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What are Timber Doors

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What are Timber Doors

People make timber doors by gluing veneers of actual wood on a core of high-quality chipboard. This allows you to get the look of a real wood door and still have the strength of chipboard. It’s a cost-effective way to get a classic and timeless look for your home.

How do I choose a timber door?

Timber doors come in a variety of styles, sizes and colours. The most common types are:

Veneer – a single layer of veneer with a core of chipboard.

Solid wood – layers of veneer with a core of high-quality chipboard.

Solid timber – a solid door with a high-quality, high-density core of chipboard.

The most popular timber door styles are:

Slab – a solid timber door with a centre stile.

Ladder – a solid timber door with 2 centre stiles.

We measure the width and height of a door in millimetres. For example, a door with 300mm width and 600mm height would be a 600mm door.

What is a Door Leaf?

Door leafs are the pieces that make up a timber door. There are 2 door leaves in a double-doors, and 4 door leaves in a 4-doors. The door leafs match a door and we secure them with a glaze bead. The glaze bead is the part of the door that provides strength and protects the door from damage.

What is a Glaze Bead?

The glaze bead is the part of the door that provides strength and protects the door from damage. It is the part of the door that is secured with a glaze bead, and is the part that joins the door leafs together.

What is a Straddle Stile?

The straddle stile is the part of the door that joins the top and bottom door leaf. The straddle stile is always made from solid timber. The straddle stile is the largest piece of timber on a door – which is why we call it a straddle stile.

Do all doors have a glaze bead?

No, not all doors have a glaze bead. For example, the bottom door leaf on a double-doors is not required to have a glaze bead.

What is the difference between a top and bottom door leaf?

The top and bottom door leafs are exactly the same – except that they sit at different heights. The top door leaf sits at the top of the door; and the bottom door leaf sits at the bottom of the door.

Are Timber Doors worth it?

Timber doors are a classic and timeless design, and the perfect addition to any home. Doors are very functional – they keep the elements out, and let you control the temperature of your home. But timber doors are also a great way to express your style and personality.

Timber doors come in an array of colours and designs – choose a style that reflects your personality, or matches your décor.

Timber doors are durable, strong, secure and easy to maintain. They’re built to last – which means you can enjoy them for years to come.

In summary, a timber door is the perfect way to keep the elements out, and offer protection from the weather. It’s also a great way to express your style and personality.


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