Leader Doors | Blog

10/07/2017
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Does Your Home Appeal to a Burglar?

Your front door can say so much about your home; it can be a place to showcase your personal style, create a welcoming atmosphere for guests, and even show off to the neighbours. But did you know that your front door and the way it’s presented can also be appealing to a criminal mind? The appearance of the front of your home may be making a burglar sit up and take notice, making you their next target… So, what is it that they look for? Let’s look at some key points.... Read More

03/07/2017

Our Bespoke Door Service

If you’ve been shopping around for your dream doors but are having trouble finding the right size for you home, we at Leader Floors can help. As door specialists, we have plenty of bespoke made-to-measure options, meaning you never have to settle for anything less than perfection when it comes to redesigning your home. Getting in touch with us is the first and most important step. Whatever your needs, our door experts are ready to listen to your requirements, whether you need a non-standard size or a door to fit... Read More

03/07/2017

5 Ways to Upstyle Your Front Door

Your front door is the first impression that visitors will have of your home – so you want to make a good one! There are plenty of ways to freshen up the look of your front door if you don’t actually want to replace it, so you needn’t worry about breaking the bank if you think your front door isn’t quite up to scratch. We’ve put together our top 5 tips for giving your front door a fresh new look. New Glass If you’ve got a little money to spend,... Read More

27/06/2017

Tailor Your Doors with Deanta

  With more than twenty years experience in the door industry, and more than fifty years experience in building and design, Deanta don’t see themselves as just another door company. Established as one of the most innovative and forward-thinking door suppliers on the market, Deanta are on a mission to revolutionise the door industry. Among many of the key benefits of a Deanta door, including a commitment to the environment and the quality of their doors, is the extent to which Deanta doors can be customised to fit the exact... Read More

03/06/2017

Lessons We Can Learn From Our Top Ten Iconic Doors

Some of the most important stories are told behind iconic doors. From the silver screen to your television sets and even real-life doorways you can visit, we’ve put together our top ten list of instantly recognisable famous front doors and what you can learn from them about styling your own front door! Downton Abbey The gothic entranceway to Downton Abbey is almost as intimidating as its inhabitants. Imposing and grand, the front door to Downton Abbey can teach us a thing or two about making sure that your entranceway perfectly... Read More

20/04/2017

Common Issues & Fixes for Internal Doors

While most people will go a long time without having to update anything to do with their doors, the slightest problem with a door can affect the look of a whole room. So if you find that your door isn’t quite looking how it should, take a look at some of the most common issues to identify and the easy fixes recommended by us here at Leader Doors. Dropped Doors You’ll probably notice that your door has dropped if you’re having trouble closing it properly because the lock doesn’t quite... Read More

13/04/2017

How To: Stripping a Door

Perhaps you prefer the look of a rustic timber door, but you’re stuck with those tired old white painted doors all throughout the house. You don’t need to rush to replace all of the doors, first you could try stripping the door yourself to reveal the wood underneath the paint. There are plenty of ways to strip a door, and the cost-saving benefits are obvious, but how easy is it? By following these easy-to-digest steps, we’ll help you to strip down your doors and breathe new life into your home.... Read More

04/01/2017

Seasonal Affective Door Disorder

  It’s not just people that can suffer from a change with the seasons. Seasonal Affective Disorder can also be experienced by your wooden doors. This is why, depending on the time of year, you can suddenly find yourself struggling to open or close the doors in your home, wondering what the problem could be when it fit perfectly in the frame just a few months ago. Wooden doors are porous, and even with adequate protection can be susceptible to contraction in dry conditions and expansion in humid conditions. It... Read More

12/12/2016

Our Guide to Buying Doors

  Buying doors can be a tricky process if you’re not sure what requirements you should be looking for. A highly customisable interior and exterior item, doors come in a whole host of varieties based on your required measurements, desired style, and function. But how will you know exactly what you need from your interior doors? We at Leader Doors have put together a short guide to buying doors that we hope will help you in your remodelling project. What Size Door Should I Buy? Measuring for an internal door... Read More

01/02/2016

Turn the Heat Up in Your Home

Keeping the heat in your home during winter can be crucial to surviving the higher heating bills! During the first couple of months of the year, you’ll find that the winter weather still has you rushing to turn the heating up high when you get in from work, and unless your house is properly prepared and insulated, households end up losing a lot of heat which results in costing yourself unnecessarily high heating bills. To avoid getting a nasty shock when the gas bill comes, we have a few recommendations... Read More