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Where to get a front door like this (pic)

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DIYDummy Wed 28-Dec-16 10:07:02

Does anyone one where to get a reasonably priced door a bit like this? I really like it but can only find ones for£££££££££!!!


PigletJohn Wed 28-Dec-16 10:24:26

If you're going to paint it, it doesn't need to be veneered. The original would probably have been pine. What are the dimensions, and what price have you seen?

JT05 Wed 28-Dec-16 10:27:08

I don't think the style is difficult to find, DIY store, Internet, UPVC door installers, reclaimation yards.

Price is obviously an issue, but a front door is your first defence against intruders, so it is wise to get the strongest, well fitted one that you can afford.

MrCreosote Wed 28-Dec-16 10:35:33

I agree with JT. You would be better off getting a UPVC, multi locking system front door for security.

Wooden doors do look nice but, are easier to brake in and can affect your home insurance.

PigletJohn Wed 28-Dec-16 10:59:43

I don't agree that plastic doors are more secure.

The Eurolock cylinder has been a great source of weakness, and you can cut through the panels with a sturdy breadknife. A BS deadlock is far superior.

The reason plastic doors and windows are festooned with multiple hooks and secondary bolts is to compensate for their innate weakness and flexibility.

endofthelinefinally Wed 28-Dec-16 11:03:38

Is it wooden or composite?
We have a new composite door and it is lovely. Very strong.
It was supplied by the builder who replaced our double glazed windows.

DayToDayGlobalShit Wed 28-Dec-16 11:11:27

Looks like a composite door to me. Very stylish but quite expensive.

DIYDummy Wed 28-Dec-16 11:53:13

Not sure whetger it's wood or composite. I just like how it looksgrin how much would you expect to spend on something like that? The ones I have seen are £800-£1000!

Nan0second Wed 28-Dec-16 12:00:49

We got a beautiful composite door from the composite door shop.
Online company and it took longer to deliver than they initially quoted but the finished product and fit is lovely. They will custom make whatever you want.

Nan0second Wed 28-Dec-16 12:01:38

OhTheRoses Wed 28-Dec-16 12:04:46

A good quality solid wood front door nicely glazed with good door furniture and a three lever and five lever quality lock will easily cost £1500. A door must be in keeping the the period of the property.

It is the threshold of your home. A upvc door on a period property will wipe thousands off the sale value, especially in smart London streets.

On a similar property, in 1990, I got a carpenter to fit a well made wooden door, the locksmith to transfer the licks and a specialist to copy the original stained glass panels for me for about £800. The London Door Company quoted closer to £1500 even then.

You can get the look you want by sorting the glazing yourself providing the door is good quality.

MrCreosote Wed 28-Dec-16 17:11:19

Piglet John. Have you ever seen police trying to force entry into a house with UPVC doors?

Wooden doors normal take one hit, UPVC doors can take 20+ hits. All depends on the door and if the panel is fitted separately. No bread knife will get through my doors. 😀

PigletJohn Wed 28-Dec-16 17:23:01


PigletJohn Wed 28-Dec-16 17:23:01


Etak15 Wed 28-Dec-16 17:25:51

Composite doors are v.good and strong and you can get in any colour and have the glass bit how you like - you can get one that would look just like that, about £800 ish fitted

PigletJohn Wed 28-Dec-16 17:36:47

I couldn't find a film of a corkscrew.

Hoorah for BS3621 !

talkingtoclarry Wed 28-Dec-16 17:43:41

Another vote for composite. I'm v sad but I genuinely love our front door, it's red and is stunning! And since we had ours installed we got asked by several neighbours as to who did it and the chap has been to another five houses to install similar! (Wish I was on commission!)

talkingtoclarry Wed 28-Dec-16 17:46:17

This has come up on just a general google of grey composite door, ''tis lovely!

PigletJohn Wed 28-Dec-16 18:01:16

I think the one in DIYDummy's pic is wood, because I think I can see a BS nightlatch armoured escutcheon, and the glass mouldings might be less bulky.

OhTheRoses Wed 28-Dec-16 18:03:45

I agree with Piglet John. Those doors aren't secure. As a minimum you need a super Banham/Chubb Masterlock about 18 inches up from the middle and another five lever lock at about knee height, on a hardwood solid door with reinforced hinges to the right. Notwithstanding the locked inner door, good window locks, alarm and security lights.

dotdash Wed 28-Dec-16 18:10:08

Is this the sort of thing? I've used this company for internal doors, very good quality and efficient service.
They have loads of different styles.

HowardMoonsJazzTrumpet Wed 28-Dec-16 18:10:23

Not a fan of composite doors (though they are better than upvc). The glazing is really naff and the panelling looks cheap (though I'm aware that composite doors are quite costly). I'm aghast at the idea of UPVC or composite on a period house. Not good

HowardMoonsJazzTrumpet Wed 28-Dec-16 18:15:39

hardwood external version of the door in the OP. You probably need to pay a local glazier to put the nice glass in and add in the cost of fixtures (locks, hinges, letterbox etc) & fitting but the basic door isn't £££.

PigletJohn Wed 28-Dec-16 18:22:41

dowelled construction is not as good as Mortice and Tenon, which will cost a little more.

HowardMoonsJazzTrumpet Wed 28-Dec-16 18:23:49

Ah, there you go. It did look cheap for an external.

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