Interior Doors Guide - Buying Interior Doors Online

This step-by-step video guide talks through the main things to consider before you start browsing online for an interior door. More and more consumers are now going online to purchase their goods and the doors market is no different.

However, bearing a few simple points in mind before you start browsing could save you a lot of time.


Firstly, you'll need to ascertain what size door(s) you'll be needing and whether or not they are standard sizes. We recommend you consult your joiner or builder about this before you head online. If the doors door-hang-tapeyou are needing are standard size then there should be no issues finding them online. However, if you require non-standard sizes, you're unlikely to find them displayed on a website. This is not to say you cannot get them online. With ourselves, if you give us a call or drop us an email letting us know the size of door you are requiring, we can speak with the manufacturer, get a price and email a bespoke quote across to you which you can then process online as normal.


Secondly, do you want your doors to come prefinished? This basically means the manufacturer will stain or varnish the door for you during the manufacturing process. Alternatively, you can opt for an unfinished door which is a slightly cheaper option and gives you the freeodm to finish the door yourself.


Thirdly, you'll need to Fire-Doorknow whether or not the door(s) needs to be fire-rated. There are builidng regulations now that state certain doors within a household MUST be fire rated. There are two types of fire door, FD30 which is resistant for up to 30 minutes, and F60 which is resistant for up to 60 minutes. FD30 doors should be fine as an interior door unless there are exceptional circumstances. 


Also, do you require a frame for your door. Your joiner should be able to advise you whether or not your existing frame is suitable to be kept and have the door fitted to it. Or you may be advised to buy a frame with your door so that they can be fitted as new together.


We would also advise you to think about what style of door you are looking for before you start browsing online. For example, are you after a more modern style of door to suit a more contemporary interior? Or would a traditionally styled door be better suited for your home?


Have you considered glazed doors? If so, you may want to think about the type of glazing you required. If you are looking for a new bathroom door, for example, you may be wanting obscure glazing in order to protect privacy, whilst still letting the daylight through. Glazed -door


Or would you prefer a panelled door? Many doors come with panels to add style and character to the design. The most popular styles are 4-panel and 6-panel doors, but there are a wide range of options available.


For a cheaper option, you could go for a flush door. This comes with no glazing or panels and is basically a plain door with just the natural wood grain as its redeeming feature.


And finally, what sort of material do you want your door to be made out of. Oak doors are the most popular and there is a wide range of options available in oak. However, there are other materials you may want to consier. Walnut doors are becoming increasingly popular as the darker wood grain appeals to many people. Whilst for a more budget option, white doors are a good choice and can be bought for under £100 in most cases.


If you have any questions, please do feel free to speak to one of our experienced customer service members on 0844 856 9420.

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