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few websites running, it may seem a bit confusing but they should all
point you back to this one. If you're struggling to find your way back
to one of the other sites click on the links below. To get back to the
main website (this one) click on the tree logo which is on most pages
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Here are some
frequently asked questions you are always welcome to send an email or
give us a call for more information.
Q Do you
have a showroom - click here Showroom
we supply our products across the whole of the U.K. we realise it may
not be possible for you to visit us. If this is the case and you would
like to view our products before placing and order, give us a call and
we'll see if we can send you to any recently completed projects in your
area or even better you could meet up with the fitters when they're
fitting a job near you.
Q How do
I place an order?
you are close enough to pay us a visit
you can order in person. Alternatively you can call us 01352
711766 or email us with your requirements. More
info on placing an order
Q What is
the current waiting time from date of order
Waiting times vary please email or call
Q Have you
got a price list?
As all our products are made to order to your sizes and requirements
we don't have a price list. However, most of the door pages in the website
have guide prices on for single doors and frames. Click here
to see more guide
Do you have a fitting service?
We can recommend fitters for some parts of the U.K. please email your
address and project details, photos of the site would be good or give
us a call and we'll get a fitting estimate to you. For guide prices
on fitting click here
Q Do you
come out to measure?
Because we send goods all across the U.K. and parts of Europe it is
not possible to measure every job. We recommend you get your carpenter/builder
(whoever is going to fit) to do this for you. If you choose to use our
fitting service (if available in your area) we will carry out a site
survey prior to any works being undertaken
Are all the products made from solid woods?
Yes we only use solid woods to make our products no veneers we select
highest quality kiln dried timbers. This combined with years of knowledge
from our experienced craftsmen ensures our products are stable and if
treated and maintained correctly will last a lifetime
What are engineered doors and do you sell them?
NO - Engineered wooden doors are generally mass produced usually in
the far east and are constructed with either softwood or chip board
cores. They are then veneered with their final timber finish, this veneer
being less than 1mm thick in some cases
Can I have my doors, windows or gates made to my exact sizes?
Yes all our products are purpose made to order you can have any sizes
Can the door be fitted into the frame before it arrives on site?
Yes the majority of our doors and frames are now pre-hung into their
frames in the workshop, we have various types of locking systems.
Pre-hanging means it is a much more simple job to fit the products on
site and there is less chance of damage occurring when lock holes, letterplate
apertures are cut on site - see our pre-hang
page for more information
Can I buy my door furniture/ironmongery from you?
Yes we can supply everything you will need to complete the job including
hinges, letterplates, locks etc. see our door
furniture page for further information
Are the stormguard cills you put on the frames Part M compliant?
Yes they are lowline disabled access stormguard cills
Can my doors, windows be finished/coated in the workshop?
Nearly all our products leave us full factory finished by our own sprayshop.
It's extremely important to finish/coat external products immediately,
we offer various options including full factory finishing please see
our doorcare page for further information
Do you supply glass with your doors and windows?
Yes we supply all our doors and windows with glass unless you ask us
not to. Doors are supplied with toughened Planitherm double glazed argon
filled units and windows are supplied with Planitherm double glazed
units argon filled. Warm edge (thermal) spacers are also added for further
energy efficiency (24mm units not 14mm). Textured and decorative glass
is also available visit our glass page.
Triple glazing is also available.
What are your payment terms?
40% deposit (of the VAT inclusive price) is payable when you place your
order the balance is payable upon receipt of our proforma invoice approx.
2 weeks prior to delivery. At this point the goods will be virtually
constructed, ironmongery and glass will be in or on order and as all
our work is bespoke goods must be paid for before they leave our workshop.
Payments can be made by bank transfer or debit and credit card.
How much is Delivery?
Please see our delivery page for further
What is a U Value?
put a U-value refers to the amount of heat transference across any structure.
U-Values are used as a way to attempt to quantify the amount of heat
energy lost through the external fabric of a building across different
materials. The lower a u-value, the higher the thermal efficiency of
a material and the less heat loss you will experience through the material.
here for U values on our glass.
In more technical terms the U-Value is defined as the rate of heat flow
in watts (W) through an area of 1 square metre (m) for a temperature
difference across the structure of 1 C degree centigrade or Kelvin (K).
U-Value measurement are written as W/m2K.
U-values for glazing are broken down into two types; the centre pane
U-Value for the glass material itself, known as the UG value, and the
UW value which is the U-Value for the entire glazing system, including
any framing, fixings etc.
Since 1 April 2002 building regulations have applied to all replacement
glazing. The regulations apply to thermal performance and other areas
such as safety, air supply, means of escape and ventilation. An external
window or door is a "controlled fitting" under the Building
Regulations and as a result of this classification these Regulations
set out certain standards to be met when such a window or door is replaced.
You could use an installer registered with a competent person scheme
(BSI, CERTASS or FENSA). A registered installer will be approved to
carry out the work to comply with building regulations without involving
local authority building control. When work is complete you will receive
a certificate showing the work was done by a registered installer. Or
you could use an unregistered installer or DIY, in which case approval
can be sought from the relevant Building Control Body, either at your
Local Authority or an Approved Inspector. They will check the replacement
window(s) or door(s) for compliance and, if satisfied, issue a certificate
of compliance. We are not registered with any of the self certificating
schemes as the vast majority of our work is supplying and installing
to clients that are building or extending homes. These new buildings
require building regulations sign off from the Local Authority, the
doors and windows would be signed off as part of this.
What is double boarding on a door?
Double boarding means the door looks the same on the back as it does
on the front this applies to boarded (T & G) doors only i.e. doors
of a framed ledged construction these include angled head doors, swept
head doors, glazed framed ledged doors and stable doors click here
for further information and prices on double
products MUST be completely sealed before fitting
We take a great deal of care to ensure you receive the highest quality
product(s) possible. However, wood is a natural product, and even the
most well made products made from it should be expected to move slightly
in response to changes in humidity and temperature. In the long term,
this movement is likely to be minimal and barely noticeable, but in
the short term (after the first winter) minor adjustment may be required
to take account of 'settling in' movement. Once a product(s) leaves
us we have no control over the conditions to which they are exposed
and therefore we cannot accept any responsibility for 'moisture related'
problems if the product is not correctly finished/protected. When installing
our products in new or very recently plastered and screeded areas if
they are not fully protected and treated you may experience a little
swelling products should return to normal once the moisture has left
highly recommend the fitting of doors be carried out as quickly as possible
to avoid any twisting or warping. Our items are made from solid wood
and heavy please bear this in mind when fitting, you will need at least
three good quality heavy duty hinges and at least one good quality heavy
duty carpenter. We will work around you and your carpenter to get the
goods to you when you are ready for them to be installed. We cannot
accept responsibility for any damage caused to goods because they have
been stored or though improper fitting.
is VERY IMPORTANT to seal external wood doors immediately
with at least three coats before fitting do not seal only the outside.
Ensure all edges are covered including the top, bottom and sides of
the door, and letterbox holes etc. Any areas made bare whilst fitting
will need re-finishing. If this treatment is not carried out your warranty
guarantee the quality of manufacture for 12 months beginning on the
day of receiving your goods, problems associated with natural wood products
are not covered in any way including movement, cracks, shakes etc. Natural
variations in the colour or texture of wood are not to be considered
We shall not be liable to you in respect of any matter which results
from any Act of God, war or riot, extreme weather or any events of any
description which are beyond our control.
see our terms
FINISHES - Click the door care finish link
Sizes and design of our products is at the discretion of the customer
and the customer shall provide accurate dimensions and a description
of the site for which the furniture/doors/windows are to be made. We
would advise if you are unsure how to measure that you ask the person
who is going to install to measure for you to avoid any problems when
fitting. If you are using our recommended fitter a site survey will
be carried out prior to manufacture.
require a 40% deposit upon placement of order with the balance payable
upon receipt of proforma invoice approx. two weeks prior to despatch.
Unfortunately as all our products are bespoke, made to measure to your
exact requirements this deposit is non refundable.
As all our doors are made to your specific sizes the number of T &
G Boards may vary from the examples in the website. If you require a
specific number there may be a small charge please ask. Timber panels
may be wider or higher than they look in the pictures, again this depends
on your sizes.
contemporary HB and FHB doors the number and depth of boards may vary
from examples in the website. Standardly we work on 13-17* boards
depending on your sizes. *If a specific amount of boards is preferred
please let us know upon order as there may be a surcharge for this (P.O.A)
references on these images are there to help us identify
which product you are interested in when you send your enquiry. All
details will be discussed and agreed prior to you placing an order
/ Door Proportions
doors are glazed from the outside this is the traditional way for wooden
doors. If you would like your door to be
glazed from the inside please state at time of order. Doors with single
vision panels are glazed from the inside
pictures in the website are for illustration only glass content and
pane sizes may vary depending on your door sizes.
Our experienced joiners will work out the best proportions from the
door sizes you give us. If you have a specific requirement please ask.
glazed units are individual pieces i.e. 6 pane stable door has 6 panes
not one pane with bars planted on the front.
For delivery and fitting purposes glass is supplied only (pinned into
place). You should get your joiner to fix it in properly with a high
quality silicone, cheap silicone can be high in solvent and not suitable
for use with double glazed units. Contemporary style doors are glazed
in the workshop as are double boarded doors with vision panels. Please
ask if you're unsure.
DOORS - THICKNESS
THICK DOOR (replacement external doors)
14mm toughened Planitherm double glazed units argon filled
Prices in individual pages are based on this (44mm) option unless stated
56mm & 60mm THICK DOOR (greater energy efficiency) (this
is the thickness when frame is ordered too)
Double boarded with 25mm (56mm door) 30mm (60mm door) insulation
24mm toughened Planitherm double glazed units argon filled with warm
edge spacer bars
See individual door pages for details I'm currently updating the website
you could email your enquiry
or come back soon if the info. isn't there yet
possible we like to deliver ourselves in our own van but if it isn't
possible we send out with a courier company. We pack extremely well
to ensure no damage occurs.
goods are made from solid wood throughout they are extremely heavy so
the driver whether our own or a courier company
MUST have help at your end. We'll give plenty of notice
to ensure somebody can be there.
Click here for delivery prices
further advice please give us a call on 01352 711766 or email email@example.com