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13/04/2018
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Treating Your Newly Delivered Internal Doors

Once your brand new internal door arrives from Leader Doors, you’re going to need to consider how to treat your door to keep it in tip top condition throughout its lifetime. All of our internal doors are built to last, but require treating if they’re going to keep up with daily use from your household! Think about every time you’ve slammed a door in a hurry, your kids have hammered on the door while playing, pets have scratched and scrabbled on the door to get into a room they’re not... 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

29/01/2016

Add Value to Your Home

With the start of a brand new year, many are turning to the property search. If you don’t already own your own home this can be a much easier process, but for those of you looking to sell your home in order to buy your next, adding value to your existing property can be one of your top priorities during this time. Adding value can seem like a daunting task, but really it’s down to a few simple steps that we at Leader Doors can help you with. We’ve put... Read More

24/07/2015

How To Trim Engineered Timber Doors

A Step By Step Guide A question asked by many and easily misunderstood. How do I trim down my door? And that being said, By how much can I trim down my door? Well look no further, because we have put together a step by step guide on how you can safely and easily trim down your door to a professional standard. At first thoughts it may seem like a simple “Cut and Go” job but without the right knowledge and guidelines it can easily go wrong. Step 1 –... Read More