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. 

The Replacement Door Company – for all your bespoke made-to-measure door requirements.

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.

The Replacement Door Company – for quality oak doors that fit your requirements.

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. 

Insulation.

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. 

The Replacement Door Company – for quality doors that are always ready for winter.

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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When buying external doors, you may be uncertain as to which one is right for your property. Today then, with this in mind, we’re going to be discussing the differences between wooden and composite and which ones are right for you. Both come with their own benefits and features, but which type should you go with?

Composite doors.

A door is a door, but is it? If you want your external doors to match your personality, a running style or theme or the architectural design of your home, then it does matter and it’s not just any door you need. Composite is both hardwearing and functional and a more modern alternative to wood. It has some great features that make it more robust and functional than you’d imagine with reinforced plastic and GRP. This stands for glass reinforced polyester, and this is an extremely functional man-made material has been used for exterior doors, both front and back doors for many years. 

GRP is a strong material that’s not only able to withstand whatever the weather throws at it but gives added security, so you have peace of mind when you’re away or when you’re asleep. The windows can also be re-glazed, so if you want to change your door in anyway or if it’s accidentally damaged you can repair it easily and quickly with minimum fuss.

Insulation for warmth and coolness.

As well as being secure and practical, composite can also give you insulation. They’re renowned for giving thermal efficiency and resist draughts effectively, that way you’re warm in winter and of course in summer, it will work the other way, keeping your home cool. In winter, when it is cold, you’ll probably see a significant drop in your energy bills.

Composite doors are versatile in style.

If you thought composite external doors were drab and uniform, you couldn’t be more wrong. They can easily be customised to fit in with the style of your property. So whatever kind of style, or the period your home was built, if you decide to go with composite, you’ll have something that can fit in nicely with your home without looking odd or out of place.

Wooden external doors.

You may decide that wooden doors are the way to go for you as you prefer a more traditional entrance to welcome you and your guests at the end of the day, but what benefits are there to having wood? 

Wood is good.

Naturally wood brings with it a traditional touch and with it charm and style that oozes class. They have such an aesthetic appeal and are both sturdy and hardwearing. A traditional wooden door can definitely give your home curb appeal, and let’s face it, first impressions count. Like composite, wood is energy efficient too and will help with energy bills.

The beauty, versatility and grandeur of wood.

Like composite, it’s strong and hard wearing but you’ll need to make sure you buy a quality door as this can vary from one door to another. What’s great though is that wood is environmentally friendly and also recyclable. And of course, who doesn’t like wood? It’s a material that’s versatile in that it would fit in with any style or home, whether it’s more traditional and classic in design or whether you have a more minimalist, modern place of abode. 

Wooden/Composite External Doors.

So, which one should you go with? It’s entirely up to you, as we’ve seen both come with a lot of benefits. What we can tell you is that we have a wide variety of both in a range of different styles and we know we’ll have something for you that fits with what you’re looking for. Your door is the entrance and the exit of your very special home, whether you choose composite or wood, make sure it’s a quality door and come to us here at The Replacement Door Company. Take a look around our product pages and give us a call if you have a question, we’re here to help!

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If you sense something is wrong with your door or doors, then it may be time to replace them. However, to err on the side of caution and avoid unnecessary replacement, there is a series of tests you can carry out to see if yours really need replacing or if they just need some routine repairs. We go through some of the little signs you can check out for today. 

Draughts.

Is the house getting a little chilly? If it is and it continues to feel like that regardless of how much you crank up the heat, then it could be time to replace your door seals. By lighting a candle and leaving it near the door, . If it flickers, it’s a sign there’s a draught coming in from somewhere. You’ll see your energy bills increase and its probably high time you replaced the seals as they may have shrunk. If you can also see the light through the sides of it and feel air coming in then it’s definitely time to either re-seal or if it’s beyond repair, replace. 

Opening and Closing

This is one for both interior and exterior doors. How they open and close is integral for clues as to whether they need replacing. These two functions are important obviously for security and privacy, and noise and cold elimination. Is it hard to close and open rather then being an effortless task? Are there any gaps, they may have warped with age and changed shape thus making them difficult to open and close. 

Warp Drive.

Warping can be a serious issue due to heat, moisture from damp and freezing temperatures. Gaps in the door can allow cold air in and like broken seals, warping can force your energy bills up. It might be a good idea then to get in touch with a carpenter and ask them to inspect your door and come up with some solutions that help avoid a complete replacement. 

Try listening to your door.

Yes, that does sound odd. We’re not suggesting you try to get deep down and personal with it and start a conversation, what we are suggesting though is to listen out for odd noises. Things such as creaking, and groaning could all be signs of something more serious. It could even lead to damaged furniture or flooring, anything that’s in the vicinity of your door and its issues. Problems like that will lead more expense in the future if you don’t deal with it now.

The Replacement Door Company – for an exciting range of both external and internal doors that last.

The Replacement Door Company – for an exciting range of both external and internal doors that last. If you think your door is beyond repair, even after an inspection, minor repair, or the expert eyes of a professional, perhaps it’s time to replace. With this in mind, we’d be honoured if you chose us for your replacement door, whether it’s a front door or an internal door, we have a great choice of doors, all made from a range of quality materials. Come in and take a look, around our website, or our website and then talk to us! We’ll be more than happy to help you make a choice. 

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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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