barrier between the moisture in the door and any dry air. It’ll also give your door a more refreshing look.

The Replacement Door Company – Scotland's Premier Front Door Suppliers

If you’d like more advice on taking care of your front door or you’d like to advice on purchasing a new one, get in touch with us here at The Replacement Door Company. We’re here to help and we’d love it if you considered our door company first before you go elsewhere. We have some of the finest doors both front and internal, with a wide variety of styles and materials.

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Do you think you need a new front door? If you’re unsure we hope our post today helps with our 5 signs you need to buy a new front door. Don’t leave it too long, as the longer you leave it the more your door could be letting things in instead of keeping things out.

1. Squeaking Hinges.

If you’re getting some unwanted sound effects from your front door, consider it a sign your door is gradually wearing out. This could be because the hinges are loose, and if that is the case, then someone will be able to break in much easier if the door opens a little too easily.

2. Is Your Door Sticking?

If you’re finding it hard to shut or open the door then you may need to replace it. You can try and replace it but you’ll need to know what you’re doing. Investing in a new door could be the simplest and easiest option.

3. Does Your Door Scrape Along the Floor?

If when you’re opening and closing the door, you find it scrapes the surface of the floor and you can hear it, then it could be due to the door being out of shape. There could be numerous causes for this such as sagging or warping due to rain and changes in temperature. Get it checked and if it’s beyond repair, then it’s high time you replaced it.

4. Drafty Doors?

One of the worst problems you’ll notice quickly, almost as quickly as noisy hinges, is drafts. Yes, if your home is starting to feel like the North Pole it could be because your front door is no longer able to provide insulation. This could play havoc with your energy bills. It’s usually down to something like the seals around the door having worn out and you can try replacing them, but it may be the case that you simply need a new front door.

5. Door Out Of Style?

Finally, it could be just that your door is out of step with fashion trends and it looks odd and out of style with the rest of your home. In fact, it could be out of place with the architecture, perhaps one chosen by a previous owner? If that is the case, then time to replace with something that’s more stylish and fitting for the style of your home, both inside and on the outside. Think curb appeal, should you decide to sell your home at some point in the future you want your home to look the part for potential buyers. First impressions count, so think about all the details, including your door.

Invest in a New Front Door Today

If you are now considering some new front doors for your home, then consider coming to us here at The Replacement Door Company. We have over 20 years’ experience creating beautiful front doors, and we know we have the knowledge and the versatile quality range to satisfy every type of home – so give us a call today.

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There could be a number of reasons as to why you’re choosing interior doors for your home. Perhaps you’ve recently redecorated and you’re now looking to finish things off with a few internal doors. It could be the simple case that your current interior doors are a looking a little shabby and you wish to replace them with something better.

Making the Right Choice

It can be a bit hit and miss when choosing as there are different factors to consider. Today we’re going to go through a few tips so that choosing your new interiors doors doesn’t have to be a chore. We want you to be able to choose your doors with confidence, so once they’re installed you won’t regret your choice.

Classic or Modern

You may be after something modern or something more classic to go with a period feel in your home. You can have a classic door or a more modern minimalist feel, it all depends on the architectural style of your home and its interiors. You want something that will complement the current décor and style without taking anything away, doors that will sit in the background but have a certain elegance.

Lots of Different Materials, Sizes and Styles

Luckily there are lots of different styles to choose from on the market as well as materials and sizes. You can have more traditional heavier timbre doors or lighter composite UPVC ones. Glazed is also another option and you can have doors with glass panels.

Measuring For Your New Doors

Your doors are hopefully of a standard size which will make it easy to find ones that fit. You can measure them yourselves by measuring the current door frame from the bottom, horizontally, at the top, and of course in the middle. The widest measurement is the one you want to keep as it will be the width you need for your new internal doors. With the height, you can measure vertically in the centre, and both left and right. The longest measurement will be the height of your new internal doors so make sure you keep a record of this. You can make small adjustments if they don’t fit exactly.

Wooden Internal Doors

If you choose wood, what should you look out for? It will largely depend on the type of appearance you’re after, most internal doors are made out of walnut, oak and pine. There is also hardwood and softwood to choose from. Both softwood and hardwood will have a different appearance.

Oak – light in colour and both strong and durable, a popular wood it gives a really beautiful appearance.

Pine – Light again, and this type of wood resists both swelling and shrinkage. It’s a little less expensive than hardwood, and it’s an attractive softwood for your home.

Walnut – strong, dark wood but it can vary and give a lighter more yellow, lighter brown shade. It’s a hardwood and it’s strong with beautiful graining.

Hardwoods come from deciduous trees and isn’t harder than softwood despite its name. Softwood comes from coniferous trees and can be just as strong. If you don’t see the wood described in any detail it may be that it’s a mix of hardwoods or softwoods.

Finished or Pre-finished

Your interior doors will come either finished or pre-finished. If your doors are unfinished they will need to be treated and have a protective coating added, you’ll also need to wax or paint, varnish or stain them. So, figure this in when you buy them, the price may be cheaper when they’re unfinished, but there’ll be extra cost when you have to treat them. Obviously with prefinished doors they’re ready to put up immediately, they will have been varnished and painted beforehand which although expensive, will save you time.

Painting, Finishing – The Final Step

When painting and finishing your unfinished doors, if this is what you decide on, you can choose from between oil based paints, which are hard-wearing or a breathable paint. To finish off your door try a semi or high-gloss paint, they’ll give a gorgeously elegant sheen to your doors.

The Replacement Door Company – For Quality Premium Interior Doors

We hope you enjoyed our post today on tips for choosing interior doors. We hope you found it helpful. If you have any questions about what we’ve talked about today or any other door related topic, get in touch with us here at The Replacement Door Company, we’re always here to help.

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You’ve got those gorgeous internal doors and now you need to know how to keep them in the pristine condition they arrived in. It’s one thing getting your internal doors fitted and then standing back to admire how good they look, but how do you keep them like that?

Interiors doors are tough, but there are things you can do to keep them looking good

All modern interior doors have the technology to make them durable regardless of the material they’re made from. They can withstand knocking and pushing and all types of heavy use but if you want them to look as good as new all the time, then it’s essential to keep them clean.

Clean them regularly

Use a regular cleaning spray for the doors or soapy water, and then go over with a cloth afterwards. Make sure you dust all surfaces regularly and that should include both the sides of the door and the top of the door frame itself. Remember to clean the door handle/knob too, you can use an antibacterial wipe to do this.

Wear and tear over time can cause damage to the door and frame

However, no matter how durable doors are they can often come under enough stress to damage them slightly. Wear and tear is natural, but it’s good to keep on top of any repairs when you can.

As preventative measures to keep your doors in good condition, look out for the following:

  • Oil the hinges every now and again

  • Watch out for frames shifting or if it won’t close properly – could be the strike plate needs to be repositioned or filed

  • A door sticking could mean there are loose screws which need tightening

  • Make sure doors are sealed, painted or varnished, they may need this if they swell with humidity, which timber doors are prone to do.

The Replacement Door Company – for the best in doors, external and internal

If you’re thinking of investing in new doors, whether they be internal doors or exterior, come to us here at The Replacement Door Company. We have been selling doors for long enough to build up knowledge and expertise in this area. This means we can advise and guide all our customers on the right doors and any potential problems that might arise. All our doors are made from quality materials and come in a range of styles, materials colours and textures. Take a look around and see for yourself, feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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A front door is the first thing you see when you come to someone’s house, it’s important you choose well when you’re buying a new one. A door can be the make or break for those thinking of buying your house, because after all, first impressions count. It can significantly change how your home looks and there are a few factors to consider before buying.

Restrictions and Style

Depending on the age of your house you may be restricted as to what you have, for instance if your house is listed there’ll be certain restrictions with style, material and size. It will also need to fit in with the rest of your street, and if you have a traditionally built house, a contemporary door won’t really fit in.

Insulation, Security, Aesthetic Appeal and Guaranteed

Your front door needs to serve several functions, it needs to be able to repel noise, be secure, insulate your home and provide aesthetic appeal from the outside. With this in mind, it’s a good idea to be prepared to spend an appropriate amount on it so you get both a good design and material strength. A door that really works for your home in terms of looks and functionality. It should also come with a guarantee of around 10 years.

Composite Front Doors

is an affordable option for those on a budget, and if you want a traditional look and you’re prepared to spend that little bit more, then wood is the answer. Wood will need to be treated because it’s exposed to the elements, so treat, seal and paint. If you’re after a more contemporary and minimalist feel, then steel or aluminium are good choices.

Front Door Security

You want a door that is secure and composite is often a good choice for this. Solid timber doors offer solid security features too and are quite durable. You can go for a combination of composite and timber with timber core composite doors, and pick a size and design of your liking, one that fits in with your personal style.

Front Door Maintenance

If you do decide on pure timber for your front door, over time it will need re-painting and varnishing more than once, so it’s an investment, but one that will require a certain degree of maintenance over the years. You may also need to purchase a draught excluder for your timber door because they’re not always great in terms of insulation.

Hardwood Front Doors

is another option and is perfect for more traditional homes as it comes with such a luxurious feel to it. Hardwood lasts many years, again it will need regular maintenance as with any timber, but it you may feel it’s worth the investment in time and money.

Always make sure you have good quality locks on your door regardless of which material you use. Your front door is still the way in for potential burglars, so don’t make it easy for them.

The Replacement Door Company – Quality Front Doors

If you’re looking for a quality front door, get in touch with us here at The Replacement Door Company, customers service is our priority and we have an approachable and friendly team at your disposal.

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If you’ve decided to change your kitchen cabinet doors, then you’ll be trying to decide which ones are right for your kitchen. You’ll want something that fits in with your current style and colour scheme, but with so much choice it’s hard to make your mind up.

There’s certainly a wonderful range of kitchen doors available, and we have a versatile selection here at The Replacement Door Company. If you’re spoilt for choice, and you’re unsure as to which ones are right for you, we’ve put together some handy tips on what to look out for.

Check things out in your own time

It’s better to do some research before you choose your kitchen doors. You need to take the time to check out all the styles available, and you can do this by looking at magazines, in print and online, you won’t have to spend a fortune if you see something you like that’s expensive, just make a note of what you see. Let it inspire you and it might help point you in the direction of something else similar but less expensive. Also visit different showrooms and stores where they sell doors, you can look at the materials and designs to see which ones you think are the right ones for your home. Check which ones are in your price range. It might be a good idea to get hold of some samples. Check out the quality of the material and the finish.

Style

If your house is in a particular style then you’ll want the doors to reflect that. If you have a contemporary home then a classic door is going to look out of place and vice versa. Choose something that will fit in with the rest of your home and complement it rather than something that will look odd and out of place. But if you want to experiment with colour and you think it’ll work, then go for it.

Lifestyle

Consider your lifestyle and the type of home you have, do you have lots of children and pets, is it a family orientated home? Then why not have kitchen doors which fit in with that, or if you’re a busy working couple, then perhaps something streamlined and minimal might be a better choice.

Budget

This is also something you’ll need to take into consideration. Your budget will determine what you can afford to spend, so set yourself a certain figure that you can go up to and then stick to it. A smaller budget isn’t a problem, because you can still get quality doors that will last, with great style and design.

The Replacement Door Company

Still looking for great kitchen cabinet doors? Why not come to our showrooms and see our versatile range of kitchen cabinet doors, you’re bound to find something that suits your budget and your taste. We’re here to help, so if you have any questions, why not get in touch with us?

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Walnut is one of the most beautiful hardwood’s. It’s durable and elegant and adds style to any room. It’s deep brown colour with heavy grain gives luxurious and classic wood for furnishing anywhere in the house, and it can give a really dramatic look for neutral, minimalist spaces. Here at The Replacement Door Company we love walnut and it’s extremely popular with customers. It’s stylish, elegant, and it comes as no surprise that it’s the kind of wood you’d expect professional interior designers to favour when they’re refurbishing a room.

It’s a wood that’s been used for centuries and it’s been popular for any hundreds of years in homes all over the world. Our walnut internal doors are always popular with customers because they offer durability, functionality and style to every room, whether it’s a bathroom or a bedroom.

So, we’ve sung the praises of why we love walnut, but why should you choose walnut internal doors for your home?

Walnut will add warmth to any room, so even if you do have white walls and minimalist furniture, the wood will add an element of cosiness, especially in winter. It’s the perfect wood for light colours too so there’s both light and dark and it’s flexible in that it looks equally good with contemporary interiors or classic.

So, if you have contemporary interiors how can walnut internal doors work with the décor? You could aim for doors with very little in the way of detail but which is subtle yet elegant, and you can even have them grooved so you get a three-panel effect giving it a stylish, modern look. All our walnut interior doors come with a finish to enhance the grain, so choose whatever you think will go with your colour scheme and furnishings.

How about a more traditional room?

If you love a more classic look with walnut furniture then walnut interior doors are going to really complement the overall effect. You can also complement the original features of a much older house with modern furniture and walnut doors, so old meets new without having to bow too much to the historic features.

Walnut helps you to create a more classic and traditional feel but also helps to integrate more modern elements. You can have a door in a classic style or a more modern one which can balance both old and new. Because the doors are made from such a strong wood, they can often bridge the gap between classic and contemporary, bringing history and the new together in a really elegant and stylish way.

The Replacement Door Company, for the best in external and internal doors

If you’re looking to create something really special that’s either old or new, or a fusion between both worlds, then walnut internal doors can really add something special. We have a wide selection so take a good look around our website to see our rich selection of walnut doors. They come either glazed or unglazed, with panels or without, with frosted glass or plain. They’re the classic, dramatic door so take your pick! Call us if you need advice and guidance on which ones are right for your home, we’re always here to help.

 

 

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As you know, The Replacement Door Company sells a wide range of doors in different materials in a variety of sizes and width so it suits all homes. We often talk about the advantages and disadvantages of the materials used to make our doors, and today our focus will be on timber doors.

Timber doors are a popular product and we know our customers choose it because of its ability to offer security, strength and protection against inclement weather. As an interior door, it’s superiority in terms of sound and heat insulation is renowned. It’s quite possibly one of the best materials for doors out there and has been for many, many centuries.

Why would you want timber doors?

There are many benefits to having timber doors, the first being aesthetics. There is nothing that makes a statement more than a timbre door, you can have a simple finish or paint it a colour that matches your personal style and taste, and naturally something that fits in with the overall architecture of the house.

An aesthetically pleasing door is a win-win for your home

A beautifully treated and stained door will give your house a really stunning and luxurious look. It can also add value to your property from the outside if you’re looking to sell soon, giving your home real curb appeal. What’s more, it doesn’t matter whether your home is classic or contemporary, timber doors fit in any style and look good upstairs as well as downstairs. As front and back doors, you’ve got an attractive exterior that will protect against the infamous British weather and give your home instant curb appeal.

Insulation

You’ll find that timber naturally insulates so it can save you in energy bills. It can also help to keep your home nice and cool in summer, whether you have doors on the inside or on the outside, or both.

Durability

If you’re wanting durability and longevity, then timber doors give you that too. Timber can last a long, long time. It can be repaired easily and in a straightforward way even if there’s structural damage, unlike other doors, serious damage doesn’t have to mean replacement.

Environment

As well as being durable, timber doors are great for the environment because wood is sustainable. It stores carbon and releases oxygen and reverses the carbon footprint. Timber is a natural material and can be used again and again to be upcycled, recycled and turned into a variety of different objects.

The Replacement Door Company – Quality Timber Doors

Are you looking for superior timber doors that gives protection and security during all seasons both inside and outside, as well giving a seriously aesthetically pleasing look to your home? Come to us here at The Replacement Door Company, one of our team will be more than happy to help. We know you love your home and that you care about what kind of doors you have to protect your family and make your home attractive, if you like timber and you want them for your home, give us a call – today.

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Fires are lethal, if you have one in your home it could destroy it, your belongings, take lives even. We believe that fire doors are a simple yet effective solution for containing them and saving lives.

Fire doors can help slow down a fire’s progress and stop smoke travelling through a building, and this can give valuable time needed to get out of the house/building safely. It also helps limit the damage by containing it.

Fire doors are a legal requirement for commercial properties

Fire doors are essential for commercial buildings, but not so for domestic property. However, if you’re concerned they’ll be an eyesore don’t. A fire door can be made to look attractive and fit in with your personal taste without compromising on safety.

Functionality and safety

There is no difference in appearance but in functionality. The materials made to create a fire door are much stronger, robust and burn much slower, which means you have more time to get out. In actual fact, an FD30 rated fire door can fight fire and smoke for 30 minutes longer than a conventional door.

If you’re toying with the idea of investing in a fire door, what is the difference between that and a conventional one?

Fire doors are a legal requirement for some domestic dwellings

If you live in a commercial building, fire doors are a legal requirement, and if you live in a block of flats which extends beyond 2 levels, or if you have a door in your property that leads into a garage, or in a house that contains at least one loft conversion you will need one.

Even if you don’t need a fire door for legal reasons – they’re still a good idea

It’s always a good idea to have a fire door in your home, especially within areas where a fire is likely start, such as a kitchen for instance, or any room where there’s a fireplace. A bedroom is also another area where a fire could break out so a fire door on this room is a good idea.

You can try installing fire doors yourself, but keep in mind that an incorrectly installed fire door will provide less fire resistance than a properly installed one.

The Replacement Door Company – for well-made, functional quality fire doors

Fire doors may be a little more expensive than conventional doors. However, they could save a life – yours, so if you’re in any doubt as to whether you should invest in a fire door then remember how much value you get in return. The safety of your family and your home is important, and a fire door could provide those previous few extra minutes to get out. We believe it’s a worthwhile investment - that’s why we sell them. Get in touch today if you want to find out more about our fire doors and one of our dedicated team members will be happy to speak to you.

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If you need new doors for your home, you’ll be thinking hard about which materials are best. In today’s post, we’re going to be looking at the pros and cons of uPVC doors and whether they’re a worthwhile investment for you. Read on to find out whether your home could benefit from doors made from this versatile material.

Advantages

British weather

Living in the UK, you’ll be aware of the vagaries of British weather. If you live in a place where you’re battered by wind and rain frequently, perhaps you live by the sea and get the brute of the sea winds, then uPVC may be the material for you. uPVC is extremely resistant to this type of weather and it’s also nonporous, so water will simply bounce right off.

Low maintenance and doesn’t need to be treated

Another advantage with uPVC is that, unlike wood, it’s extremely low maintenance and doesn’t need staining or painting. This means that even after atrocious weather, your doors will still be in good condition, you’ll also find that it doesn’t warp or crack like wood can, so that’s one thing less you have to worry about. uPVC doors are well insulated too and extremely stable.

It’s a durable material

One thing that’s guaranteed with uPVC is that it’s a durable material that can last for at least 30 years, if not longer. With most companies, including us, you’ll get a guarantee of long life, so you have a door that’s not only inexpensive, but will also give you a return on your investment.

uPVC is recyclable

uPVC is recyclable so it won’t have a bad impact on the environment. If you decide to replace it before it’s reached its shelf life, it can be easily broken down and recycled.

Disadvantages

It’s not particularly unique or original

If you’re looking for originality and uniqueness, then uPVC is not the material for you. It can look ugly and unoriginal and is much less flexible in terms of style and design. Unlike wood, uPVC doors can be a little uninspiring, so it may not be the door for you if you’re looking for something that speaks for your personal style and taste. It only really suits generic one style-fits-all houses, so although it’s cheap, it may not be something you want for your home.

At the end of its life it can be discoloured and brittle

uPVC doors can become discoloured and breakable at the end of their lifespan. At some point, it’ll become so broken down you need to replace it all together rather than have it fixed.

Non-sustainable materials

Wood is a sustainable product which can be replaced by replanting new ones each time one is cut down. Not so with uPVC doors, as it’s made from materials which are dependent on oils supplies which will run out at some point. Therefore, uPVC is made from non-renewable materials and this isn’t good for the environment.

The Replacement Door Company – for quality doors made from a variety of materials

Whichever material you’d like your doors made from, we can guarantee that all our doors are quality made, put together by professionals. If you want uPVC doors for your home and you’re convinced they’re right for you, get in touch and we’ll answer any queries you may have. You may have decided on another material, and that’s fine too as we have a versatile range of doors, talk to us and we can guide you towards something that’s right for you.

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If you’re choosing internal doors you want to get it absolutely right first time. You’re lucky however, because The Replacement Door Company have a versatile range of styles, tastes, finish and budget, so you can choose something that reflects all three.

Moulded Doors

These are popular and we usually provide these in different finishes too, either woodgrain or smooth.

White Panel Doors

These are great for the home they have a stile and rail construction and they’re not only strong but have sharp clean lines with a door that can expand and contract without warping. There are contemporary and natural styles which also come glazed, if that’s what you’re looking for.

Oak and Hardwood Veneer

This is a door which comes with a thin layer of wood on the surfaced which is either hardwood or oak. They look like proper timber doors but are much less likely to warp or split and as a result are far more durable. There’s a wide range of choices and styles too.

Glazed and Bi-Fold

All our doors can be glazed, or bi-folded. This can leave you with difficult choices, because which one is right for you?

Glazed Doors

These are modern and look really good and can improve the light between rooms make them seem bigger. There are different options for glazing available but they are a little more expensive.

Bi-Fold Doors

These types of door are great for functionality but are usually chosen for their style. They consist of a panelled door which has been cut in two with two panels attached by hinges and there’s a door handle that’s attached to the inner panel. This means that two sections of the bi-fold door can be folded together. This helps gives more room too when it’s folded. They’re really good for wardrobes and cupboards.

Size

All the doors in your house will be the same size although the smaller bedrooms and bathroom maybe slightly different, although this is rare. When measuring, measure from three points on your current door. You can then start choosing your new one.

The Replacement Door Company – where the doors come in all styles and colours

All our doors come in a range of styles, colours and finishes and you can also paint them yourselves. You may need to trim your doors once you get them home and we also sell fire doors, so if you need one in your home or commercial property, let us know and we can help you choose one. If you’re looking for new internal doors for your home, we’ve got a dedicated professional team to help you choose the right ones, so get in touch today.

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Are you looking to replace your internal doors? Our post today is focusing on oak internal doors, and because we want you to be aware of amazing they are. Read on and find out why oak internal doors are a really great choice.

If you’re going for a more classic look, you’ll get it with oak

This type of door offers a classic age old look with an oak veneer that adds that little bit of something else to the overall style of your home. We have a great range of oak door designs styles, so you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Oak doors are in vogue

Oak doors are extremely popular at the moment and we can see why. Their prefinished oak veneer is enhanced with a grooved panel look which creates a really subtle style for each room. They’re also nowhere near as expensive as you’d think, you can have the wood look without the price.

Our oak shaker panel doors are really popular for the kitchen too and really are the cherry on the cake. If your kitchen has some really impressive designs within, then this oak door is going to be a great opener.

A fantastic and truly impressive range of oak doors

We’re really proud of our internal door range and offer a really versatile choice for anyone looking to replace internal doors.

Our oak interior door styles are listed below:

  • Worcester glass

  • Worcester solid

  • Palermo glass or solid

  • Pesaro grass or solid

  • Verona glass or solid

  • Shaker glass or solid

  • Pattern 10 glass or solid

  • Riviera glass or solid

  • Rio glass or solid.

As you can see it’s an impressive range. Whether you have glass or solid panels is entirely up to you, either creates a really impressive look. They all come prefinished, so there’s no work for you to do. Once they arrive all you have to do is hang them to the door frames which is a fairly simple thing to do.

The Replacement Door Company – where great doors are made

Yes, we supply great doors. We’ve spent years cultivating our business, making it thrive. We wanted to create a door company which you could rely on, one where you get great quality doors at affordable prices. All our doors are made from quality materials, we make sure each one is tested and ready to hang so you’ll never have to worry about what quality or workmanship. All you’ll have to do is hang the doors and then sit back and enjoy them. Get in touch today and we’ll help you decide which style of oak door is the right internal door for you.

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It’s important to take care of all wooden doors, especially wooden front doors. As you can imagine, wooden front doors are the most exposed to the elements, providing protection from weather, noise, protecting your home from burglary and insulating you from cold. Naturally, if your front doors are made from wood, then they’ll be exposed to damp and cold and this can have a detrimental effect on the door. Draught exclusion is the goal then as one reliable method of keeping the cold and damp out where it belongs.

We’re going to be talking about weatherproofing wooden front doors and we hope you find it useful.

Sealing External Frame

There should be no gaps around the edge, otherwise it allows draughts in. Therefore, fill up these gaps with building foam or perhaps sand, silicone or cement. You can go over it with paint.

If there’s a rubber seal, check that it’s still working and if it does need replacing you can buy rubber seal at a reasonable price at most hardware stores. It’s also quite easy to replace.

Draught Excluders

Especially brush draught excluders that can be reasonably bought and can be mounted to the bottom of the door. They’re good at preventing draughts although perhaps not great at preventing water from getting through.

Drop Down Seals

Installed at the bottom edge of door these can’t been seen from the outside or from the inside either. These may be a little better than the brush draught excluders as they prevent water, smoke, fire, air and water from seeping through.

There are different varieties of seals and draught excluders as we’ve seen and they are all of varying price and quality. Although some of them can be used for external doors, most are used on internal ones, therefore it would probably be best to use something with stronger rubber seals on the base of external wooden doors.

Weather Bars

These are good for stopping draughts and cold coming through and are effective at draining water so it will drop on to the sill or threshold outside. Placing them at the edge of the door is best where they are at their most effective. They are also cheap to buy.

Always check keyholes, letter boxes and any other gaps you can spot. This is a really good way of preventing draughts from getting in, so if you deal with this as well as installing weather bars, rubber or drop down seals, or simple draught excluders, you should be in a position to successfully weatherproof your door.

If you need any more help with this then why not get in touch with us here at The Replacement Door Company, and one of our team will be more than happy to help.

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Front doors are a way of entering and exiting a house, but did you know doors go back a long way, right back to the ancient Egypt. Back then they were little more than hinged wooden slabs and in India there were doors made of stone. Go back even further and the first wooden doors were built for King Solomon’s Temple.

Bronze Front Doors

As you can imagine, the Romans and Greeks were not only first to come up with the door knocker, they also used different styles of door and these could range from folding, double, single and sliding doors. They were usually made of bronze due to their ability to withstand all weathers and their flexibility. Of course, we shouldn’t be surprised when you think about all the things the Romans have given us e.g. roads, heating, baths etc.

Different Doors For Different Times

Here in Britain, doors have changed over the centuries and been under all different kinds of influence, mostly Royal. From Tudor and Jacobean to Baroque, Georgian, Regency and early 19th century, doors have been plain to ostentatious, exquisitely carved or flanked by pillars. They’ve come in grain or been painted dark colours, and they’ve been either double or single ones. Door handles have been large or small, plain or beautifully detailed. As time went on the carved or plainer front door with a front porch became extremely popular, as were intricate designs such as reeded carved mouldings and geometric panelling.

First Impressions – Always Important

Doors provide more than a way of entering or leaving a building, they are also the first thing that people see when they visit and give the first glimpse of your personal style. Of course, they also give a firm first impression, and no doubt this would have been the case as far back as the Tudor and Baroque period. To have made so much effort with their doors, even that far back in history, is proof, if proof were needed, that people still cared about their homes and the impressions they made on others.

The Replacement Door Company – Quality Doors Built to Last

If you want a new front door and want to make a big impression, then The Replacement Door Company is the best place to contact. We have an expert team of door specialists who’ve been doing this for a while and know the ins and outs of door replacement. We can talk you through your options, and even if you’re not into something more ostentatious like a Baroque design, we can certainly help you choose something special for your home, one which is in keeping with the architectural style of your house.

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Do your internal doors stick? This can be a problem and it’s not unusual, in fact it’s quite common. Whatever the cause it can be frustrating, they either don’t close as they should or they won’t open and you have to push really hard from the other side. As this is such a common problem for thousands of people, we’ve come up with a few tips on how to fix your doors should they suffer the same problem.

Why are your internal doors sticking?

Before you can stop your doors from sticking you need to know what it is that’s causing it. You’ll need to carry out a simple investigation into what you think it might be. It could be hinges or jambs which may need adjusting slightly or perhaps the door itself has swollen due to humidity. If your home is suffering from damp, then this will probably exacerbate it.

Hinges or Jambs

If it’s the hinges or jambs which are an issue, then a quick fix with a screwdriver should be sufficient. You can use a hand screw rather than an electric drill in case you damage the door, and screw the hinges in again, gently.

Humidity

If humidity is the cause of your sticking because the wooden doors have swollen, then use a dehumidifier, all you have to do is plug it in and that’s the hard work done, the dehumidifier will suck out all the moisture out of the air.

Damp

The damp will still need to be treated and this can be done in a number of different ways, but if you don’t treat the cause, you will be constantly dealing with the sticking doors problem repeatedly.

Friction

This can be treated with oil, soap or candlewax, it’s only temporary and you may need to do it a few times before you see a permanent solution.

Sanding

this can really help, as your door may need to be trimmed, and you can do this by removing the door and sanding it before rehanging it You can then repaint and finish it afterwards.

The Replacement Door Company – Experience & Quality

Get in touch with us here at The Replacement Door Company if you need any further advice on what we’ve discussed. We’re always happy to help, and if you’re looking to replace internal doors in your home, then always consider us your first port of call.

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In winter, it’s likely we’ll experience different kinds of weather, which will have some impact on our homes. Hopefully, this will only be on the external part of your home, although this brings with it its own stresses, especially if there’s any damage to the roof, doors or garden.

Hopefully, your home won’t experience too much damage as a result of the weather, but your front door will probably take a bit of a bashing. You’ll need to keep an eye on them, so they won’t sustain too much wear and tear over the winter months. We know the weather can have a negative impact on your property, we’re going to be looking at the types of damage it can be prone to and what you can do about it. So, read on and make sure you’re prepared.

Cracks and Sticking

These are two common problems for front doors. Cracking is common after a drop-in temperature. We’ll bang on the central heating as the weather gets colder, and from the inside, as a result, dry air absorbs the moisture from your door. It can then cause cracking and warping. This can really impact on how your door looks, resulting in paint damage because the wood beneath has contracted and expanded.

Sticking happens when the weather gets colder and the wood in your doors contracts. This will eventually have an impact on the size and shape of the door. This means it will eventually be difficult to open and close, raising issues with security and privacy. Hinges could work lose, and of course the frame is also affected. With a weaker, less effective door, you’re looking at a replacement.

Sealing the Doors

As lower temperatures cause such problems do our front doors, there are things we can do to protect ourselves from the frost. We can add a seal to our doors, covering any gaps, and for this you can use sealing strips and/or sealing paste. This will help preserve its shape and appearance and at the same time, improve the soundproofing, stopping cold air getting into the house.

Finishes, Insulation and Tightening

Adding a finish to our doors is really helpful. We can use a wax coating, this can be very helpful in providing a barrier against moisture, avoiding warping and cracking. Always make sure the door is clean before adding a coating and allow it to dry before applying, or you could get trapped moisture. Try draught excluders for added insulation, so you can keep warmer air on the right side of the door, so you’ll be warmer within. You can also try tightening the door too, you can do this by tightening the hinges with a screwdriver.

Replacement Door – Quality Doors For Your Home

Get in touch if you have any questions regarding the topics we’ve covered today, we’re always here to help, and remember that here at The Replacement Door Company, all our front doors are made from superior, quality materials.

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Wooden front doors serve many functions, although most of the time, we only think of them as gateways, a way of getting in and out of a house or building, but a door needs to be secure, shut out noise, keep the cold out and offer good insulation. It also needs to complement the architectural design of the house as well as fit in with your personal style.

Wooden Doors – Traditional, Beautiful, Elegant

With so much riding on your choice of door, you think that sticking with wooden front doors is perhaps the best option. After all, it’s the safest most reliable way of providing warmth, security, insulation, style and elegance. Wood is the most traditional material to be used for a door, so it seems like a natural choice for everyone.

Door strength – if it’s external, you’ll need strength and durability

With all this in mind, we’ve decided to take a look at wooden doors and at the advantages and disadvantages of timber doors. Today’s wooden doors are made from different pieces of plywood or sometimes laminate, with hardwood adding support. They come with great energy efficient insulation capabilities and as they’re finished off with thick plywood you’re guaranteed a strong door.

It’s important you choose a door that’s made in this way if it’s going to be an external door. The inclement weather during the cold winter months will have an adverse impact on the wood, so it’s important to use to choose 100% solid wood for your front door or any other outer doors. That way you’ll benefit from the beauty of solid wood and have a secure door.

Are Wooden Doors Value For Money?

However, wooden doors can be expensive, especially solid wood, and if it’s been customised, bespoke, then you can add more to the final price. However, if you’re interested in the traditional aspects of wood and you want it to give you external protection, then wood is probably worth the expense. It can also warp and crack over the years and paint can start to peel. You will probably have to add the cost of annual maintenance to your wooden doors as they will need repainting and resealing on a regular basis to keep them in tip top condition.

The Replacement Door Company – Wooden Doors For the 21st Century

If you’re still undecided and you’re looking for wooden doors for your home, whether they be for external or internal use, get in touch. Here at The Replacement Door Company we pride ourselves on our craftsmanship and expertise, so if you’re looking for a wooden front door, you’ll be hard placed to find anyone better than us.

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It’s important you get the measurements as accurate as possible when you’re having a new composite door, because if you don’t, a badly fitting door will cause you all kinds of problems. Poor security, loss of warmth and a reduction in noise protection will leave your home vulnerable, and it will work out more expensive as you try to rectify the situation. It’s better to make sure your door fits as it should.

Correct Measurements are Crucial

If you measure correctly the fitting of a composite exterior door, it’s always going to a much better fit. The fitting of these types of doors is complex and if you do it carefully, any brickwork or any existing wooden frames will accommodate the new doors much better.

Measuring the Width of the Composite Door Frame

Keep in mind that if you choose a composite door you’ll need to measure the width of the door frame because this type of door comes with their own frame.

Other Parts to Measure

The parts you should measure then are the middle, bottom and top widths on the both the outside and inside. If the existing door frame is made from timber it may be best to remove it completely. This will help keep the opening as wide as possible to accommodate the new door. However, if you find that the existing wooden frame will allow for the composite door to open comfortably, then it may be best to leave it, although the door may not open as wide.

Take Off 6mm in Both Width and Height

When you give your door size to the door manufacturer, take off 6mm in both width and height first. You will also find that when you come round to fitting the door, you may need to alter the hinges on the lateral or vertical planes after measuring the sides with a spirit level.

Quality Composite and PVC Doors For Many Years

If you don’t feel confident taking the composite door measurements yourself, then perhaps you should let one of our team do it for you. We’d be more than happy to do it, and that way you’ll be sure of a good fit. All our doors are of good quality composite materials and we can always guarantee excellent workmanship on each of our doors. Get in touch and we can start talking about getting your composite doors fitted as soon as possible. 

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If you’re toying with the idea of sliding wardrobe doors as opposed to hinged wardrobes, then you’re in for a treat. In this post, we’re going to be telling you about all the reasons why it’s such a great idea to have sliding wardrobe doors in your bedroom. As well as a contemporary streamlined feel, sliding wardrobe doors give you more space and room to move around.

Space and Storage

When you have hinged doors on your wardrobe it means opening the door out, which takes up room, if someone’s trying to get past then it creates problems. Furniture placement can be difficult because you must always consider the amount of space needed to open the door of your wardrobe. You’ll also find that a more traditional wardrobe with hinged doors doesn’t offer the same amount of storage space than a wardrobe with sliding doors does. With sliding doors, you can allow for more storage space within, meaning less clutter and more floor space.

Contemporary, Streamlined Look

If you have a more modern home or you’re just looking for a more streamlined contemporary look, then the sliding wardrobe doors style is an excellent choice, giving you a more minimalist feel. There’s a wide variety of different styles and colours, much of which can match any type of room décor.

As well as providing more space for furniture placement, a sliding door can be useful in other ways. If you have mirrors it can also help to make your bedroom seem bigger than it is. You can also have them bespoke, so they’re made to measure the space you have using materials, textures and colours you’ve chosen yourself.

Choose durable materials for your sliding wardrobe doors, because don’t forget that your sliding doors will be opened and closed on a regular basis. Make sure that if your redesigning the room that everything matches, ensuring all colours, textures and materials work together harmoniously.

Quality Materials and Installation

Quality is the keyword here, because not only are the materials you use to make your sliding door wardrobe important, the slider used and installation all have a crucial role to play. A cheap slider will result in breakage much sooner than you’d like and a cheap badly put together installation may result in the doors coming off the tracks, leaving you with the unappealing look of a broken door.

Replacement Door – The Best in Sliding Wardrobe Doors

Now you know how advantageous sliding wardrobe doors actually are you’ll be eager to choose some wardrobe doors for your bedroom. We can help you choose what feels right, allow for the size of your bedroom and the amount of furniture you’ll have in it, and we’ll install it for you. We can help you create a bespoke design which fits in with your own personal taste and any themes going on in your room. Contact us today so we can get started.

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