Ready-made entrance doors
Sometimes, the budget doesn’t quite stretch to a bespoke entrance door for your property – and that’s where our gorgeous range of ready-made entrance doors provide you with the perfect compromise. Constructed from the very best hardwood and softwood and finished to the highest standards, our beautiful entrance doors come in a wide range of styles that will complement and enhance the exterior of your home.
Choosing an entrance door
The entrance door you choose can have a profound effect on the overall look of your home. The front door to your house can truly enhance the overall appearance of the property and create a positive perception about what may be inside. Choosing from our range of elegant entrance doors immediately adds ‘curb appeal’ to your property!
Just as important as the aesthetic considerations, your entrance door is of course the main point of entry to your home and therefore needs to provide you with security and privacy.
upvc or wooden entrance doors?
uPVC is a popular choice for entrance doors because it is cheap. However, the doors tend to look a little narrow because of the sash (frame) which forms the door and is then fitted to the PVC sub frame.
Wooden entrance doors made from oak, mahogany, pine and walnut do require a little more maintenance both on the outside, the inside and the edges – but they will last longer than uPVC and will always look far better. If treated properly, an exterior wooden door can last for in excess of 100 years and will still maintain its beautiful appearance for years to come. Wood also has the advantage of being stainable and paintable, allowing you to adapt its appearance if you would like a change. You can further customise your wooden door with gorgeous door furniture such as handles, locks, draught excluders, hinges and other decorations to match your property, and these are easy to replace.
uPVC doors by contrast cannot be painted or stained, and it is difficult or impossible to change the door furniture. Typically they will last between 10 and 35 years before they will need replacing, although they are unlikely to look as fresh and bright as the years go by. uPVC doors can also warp with the elements – a fact many people are unaware of when they make their purchase. All in all, wooden entrance doors are better looking, sustainably manufactured and value-adding. Contrast this with uPVC doors which are toxic in their manufacture and almost impossible to recycle with one tonne of uPVC creating double the amount of landfill waste (see Naomi Cleaver’s articles about this here and here).
In addition to our gorgeous range of wooden entrance doors, we also offer a range of sidelights to further enhance your home’s entrance. These allow you to create a complete look for the front of your home and the glass panels allow further light to stream in, creating a spacious airy feel. In addition, we design and make beautiful handmade fanlights which can be combined with our ready-made doors to create a more bespoke appearance.
We also craft beautiful bespoke entrance doors in our Nottingham workshop – click here to find out more.