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Bricks and Mortar – there’s a lot more to a home!

June 8th, 2015

[caption id="attachment_1313" align="alignright" width="300"] House image © Allan Crutchley[/caption] I few months ago I noticed a medium sized, detached, late...

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Door to Door in Prague

January 31st, 2013

As we are in the business of selling doors it goes without saying that when visiting new places and especially...

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Beading

November 14th, 2012

What gives a timber door a unique characteristic? Often it is the detailing and use of added mouldings. An important...

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Use external doors wisely to keep your home safe and secure

June 10th, 2013

I have written about safety and security in relation to your doors previously, however, this is a slightly different angle...

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How do we choose our Custom Door Designs ? It’s a thoughtful process.

April 13th, 2013

In February I wrote a Blog explaining why we also supply Made to Measure timber doors.  The sales of Custom...

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Stable Doors

May 7th, 2014

Over the years, since 1999, Doorsan Ltd have supplied hundreds of Exterior Stable Doors to our lovely customers. A stable...

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Why Would You Cut a Hole in Your Door?

January 15th, 2015

[caption id="attachment_4385" align="alignleft" width="306"] Pet Door image © Andrew Dunn and shared under CC license[/caption] At Doorsan we sell a...

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Improve the exterior of your house – look at Exterior Design Photos for ideas

July 2nd, 2015

[caption id="attachment_4644" align="alignright" width="300"] Image © Neosnaps, cropped and used under CC License[/caption] There are so many ways we can...

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Grace Your New Timber Door With a Stylish Doorstop!

August 21st, 2013

[caption id="attachment_2380" align="alignleft" width="240"] Detail of doorstop © David Wall[/caption] So, you’ve just bought a beautiful door from Doorsan and...

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Architectural Styles – our Heritage is sometimes lost

January 19th, 2015

As a nation we are generally aware of the architectural styles of our building stock and in particular the detailing...

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Castle doors, do they really fend off armies?

July 29th, 2015

Last week I took a family trip to the Western Lake District and visited Muncaster castle, a historic castle with...

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Beautiful and Suitable External Timber Doors

February 22nd, 2013

We all want to live in a home we are proud of, and make our visitors feel welcome, from the...

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What are the Standard Timber Door sizes in the UK?

July 31st, 2014

Customers choose doors for many reasons, maybe they are creating a new build or have purchased a property with doors...

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Door sidelights or side panels? Some useful explanations

August 16th, 2013

Up until I worked for Doorsan I had never considered what a door side panel was, my previous properties had...

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Britain’s Modern Architectural Heritage – High and Over

July 22nd, 2015

While watching TV recently I caught a snippet of a program referring to High and Over House in Amersham, Buckinghamshire....

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Fading Exterior Timber Doors

August 11th, 2014

We have been experiencing some seriously hot and sunny weather over the past few weeks. For some of us, this...

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Summer heat, how does it affect your doors?

July 8th, 2015

The temperatures last week reached a magnificent high with reports of up to 36.7°C in some parts of the UK....

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I am renovating my home. How can I bring more natural light into my property?

April 29th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_1681" align="alignleft" width="183"] Frosted glazed door, used in a hallway to allow additional natural light[/caption] There is a great...

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What is the difference between Hardwood and Softwood doors?

May 15th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_1619" align="alignleft" width="201"] Pine Tree (Softwood)[/caption] As suppliers of wood doors our customers often ask us about the types...

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Hardwood External and Internal Doors

February 2nd, 2015

Hardwood doors are always a popular choice amongst customers and at Doorsan we have over fifty styles of hardwood external...

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There’s a Lot to Consider when Purchasing Doors!

April 25th, 2014

What is there to say about doors? This is a question that many of my friends and acquaintances often ask,...

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Comparison Between Timber and Upvc for an External Door.

May 7th, 2013

I am a big fan of wooden toys. I really like the look and feel of them and I always...

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The Columbus Doors: Amongst the most recognisable doors in the world.

January 22nd, 2014

[caption id="attachment_3407" align="alignleft" width="284"] By USCapitol (Columbus Doors) Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons[/caption] The Columbus Doors are amongst the most...

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Quality timber doors! What makes a timber door first-rate?

April 5th, 2014

As one of the leading timber door suppliers in the UK we pride ourselves in understanding what makes a good...

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External door weather protection – Awnings, Verandas and Porches

August 25th, 2015

I have been considering the purchase, for some time, of an automatic weather protection awning, to be fitted over the...

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Problems with timber door discolouration

February 16th, 2015

[caption id="attachment_4440" align="alignright" width="300"] This external door image shows timber that has been lacquered with a clear coat, the oak...

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Looking for Pet friendly door access to the Garden for your Dog?

February 23rd, 2015

Studies suggest that dogs like to have access to the garden and they are likely to be calmer and happier...

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Is it Time For DIY and choosing new doors?

September 22nd, 2014

There have been some interesting findings lately regarding the amount of time we spend using digital devices and the extensive...

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The veneer thickness of Quality External Timber Doors

October 23rd, 2013

In a Blog I posted in July I discussed the engineered construction of timber doors and how the real wood...

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Looking for Art Deco doors for your Interior Design?

March 19th, 2015

[caption id="attachment_3006" align="alignright" width="380"] Powhatan Apartments door image © colros[/caption] Art Deco is a design style that was first recognised...

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What is Door Breaching?

October 6th, 2014

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="208"] British police using a Big Red Key to breach a door - image by Zatoichi1564 via Wikipedia[/caption] The...

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Notting Hill Doorstep Scene – Hugh Grant’s Famous Blue Door

June 2nd, 2014

[caption id="attachment_3984" align="alignright" width="325"] Much of the filming took place on Portobello Road. Image © Papertree[/caption] I recently visited London...

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Door Knockers work well on Kershaws new external door range

March 27th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_1445" align="alignright" width="162"] One of our standard style brass door knockers[/caption] In a previous Blog post I paid tribute...

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Treating your new Exterior Timber Door and Matching frame

January 10th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_635" align="alignleft" width="300"] Staining a door[/caption] As promised here is a some info on finishing a new, exterior, timber...

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The Halfling Door – A Design Certain to Attract Attention

April 1st, 2014

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="415"] Hobbit Hole image © Yortw [/caption] The story of our Halfling door begins a couple of...

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Halloween Decorations for Doors

October 28th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_4253" align="alignright" width="374"] Halloween garden decorations[/caption] Halloween is fast approaching and this is one of the key times in...

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The new Royal Prince George could be a Trend Setter in the future!

September 4th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_2494" align="alignleft" width="189"] image © wikimedia commons[/caption] After the birth of the new royal baby Prince George Alexander Louis...

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Traditional New Year Door Custom explained – wishing you a Happy New Year from leading UK Timber Door Supplier

January 1st, 2014

I would like to wish a Happy New Year to you and your families from everyone at the Doorsan office....

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Should a Door Swing In or Out? – Guidance for hanging a Timber Door

February 11th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_3499" align="alignright" width="336"] Door Swing Diagram as shown on en.wikipedia.com/wiki/door © Sumudu[/caption] At Doorsan we are asked a variety...

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Repair or Replace Timber Doors?

November 7th, 2014

Are you the kind of person that repairs an item or would you rather go out and buy a new...

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Door Safety

June 16th, 2014

Normally when you think about door safety, you think about the security of your property, however this Blog post is...

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Quality Doors Improve Property Sales! It’s a well know fact

September 6th, 2013

  There is something quite satisfying about a solid feeling car door that closes with ease whilst giving you the...

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Choosing Your New Timber door, Will You Need Additional Hardware?

June 28th, 2013

As this is a blog all about doors, a closely related topic is keys so in this blog post I...

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Glazed Timber Doors Featuring Flowers

April 9th, 2015

[caption id="attachment_4519" align="alignleft" width="316"] Floral Glazing on the Camden Door[/caption] Glass panels featuring flowers is always a popular trend that...

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Choosing Cottage Doors? custom sizes, no problem at Doorsan

July 5th, 2013

If you are looking for a cottage style door for your home then you should take a look at the...

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A Garden Room, Probably One Of The Most Popular Recent Home Additions.

April 13th, 2015

Garden room extensions have recently become very popular, over the last 40 years or so conservatories were the ‘must have’...

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Glazed External Doors

January 16th, 2013

Let there be light and choose from a wide range of glass panel external doors. At Doorsan we offer a...

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Door Numbering

January 21st, 2013

Having recently bought a new house, I needed to think about our door number. We bought a new-build house so...

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The Oak Mega is Probably one of our most popular Contemporary Doors

December 8th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_415" align="alignright" width="225"] Close up of the Mega oak internal door showing the grain of the timber and deep...

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Avoid Refused Home Insurance Claims

April 27th, 2015

Research suggests that many of us are paying out for home insurance policies that are not sufficient and we may...

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Fabulous Front Door Colours

June 25th, 2012

First impressions count and the colour of your front door says a lot about you and your home.  What does...

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Maintaining Exterior Doors

July 18th, 2012

Don't forget to maintain your front door. This is a quick guide with some pointers for maintaining your exterior doors. For...

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Part L Doors Explained

July 23rd, 2012

People are increasingly asking about “Part L Doors” and “U-Values” in relation to doors. This reflects new legislation in building...

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French Doors

July 24th, 2012

French Doors are increasingly popular as people seek to maximise light levels in their homes. If you have an attractive...

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Increase Value of your Home

July 26th, 2012

What is the first thing people notice when they come to your home? Your front door! This provides the first...

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External Cottage Doors

August 28th, 2012

A cottage is a distinctive style of property that often demands specific decorations and fittings. This starts with your choice...

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News on Government house buying scheme prompts better curb appeal

April 7th, 2013

In the Government’s recent budget states that the Help to Buy Guarantee Scheme aims to encourage mortgage lenders to offer...

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House Styles

March 11th, 2013

Your choice of front door will be strongly dictated by the architectural style of your home. This may depend on...

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Doors Designs usually have a place name!

November 27th, 2014

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="173"] External Kensington decorative glazed door[/caption] At Doorsan Ltd we pride ourselves in keeping up with the...

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Choosing the Right Paint for Doors

December 4th, 2014

Whilst decorating at home, I was tempted to use the same paint that I have used in the living room...

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Internal and External Custom sized Doors, a perfect solution.

May 11th, 2015

Property in the UK is generally very individual in styling and my opinion is thats the way it should be,...

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Doorsan Video

June 26th, 2012

Doorsan - the company video introducing the business and the stunning range of internal and external doors. Selling internal and external...

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Draught Proofing Doors! Accurate Fitting a Priority

February 20th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_3326" align="alignright" width="243"] A draught excluder is possibly the cheapest way of eliminating a draughty, ill-fitting door[/caption] I tend...

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House Price Increases Vary Significantly Throughout the UK

July 3rd, 2014

Many of our customers are buying doors for homes they have recently purchased or sometimes we have customers who are...

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Reuse An Old Door

June 1st, 2015

I'm not usually one to sit down and write a blog post, but a recent trip to visit family in...

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How to choose the correct door frames for your timber doors

September 15th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_4090" align="alignright" width="288"] Adjustable internal frame kit cross section[/caption] While reading a social media advice page I came across...

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The Familiar Sound of Your Own Front Door a reassuring Timbre!

March 6th, 2014

There is something reassuring about the familiar sound of your own front door. I am sure that if I was...

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Unique way to decorate a front door for autumn

October 21st, 2013

The autumn colours are here again and although summer, which has been great this year, is drawing to a close...

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Oak external Berlin Door – Doorsan – Berlin’s secret doors!

July 24th, 2014

At Doorsan we have an external door called the Berlin, which is an Oak door featuring four Double Glazed vision...

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Measuring a Door: UK Timber Door Supplier Helps with Size Conversion Chart

June 3rd, 2013

Measuring things does not always come naturally to everyone and when the 'metric system' was introduced this compounded the problem...

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Bluetooth Door Technology using Apple Phones

December 23rd, 2014

We are all security conscious about our family, homes, cars and possessions, it’s an unfortunate but necessary part of our...

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Why is Wood still the best Material for making doors?

July 26th, 2013

At Doorsan we specialise in wooden doors. We supply quality engineered, veneered doors, a few are made from solid pieces...

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Quote! “Learn to listen. Opportunity could be knocking at your door very softly”

July 19th, 2013

I've been feeling very philosophical this week and a close friend shared an interesting quote with me over coffee at...

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Front of House – Spring Renovation

June 4th, 2015

As the weather warms many of us are starting to venture outside and take a look at the garden and...

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