Custom Made Doors
It is not everyday that you have to buy new doors for your home and you would be forgiven for thinking that most interior doors are made in standard sizes only. The truth is that the majority of doors available are produced to meet a price and are therefore not a true reflection of what’s actually possible. Our custom made interior doors are incredibly flexible in comparison to most types and almost all of the bespoke doors that we supply are available with different finishes and in custom made to measure door sizes.
Here are a handful of tips to consider when choosing new interior doors for your home.
- What size of doors do you need? (are they standard size doors or bespoke sizes)
- Should you fit fire rated doors?
- What style is in-keeping with the age and design of your property?
- Or would you prefer a completely modern door?
- Is there a particular timber type that you need to match flooring or stairs?
- What would you like your doors finished with, paint, lacquer, or a special oil finish?
- Have you any dark hallways that would benefit from glazed doors?
- Do your choices add up to what your budget allows?
Very often people fail to see the potential that doors offer, they are not just a functional necessity and it's important that you take some time experimenting with different design options, tones and textures of finishes before deciding on which doors are most suitable for your project.
Wood Door Construction - Are Solid wooden doors better than engineered wood doors?
There are a number of different ways to construct timber doors and over the years we have produced many different types, ranging from solid wooden doors made using traditional joints, to more experimental types using new and strange materials. Each method of construction has its own set of benefits and weaknesses and it is safe to say that almost all timber door types are covered by two simple questions from two totally individual groups of people...
The most frequently asked question from our consumers is this:
"Why are your doors more expensive and better than others, is it because they are solid wood?"
Whereas the most common question we receive from the factories who we commission to produce new products is this:
"So your main priority is quality, then presumably we are constructing an engineered door?"
As a supplier sat in the middle of these two opposing views it is our job to find a middle ground. We need products that fill the expectations of our consumers, but doors that will not carry the age old problems that solid wood doors can suffer from. We design and produce products that will retain all the beauty and characteristics of traditional woodwork whilst constructing them in a modern engineered way to avoid bad traits such as warping, twisting & natural defects like open knots, cracks and mineral streaks.
Almost all of our interior doors are custom made to order, meaning the vast flexibility of designs, finishes and size options that we offer is far greater than if you were buying off-the-shelf doors from a large DIY chain store.
Having considered what you and your property requires from new doors, please follow the links below, that will take you to the doors most suitable to choose from.
Please note that when you select "Custom Made to Size" on the size drop-down for your door, then it is possible to enter the exact size that you need by entering the width & height in millimetres.
In addition to our standard ranges available online, we are capable of producing doors to your own requirements including FD60 (1 hour) fire rated doors. Depending on your exact needs we may even be able to create doors to your own special beading profiles, timber choice and finish.
Interior Door linings
Unlike exterior door frames, interior linings cover the whole of the doorway reveal and traditionally the type of lining used will depend on the width of the reveal.
Narrow door linings:
If the width of the reveal (i.e. the distance between the two faces of the wall including a skim of plaster) is between 70-115mm wide then it is classed as a 'narrow' door lining. This type of wall can be single leaf brickwork, blockwork, timber stud partition or metal studwork together with any covering such as plasterwork or wall panelling material, the type of material used for narrow linings can vary.
Wide door linings:
If the width of the reveal (i.e. the distance between the two faces of the wall including a skim of plaster) is between 115-200mm wide then it is classed as a 'wide' door lining. When the door opening is very wide like this it is impracticable to use solid timber as the risk of the wood bowing or twisting is too high.
When fitting new door linings it is also important to know the lining thickness (i.e.the smallest part of the lining usually between 25-32mm). This is especially important when you are replacing old existing linings as their thickness might be different compared to the new ones been fitted, which will affect the size of your new door compared to the existing door. To measure the thickness of your existing linings you might have to remove part of the architrave to gain access.
Generally linings are available in two standard types, rebated or loose Stop. Rebated linings have a rebate (a step) running along their entire length which will correspond to the doors thickness. Whereas loose stop linings are made up of two separate parts: a flat lining piece with a separate stop which is fixed in place after the door is hung.
Easy door linings for all situations
Ultimately it is the people who design and build your property who are the ones responsible for the thickness of the walls, the style and age of the building also have an impact. Because there are so many variables at work, we offer one single type of interior door lining solution that can be used in conjunction with any of our interior doors. Our interior linings are supplied as single loose lengths of a very high density moisture resistant MDF so can be cut to length and simply fixed together using PVA glue & screws. Loose stops can be purchased separately meaning wall fixings can be nicely hidden and architraves will align nicely on both sides of your openings (regardless if adjacent running doors on hallways are both inward and outward opening). Below are some benefits of our pre-primed linings:
- Size is 200mm wide so can be trimmed on site to suit almost all wall reveals
- Separate long lengths that can be cut to suit
- Highly moisture resistant MDF core
- The density of the material is more than solid oak
- Very little risk of movement in comparison to natural timber (i.e. twisting)
- Supplied with two coats of high quality white primer ready for final top coats
- 30mm thickness so can be grooved to accept fire seals & used with our fire doors
- In stock for fast delivery
Please visit our Interior Frames section of this website to view more options.