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Blog 2018

Should You Paint Your Timber Door or Go with Varnish and Wood Stain?

December 14, 2018

Doors have always been a decorative element in many cultures, and it is no wonder why doors are still valued today not only for their practical applications, but also for their aesthetics. Of all the materials currently available for the creation of doorways, wood has still held the most sway because of its overall popularity, availability, and the sheer variety of aesthetic versatility.

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Features to Look for When Making a Choice for your Front Door

December 12, 2018

A home’s front door is the primary means of ingress and egress, and has for centuries been the focal point of ornamentation and even superstition.

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Highlight Your Front Door Designs with Front-Entry Frames

November 22, 2018

No matter the type of size of a home, it is the front door that is always the welcoming façade to the world. Throughout history, even to this very day, the front door as a means of entry and exit has always been ornately decorated or otherwise made iconic and memorable. Interestingly, hundreds of traditions and folkloric belief have been attached to the front doors of houses, and so too different aesthetics and artistic flourishes.

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Architraves for Doors: Why Add Them?

November 16, 2018

Not everyone is well-versed in architectural terms. Even the most knowledgeable and well-rounded individuals may find it difficult to tell the parts of a doorway and what their origins are, unless they have a degree in architecture or classical art. For example, ‘architrave’ is not a common name or word that people hears in day-to-day conversations.

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Why Plastic is not the Best Material Choice for Doors

October 26, 2018

Doors throughout history have been made from a wide assortment of materials, and have taken on a dizzying array of different styles and designs. Doors have always served two primary purposes; the first being to provide a measure of additional privacy to a home or place, and the second being to act as a safety barrier against possible intruders.

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Leadlight Entrance Doors: When Do They Need to Be Replaced?

October 16, 2018

Leadlight entrance doors are like beautiful works of art that greet visitors when they approach your home. Depending on the design, leadlight doors can have delicate colours and opaqueness that defines the Edwardian and Victorian characteristics that appeal to so many home owners. And when the sun shines through the decorative stained glass during the early morning or late afternoon, your hallway and home becomes transformed into a wonderful kaleidoscope of colours.

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Types of Wood for Front Doors

September 27, 2018

There are some import things to consider when choosing a front door for a new build, or a replacement door for your current home. Of all the doors in a house, the front door needs special attention because of its importance as the main door of your home. Your front door should be appealing to the eye, match and blend in with your home’s design, be strong enough to prevent forced entry, weather resistant, and long-lasting.

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Custom Bi-fold Door Advantages for Your Home Interior Space

September 14, 2018

If you are looking to give fresh life to your home through creative renovations that are both affordable and space-saving, you should consider the installation of custom bi-fold doors. For homeowners that are looking to spruce up their space while creating new storage room, bi-fold doors can be a slam dunk addition.

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2 in 1 Door: Better Design Solution versus Mesh Security Doors

August 27, 2018

Today, mesh security doors are a common part of most homes’ entry doorway. These are used to provide a free flow of air into a house, while preventing insects such as flies and mosquito from gaining access. However, the typical design of most mesh security doors block the view of the home’s front door from the outside, so people can’t see its aesthetic qualities.

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Leadlight Doors Can Make Your Front Porch a Welcoming Space

August 17, 2018

When you walk up to your home after a long day at work, what is the first thing that your eyes tend to drift to? The odds are pretty good that your front door is the focal point of your view and that of everyone who happens to walk by. While most front doors are just fine, if forgettable, there are some doors that happen to steal the show. We are talking about, of course, Leadlight Doors.

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5 Things to Consider When Replacing Your Front Door

July 27, 2018

Here at Shandfield Doors, we understand how important it is to make sure that our customers are armed with the proper knowledge they need before making any decisions regarding their home or business. Today, we are going to be focusing on the most important door for your home or business: your front door. At some point in your life, you will likely need to have your front door replaced. When that time comes, you need to take some time in order to make sure you properly consider all of the important aspects of replacing your door.

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Solid and Semi-Solid Internal Doors: What are the Differences?

July 17, 2018

Whether you are in the process of building a new home or merely looking to upgrade an old one, you'll need to at some point pay attention to the quality of your doors. Doors are routinely taken for granted and it is only when we are forced to purchase new ones that we have to consider the differences between our various options. Today, we are going to spend some time discussing the quality of solid and semi-solid internal doors.

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Ideal Parts of Your Home Where Bi-Folding Doors Can Be Placed

June 26, 2018

When selecting the right doors for various places in your home, you need to understand the different types and their attributes. We are here to start your education on this matter with information about bi-folding doors. Bi-folding or bi-fold doors are made up of multiple panels and they open with a sliding action.

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Traditional and Modern Door Solutions for Your Home

June 8, 2018

Doors play an integral role in all homes regardless of their location. At the front entrance, they help give a positive first impression to all who approach along with providing security. Interior doors allow privacy in the bedrooms and bathrooms or to close off other rooms when necessary.

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The Many Benefits of 2 in 1 Doors

May 29, 2018

There are a variety of types of attractive entry doors to choose from today, standard wood, French, glass, leadlight, and 2 in 1 doors. However, of these, 2 in 1 doors have more benefits than the others. What truly makes 2 in 1 doors stand out among other styles of entry doors is their versatility.

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Tough Quality Front Doors: Design Aesthetics and Your Security Matters

May 11, 2018

The front door to your households a ton of meaning, more than you probably ever will acknowledge on a day-to-day basis. Your front door represents the first impression that visitors will have of your home.

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Exterior Leadlight Door Cleaning and Maintenance Tips

April 30, 2018

Leadlight doors are some of the most elegant doors that you can find in the market today. Typically associated with period houses, leadlight doors are a testament to the age-old flair for artistry and understated elegance that became the hallmark of old houses.

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Choose Leadlight Doors to Add Natural Lighting to Your Home

April 17, 2018

Most people want their home to have that open, airy feeling with natural sunlight freely able to enter and brighten rooms and spaces. However, with many homes built today, more planning is done on the layout than in the positioning of windows to allow natural lighting to enter.

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Internal Door Options: Differences between Hinged, Sliding, and Bi-folding Doors

March 29, 2018

Doors are a universal means of ingress and egress, but not all doors are made alike. Just as there are many different materials used for making doors, so too there is a wide variety of door styles that suit specific needs. Whether you have a residential building or a place of business, there is always a right door for your every need.

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Things to Remember When Hiring Door Installers to Customise Your Front Door

March 23, 2018

Doors are more than just a bland means to keep things in or out of one’s domicile. They can be works of art in their own right, and the proper aesthetic for a door can really make or break the overall look of a house. Many years ago, most doors were custom-made pieces, and no two were alike. They varied between the sturdy and simple exemplars to the downright stellar and ornate.

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Interior Doors Add Privacy and Beauty to your Home

February 28, 2018

Doors are a staple in ever home, but while they do keep intruders from entering your domicile, there is more to the humble door that meets the eye. Doors are, beyond the practical applications, a highly aesthetic things. If you’re looking for a great way to enhance the overall aesthetics of your home’s interior, but find that décor is simply not enough, or that it’s been tried and tested too often that it has lost its appeal, consider upgrading your interior doors instead!

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It's Not Just About Design: Make Your Home Safer with High Quality Front Doors

February 14, 2018

Front doors are one of the most integral parts of a any house because they secure a homes and provide protection from the elements outside. Front doors come in a wide assortment of materials and can be made into various standard shapes or forms, depending on the specific needs of a home.

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Leadlight Doors: Merging Classic Design to Modern Homes

January 30, 2018

As a major style element of the Victorian and Regency eras in design, Leadlight doors are still quite popular today in home design and decor. They lend a strong sense of enriching classical elegance and beauty to a modern home design without detracting from its sleek, streamlined contemporary lines and features.

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Home Renovation Checklist: Don't Forget to Upgrade and Change Your Doors

January 23, 2018

There is much to consider when renovating your home, people usually start with the kitchen, bathrooms, then the living room and bedrooms, but not surprisingly, of all the things to consider, doors are often the last things homeowners decide to change, especially if they already have well-made doors.

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