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When should you replace your doors?

Friday 25th August 2023

Your doors are one of the most important elements of your home. They provide security, privacy, and insulation. But over time, they can wear out and need to be replaced. Here are a few signs that it's time to get new doors: Drafts If you feel a draft coming through your doors, it's a sign that they're not sealing properly. This can let in hot or cold air, which can raise your energy bills and make your home less comfortable. Difficult to open or close If your doors are difficult to open or close, it's a sign that they're warped or damaged. This can be a safety hazard, as it can be hard to get out of your home in an emergency. Can't lock properly If…

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How To Paint And Stain A Wooden Door

Friday 18th August 2023

Are you ready to D.I.Y your unfinished wooden door? Many people buy unfinished wooden doors in hopes of saving money or creating a custom masterpiece. However, the process of staining or painting a door can be daunting, and many people give up before they even start. Staining vs. Painting a Wooden Door When choosing between staining and painting a wooden door, there are a few key factors to consider, including the look you want, the protection you need, and the maintenance required. Look Paint comes in a wider variety of colors than stain, so you can choose the perfect shade to match your décor. It can also be used to create a more dramatic or bold look. Stain enhances the natural beauty of the wood, so…

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Pocket Door Aftercare

Thursday 3rd August 2023

To store pocket doors before installation, place them flat on a level surface and support them with at least three full-width bearers of the same dimension. Avoid storing the doors in humid or dry environments, and always store them in a well-ventilated area with their protective packaging intact. Finishing Your Pocket Doors Before painting or varnishing, sand all surfaces to remove any nibs or finger marks. Sand again between coats to achieve a smooth, even finish. We recommend using a quality solvent-based finish that will protect the door from moisture and wear. Avoid water-based finishes and Danish oil, as these are not suitable for our products. Be sure to seal all surfaces of the door, including the edges and any cut-outs. Even if these…

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The Benefits of Buying A Door Made from Reclaimed Timber

Wednesday 31st May 2023

Reclaimed timber is a great choice for doors for a number of reasons. It is strong, durable, and beautiful. It is also environmentally friendly, as it reduces the need for new wood to be harvested. Strength and Durability Reclaimed timber is often stronger and more durable than new wood. This is because it has been seasoned over time and has already been through the natural weathering process. Reclaimed timber is also less likely to warp or shrink, making it a good choice for doors that are exposed to the elements. Beauty Reclaimed timber has a unique beauty that is not found in new wood. Each piece of reclaimed timber has its own unique character, with knots, cracks, and other imperfections that add to its…

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A Quick History Of Sliding Barn Doors.

Thursday 25th May 2023

Sliding barn doors have a long and storied history. They were first used in barns and other agricultural buildings, where they were a practical way to divide large spaces and keep livestock from escaping. Sliding barn doors were made from simple materials, such as wood or metal, and were often decorated with simple designs. In the early 20th century, sliding barn doors began to be used in homes. They were still seen as a practical choice, but they also began to be seen as a stylish option too. Sliding barn doors were often made from more expensive materials, such as solid wood or glass, and were decorated with more elaborate designs. In the 21st century, sliding barn doors have become increasingly popular. They are…

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