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Leader Doors is the North East of England's leading online door store, founded in the summer of 2006 by a longer standing group of companies located in Hartlepool, Teesside. The company's philosophy was to create an exceptional store, that would turn the daunting task of renovating a property into a quick and simple process. Our aim was to create a store that we ourselves would want to shop in, offering the very best customer service possible, through both our experience and expansive product knowledge.

This is why www.leaderdoors.co.uk was born.

Leader Doors is part of a group of online eCommerce based websites, which specialise in the home & garden sector. We work hard to bring the very best products to our customers, products that we believe you will love.

In the summer of 2011 Leader Doors re-launched our brand new eCommerce site to meet our customers needs and enhance the overall customer experience when shopping online. Through this new, fresh and exciting web store, we aim to expand even further, giving our customers a wider choice of products, while continuing to maintain our high standards and professional customer care.

Our Location

We are based in Hartlepool, a small town in the North East of England, which overlooks the North Sea and is well known for it's fantastic coastline views and beautiful marina.

Customer Service

Since venturing into the eCommerce world, Leader Doors has provided clients new & old, with a friendly, personal service which customers genuinely love. The Leader Doors experience is designed to be stress-free and simple. That is why we work hard to ensure our website allows all customers to express their own individual tastes and add their own personal touch to their home or property.

We will always look to maintain these standards for our customers throughout the full shopping experience.

Value For Money

Alongside our fantastic product range & modern retail philosophy, Leader Doors aim to offer the best value for money on all orders. We have developed our business to ensure that all of our products are priced fairly and perform thousands of price checks each day to continue offering unbeatable prices.

www.leaderdoors.co.uk (Leader Doors) is a brand of Leader Online Limited (Company Number: 05879831).

At Leader Doors we work hard to constantly check our prices, ensuring they are the lowest anywhere online.

With a dedicated team checking 1000's of prices every day, we can ensure that we keep our prices as low as possible, which means more savings for you.

Whilst we make every effort to ensure that we are the most competitively priced seller on the web, due to the size of our range, occasionally a price may evade our team. If you manage find a better price elsewhere, please don't hesitate to contact our friendly sales team and we will do our best to not only match that price, but we will beat that price for you.

We do stipulate that when beating any price, we must adhere to the following points:

  • The item is like for like the same and includes any delivery charges.
  • The item is in stock for immediate or the same delivery date.
  • We can verify the offer ourselves

Please contact us with the following info;

  • Name
  • Email Address
  • Contact Number
  • Name of Product
  • Website URL (The website who is offering the lower price!)

Once we have verified all the information we will contact you as soon as possible with our lower price.

*Please be aware, this Price Promise does not apply to any items which are matched against eBay or Amazon. As often these are clearance items, which cannot be beaten and we cannot guarantee they will be exactly the same. If you are unsure, please let us know and we will investigate.

We work closely with some of the UK's leading door manufacturers, ensuring our range of doors and door products is unrivalled online.

Whether you are looking for doors for your home, or a commercial property, we stock a huge number of popular door designs from a number of recognised UK door manufacturers, as well as a comprehensive selection of our very own doors to suit any style of decor.

Leader Doors know how to transform a project into reality and our brilliant range will help you to do just that. To see our full list of manufacturers Click Here.

Think your products would suit our market? We can offer your company an exclusive opportunity to tap into our fantastic customer base, with our ever increasing range of brands. We are constantly on the lookout for innovative, high quality products and if you feel you can offer us a range of competitive products we'd love to hear from you!

Leader Doors know what it takes to be successful as an online business and if you feel your range of products would suit our customer market perfectly then why not give us a call. We are always looking to bring in fresh new products and who knows, you could become another of our best-sellers.

Contact us for more information about Our Manufacturers.

Technical Help & Advice

Leader Doors are the experts when it comes to doors. We are able to advise on anything from fitting to finishing and are always on hand Monday to Saturday for any questions you may have, however big or small!

Please take a look at the page below, where we will aim to answer some of the more frequently asked questions.

If your questions are not answered on this page, or you simply wish to speak with one of our Dedicated Technical Advisors, you can contact us on 01429 241 270 or email us at customerservices@leaderdoors.co.uk.

Door Size Guide

When purchasing new doors you will more than likely find that your property does not have one standard size throughout the entire building. This doesn't mean you should worry, as this is the case for almost all properties. That is why we offer a huge range of sizes on most doors, to ensure that you can choose a door to suit your entire home!

Take a look at our handy Door Size Guide, which you can use as a guideline when choosing the doors that you need.

Please Click Here to view the door size guide.

Engineered & Solid Construction

Most of the doors we supply are built with an engineered construction. This means that the door is built with a core of manufactured timber, such as laminated timber, MDF or particleboard. A real wood veneer is then applied to all faces of the core, giving you the final solid timber appearance and feel.

Engineered doors are the preferred choice for most installations, as they offer increased stability. These doors will not bow, twist or warp when subjected to general humidity and temperature changes throughout the year, ensuring they are the most secure option when choosing new doors for your home. As our doors are manufactured from natural timber products, grain variations and colour differences can be expected throughout the range. Also worth noting, engineered cores can vary in weight from time to time, depending on the density of the particle board used within the core of the door. This should not cause alarm, but should be noted as doors may feel lighter than expected. Our doors come with two particleboard densities, 650kg/m³ and 725kg/m³.

Solid construction doors are manufactured using one solid piece of real timber. These doors are perfectly suitable for use inside the home once properly finished, but are not recommended for use in external situations.

Adjusting Your Door

Door opening sizes can differ from location to location and can also differ depending on the age of the building in question. This means that not all doors will fit into every opening. This is why Leader Doors offer a huge variety of door size options with every style of door, as we aim to ensure that our doors will fit anywhere in your home.

If the closest size door is too small for your frame opening, then you may need to pack out the frame with additional pieces of timber. This will effectively reduce the size of your frame opening and will ensure there are no gaps when it comes to fitting your door.

Alternatively, if the closest sized door available is too big for your frame opening, you will need to trim down the size of the door until it fits. This is a job that any competent joiner (or even yourself if you have the knowhow) can do fairly easily.

Of course, when it comes to trimming a door down in size there are some recommended guidelines for how much you can take off before damaging the stability of the door. These guidelines are outlined below;

Engineered Timber Doors

Deanta: All Deanta doors are specially manufactured with extra thick 18mm solid wood veneers. These doors are fantastic for those customers looking to take off a larger amount, as they allow up to 16mm from each side. This means that you can safely reduce the door by a maximum of 32mm (16mm from each side) on all four sides of the door.

Other Brands: All of our other standard timber doors are manufactured with 10mm solid wood veneers. These doors allow up to a maximum of 8mm from each side. This means you can safely reduce the door by a maximum of 16mm (8mm from each side) on all four sides of the door.

White Moulded & White Primed Doors

Leader Doors advise that no more than 6mm be trimmed from each side of any solid white primed or white moulded door. Due to the construction of these engineered doors, if can often mean that they become unstable when reduced by any more than 6mm.

Fire Doors

We recommend that under no circumstances should a fire door be altered in size, as this could affect the fire rating of the door and may mean it does not stand up to fire safety regulations. If you require a fire door in a custom size, then please contact us and we will enquire with our suppliers to see if one can be made to suit your needs.

If you are unsure, please contact us before performing any work on your doors and we will be happy to help. We are unable to replace or refund any doors which have been worked upon as they are deemed to be accepted.

Finishing Your Doors

Leader Doors can provide a highly professional and quality factory spray finish on any of our un-finished timber doors. Our quality spray finishing service provides a superb finish to any internal door, ensuring a smooth, clean finish on all sides with no sanding, painting or brush marks.

When finishing your door at home, it can be extremely difficult to ensure that your door is as smooth as a factory finish, especially on all sides. Our pre-finishing service is a fantastic way to ensure you get the finish you desire, without the hassle or mess that home finishing can bring.

If you would like us to pre-finish your door(s), then please add the pre-finishing service Here to your basket alongside your order.

If you would prefer to finish your doors at home, we can recommend a number of high quality door finishing products, which will perfectly complement our doors, simply contact us and we'll be able to help.

Glazing in Our Doors

All glass in our doors is toughened safety glass, manufactured to fully comply with BS6206. This ensures that all of our glazed doors are fully compliant with UK building regulations. All of our glazed doors carry the EU regulation Kitemark for toughened safety glass.

Each type of glazing differs in thickness, which is outlined below;

Flat Glass: 4mm approx.
Bevelled Glass: 6mm approx.
Double Glazed: 14mm approx.
Triple Glazed: 18mm approx.

Door Care Information

- Upon unpacking, every door must be thoroughly checked for faults/damage and any faults/damage must be reported to us within 24 hours of receipt of your order.
- All doors must be treated, prior to installation on all sides of the door, to protect the door against moisture and the elements.
- Upon receipt, every door must be hung. If installation is not possible all doors must be stored flat in dry conditions until required.
- All doors must be covered to keep them clean and they must be kept out of direct sunlight.
- Doors should be handled with clean hands, or clean gloves, and must not be dragged across one another or other surfaces.
- Doors should not be stored in a room that has been recently plastered or where they may come in to contact with excess moisture i.e. steam, as this will cause damage to the timber.
- Doors should not be subject to abnormal heat, extreme dryness, humid condition and/or sudden changes in terrain.
- Doors should be acclimatised to average conditions of the installation location prior to installation. They should be stored in the room where the door will be installed prior to hanging in order to ensure they become conditioned to the present moisture levels.
- Doors should be trimmed equally on both sides. No more than the recommended should be trimmed from the doors (outlined in 'Adjusting Your Door Size').
- Before applying the final finish to the doors, remove handling marks and/or effects of moisture exposure with a thorough final sanding over all surfaces of the doors using fine sandpaper.
- Do not use steel wool and/or other sanding materials containing steel/iron on any doors, especially Oak doors.
- Clean doors before applying a sealer and/or finish. Some species of wood, especially Oak, will cause a natural chemical reaction that can adversely effect certain finishes.
- Where possible, the surface of the doors should be tested for adverse reactions to finishes. The application of a sealer before finishing will usually prevent this.
- Before hanging doors ensure all faces, all four edges and areas which have been rebated for handles, hinges and/or locks are fully treated with paint and/or preservative.
- Before hanging any doors, all all faces and edges should be treated with a suitable paint or sealer.
- Adequate drying time must be allowed between coats, please refer to instructions from the manufacturer of the specific finish for drying times.
- Exterior grade finishes should be used on all faces and sides for exterior doors.
- Avoid dark colours on exterior doors in direct sunlight.
- Doors should not be exposed to adverse conditions until it has been properly finished by the application of suitable treatments.
- Regular maintenance is highly recommended to prevent the breakdown of finishing coats and to further protect the timber from deterioration.
- Leader Online Ltd, trading as Leader Doors, shall not be held responsible for any incidental work or problems resulting from poor workmanship applied to the doors.

Are you worried about being able to afford your home refurbishment?

Stop! There is really no need to worry. Here at Leader Doors, we know how big a task it is to overhaul your home and new doors can quickly become a costly exercise. That's why we help our customers out with an extensive range of finance options to suit any budget.

Is it new doors that you're looking for? No problem - we're sure that we can match you to the perfect finance option.

Our easy to use finance builder even allows you to build your perfect finance agreement right here, online - without leaving our website. Choose an initial deposit of between 10% and 50%, followed by your repayment period - anything from 6 to 48 months.

The finance builder will quickly calculate your costs and let you know how much your monthly repayments will be.

As a matter of fact, finance is available from us on a huge number of products, including basket orders with multiple products. As long as your order total reaches the minimum threshold of £250+VAT (£300), then you can apply for finance.

Interest Free (0% Finance)

We offer 0% finance on all orders over £250 when taking out finance over the following repayment terms;

Interest Free - 0% APR - 6 Months
Interest Free - 0% APR - 9 Months
Interest Free - 0% APR - 10 Months
Interest Free - 0% APR - 12 Months

You can even pay whatever you want up front, with the minimum deposit amount being 10% and the maximum deposit amount 50%.

Classic Credit (19.5% Finance)

We also offer finance over longer terms though these are Interest Bearing. If you wish to take out finance over a longer period, you can select from the following repayment terms;

Interest Bearing - 19.5% APR - 18 Months
Interest Bearing - 19.5% APR - 24 Months
Interest Bearing - 19.5% APR - 36 Months
Interest Bearing - 19.5% APR - 48 Months

As with interest free finance, you can choose your deposit! With the minimum amount being 15% and the maximum deposit amount 50%.

To complete a finance agreement you will be taken through a sub-window to the website of Pay4Later, they provide the online finance technology that allows us to offer credit through our website. Once you have filled in the necessary information on your application, it will be processed normally within the hour during business hours and if any further information is required you will receive an email from either them or ourselves notifying you of what information is required. Once your agreement has been accepted, you will receive a link by email that will take you to the page where you can pay your initial deposit and once this deposit has been paid and Pay4Later are happy with the application, we will be able to dispatch your item.

For any more information on financing with Leader Doors please contact our friendly, knowledgeable sales team on 0845 054 3500 or email customerservices@leaderdoors.co.uk.

Please note that we cannot dispatch items to any address other than that specified on the finance agreement itself. Not applicable with any sales or discounts.


Consumer credit service provided by Pay4Later in association with Close Brothers. Pay4Later is licensed by The Office of Fair Trading (Consumer Credit License: 0616240). For more information please refer to our frequently asked questions or visit http://www.pay4later.com/.