Gorgeous internal doors and knobs

(10 Posts)
LardyMa Tue 23-Feb-16 19:29:33

Do you have lovely doors? Can you tell me where you got them? I would love wooden ones, maybe six panel and something heavy and wooden to the touch. I don't want to spend too much though. Do you have recommendations? Thank you.

redhat Tue 23-Feb-16 19:31:22

We are in the process of replacing all of our internal doors with heavier solid core doors (ours are jenweld). We have also replaced the doorknobs with rosewood beehive style knobs and next to the white painted doors they look lovely.

LardyMa Tue 23-Feb-16 19:33:37

Ooh fabulous. Is jenweld good? They are reasonably priced but I think we made a mistake before when buying cheap doors that looked good on paper but feel cheap. Do the jenweld ones feel and look lovely. Thanks!

redhat Tue 23-Feb-16 19:40:48

The ones we have are heavy and feel solid. They are not solid wood though since we didn't want to risk warping.

Lots of the websites have the weight of the door specified so that you can check that they will be what you want.

Bambooshoots14 Tue 23-Feb-16 20:54:52

Only thing I would say is make sure they're hung correctly. One thing we loved about our new house was that the doors are all hung perfectly unlike out last house. We have a 1930s house and I'd love 1930s doors but they were all replaced with wooden more modern doors that I wouldn't of chosen. But as they are all hung perfectly not replacing them incase the new ones aren't as good

silversixpence Thu 25-Feb-16 21:08:41

The beehive door knobs are lovely! Another thing to add to my list..

bojorojo Fri 26-Feb-16 01:18:19

We have door handles from Turnstyle. They are amazing. Mine are the dark bronze coloured bark effect ones. I would choose doors to suit the age of the house although we have removed the doors from most of our ground floor - except the tv room, look and laundry room. We have wide openings instead!

AgathaF Fri 26-Feb-16 09:38:27

We have beehive door knobs in pewter, on oak doors. They look fab.

RaisingSteam Fri 26-Feb-16 20:01:48

Traditional doors, I wish I'd known about this range when we did up our last house. If you look for a local stockist - normally a timber yard that specialises in doors - they will order them in

PigletJohn Fri 26-Feb-16 20:47:54

If you want truly heavy, substantial doors, that have enough mass to blot out noise, look at FD30 fire doors.

If you are going to varnish them, you can get veneered ones; if not, they usually have a pressed smooth surface for painting (fake woodgrain is available if you like naff).

They are 44mm thick, not 35mm like flimsy modern doors. They are best hung on lift-off hinges. Due to the thickness you will need to move the stop on the lining ("frame") or fit a matching lining. 44mm is the thickness of an ordinary front door.

They are available in numerous sizes and designs. I like the 6-panel ones because I grew up in an Edwardian house.

Solid core are usually 35mm thick so will fit into a standard frame and are less heavy than FDs.

For knobs and handles, look at IronmongeryDirect who have a vast range. If you want knobs, you need a longer backset or you will catch your knuckles on the doorframe. You can get modern tubular mortice latches up to 150mm fairly easily, or horizontal mortice sashlocks if you have a real or replica old house. If you have a real old house the door linings and original doors may have been made to suit a thick door. If you are used to thick heavy doors you will be unimpressed by anything less.

Premdor is another large maker.

I have seen solid Maple firedoors in a prestige building and have forgotten the price, but it was colossal.

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