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Sliding Pocket Doors: A Complete Guide

When attempting to introduce sliding pocket doors in the home, there are a number of things to consider. If you are on the verge of making the leap (committing to integrating pocket doors) we encourage you to read on. Aesthetics We will start the post by outline why you may opt to integrate a sliding pocket door system in your home. Plain and simply, they look fantastic. If you are attempting to divide up an open plan space without forfeiting a lot of that space,…

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Saving money with draught proofing

A draughty door or window is, at best, a mild irritation. At worst, it can turn a warm, cosy night-in into an arctic adventure. To add insult to injury, you’re paying for the privilege of having that icy breeze in your home – with even the slightest of draughts capable of adding between £10 and £50 to your annual heating bill. Fortunately, there’s a simple remedy at hand. Draught-proofing is one of the easiest, cheapest and most efficient ways to stop heat energy escaping your…

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Top 10 ways to improve home security

Burglary statistics don’t make the most pleasant bed-time reading, but they give great insight into how we can make our homes more secure. That’s why we recently carried out a study of the tens of thousands of burglaries that occurred in England, Scotland and Wales in 2013. And if you think burglars have to get crafty and creative to break into properties these days, you’re in for something of a shock – more than half gain entrance simply by using the door. Access, it seems,…

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Sliding Door Buyers Guide

There are many points to consider when choosing the right type of sliding door for a property; with elements such as the design, materials and functionality playing a key role in your purchasing process. With so many varied designs of sliding door available, it can be difficult to decide on the type that is most suited to your property. To help you with this, we have created the following guide; providing information about the main types of sliding door available. Types of sliding door Pocket…

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Choosing the right door furniture for your front door

Providing the main focal point to the exterior of a property, a front door forms an essential component to achieving a great first impression; enhancing its curb appeal and overall desirability to both visitors, and perhaps more importantly, prospective buyers. So what are the main points to consider when furnishing a front door? The first consideration that must be taken is of the style and character of the property and whether it requires a modern or period design. Finding the correct fittings that match the…

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Door hinges buying guide

Whether you are seeking the correct specification for a new development or commercial building, or simply finding the right product for your home, it is imperative that the most appropriate hinges are used in order to ensure that they are able to provide the correct level of functionality needed. With a wide variety of door hinges available, it important to assess which will best suit your needs. The following points outline the main types to consider and the functionalities each can offer you and your…

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Choosing the right door handle

There are many points to consider when choosing the right door handles for a property; with elements such as the design, security and functionality playing an essential role in your buying decision. With a wide range of different types of door handles available, it can be difficult to decide on the type that is most suitable for the doors you are furnishing; whether that is in your own home, a commercial property or for a new development. To help you with this process, we have…

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Types of lock explained – wooden, residential doors

Whether you are seeking a replacement for your property or specifying for a new building or development, it is essential that the correct standard of lock is used in order to meet the requirements of your insurers, as well as provide you with the functionality needed for your premises. In this series of articles we will explore the types of lock that are best suited to a variety of different doors, whether wooden, uPVC, or those used on commercial properties; addressing both the functionality and…

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Types of lock explained; TS 007 standard

With the Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) reporting that almost ‘70% of UK residential entrance doors are vulnerable to lock attack’, it is now more important than ever to consider the security of the buildings we are responsible for. The first step towards this should be to check the level of protection our current locks are providing. This is especially important when it comes to uPVC doors fitted with a standard Euro cylinder lock which are most commonly attacked using techniques such as snapping or…

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Types of lock explained – uPVC, residential doors

Regardless of whether you are seeking a lock for your home or looking to find the right specification for a new development; it is vital that the correct product is chosen in order to meet the necessary requirements of your property. The following points outline the main types of locks that should be considered when fitting a uPVC door; providing the level of security and functionality needed for effective use in the years to come. Choosing a lock for a uPVC door Frequently used for…

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