22 Jun

Finewood teams up with Premdor to bring a touch of the exotic to Scotland

Finewood has recently teamed up with Premdor, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of timber doors, to proudly become the only supplier of the full Premdor Portfolio range in Scotland.

Premdor’s newly launched Portfolio collection of doors offers an unrivalled assortment of stylish finishes and comprises four themed ranges: Natural, Exotic, Contemporary and Classic.

All four designs are made in the UK using sustainable, natural veneers engineered in Italy, and all utilise Premdor’s cutting-edge Veneer Match technology. This means all doors have a consistent grain and colour that still allows for natural variation, giving each door its own individual personality.

The Natural range brings the feel of the outdoors indoors and combines the very latest interior design trends with the beauty of natural wood. Offered in Scandinavian horizontal and Scandinavian two stile, these doors offer a soft, relaxing quality that enhances your living space.

Bold shades and textures come together in the Exotic range, delivering a new dimension of style to your home. The doors come in dramatic Ebony veneer and the eye-catching Wenge finish, with its sleek vertical grain.

The Contemporary range boasts clean lines and cutting-edge design. The extensive selection of doors in this range offers a stylish and modern accompaniment to any interior, with quality finishes throughout.

If you’re looking for beautiful doors that don’t adhere to design trends, but remain timeless, the Classic range will certainly pique your interest. This exquisite range combines classic features and high quality wood finishes, making it the perfect choice for those who desire a more traditional, but still luxurious, space.

All doors in the range have solid core construction (with additional FD30 and FD60 fire door options available) and PEFC Chain of Custody as standard.

The Portfolio collection provides the inspiration you need for your latest build or design project and whether you’re specifying doors for your clients or for your own home, the Finewood team will help you find the perfect fit.

Premdor has over 90 years of experience in door manufacturing and it is partnerships like these that complement Finewood’s strong focus on delivering quality products and top customer service.

We’re excited to bring the new Portfolio collection to Scotland and look forward to seeing you in our showroom soon!

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19 May

What to consider when buying a new internal door?

Just as your front door makes a bold impression on your home, an internal door can have a dramatic effect on the look and flow of your interior living spaces. Most doors go fairly unnoticed; more often than not, we look right past them.

There is much more to an interior door than its function, and if you’re building, renovating or just looking to change up the style of your room, you should be putting a good amount of thought into choosing one. Here are some of the main aspects to consider:

Style

The style of your door can play a big role in accentuating the look and feel of your home and it’s important that to maintain a sense of flow throughout your house, it complements your existing style rather than clashing with it.

Pay attention to the size of the room. A large, ornate door may overwhelm small rooms, and flush, minimalist doors may become lost in larger rooms, unless it fits with your existing contemporary and modern style.

Panelled doors are the most popular as they can create more depth and are available in numerous designs and materials.

The right materials and finishes

A variety of materials and finishing options are available for interior doors, so take the time to consider which one best suits your needs before making a purchase. It is also helpful to consult one of the experts at a showroom like ours to guide you in your decision.

Oak veneer is extremely popular and can be matched to other finishes such as flooring and furniture. We offer panel oak doors and glazed oak doors with American White Oak veneer.
Other popular options include Sapele, a wood from tropical Africa which is reminiscent of mahogany, and hardwood veneered doors which come in glazed or panel.
Safety

Internal fire doors help keep your family safe from fire and could even add value to your home if you decide to move. While the fire doors of yesteryear were dull and limited, they are now offered in a range of different finishes including the popular Oak, Maple and White Primed Moulded veneers. Our doors are between FD30 and FD60 fire rated when fitted in accordance with Test Certificate.

Door Swing

Also known as door handling, door swing is something that can be easily overlooked in the planning stages and can have big effects on your furniture arrangement later on. Determining the swing of your door is also known to confuse people the world over, but thankfully there is this handy guide from wikiHow.

You can usually choose between a right-hand or left-hand door swing when ordering a new internal door. Ideally, a door should never open into a hallway or corridor, so keep that in mind when choosing which way your door swings.

Types of Doors

When it comes to types of doors, the options are endless, particularly as each passing year sees more incredible door technologies added to the market. In addition to traditional doors like Dutch and stable doors, French doors and panel doors; space saving door solutions are becoming trendier. These include sliding doors which slide along the wall, pocket doors which slide into a cavity inside the wall, and expandable folding doors which stack to one side.

Visit our showroom to chat to one of our consultants and find the right internal door for your home, or take a look at these top doors trends for summer.

28 Apr

BWF Certifire Door – more than just a fire door

There are fire doors and then there are BWF Certifire doors, proving uncompromised quality and safety when you need it most.

We’re all familiar with the devastating effects a fire can have on people and property, and it’s no secret that doorways are a weak point in containing fire. Most doors have a gap between the frame and the leaf and often include metal components which conduct heat rather than restrict it. A good quality, certified fire door, with the compatible components identified in the fire test data sheet, will ensure the fire barrier is maintained, slowing the spread of smoke and flame and giving occupants more time to escape or the fire service longer to come to the rescue.

Fire doors also prevent more of your building and property from being lost to the fire than necessary, which can save you unnecessary costs in insurance claims.

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) operates and manages the BWF-CERTIFIRE Scheme which was established to increase the standard of fire door manufacture across the UK and is run in partnership with Warrington Certifire Ltd who offer technical and certification skills.

Finewood’s sister company, Doorworks, is a proud member of the BWF-CERTIFIRE Fire Door and Doorset Scheme. All members of the scheme are rigorously assessed and audited every year, so you can rest assured you are in safe hands when ordering a fire door from us.

Doorworks are one of only a handful of suppliers in Scotland certified to produce fire rated products in the building and construction trade. In our first year of trading we were awarded an ISO9001:2000 quality management systems certificate, which allowed us to join the BWF-CERTIFIRE Fire Door and Doorset Scheme.

This commitment to quality ensures you and your family, your home or business are protected. We’re standing by to supply you with a fire door that will form a critical part of your passive fire protection plan and give you peace of mind.

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12 Apr

Summertime Door Trends

2016 Door trends to consider when planning your summer home renovations

With summer knocking at the proverbial door it’s the perfect time of year to undertake those home renovations you’ve been putting off. In the interests of not only keeping up with the Joneses but really giving them something to sulk about, familiarise yourself with these top design trends for 2016.

Coloured statement doors

Many people may choose to change the paint colour of their walls to match accents in their room or complement a new piece of furniture, so why not change the colour of your doors to do the same?

summer colour schemes

Blueberry Hill, Courtyard Green and Ravishing Red are just three of the top door colours for 2016 identified by International colour expert, Kate Smith. The palette consists of earthy, stand-out shades and refers primarily to your front door, which according to Huffington Post New York, says a lot about your personality.

Space-saving sliding doors

Decluttering and simplifying your household is top of the trending charts this year and in keeping with this theme there has been increased demand for interior and exterior doors that slide as opposed to opening out into a room, thus saving space.

In particular, sliding barn doors are all the rage, often boasting rustic wood and metal finishes rounding off a lovely country chic effect.

Expandable folding doors enhancing indoor-outdoor living

The concept of indoor-outdoor living has graced the pages of many home décor magazines recently and it’s easy to see the appeal. Large glass patio doors which are designed to smoothly fold and stack to one side create a natural flow from inside to outside, accentuating the feeling of space and increasing the natural light in your home.

Energy efficient doors

Trends are not only about the look. It’s no secret that energy efficiency is a growing trend in all areas of home design, and when it comes to doors there is no exception. More and more homeowners are selecting exterior doors based on their safety and energy safety attributes. In particular, there has been a rise in installations of composite doors over recent years. Composite doors are carbon fibre reinforced and no timber means no moisture build ups or air leaks.

We’re keeping up with the trends so you don’t have to. Whatever your door requirements, we’ve got you covered. Head over to our showroom in Falkirk and chat to one of our knowledgeable team members about the right door for your home.

07 Apr

How To Measure for a New External Door

When you’re replacing an exterior door you need to know what size you’re in the market for, but measuring this accurately can prove tricky.

When measuring for a new composite door, much care and attention is required, as one wrong measurement could lead to your door fitting incorrectly which will make it less secure and difficult to open.

When measuring for a new exterior door, you need to measure the brickwork opening width and height.

While it may seem obvious, it’s imperative to use a good quality builders metric tape measure and have a notebook or notepad and pencil to write down each measurement.

Ensure you take the measurements in millimetres, not inches or feet and inches.

Width: Measure the width of your door at 3 points – the top, middle and bottom. Record the smallest measurement; this is your width.

Height: Measure the height of your door at 3 points – left, centre and right. Again record the smallest measurement; this is your height.

We would recommend that you arrange for whichever joiner will be fitting the door to visit your home and measure for the new door on your behalf, taking the legwork out of the equation for you and ensuring you order a door that fits.

14 Mar

What is a composite door?

What is a composite door and why is it the preferred choice of entrance door for Scottish homes?

You may not have given much thought to doors in the past, but there is a lot to consider when deciding on an external door for your home. After all, not all doors are made equal.
Composite doors are fast gaining popularity as the preferred entrance door for homes across the United Kingdom, but what makes them superior to other doors?

A composite door is a door made up of a variety of elements rather than a single material, making them tougher and more energy efficient with a much longer lifespan than other doors on the market. They are exceptionally well-designed and boast high quality, modern finishes.

Rockdoor have been the driving force behind composite door technology for over 20 years. Their nickel-coated solid brass hook locks, high impact uPVC skins, carbon fibre reinforced inner frames and unique S-Glaze system make their composite doors the best in the game.

Tough as Nails

Reinforced with carbon fibre, the same material used in Formula 1 racing cars, orbiting satellites and fighter jets, Rockdoor’s composite doors are unparalleled on toughness and strength. Their core is 60% stronger than standard composite doors and they are PAS 24 and Secured by Design certified. Composite doors have a high resistance to weathering and aren’t adversely affected by seasonal changes like a single material door.

Keeping you and your family safe

Composite doors offer vastly improved home security. Since nearly 70% of burglaries involve forced entry through the front or back door, Rockdoor have developed nickel-coated solid brass hook-locks that slide into steel keeps running the full length of the door’s outer frame, which means the door cannot be forced open. In fact, Rockdoor hit the headlines as the ‘Door That Beat the Bobbies’ when local police had to abandon their attempts to break through a Rockdoor with battering rams!

Their TS007 3 star rated (the highest available), German-engineered, multi point locking systems are state of the art and SS 312 Sold Secure Diamond Standard -and Secured by Design accredited. They are, in short, burglar proof.

All Rockdoors feature S-Glaze technology as standard (P8), which eliminates the threat of forced entry and is a superior alternative to the more commonly-used clip-on or cassette glazing which is added to many composite doors after they’ve been built.

If that hasn’t offered you sufficient peace of mind, Rockdoors are also impossible to cut through. High impact 3mm uPVC skins, a 50mm sash and a high density core have seen to that.

Made perfectly for your home

Because every Rockdoor is made-to-measure rather than mass-produced to a standard shape before being trimmed to size, they are an exact fit for your home. This also means they are super strong, easier to maintain and not prone to draughts.

Energy Efficient

Carbon fibre not only offers exceptional reinforcement, it also promises excellent thermal efficiency. No timber means there’s no moisture build up which ensures there is no warping or swelling and no leaks. S-Glaze technology eliminates draughts by closing all gaps, preventing the loss of warm air from inside and leading to lower heating bills.

Order your composite door today!

Finewood have over 25 years’ experience supplying and internal external doors throughout Scotland and are open not only to builders’ merchants, housebuilders, councils and joiners, but also to the general public – 7 days week.

Finewood offer a wide range of Rockdoor composite doors in a variety of designs, colours and glass choices.

What’s more, we’re running a special promotion for the month of March – 10% off all composite doors!