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05/07/2022

5 Benefits of Having Internal Sliding Doors

Thinking about replacing your current internal doors with sliding doors? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Sliding doors are a fantastic feature to have in your home. Not only do they add a touch of modernity and help freshen up the decor, but they can also create a feeling of effortless flow between rooms while maximising space and adding personality too. We understand that changing your internal doors can be a big task to undertake. And so, you’ll want to be 100% sure in your decision to include sliding... Read More

05/07/2022

What are Victorian doors?

Queen Victoria reigned between the years 1819 and 1901 and so the Victorian era saw a lot of changes in terms of decor styles and design. An outward display of wealth and status was essential to those living during these 63 years and the front door to the home was the perfect way to display your success and status in society to all who passed or approached.  A Victorian front door had to convey the right impression. Hence, they were typically intricately detailed and opulent in design with panels, stained... Read More

05/07/2022

How to paint a varnished wooden door

Whether you’re doing an entire renovation or need just a quick fix, painting over existing varnished doors is a tempting way to update your home. But it doesn’t come without its trials. You can paint over varnished doors, however, there are some steps you need to follow to ensure the best finish.  Read on to learn how to paint a varnished door and refresh your home on a budget.  Can you paint over varnished doors? The answer is yes! You absolutely can. There is a little bit of prep work... Read More

05/07/2022

What’s the difference between fully finished, primed & unfinished doors?

When looking at renovating your home, the doors are an important detail that can be tricky to figure out. Here at Leader Doors, we have a huge range of different doors including unfinished, primed, and prefinished options but if you’re new to home interiors or DIY, it can be confusing to choose the best option for you.  Read on to learn more about the difference between fully finished internal doors, primed internal doors, and unfinished internal doors, and also why you might want to opt for each variety. What is... Read More

27/06/2022
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How to restore a weathered wooden front door

Your front door is the first thing that guests and neighbours see of your home and a wooden front door is a great feature when it comes to your home’s curb appeal. However, years of exposure to sunlight, rain, snow, and frost can significantly damage an exterior wood door and leave it looking a little worn out. If it’s been a while since you last maintained your door and you’re looking for some top tips and tricks on wooden door restoration, you’ve come to the right place. Read on to... Read More

06/06/2022

External Doors Buyers Guide

There are many reasons for deciding to change an external door. It may need repairing or repainting, it might be draughty and old fashioned, or it could simply no longer suit your taste or the style of your property. So to help you select the right door for your home, we’ve highlighted the most important points to consider when choosing an exterior door. Types Of External Doors Front The main threshold to your home can create that all-important first impression, making it a great way to make a statement and... Read More

06/06/2022

Eight Ways To Modernise Louvre Doors

Louvre doors, also referred to as shutter doors, slatted doors or louvered doors, can be traced back to the Middle Ages. The design consists of a frame with horizontal wooden slats installed at an angle. To this day, louvre doors continue to be used as closet doors, bathroom doors and pantry doors.  Louvre doors work brilliantly as double swing doors and are available in various lengths. They also offer great ventilation and are also extremely budget friendly. As they’re very popular in traditionally designed homes, they can often be viewed... Read More

06/06/2022

Door Buyers Guide

When it comes to our doors, they’re the things we use the most. When they’re in good condition, they’re overlooked. However, when they begin to show signs of wear and tear, we start to consider upgrading them. As well as being vital to your security, a new door – whether that be internal or external – can make a huge difference. From first impressions to coordinating designs, choosing the right entrance ways can enhance any room around your home. In this guide you’ll get all the tips on how to... Read More

06/06/2022
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Four Beautiful Ways To Dress Bi Fold Doors

Bifold doors have become increasingly popular thanks to their modern style and functional benefits. They introduce more natural light and can extend your living space and give you a great view of your backyard and garden. However, due to their large size, bifold or patio doors can be challenging to dress, especially if you are on a budget. There are also so many options to choose from, such as curtain fabric, curtain tracks, blinds, or a double curtain pole.  When you start thinking about installing a set of bi fold... Read More

03/05/2022

How Much Does It Cost To Replace A Front Door & Frame?

The front door of your house has the most important role in your house. It keeps you, your family and your most loved possessions safe – so it’s important to ensure it’s doing the role well. The door frame is also just as important as the door itself when it comes to safety.  There are many things to consider when investing in such a crucial element of your home. If you’ve decided it’s time to replace your front door, we’ve put together this blog, which will help you understand how... Read More