Category Archives: Advice & Inspiration

White Oak Interior Door Range

DoorsDirect2u White Oak Interior Door Range Advice & Inspiration

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

DoorsDirect2u How to replace a wooden window Advice & Inspiration

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

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 […]