If you’ve decided on wooden doors then you may be lost between two types of wood, more specifically oak or pine. Oak or pine are extremely popular with internal doors so we can understand your dilemma. Today we’ll talk you through the advantages of both, so you can make an educated decision on what’s right for you.

Oak Internal doors.

So a little about this beautiful wood first. As you may know oak is hardwood. This gives it a harder more resistant quality; oak trees are sturdy and grow slowly, and as you can imagine, you’ll get years of service out of an oak internal door. They’re both durable and long-lasting, however as you can imagine, they’re not cheap, but you will get your money back over time. Oak is darker so your internal doors will have some interesting hues and have a deeper colour than most woods. If you’re aiming for a more traditional classic feel, then oak is an ideal choice, they have a beautiful grain and the texture of oak is clear and smooth.

Pine internal doors.

As opposed to oak, pine is a softwood. It is lighter but still reasonably heavy. It’s great for shock and sudden knocks or bangs because it’s quite stiff and because pine grows quicker than oak it also costs less. Pine internal doors then are much more affordable but aren’t as long lasting. Don’t worry though because pine internal doors aren’t in the slightest bit weak and insubstantial and you’ll get plenty of life out of them. They’re light in colour going from cream to yellow in hue. The grain is smooth like oak and they’re great if you’re looking to create a light, modern look, whether it’s more minimalist or with more colour.

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If you’re still finding it difficult to choose between the two, why not get in touch and we can talk it through. You might find that two heads are better than one. We have years of experience, so we’re easily able to advise on what might be best for you based on your personal taste, the décor/theme you’ve decided on for your home and the colour scheme.

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Thinking about replacing your kitchen cabinet doors? Well, you’ve come to the right place today because we’re going to be talking about kitchen cabinet trends for 2019. We’re halfway through the year, but there’s still time to take note of the styles and colours that are currently holding sway in kitchen interiors right now. 

Style and form are as important as functionality.

Remember that kitchen cabinets aren’t just for storage, they’re the first thing people see when they enter your kitchen, so it pays to choose something you’re going to love. You want doors that will be bring all the elements of your kitchen together, the colour scheme, the rest of the design of your current kitchen, and the general style and shape of the room. 

The right cabinets will bring all of these elements together perfectly and although their initial style hasn’t changed as much as flooring or worktops, there’s still some interesting things you can do with them. 

Curvaceous corners and doors.

Curves were introduced last year and should come into their own in 2019. Instead of square or rectangular edges to your doors, expect curves at the top, giving your kitchen a distinctive and original look. You could buy kitchen cabinet doors and shave them down at the top to form a frame over the square/rectangular shaped cupboards beneath if you don’t want to replace the entire fit. 

Ditch the open plan fitted kitchen.

Go for simple cupboard doors and furniture. Kitchens can be a bit samey, what with their fitted cupboards and doors but how about abandoning this and focussing on the form rather than the functionality of a kitchen? Open plan could be reaching its end, and some kitchens are adopting a much more rustic and natural feel, using living room furniture with the use of timber and stones with whatever appliances needed.

Mismatched materials can help create a jagged, interesting look.

There’s talk of lots of timber, jagged connections between mismatched floors using a combination of tiles and wooden planks, and also the use of different woods for the upper and lower cupboards for a slightly disjointed but workable kitchen style. 

Glass, retro, Art Deco, fluted, reeded glass.

Kitchen cabinet cupboards don’t have to be all plain wood either they can consist of glass, with intricate designs, fluted is one style that’s likely to take off in the kitchen for 2019 and are good for playing tricks with the light, showing a tantalising glimpse of what’s inside. 

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As we’ve seen there’s plenty of different styles on offer for 2019 and you can simply replace your cabinet doors without the full redecoration and still give your kitchen a beautiful refresh. If you’ve recently invested in internal doors, you might want to match your cabinet doors to them, so you have a seamless look throughout from the entrance to the kitchen within. If you have any questions about what we’ve discussed today, why not get in touch, and one of our team will be more than happy to help.

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What are the top 5 front door colour trends for this year? If you’ve never really given your front door much thought up until now perhaps it’s time you did. You must have heard of the saying ‘first impressions count,’ well they do, because it’s the first thing people see when they come to your house. 

If you’re thinking of selling your property soon it pays to have the exterior as well as the interior looking good. You might be surprised to know how important it is and what an overall impression it can make. Choose your colours carefully and you may find that if you decide to sell your property in the near future, it could be the one thing that seals the deal. 

1. Soft Neutral Colours.

These look good on a house with mostly white exteriors. A pale grey or soft blue is a great choice as it’s both classy and sophisticated. If you have an older, more traditional home neutral shades are a great choice, and if your house isn’t on a main road you could have potted or hanging plants around the doorway. Industrial may have come and gone, but it’s come back again for another visit in 2019, and a dark grey can really look good with exposed frames and natural materials to set it off, such as metals or wood. 

2. Bright Colours.

Great if you are considering selling your home as they’ll add some pizzazz to the entrance and really draw attention to the exterior of your home. It’s an ideal opportunity then to clear away any debris that’s been blown in, any dying plants, and tidy up twigs and branches that are hanging awkwardly on the pathway or over the doorway. Create a dynamic, welcoming entrance and your visitors will walk away with a great impression. 

3. Yellow.

A bold yet subtle colour, depending on how bright you want it, yellow is a fantastic choice for many homes/ You may go with a brighter shade in keeping with our suggestions above, or you could go with something lighter. Yellow is all about fun and gives your visitors an impression of a lively and fun interior with people to match!

4. Purple.

Shades of purple give a sense of depth and can be as bright and as deep as you want or as pale and as pastel as you like. It’s a sophisticated colour that not all houses carry well, but it probably works best with houses that have a white exterior and can give off quite a regal look.

5. Coral Shades.

Coral shades will work all year long as well as spring and summer. If you’re playful and adventurous in your choice of colours then you might want to try light pinks or blues, these colours will work in 2019 but they’ll also work any other time too and never go out of fashion. You can place a street light next to the door and show it off to best affect at night, with potted or hanging plants around the frame. 

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If you like some of the ideas we’ve discussed why not take a look at our wide range of doors? You may be in need of a new one, and you can paint it any colour you like. Give us a call or get in touch online once you’ve found the right door for you and if you want to discuss anything else, we’re always here with the right kind of friendly advice and guidance.

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Here’s the thing, you want your home to exude charm and style, but the little things get in the way. Not all the time, but every now and again you’ll find you get stuck when it comes to something like the interior doors and matching them to the flooring. We’re going to discuss this now, and hopefully we’ll help you get over that hurdle if you’re planning on changing the doors or flooring, or both. 

First let’s start with materials.

Laminates or individual grains are great and it’s a matter of personal taste which one you decide to go with. Having both won’t necessarily match well though, so always consider how these two different finishes are going to work together before you invest. It might be best if you stick to one or the other depending on the finished result you’re going for. 

What type of doors are you going with?

Are you into natural wood? If so, you may be thinking about how you’re going to match the flooring. You could choose a variety of finishes to help match the grain in the wood. Laminate or tiles with similar shades would go well, in sand or caramel. Oak is a beautiful wood, and if you choose it there’s little to stop you using whatever you like for your flooring as it doesn’t have quite the same limitations as other timbers. 

If you have a hardwood floor this will have a certain influence on the décor of your room. You could work on the stain for the door frames and trim – you want them both to match and work together. It doesn’t have to be identical but should be complimentary. Remember that stains can produce different colours on different woods. 

If you have a unique personality, then perhaps you want the décor of your home to match it. You can have brightly coloured interior doors and choose flooring that will work with the colour. It doesn’t have to be exactly the same – no pink floors! Unless of course you really want to…. 

If you have bright doors, then you could match it with light and space with maples and pine in lighter shades of off white and beige. Grey is perfect if you have bright colours with warm tones. If you have bright doors, then a grey floor will look superb, and if your furniture is traditional the grey could give it a more modern look.

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Give us a call if you’d like to discuss anything we’ve talked about today. We’re a friendly team of experts and take pride in our versatile range of quality doors. Take a look around our site then pick up the phone, perhaps you have some questions on what we’ve discussed? Get in touch today.

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If you have a door that keep sticking, then as well as being extremely annoying, you’ll be wanting to get it fixed. As well as the noise, it’s also inconvenient, because you want it to open and shut normally, not stick constantly. The question is what can you do about it?

The vulnerability of older doors when they stick.

Older doors are especially prone to sticking and we’re going to discuss this today with you. Both internal and external doors can get sticky and stiff as they get older and there is a way to fix this. It doesn’t have to take long, but you need to check your door properly first, so you are able to identify what the problem is and what’s causing the sticking. 

Hinge screw check.

Firstly, check the hinge screws. These are the screws in the door and of course the jamb. Make sure there’s a snug fit and use a screwdriver to tighten them rather than using a drill, it’s gentler. If you use a drill, it’s likely that this might over-tighten them or even strip the screw holes themselves.  It’s natural that over the years, as doors are open and shut over and over again that the screws just loosen over time. 

You can also adjust door hinges.

You do this by driving a long enough screw through the jamb itself into the wall frame, and by doing this, you’ll draw both jamb and hinge towards the frame and reposition the door just slightly. See where you need to adjust by checking the door, and make sure it’s closed before you do this. Rubbing by the side jamb means you’ll need to work on drawing in the upper most hinge, if the door is rubbing and sticking near the lower side of the jamb then you’ll need to draw the bottom hinge in.

Draw in the jamb and planing the door.

Drive a screw into the jamb on the latch side and draw the jam in, so you’ll be giving the door some more space. Do this only if you’ve already tried drawing the hinges in and it hasn’t worked. You could also try and plane the door if none of the above works. Scribe the door where it’s rubbing against the top or side of the jamb. Use a belt sander to do this, or even an electric planer or hand plane. 

Removing and rehanging the door.

You may also want to consider removing and then rehanging your door. Always try to get someone to help if you decide to do this. There’ll be less potential for damage to the actual door, the frame and the surrounding wall. 

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Alternatively, you can buy new doors through us here at The Replacement Door Company rather than repairing your older doors. It may well be that it’s time to replace your door because with time it may be beyond repair. If you’ve attempted all of the above and your door is still sticking, it may time for a new, more reliable door that will give you another 20 years’ worth of durability and function. Why not take a look at our versatile range of doors and then give us a call, we’re more than happy to help you pick a new one that fits your style and personal taste. Get in touch today.

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Yes, we’re looking at popular front door styles today and giving you all the information on what styles there are for you to choose from. After all, first impressions count and you need to know that what your visitors see first when they turn the corner into your lane is pretty good, not an eyesore! We’ll be looking at a range of doors, listing their unique benefits allowing you the knowledge to make an informed decision on what type of door you’re interested in purchasing.

Changing your Front Doors

There are lots of different reasons why you might choose to change your front doors, it might be because you’d like to enhance the overall exterior of your home, or perhaps the one you currently have is dilapidated and in need of repair. It’ll also give your home real curb appeal, and if you’re thinking of leaving and moving on in the not too distant future, it could add value to your property.

There are also more practical benefits to be had as well, if you’ve noticed a lot of drafts lately, then a new door can help save you money on energy costs, so you stop losing heat. They’ll help to keep air, dirt and moisture out and stop drafts in their tracks. If you have glass panels you can have natural light coming into your home, which is great if it’s a little on the dark side. 

A new door can also provide much needed security and safety, especially if you live in a place where’s a high crime rate. You can also order doors with strong locking mechanisms and door handles that don’t make it easy for a burglar to break in. Doors like this usually come with superior materials and are extra durable helping to make them almost impregnable. 

Wooden Doors

Wooden Doors offer a more traditional classic look and perform well in terms of durability, performance and style. They can look just as good in more modern settings too, so if you have a relatively new and modern build, a wooden door can fit in just as well. 

uPVC Doors

This type of door is made of all plastic but can still give security, strength and durability. uPVC Doors are more affordable than some other doors on the market and do have a great thermal ability as well as being extremely secure.

Composite Doors

Composited doors are made up of a variety of different materials which are combined using high pressure methods. What you get is a door that comes with enhanced security features, great locking systems and secure handles. They’re made to provide great energy efficiency and come with an amazing thermal insulation core. They require very little in the way of maintenance and have a very realistic wood look with an outer surface built to withstand battering by the weather. 

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Now you know about the most popular styles of doors, perhaps you’d like to take another more focussed look around our versatile range of doors? Once you’ve decided on what’s right for you, you can order one that fits your particular style and budget and we’d be more than happy to work with you to make sure you get the right door and that it fits all your needs, both frame and taste. We’re always here to help! Get in touch or call us today.

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Today we’re going to be talking to you about walnut doors and their benefits, both from an aesthetic point of view and one of functionality. We are biased when it comes to walnut doors because we have such an impressive range here at The Replacement Door Company, and because we’ve seen how amazing they look once they’ve been installed, and that’s inside and outside. 

Stylish and good looking doors that are timelessly beautiful.

In terms of style and aesthetics we know that walnut has a sense of timelessness that people never grow out of. No matter how modern your home is, walnut has this amazing ability to fit in with whichever type of theme or decor you have going on.  It also gives a warmth and sense of security that simply wraps itself around a room in a way that no other type of door does. 

Warm, rich with a strong grain.

It’s no wonder that it’s such a favourite with interior designers and those with a sense of style. It’s colour is both warm and rich, and it works well with other darker warm colours and just as beautifully with cooler, lighter ones. It can work with a lot of furniture and other pieces, or it can match easily with a more minimalist interior. Walnut is a hardwood with a strong grain and is ideal for either a more rustic setting or a spacious urban one. 

Resilient, long lasting and great insulation.

From a more practical viewpoint, walnut is the door that keeps on giving. Apart from its ability to please, it’s also resilient, strong and durable. It gives insulation from both noise and cold and also keeps the heat out in summer. If you don’t want to listen to somebody’s trumpet practice in the next room you can easily shut it out by simply closing the door, and cold is eliminated by simply closing the door too because walnut is such a strong material. 

Security, warmth and noise reduction.

Walnut as an internal door will help you stay warm in winter and cool in summer while giving you security too, as it’s virtually impregnable to get through once it’s closed. As we’ve seen it can also keep out noise as well as drafts. It’ll also stand the test of time as once you’ve had them installed, you’ll find they will last for years and years, unless of course you want to change them to something else. 

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If you’re now convinced of the reliability and style of walnut doors and you’d like to have some installed in your home, then get in touch with us here at The Replacement Door Company and one of our team will be more than happy to talk you through our range. We’re sure we’ll find something that suits your needs perfectly because we have such a versatile selection. Take a look around our website and then give us a call, we’ll look forward to hearing from you.

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Today, we’re talking about doors, more importantly bespoke doors. Why would you want to invest in one? Well, we believe they’re well worth the investment and we’re going to be talking about that today. If you have plans for your home and you’d like to do something special with it, and that’s externally as well as internally, then why not invest in a bespoke front door?

You may have big plans.

Perhaps you’ve moved into a more traditional house, you’ve decorated and furnished it in a particular way, and you’d like the doors to reflect this. Perhaps you want something designed with a church or chapel design but made from different materials rather than wood. You may have just moved into the property and the front door is worn out and dilapidated. Why not replace it? Should you move one day you want to make your home attractive to potential buyers. And a beautifully designed entry to a home is what could potentially seal the deal, remember, first impressions count. 

And you can put some much attention to detail in your own bespoke door. Create intricate pieces that form part of the door and are exclusive to your property. If you’re passionate about your house, then a bespoke door can create the most beautiful entrance. 

Why Bespoke Doors ?

As well as curb appeal, you may be wondering what else would make bespoke doors an attractive option. Well think security, because if you invest in a door that’s strong and durable as well as attractive then you’ll be able to provide your home with increased security, especially if you live in an area with a high crime rate. If you have a bespoke made to measure door then it’ll usually be made from the very best materials and a perfect fit to boot. The dimensions will be first rate and provide security at a high level. Strong locks and hinges will be what helps keep your house safe from being robbed. 

Energy and utility bills.

Think energy and saving money on your utility bills. With a well-fitted door, you’ll be able to conserve energy, keeping your home warmer and save money at the same time. As well as conserving heat it will also work in reverse by keeping the heat out and keeping the house cool in summer. 

A door that is unique to you.

You’ll also have the pleasure of having a door that isn’t like anyone else’s. There no restrictions really to having your own bespoke door. The design is entirely up to you, and you can have it any way you like. Glass panels, decorative panels, minimal style or something more ostentatious. 

Complexity and intricacy of design and materials used will determine price.

The intricacy or complexity of the design itself and the materials used will naturally have some impact on the price, so it may cost more than a normal door. You’ll be wanting strength as well as durability and functionality. You can add layers of other materials to timber if that’s what you’ve chosen to make it more resilient, with materials such as fibreglass or steel to make it even stronger. 

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If you’re looking to invest in a bespoke door then you’ve come to the right place. We have a wide selection of doors and we can make a door up to your specifications. Just get in touch either online or over the phone, we’re here to help. 

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Oak doors are always on trend, they’re just cut a different way, shaped to match the interior zeitgeist of the moment. It’s one of the most versatile, flexible, reliable materials there is, as well as being sustainable and good for the environment. It’s no small wonder then that so many choose oak as their internal oak door of choice. It’s a simple decision based on the facts – it’s one of the most versatile materials out there.

Oak door benefits.

If that isn’t enough reason for oak to be perfect for your home, we can think of plenty more – how about the fact they offer great insulation, and we’re talking both sound and heat here. During winter it’s all too easy for heat to escape a room, but with oak, you’ve got the perfect weapon in the fight against heat loss. It’ll also provide noise insulation, meaning that if someone’s playing loud music in one room, you don’t have to be listening to it in another.

Fantastic doors that blends into your home.

It looks good regardless the colour, design, pattern or texture of your furnishings. It also compliments other furnishings really well, this means that if you have a particular trend then oak doors will fit in regardless. If you think wood is a classic material that simply won’t work with a more minimalist modern look, you couldn’t be more wrong. We mentioned versatile earlier and we meant it, oak doors can look good with any theme, period or colours you have. 

Wooden doors are strong, and oak is no exception.

They’re constructed in such a way that they give years and years of functionality without falling apart. Whatever you decide to spend on your internal oak doors, one thing you’re guaranteed is a return on your investment. They’re made for strength and stability and engineered in such a way, they won’t warp or crack with a central heating system. 

Great whichever room they close or open.

You can have an oak door anywhere in your home, because they look great everywhere. They’re popular as kitchen doors, and as we’ve already seen won’t warp or crack, so steam or heat won’t harm them in anyway. They’re great for bedrooms, bathrooms and any other room in the house. Versatility matched by durability and pleasing on the eye then. They’re great on so many levels and really add style and elegance to any room.

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We hope we have you convinced about the many attractions of oak doors. We think they’re fabulous and we know our customers agree. If you still need some convincing and you have questions and you’d like to speak to someone, give us a call today. We have a fantastic range here at The Replacement Door Company, so why not take a look and get in touch!

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How can you care for your doors this winter? We know there’s harsher weather on the horizon, whether it comes before or after Christmas is another matter. However much we prepare ourselves for the worst winters, it’s still going to have a detrimental impact on our homes externally, such as the doors, windows or any outside accessories or garden furniture. As we are a door retailer, our main concern is naturally going to be with caring for your doors, so that’s what we’re going to be focusing on today.

We know through past experience that external door care is essential during the harsh winter months and we’re going to be looking at how you can care for both front and back doors. If your doors are wooden, they’re even more susceptible to the elements and will need to be treated – but there are other things you can do too.

Sealing the doors.

Sealing is probably one of the most important ways of caring for your doors. If gaps have started to form in either your front or back doors, depending on their age, you’ll be wanting to seal them closed. You can use either sealing strips and acrylic sealing paste. You’ll not only preserve the aesthetic look of the door, you’ll also help stop cold air coming in and soundproof it too.

Wax Coating

A wax coating could give your door an extra layer of protection. We mentioned treating your door and this can be done by using a finish that will provide protection from moisture and stop it from seeping through the door. You can use a wax coating for this will soak into the door and create a barrier that stops moisture from coming in, and it’ll also help to improve the overall appearance of your door. 

Always make sure your door is as clean as it can be before doing anything, and that it’s free from stains, a simple rub with a cloth will suffice. Let the door dry and then apply the wax. You’ll have a layer of protection for your door that will take you through till spring. 


Staying warm and keeping your home free from draughts is crucial in winter. From the inside of your home, once you have sealed and treated the outside, is try to draught excluders on the bottom of your front and back doors. You could try having better thicker doors that will be more efficient at keeping cold air out and that will also help you save on energy bills. 

Tightening those hinges.

You can tighten your doors by making sure it’s attached as tightly as possibly so no cold draughts can get through. Tighten the hinges where possible and take your time, do it by hand rather than using an electric drill and you’ll get a feel for how tight it is and not go too far. 

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So, are you ready for the winter now? Are your doors? If you’d like to upgrade to a better-quality door, why not get in touch with us today and we can help you choose a thicker, denser door that’ll take your house, back or front, through the winter and towards the spring intact, with a warmer home to boot!

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