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How to change a door handle

Whether you’re looking to upgrade a contemporary living space or are trying to recover the original feel of a period property, replacing door handles is a wonderful way to do so. An often overlooked detail, new door handles can help you customise your home, help tricky doors close and open more smoothly, and are the perfect finishing touch to your Renovations. If you’ve never changed the door handles before or need a reminder on how to do so, check out our guide below on how to change a door handle.... Read More


Behind Closed Doors

A look into the world’s most exclusive private members clubs Private members clubs, also more traditionally known as “gentlemen’s clubs”, aren’t a new concept. They first rose to popularity in 19th century London and boasted some of the most exclusive members, serving as a place where like-minded wealthy folk, or those considered to be of ‘gentleman’ status, could mingle and socialise with others of similar social standing. These clubs were for socialising, eating, drinking, and sometimes for staying overnight. Nowadays, many of these clubs have decided to abandon this old-fashioned... Read More


Types of Doors

Selecting the doors to install in your home is confusing at the best of times but when you start throwing around words such as flush doors, bi-fold doors, and composite doors it can get even more baffling to know which to pick. Thankfully, we’ve got just the guide for you. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the types of doors we have available, read on for the ultimate guide on the different types of doors for your home. Types of Internal Doors There are many types of internal doors so we’ll... Read More


Standard UK Door Sizes

When remodelling your home, you’ll need to take into account your doors. Whether you’re replacing an old one or have created a new room, a door is literally the gateway to the space you call home. Most existing doorways use a set of standard measurements which make replacing the doors easy. Simply measure the door frame and select the correct size. On our website, we list the sizes of our doors with the following formula: height x width x thickness. Measurements are listed in millimetres and are usually accompanied by... Read More


How To Change A Door Lock

There’s a lot to get done after you move into a new home. Between all of the unpacking, setting up your bills, and redirecting your post, you may completely forget about changing your locks. But changing the locks (also known as rekeying the locks) is an essential step to getting settled in. It allows you to take back control over who else has a key to your inner sanctum and keeps your family and belongings safe. A professional locksmith can cost a pretty penny so learning how to change your... Read More

stylish green interior with wooden seating 16/07/2021

How To Become An Interior Designer

Interior design has a lengthy history, it helps our otherwise empty houses feel like home and it can be a great creative outlet for expressing your personality. Long gone are the days where interior design was a mere necessity that prioritised function over form. As the trends have evolved, especially in the last 50 years, many interior design choices include details that look as good as they are useful and interior designers have become celebrities in their field. But how does one become an interior designer anyway? And how do... Read More


How To Chalk Paint Furniture

Looking to give your furniture a whole new look? Chalk paint is the way to go. This type of paint can help spruce up your walls, ceilings, kitchen cabinets, internal unfinished doors and more and is suitable to use on a wide variety of surfaces including wood, metal, plastic and even brick. Chalk painting is hugely popular right now – especially amongst beginners as it’s practically foolproof. No sanding or priming is necessary, instead, you can head straight to the fun part of painting and transform your home in no... Read More


How to Get a Broken Key Out of a Lock

Did you know that over time your keys can weaken? Just like with anything it can suffer from wear and tear with the metal softening. And, this means, it’s susceptible to breaking. When you put your key in a lock and hear a stomach-turning crack, it’s safe to say your key has snapped off inside. You can pretty much guarantee that this highly annoying event will happen at the most inconvenient time too. But, the first thing to remember is don’t panic! While your immediate reaction may be to call... Read More

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The 11 most asked door questions – answered.

We know everything that there is to know about doors – it’s our job to know. Here at Leader Doors, we have your most asked questions about doors and all of the answers that you need to know. From door sizes to handy hints for buying doors you will find all of the information you need to know in this guide. Without further ado...let’s begin.


4 Eco-Friendly Home Updates to Future-Proof Your Home

Green interior updates are becoming increasingly popular. Not least because people are more socially and environmentally conscious and seeking to reflect this within their home design – but also due to the fact that eco-friendly design principles have the ability to future-proof homes in a number of ways. From the bathroom to the back garden, in this post, we’ll be looking at home the right green interior design choices can help you create a beautiful, eco-friendly home that’s built to last. Create a sustainable garden retreat With a focus on... Read More