A solid oak door is a fantastic feature for your home – whether to greet guests as they arrive or to complement your decor.
Here at Tradoak we create stunning internal and external oak doors as well as door frames.
In this blog we answer some regular customer questions and show you just some of the options open to you.
Is there a big difference between internal and external doors and frames?
Yes, and it goes beyond where they are hung.
Internal doors tend to be thinner and more simple in design. External doors are thicker allowing for security features such as locks, letter boxes and door knockers.
Can I choose how my door is hung?
Doors can be hung on the left or the right. You can also choose whether you want them to open inwards or outwards.
For true impact you can also have sidelights fitted on either side of your door. These are vertical windows which flank the main door creating light and a fantastic aesthetic.
Can I choose the style of my solid oak door and frame?
When it comes to frames there are many options, particularly rectangular or curved.
While the rectangular frame is more common, the curved frame can create a softer look.
You can also combine the two with a rectangular frame that is curved within.
The solid oak door itself can be modern or rustic. Choices of materials include joinery grade, pristine oak and reclaimed oak.
Reclaimed oak doors offer a unique history as well as making a statement.
Doors can also be split in half. Commonly known as a stable door this isn’t just a great feature for a country home – it can also be incredibly practical if you have small children or pets.
Here at Tradoak we are able to make any design or size of solid oak door.
To ensure you are happy with the final product we go through the whole design process with you using dimensional sketches.
Will my door be hung and finished?
Tradoak doors are supplied unhung and unfinished. This means no ironmongery or hinges are attached.
We do this because if the aperture the frame fits in is just 1mm off square it can send the lock plates and hinges off and the door will not close.
This is difficult to rectify without affecting the door’s aesthetic.
This is also why we supply doors without any form of sealant, staining or varnish.
To install the door, a carpenter or door installer will shoot the frame into the aperture and then hang the door into the frame.
They will also position and drill the holes and mortice for the locking mechanisms.
Can you recommend any particular ironmongery?
We have access to wide range of authentic, hand-wrought ironmongery.
Tradoak is a registered stockist of From The Anvil ironmongery.
Start creating your dream solid oak door today
Whether you are looking for a solid oak external or internal door we can create the perfect door to match your exact specifications.