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Wooden front door(2 Posts)
Does anyone have any direct buying experience of companies that sell wooden front doors with glazing in them? They seem so expensive so if anyone has found anything that is a decent price too I would love to hear the details. Period property so did also consider buying a reclaimed door.
Magnet still do some, but it is on their trade site, AFAIK they only sell kitchens to the public. A carpenter, joiner or builder is likely to have an account.
Can you see this page?
much the same is true of Howdens
Premdor is a big maker and supplier, their products are sold in DIY sheds and Wickes, sometimes own-branded.
If it was me, I would either source a door myself (and preferably a frame) from a local supplier, and engage a carpenter to fit it; or find a well-recommended carpenter or joiner to supply and fit. They will know all the local sources.
In my district is a college that trains joiners, so we have more than enough of them for the work available. A competent joiner can make a door to your requirements, possibly better than you can buy readimade, and to match the style in your home.
Glazing a door is pretty easy, they usually come with pre-cut internal beading, and you use glazing tape, which is very strong and secure, in the rebate. A person who fits doors will be able to do it. They can also trim a frame or door to fit, make new beading if required, and fit your chosen locks and other door furniture. Door fitting is not a DIY or handyman job.
Pre-glazed doors are popular with housebuilders throwing up a thousand dwellings in the shortest possible time, but it will add to cost if you go to a boutique door company.
You can order glass to your whim. I now prefer laminated glass in external doors as it is very secure.
Not everybody hangs doors on stainless lift-off hinges, but I think they are best.