Category Archives: Advice & Inspiration

How to fix sliding doors

DoorsDirect2u How to fix sliding doors Advice & Inspiration
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]There are two types of doors which are the easiest to open and do not have hinges at all; rather, they slide on tracks. Sliding-glass doors are at the moment a trendy feature in rooms with patios or decks since their full length glass panels can open up a kitchen or room visually to the […]

Stormsure Casement Windows

DoorsDirect2u Stormsure Casement Windows Advice & Inspiration
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=””][vc_column_text]This is our popular standard case for window but as you’ll soon see is anything but standard take a look at the projecting hinges to start with. Then for added security our standard casement is fitted with a spagna let multi-point locks rather than single point locks also a standard. And when it comes […]

White Oak Interior Door Range

DoorsDirect2u White Oak Interior Door Range Advice & Inspiration
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=””][vc_column_text]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 […]

How to replace a wooden window

DoorsDirect2u How to replace a wooden window Advice & Inspiration
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”” title=”Replacement Windows”][vc_column_text]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 […]

Fitting new patio doors

DoorsDirect2u Fitting new patio doors Advice & Inspiration

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

DoorsDirect2u Fitting an internal fire door Advice & Inspiration

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

DoorsDirect2u How to finish wooden windows and doors Advice & Inspiration

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

DoorsDirect2u How to fit an external wooden door Advice & Inspiration

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 […]