As one of the leading timber door suppliers in the UK we pride ourselves in understanding what makes a good quality door, whether it is for Internal or External application. Some companies confess to being the UK ‘s No1 for timber doors or the UK’s leading experts on timber doors. This claim has to be taken into context, door suppliers source their products and materials from a variety of manufacturers and this can sometimes lead to variations in quality. At Doorsan we try our utmost to provide our customers with the best door/s they can afford, this means that some doors are of an economy standard whereas other timber doors are superior and this is reflected in the price.
Our valued customers are generally aware of the variations in quality and the cost is usually an indication of this. However, some door styles may look similar to ones advertised by other companies so it is prudent to check with us regarding the quality, construction and finish of the particular door you plan to purchase. We always aim to give good customer service, of course sometimes mishaps occur with supply and delivery as happens with all companies, in this instance I would say is give us a chance to rectify any problems and discuss the details with our sales staff. As with most well established companies it is not in our interests to mislead our customers.
Going back to the quality of timber doors, we emphasise to all our customers that the fitting and finishing is a major part of the new door installation. A beautiful door can become a nightmare scenario if either badly finished, fitted incorrectly or the style and quality is not suitable for the situation the door is going to be in.
The construction of a timber door is not always the same, for example an Interior 4 Panel White Primed economy door may have moulded panels pressed into the door skin covering a lightweight core, incorporating solid lock blocks. The co-ordinating fire door will have an extra solid fire resistant core. These door qualities are often chosen as replacement doors in property conversions for letting. Alternatively, solid construction timber veneered doors whether panelled or flush will still be engineered, which is not an inferior process, on the contrary, this ensures a sold, stable and warp free product.
Concerning External doors, historically, the accepted, high quality construction method uses Mortice and Tenon joints to provide excellent stability. Contact our sales personnel for suggestions on exterior doors using M&T construction (also noted on our website), and look out for doors that have 3mm facings. Not all exterior timber doors use M&T (Mortice and Tenon) construction; many engineered external doors are now made with jointing techniques using Dowling with the latest strong glues to achieve first-rate stability.
Please remember, if you need reassurance, or information about finishing and fitting to discuss your requirements with our sales staff.