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Frequently Asked Questions!

What does mortice and tenon mean?

Mortice and tenon joint - a joint where a hole or slot known as a mortice is formed in a piece of timber to receive the reduced end of similar size or tenon from another piece. The joint is often secured with wedges, dowels or steel plates.this ensures that the doors are constructed to the very highest standard.
What is paint and peel?

It is a system designed to make sealing, staining, or painting your
Door a quick and easy procedure.

Step one:
Paint, or stain the door as directed by the finishing instructions. The film over the glass protects against streaks, runs or splashes.

Step two:
When the finish is complete, simply, by using a craft knife, cut around the glass aperture, ensuring the masking film is cut in the corners.

Step three:
Peel off the film from the glass surface – leaving a smooth edge to the finish, and pristine glass.
What does dowelled mean ?

A joint where the pieces of timber are joined by  using fluted dowels and modern adhesives.
What is a veneer?

A veneer is a thin layer of wood which is glued over a solid core which creates a strong stable product.
Finishing a doors with a real wood veneer provides a greater uniform in colour and improves the appearance of the door.
What does triple glazed mean?

Triple glazed doors all feature a ornate decorative centre layer of glass made up of hand cut patterned and bevelled pieces with brass and lead caming. This layer is then sandwiched between two layers of clear glass to give a smooth finish. The triple glazed unit gives added insulation in cold weather and conforms to British Safety Standard bs6206(a)
How much can you reduce a external door by?
On external doors we recommend that no more than 12mm be removed from any side, top or bottom of the door.

How much can you reduce a internal door by?
On internal doors, we recommend no more than 6mm be removed from any side, top or bottom of the door.

Sometimes door openings are a non standard size e.g. 31 1/2 x 78. We would advise that you purchase an 80” x 32” door and reduce the height rather than the width, as there is more width to the bottom rail than the door stiles. However removing more than 1” from either the height or width will invalidate the guarantee.