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Timber is a natural product and is subject to humidity and temperature changes. Each door may have slightly different patterns of graining or colour variations. As the timber ages, these colour variations will subside. The following must be carried out to ensure the best performance from your Deanta door: Doors must be examined immediately on […]

White Oak Interior Door Range

White Oak Interior Door Range

The timeless beauty of oak has never been more popular and the cottage oak internal door is the perfect partner to a room where you have already got oak floors or furniture. The cottage oak door is crafted from genuine white oak real wood veneers including the panel’s, profiles and edges and thanks to a solid traditional construction […]

How to replace a wooden window

Replacement Windows Guide

A number of common mistakes are made with replacement windows, so to help you avoid these pitfalls, we’ve outlined below the key points to remember. Without FENSA (or similar scheme) registration or prior building control approval, you should not be installing windows and for your personal safety, never attempt it alone. Preparation Before ordering new […]

Fitting new patio doors

how to fit a patio door

Incorrect installation of patio doors can cause a number of issues and many fitters fall foul of the same mistakes. Preparation FENSA registration or building control approval is a required by building regulations before exterior patio doors can be installed and for your personal safety, never attempt to hang them alone. It may sound obvious, […]

Fitting an internal fire door

How to fit an internal fire doors

A safe, well maintained fire door could save a life, but it is only when it is tested that the consequences of poor installation are known. A 30 minute fire door may only provide five or ten minutes protection if fitted incorrectly. Our manufacturer, JELD-WEN, works with the British Woodworking Foundation to improve standards and […]

How to finish wooden windows and doors

how to finish doors and windows

Finishing timber products correctly prolongs their life and stunning good looks. The easiest way to give them the protection they need is to specify a factory finish. Our manufacturer, JELD-WEN, guarantees its paint finishes for ten years* so all you need do before installation is give them a light clean with a soft sponge and […]

How to fit an external wooden door

how to fit an external doors

Before purchasing an external wood door, decide if are you are going to replace the frame as well. If so, you may require permission from Building Control. Buying a door ready hung in the frame – known as a doorset – is often the easiest option, particularly if your opening isn’t square. It can reduce […]