If you’re considering giving your shop a redesign, then we hope you’ll be taking a look at our fantastic range of doors and coming to the shop floor to see them for yourself. We believe in the power of the high street and that retail still has a chance to shine. But in order to compete with online shopping your shop has to really stand out – for all the right reasons. You need to make it attractive enough to tempt people in, but not garish enough to drive people away. So, what are the first few important details to remember when designing your shop front?

Respect the design and the unique character of both the building and the street it sits on. When you redesign your shop make sure you make it unique but not so different it sits oddly with the other shops that surround it, or other buildings, if your shop isn’t smack bang in the middle of a town or city. 

Subtle doors that blend

You want your shop to fit in with the character of the street but to have its own fresh design as well. This can be done by following the essential overall design of the other shops in terms of signs. Keep in mind that if your shop is part of a listed building then you won’t be able to alter the architecture at all. Basically, you must try to think of your shop as one part of a larger whole (the street). Don’t think of it in isolation. 

Signs

Again, your signs should fit in with the rest of the street and not look out of place. Common sense dictates that if you’re in a street that’s situated within a conservation area and reminiscent of a particular time and era, then a large garish, blinking illuminated sign isn’t going fit in. Use materials which are in keeping with the designs in that street and you shouldn’t go wrong.

Illumination

If you do feel that the street as a whole lends itself to illumination, then choose signs which are sufficiently lit to allow your shop front to be seen in a good light, but not so much that it stops you from seeing the other shops or looks out of place. 

Corporate Identity

Your corporate identity may be something you consider unique to you, but it should still fit in with the building or street you’re on. You want your business to stand out for your products, services and overall business ethos and philosophy. 

The Materials

Materials, lettering and colouring should again fit in with the rest of the street your shop sits on. You still want it to stand out for what your business sells/provides your customers with. 

Security

If you’re thinking of providing your shop with security, make sure that it’s ‘unobtrusive and restrained’ but don’t stint on it as you don’t want your shop to be a free for all for burglars and would-be chancers. 

It’s an Open and Shut Case!

Finally, the doors. Yes, your doors are what welcomes in new customers and you want ones that are easy to open and close, secure enough to keep out cold drafts, let’s the staff know when someone’s entered and keep out noise from outside. You want your customers to have a smooth, comfortable shopping experience and your doors play an integral role in this. 

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If you’re looking for a shop front door, don’t hesitate to come in and take a look at our wide selection of doors, you’re bound to find something that suits your shop and the street its on. We provide classic, traditional doors or more modern minimalist ones in a range of styles, colours and materials. Why not take a look around our website and see for yourself?

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We’re talking about the mistakes which are made regularly when fitting internal doors, and we’re also going to be showing you how you can avoid them. Fitting a new door can be a frustrating exercise and if you’ve never done it before it can be littered with potential problems. Today however, we’re hoping to iron out most of them for you, so you can have a seamless fitting. 

Once internal doors are fitted they can really give your room, or even your entire home, (depending on how many you’re having fitted) a real lift, so it’s always worth the time and effort in choosing and then buying your internal doors. 

Door frames

After that initial rush of shopping and purchasing your doors, you then have to fit them on to the door frames. You want your doors to look as good as they did in the pictures and on the showroom floor. Any little mistake can make the difference to how it will eventually look, therefore spending time on the fitting is crucial if you don’t want to mess it up. Spend the time slowly and carefully, don’t rush through it and then have to take them down and go through the whole process again.

An open and shut case

Always consider how your door will open and close before you purchase. You’ll need to think whether or not you have enough space to accommodate the particular type of door you’ve chosen. Check the direction the door will take when it opens. If you do encounter problems with the opening and shutting of the internal door, then consider a left or right hang, this could make all the difference. 

Measure with care

Measuring is always important, never guess, it’s important in getting the right fitting. Measure the frame and not the door that’s being taken down. In all likelihood you’ll need to trim the new door slightly, and as you can imagine there are risks involved. 

Do things slowly and follow each step carefully

Follow some simple step by step instructions you can find online that explain clearly how to fit your door and all the fixtures and fittings. This is especially important if you’ve never done it before.

The Replacement Door Company – Internal Doors Experts

If you’re still in doubt, don’t do it and get some professionals in. If you have any questions about what we’ve talked about today, why not contact us here at The Replacement Door Company, one of our team will be more than happy to talk you through any questions. We have a wide selection of both external and internal doors, so take a look around our website to view our versatile range of doors, and good luck with those door fittings!

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Thinking of replacing your wardrobes? If you are, you may currently have free standing ones, but are considering having sliding wardrobe doors installed. If you are we can think of a million reasons why you should. Because sliding doors are one of our most popular products, and we know how versatile they are and why so many people are choosing them for their homes. 

Rather than come up with a million reasons, we’re going to be coming up with 5 solid reasons on why you should be investing in sliding wardrobe doors. 

  1. Oddly shaped spaces. Yes, no matter what kind of space your wardrobe door will be covering, a sliding wardrobe door will be able to slot into it nicely. If you have bespoke sliding wardrobe doors then they will easily cover any gaps and look great, and certainly not out of place at all. 
  2. Bespoke. You can also have a personalised design if it’s bespoke. You can choose to have your sliding doors exactly how you’d want them to be. Rather than just settle for standard storage and rails, you can create the kind of storage space that’s right for you. You may want more hanging room, or possibly more room to store shoes. You can even personalise the exterior with your own unique designs for both the doors and the windows. 
  3. Space. Yes, you’ll have more space because whether the doors are closed or open you’ll have more space to move around in because sliding doors don’t take up anywhere near as much room as traditional free-standing ones. No more having to worry about how much space is taken up when you open the doors to get some clothes. Plus, if you have more space inside, which you will, you can take what’s been cluttering the outside of your wardrobe and store inside your new wardrobe behind your sliding wardrobe doors. 
  4. Instant installation. You can install your sliding wardrobe doors anywhere. You could put them directly in front of a cupboard in your bedroom which can now act as an inlaid wardrobe, or in front of a cupboard under the stairs even, you could even use them downstairs in the living room in front of where you store your books.
  5. Mirrors. Yes, if you want a mirror in your bedroom and you don’t know where to put one, then once you have your sliding wardrobe doors installed you can use a mirror by placing it on the outside or inside of your doors. You’ll have the added advantage of giving your room extra light and make the room look bigger than it really is if it’s on the small size. 

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If we’ve now got you convinced of the advantages of sliding wardrobe doors then why not take a look around our website, and if you have any questions just get in touch. We’re more than happy to guide you to the best ones for your room and we can even help you with having them fitted. Just pick up the phone and give us a call. 

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By having bespoke doors and windows installed in your home you are adding some extras to it that’ll give it that certain something. Bespoke anything really adds a unique and original edge to your home that allows it stand apart for all the right reasons. 

What is Bespoke?

If you’re unfamiliar with what bespoke is, then basically it’s customised and made to order. You can even dictate the design yourself and this is good because you could have something no one else has. And this can be right down to the details, your specifications can be used in the final design. 

Fancy Building Your Own Home?

If you come across the term custom built, you’ll find it means more or less the same thing but bigger, or more than one design, perhaps part of a larger project. Self-build usually means building a home from scratch and this can take many years to complete. However, you don’t have to go as far as building your house for something original. By simply adding bespoke doors and windows to your home, you can still have that element of originality.

What’s more it could add value to your property should you decide to sell in the future. It also adds something really special to your home, making it feel more like your own original space in which to relax. 

The Replacement Door Company – Quality Bespoke Doors

Whatever your reasons for wanting bespoke doors or windows, we can certainly help with the doors. And you can have windows fitted that match your bespoke doors from us perfectly. It doesn’t matter whether your door is an unusual shape or whether you’re simply looking for that unique and original thing to add to your home. What you are guaranteed, is quality bespoke doors you’ll love from us here at The Replacement Door Company. We can have them made perfectly so they match exactly your requirements. 

We have the experience behind us to create some of the most beautiful doors. We have 20 years’ experience in the door trade and we’ve created not hundreds but thousands of individually designed doors for external and internal use. We have team that’s high on communication with a friendly manner who’ll go through your choices with you and listen to what you want and help bring your ideas to life beautifully. 

We can create a bespoke door to your requirements, whether it’s contemporary or vintage you’re looking for. Whatever kind of door you want, whether it’s classic or contemporary, from whichever period, we can help create that door using our skilled craftsmanship. We offer all our customers a first-class service and all our doors are made from quality materials. Why not get in touch today and we can start talking about the kinds of doors you’d like to see in your home. 

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It would appear that the most popular colours are bright when it comes to front doors, and that’s great, but remember, any bright colour is going to have an overall impact on the rest of your home. Just make sure then that the colour you choose has been thought through and that it goes well with the general design, shape and look of your home.

Yellow Front Doors

A bright, fresh colour that’s popular because it has so much cultural resonance, it’s not necessarily as popular here as it is in countries in the Far East such as China. In fact, yellow is associated with safety signs and warnings, but the energy it can bring to a home is well worth the effort if you’re daring enough to try it. It certainly deserves to be as popular here as it is in China, a bold and vibrant colour that will set you apart from the rest of the street!

Orange Front Doors

Comes in different shades and is found in leaves, vegetables and deciduous trees. It sits between yellow and red and can give a striking look to any entrance. It doesn’t have to be bright, it can be a subtler shade, and sit between pale or dark surroundings, allowing it to take central stage.

Blue Front Doors

A very popular colour and can have a very soothing effect. It’s usually to be found indoors as a rule for bathrooms and children’s bedrooms. It’s a colour that fits in just about anywhere and is extremely versatile. It is also considered a lucky colour, so whether you go for something more sombre, such as navy blue, or something more daring such as sky blue, your door will certainly look stylish!

Green Front Doors

A rival for that popular blue we’ve been talking about, it’s vibrant, and associated with nature and all that’s new and lush. It’s classic and full of personality and there are many different shades available, so you don’t have to be so bold if you don’t want to be, you can choose a more conservative shade if you like. Choose one you think goes well with the house, it’s surroundings and shows off the front of the house to best effect. Don’t worry if you think you’ve chosen the wrong shade, you can always paint over it with another colour.

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Take any one of these colours and give your door a new lease of life. You can go as bright or as dark as you like, and there are other shades we haven’t mentioned too like red or pink. We realise these are quite unconventional colours but again you can go as bright or as dark as you wish. You may find pink is a step to far for you, and red can be a sign of danger so you may not want to be that daring yet. If you’re looking to change your door, why not get in touch with us here at The Replacement Door Company and we’ll help you choose the right front door – and then you can paint it any colour you like.

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Today we’re talking about the importance of using sustainable timber for your wooden doors – why? Because we believe it’s important we all play a role in contributing towards protecting the environment. We all know that trees play an integral role in capturing Co2, and this is important because it’s Co2 that’s causing all the problems with an increase in the atmosphere. Co2 emissions are one of the biggest causes of global warming.

And yes global warming leads to climate change, so it’s important we all try to play our part, no matter how small a part that is. That’s why here at The Replacement Door Company we advocate the use of sustainable timber for all wooden doors.

What difference does sustainable timber make?

Co2 is captured by trees as they grow, and it’s locked away within the wood where it’s stored for the entire lifetime of the timber – whatever product it becomes. Sustainable timber then does a very important job in taking Co2 out of the atmosphere, and thus helps to reduce the impact of global warming on the planet.

What are the benefits to you of using sustainable timber?

You get better insulation because wood has great thermal properties, and this means that not only is your home kept warm in winter, it’s also kept cool in summer. Sustainable timber also helps the British economy by providing jobs in the timber processing and forestry industry. It takes less energy to produce products made of sustainable timber and due to its unique properties, you can create some beautiful designs. That way, you get to do your bit for the planet and you get beautifully crafted wooden doors.

Versatile as well as sustainable

Sustainable wood is extremely versatile and isn’t just used on doors. You can use sustainable timber for sheds, doors and sheet materials. You could have a suite of wooden doors that will last a lifetime, so you’ll get back what you invested over the years.

Finally, because sustainable timber is so important to the planet, forests are well managed and as a result, have a positive impact on biodiversity. This means that plants and animals are protected too. Look out for the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), a certification scheme which sets the highest standards for the use of sustainable timber.

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If you’re looking to invest in sustainable timber for your home, and you appreciate beautifully crafted wooden doors, get in touch with us here at The Replacement Door Company.

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External doors have to put up with a lot as they face the outside world, the weather and the light, dust and grime from cars if you’re near a busy road, and of course they also have to double up as bodyguards, giving your home, your family, safety and security from the world outside.

Today, we’re looking at what you need to consider when purchasing an external door. That way, once you come to make a purchase you will have all you need to make a decision that makes sense, to your house, your needs and your wallet.

There’s a Lot To Think About When Choosing New Exterior Doors

When thinking about buying a door you need to consider what it’s made of and whether it will give you adequate protection. It needs to be able to withstand rain, wind and frost and also be strong enough so that it’s impossible to break in. Talk it over with your retailer about the best type of door that’s right for your home and incorporates all the features we’ve talked about. Remember that it needs to be able to insulate your home and prevent too much noise from coming in. This is especially important if you live near a busy road.

Style and Matching The Door To Your Home

You’ll also need to consider style as it needs to match the architectural design of your home. A modern door on a house with classic design will look odd and out of place, as will a classic door with a contemporary build. You want to marry the styles perfectly, so it complements the front or back of your house. At the front, people will see the entrance to your home before anything else and before you’ve had a chance to greet them and first impressions count. Make sure your door is up to the job and that it stylishly welcomes all who come to the door. The right door could make all the difference if you’re trying to sell your home, or you’re thinking of selling in the future. Think curb appeal.

Make Sure Your Door Fits Perfectly

You’ll need to make sure it’s fitted properly, the last thing you need is a poorly fitted door that doesn’t marry with the door frame well. This could lead to problems later on and cause security issues. If you don’t think you want to tackle it yourself ask someone who is experienced at doing this kind of thing, or a professional joiner.

The Replacement Door Company – For Superior Quality Doors Scotland

No matter what type of external doors you’re after, you want quality and superior craftsmanship, and with us, that’s exactly what you get. If you’re after first class, quality external doors for your home, then get in touch with us here at The Replacement Door Company because we can meet your exact requirements. Try us, you won’t regret it.

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If you’re installing doors yourself you may find the right hand and left-hand doors thing a little too hard to work out, but it doesn’t have to be that way. We’re always here to help, and in this post, we’re going to talking about the right way to get it right first time.

Firstly, before you do anything, stand against the hinged side of your door jamb, with your back to it. If it opens to the right you’ll be safe to conclude this a right-handed door, and vice versa if it opens to the left.

There is something else you can try too and that’s standing facing the door this time on the side that swings away. This bit might seem a little strange (especially if you’re alone!) but hold up your hands and think of your wrists as hinges with your hands as the doors. If the right-hand swings with your wrists/hinges, then it’s a right-handed door and if your left hand and wrist match the left then it’s obviously a left-handed door.

If you’ve checked out our doors at The Replacement Door Company, then you may be still confused. This is because if you’re not ordering your doors in person but either online or on the phone it’ll be hard to work out what you need. You will be asked whether or not you want right handed doors or left-handed ones that swing either outward or inward. As you can imagine it’s probably better if you order your doors in person and discuss with a member of the team what kind of doors you’re looking for.

It’s important to consider which way the doors are going to open because you may have something inside or outside the door that will cause an obstruction and make it difficult to open and shut the door.

The Replacement Door Company – For The Best In First Class Doors In Scotland

This is why here at The Replacement Door Company for we take the time to make sure all our customer’s doors are a perfect fit. That way you have a working door that is going to give you years of functionality and durability with no maintenance issues along the way. We have a knowledgeable professional team who will be able to navigate you through your choices and help you to make an educated choice on the right doors for you, whether it’s a right-handed door or a left handed one. All we know is that judging from the feedback we get from our customers, we always provide first class doors that fit like a glove. Get in touch with one of our helpful advisors today. 

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You need doors but perhaps you’ve only been thinking of timber external doors. There are alternatives to wood and composite is a more than excellent one. If you’re yet to be convinced, then today our post might make you feel differently about this versatile material. We’re going to be talking about the benefits of composite doors so read on and hopefully you’ll be convinced by the time you’ve finished reading.

Composite Doors Can Look Every Bit as Authentic and Stylish as a Traditional Timber Door

Afraid they look cheap? Well, you couldn’t be more wrong, if you give your composite door a woodgrain exterior you’ll have a traditional looking door but with modern materials. We have a versatile range of designs here at The Replacement Door Company therefore you’re more than likely to get an expensive looking door but for less.

Functional and Durable

Composite doors are a great choice because they’re both functional and durable, and very strong. They come with a foam core which acts as an insulator and combined with a really strong outer frame, they make for strong and reliable doors. If you’re looking for a door that will give you sound and energy insulation as well as security, then a composite door is by far the best choice.

Great Insulation So You’re Always Warm and Cosy

As we’ve already mentioned composite doors are great insulators, heat can’t escape and cold can’t get inside so you’ll not only have a warm home, you’ll also have cheaper energy bills. You’ll have a warm, secure home that keeps the cold out and the warmth inside as well as providing a strong exterior protection from potential burglars.

Forget The Noise

Because composite doors are so strong they can block out a substantial amount of noise as well as keeping the cold out. Therefore, if you live in a busy street, and with heavy foot traffic, then a composite door is the answer. Noise is significantly reduced so you can have a quiet home devoid of loud noises from traffic and footfall.

The Replacement Door Company – For Stylish, Good Quality Composite Doors Scotland

Have we got you convinced? We certainly hope so, and you’ll be pleased to know that here at The Replacement Door Company, we have a versatile and stylish range of composite doors, you can have them plain for you to paint yourself at home, or you can have them ready made and ready to fit. We’re here to help, so please give us a call and one of the team will talk you through your choices.

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Today we’re taking a look at interior design trends for 2018, so if you’re thinking of buying some interior doors within the next few weeks or months, then this post should be helpful. We always like to keep our customers in the know when it comes to particular styles or trends.

Getting all the elements right isn’t easy, and whatever theme or set of ideas you go with, you want your doors to play an integral part in all of that. Interior doors don’t have to be added as an afterthought though, they can give your home that full stop to every room that helps complete the overall look, giving your home a seamless finish.

Bold Colours

Colours are big in 2018, so if you’ve been into neutral colour so far, will you be daring enough to choose something bolder? You could keep your walls a light colour but choose doors which add a splash of colour. Blues, greens and reds are all possible and could give your rooms a certain vibrancy. Add accessories in equally bold colours and create something that bit more daring.

Mixed Finishes, Wood and Metals

Mixed finishes are going to be in vogue this year, with metals and wood, or different types of metals all working together. You could have some solid wooden doors and have copper, bronze accessories, or brass and gold, something which compliments the wood grain in the doors.

Make Your Room a Haven of Peace, a Place That Makes you Feel Good

There’s going to be more originality in interiors too this year, with a move away from generic rooms, with ideas taken from magazines and based more on personal taste. It’ll be all about how a room makes you feel, not about how it looks to other people. So, choose doors that match your room and your personality, and how you want them to make you feel, rather than whether they match a particular theme.

Vintage Accessories

Vintage accessories are going to be in. This could be anything from a few little showpieces to one large centrepiece. Which era will you choose? Perhaps you’re going to go with art deco or maybe Victorian? You could have vintage doors or reproduced, something with a touch of the era you’re working with. Keep everything else modern if you wish, you don’t have to have an entire room or the rest of your home exactly the same.

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If you’re looking to change your interior doors to fit in with any new trends for 2018, then you couldn’t do better than visit us here at the Replacement Door Company for we have an excellent range of doors to fit every style.

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Having new internal doors throughout your home can really lift the entire house without redecorating or refurnishing, therefore choosing well is important. Today we’re going to be talking about what you should consider before investing in new doors. As well as being aesthetically pleasing you want doors which are practical and suited to your home’s architectural design and décor. You want doors which enhance each room and the use of space.

How Durable Will Your Doors Be?

How long a door lasts or how durable it is will largely depend on how often it’s used. And, of course, the room it enters, if it is either a kitchen or bathroom you will need doors with specific materials to repel water and humidity. Rooms such as these may benefit from glass panels rather than solid materials throughout.

Style and Design Are Key Considerations

Keep in mind the type of property you live in, whether it’s mysteriously Victorian Gothic or thoroughly modern and minimalist, you’ll need to choose doors which fit in with the overall style of the property. If you choose something minimal for an ornately designed home, then it’s going to look out of place and vice versa.

What Type of House Do You Have?

Consider then the period your home was built and what may have been popular at that time. It could be something Victorian, Georgian or 1930s art deco. You can get modern versions, or you could go for something original from the particular period you’re searching for.

What is Your Budget?

Something else to factor in is your budget, going for a period door may not be an option if you have less to spend. You may have to go for a door that mimics the style you’re looking for but is made from cheaper materials. This isn’t such a bad thing, contemporary made doors are often made from sturdy material, just because it isn’t wood doesn’t mean it won’t be as durable.

Will You Be Needing Soundproofing?

Also, think about soundproofing. This is an important consideration, depending on the size of your family, you may have different people in other parts of the house listening to music, or playing an instrument, or playing computer games. You may also want soundproof doors for reasons of privacy too.

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No matter what the style of your house, or whether you need moisture resistant doors or soundproofing, here at The Replacement Door Company we have something for everyone. We believe that our versatile range of doors will suit everyone’s tastes and needs wherever they live. Why not give us a call or visit our showroom and we can take it from there, we’re always here to help.

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Today we’re talking about oak doors, and with good reason, for they are the perfect door for your home. Classy, with a touch of traditional, oak can transform your home from average to superior. Read on to find out how oak doors can make all the difference to your home and add a touch of class to any room.

Durability and Cost Effective

Before we discuss the aesthetics of an oak door, let’s look at all the practical reason why an oak door is such a great idea. For one thing, oak doors are durable and last a very long time, so the initial investment is worth it. A cheap manufactured door won’t offer value for money over time, you’ll just be left with a door that wears out a lot quicker, so it’s a false economy.

Insulation

Insulation is important in keeping your rooms warm and keeping the cold out. Oak doors will help keep the heat in and the cold out once those cold winter evenings start to kick in. You’ll also find this works in reverse in keeping heat out and the coolness in once the summer humidity arrives.

Noise Reduction

You’ll also find that oak doors provide great noise reduction, so once you’ve closed it, you won’t hear music or conversations going on in another room. You can be alone with your own thoughts or your own music going on, privacy will reign supreme! This is an especially good idea if you live near a busy street and you can hear footfall and chatter easily. Oak doors will provide their own acoustic magic and help keep the noise down to a minimum.

Aesthetics

On an aesthetic level, oak doors really bring out the best in floors, especially if you have wooden flooring, in fact they’re great in complimenting your furnishings and the walls. They pretty much fit in with whichever colour scheme you have going on, bringing out the best in whatever shade you’ve decided on.

For The Best Selection, Design and Quality.

Here at The Replacement Door Company we have a wide selection of oak wooden doors and we provide a versatile range of designs. You can have panelled doors, doors with glass panels, frosted glass, clear glass and any other type of design, perhaps a plainer one if you’re looking for simplicity to match a minimalist theme going on.

The Replacement Door Company – For The Best in Oak Doors in Scotland.

As we’ve already touched on, here at our HQ we have one of the largest range of oak doors and we pride ourselves on the quality and workmanship of each one. Why not take a look at our stock and then get in touch by visiting our showroom, you won’t be disappointed.

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You’ve heard that first impressions count a million times before, but are you aware that it applies to things as well as people? Let’s say for instance you decide to sell your house; the potential buyers arrive and what do they see? A battered door, and a rather dilapidated entrance to the house is what welcomes them, and while the inside may be an oasis of calm with tasteful décor and beautifully painted walls, the impression left with buyers is the first thing they see as they approached. And it sure wasn’t pretty. So, if your front door is looking a little like it’s seen better days, what can you do?

Clearly, it’s a good time for you to consider investing in a new door, and if your house is a splendid example of beautiful architecture, then the door should match it. We think that there’s every reason you should consider investing in a bespoke door, because that way your door will be the welcoming, classy, tasteful and unique entrance your guests will love.

Why Bespoke?

A bespoke door can be designed according to your specifications, it can be made to fit in with the design of your home on the outside and compliment what’s inside too. Wood is a natural choice because there is a such a marvellous range of different woods. Hard wood is an excellent choice as is softwood. You can really play around with designs and add panels, filled in or with panes of glass if you need a little light. The aesthetic appeal of your door will work wonders for the outside of your house, and it will give you far more confidence in your home.

Functionality

As well as looking good, a new bespoke door will give you functionality on a variety of different levels. It will give you insulation, noise and privacy control and security, and all this will go a long way to creating a warm, safe environment that once you shut the door, allow you the peace and tranquillity to relax and unwind.

Security & Insulation

Good insulation means you can save on heating bills as you keep the cold out, meaning more heat stays inside. A good strong door not only gives you insulation, it also provides you with security from intruders, so you know that when the door is shut it stays shut and only opens to people you trust.

Noise and privacy

If you live on a main road you may get a lot of foot traffic and this may result in noise, the sound of people talking and rushing past. A good bespoke door created with the sole purpose of providing noise prevention will give you some relief from that, and you can certainly discuss your options with one of our team if you come to The Replacement Door Company. We can help you choose something that will give you both security and privacy with a door that has the right materials and is built to accommodate your particular needs.

The Replacement Door Company – For The Best in Bespoke Doors, Scotland.

The Replacement Door Company has created thousands of bespoke doors for many happy, satisfied clients and with all this experience under our belts, we know we can help transform the appearance of your home for the better, so get in touch today.

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If you’re thinking of investing in new doors, then there’s a lot to consider before you buy. You have to consider your budget, you have to think about what kind of material you’re after and whether it will fit in with architectural style of your house. If your doors are internal, then you’ll need think about colour schemes and personal décor styles. Yes, there’s a lot to think about, but don’t worry, our post is going to consider the things you need to think about when investing in new internal doors.

Budget

We mentioned the things you need to consider and that included budget. When buying a door, you need to think about how much you can afford to spend. You may want to stay away from wooden doors if your budget is in the lower scale, timber can be expensive. However, don’t be disheartened by this, a door made from man made materials doesn’t have to be a cheap looking door. They can and often do look every bit as classy and luxurious as an oak or walnut door.

Soundproofing

Depending on where you live and how big your family is you may need to consider soundproofing. Perhaps you can hear too much of what’s going on in another room, or perhaps even outside. Doors won’t completely block out sound, but they may reduce the noise down considerably.

Style

You’ll need to think of an interesting way of providing a door to any one of the rooms in your house, depending on how many your replacing. If it’s just one, then it’s going to match the rest of the rooms in the house. If you’re going all out to replace doors throughout the entire house, then you’ll want the rooms to look stylish and in keeping with the theme/colours and general décor throughout the house. Not only will you want your doors to provide practicality and strength, you’ll naturally want your doors to look really stylish and stand out for all the right reasons.

Practicality

On the practicality level, you’re also looking at waterproofing for kitchens and bathrooms for obvious reasons, as these rooms will get the most moisture, and providing water resistance will prevent your doors from warping and cracked. You could even have glazed panels, and this may prevent water getting into the door.

We’ve already mentioned soundproofing and water resistance, other areas for consideration are light, privacy, ventilation and insulation. Once you’ve got that covered, you can think about the kind of style you want for your doors and how well they’ll fit in with the rest of your house.

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If you’re looking to replace your front doors soon, you’re probably trying to figure out which material would be best. You may have already decided on the style, naturally something that will fit in with the architectural style of the building, but what material is best? If your property is fairly modern, you may prefer something more up to date, so rather than timber, you may want to consider composite or uPVC. In today’s post we’re going to be exclusively focusing on the benefits of uPVC, so you can make an informed decision about which doors are right for your home.

uPVC Doors Are The Perfect Choice

uPVC doors are a far more attractive option for the external part of your home than you’d think. Rather than the ugly appearance you might be expecting, uPVC has some really attractive yet practical external doors. What’s more, they’re hard-wearing and offer good insulation and security. You can have a bespoke look if you like, they don’t have to be the plain and boring doors you may have been acquainted with in the past. They won’t discolour with time or fade due to weather. You can also have glass panels if you want to break it up a bit and have a lighter look.

Insulation, Energy Efficiency and Security.

The materials used in making uPVC doors helps with insulation by being built to last and as a result give you more energy efficiency. The doors are standard fit and come in a variety of different styles, so you get exactly the type of door you want. What you have is a door that’s a tight fit, secure and fits the door frame beautifully.

Made-To-Measure Service.

Here at The Replacement Door Company we also have a made to measure service. This is tailored to the not-so-easy-to-fit door, so you’ll get a perfect fit every time. We have expert fitters who can create external uPVC doors to fit your doors regardless of their unusual style. So, don’t let the size and width of your door frame stop you from getting a uPVC external door.

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Take a look at our versatile range of uPVC doors and that is just a sample of what we have to offer all our customers. We pride ourselves not just on the range, but on the quality and efficiency of our doors, so you only get the best.

Come see us, or give us a call, we’re always happy to help.

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If you’re thinking of having new doors, and our focus today is on internal doors, then walnut is a great choice. It adds such authority and class to your rooms that it really is the full stop in elegance. Walnut costs a little more than some other doors, so why would you want to invest in them?

Stylish and Elegant

As well as looking incredibly stylish and elegant, walnut gives you warmth. The deep coloured wood is perfect for warming up your rooms, as well as providing excellent insulation helping you to keep those heating bills down. They offer durability and functionality while giving your rooms a clearly classic feel. Whichever way you decide to decorate the rooms in your home, walnut doors will always compliment them.

Walnut is Flexible

It’s also quite flexible in that it can look as good in a contemporary home as it can in a more traditional classic one. And if you think that the wood is too dark, you can always go for a door with glazed glass panels, so you’re breaking it up a bit. However, even if you don’t do that, your doors darkness can easily be offset by neutral bright colours to keep some light in the room.

Traditional and Classic

You may be a fan of traditional and classic looks but walnut can fit in nicely, and perhaps not always in the way you’d imagine. You can still have contemporary walnut doors, but the traditional darkness of the wood will match the classic furniture and décor. It will also add something fresh and contemporary, bringing a traditional and modern look together in a thoroughly pleasing way.

Sharp and Modern

And if you like to keep things truly modern, then walnut can provide you with a really interesting look which you can match with modern, cutting edge walnut furniture pieces, interspersed with brighter colours. Although it has a more traditional feel to it due to its darkness, it’s still a material that can be thoroughly modern and sharp. You can keep your walls bright neutral shades or use brighter colours, or perhaps try bold patterned wallpaper.

Whatever you decide to do with your interior rooms, walnut doors will always compliment them, and add something classy to either traditional or contemporary homes. You’ll also have doors which are strong and robust, doors that will give you years of wear, and ones which will provide good insulation. They look good, feel good and give you years of pleasure. Walnut is the wood of choice for thousands of homes, so why be left out?

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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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