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  • Door Replacement tips for Londoners

    If you are thinking of changing your door you need to look at all of the different options available to you; While there are plenty of them out there, here we’ll summarise your options and try to help you make the best, most cost effective choice for your property.

    At the bottom of this page you can find some local stores in London in which you can find and buy different types of doors. For professional London based locksmith to help you with fitting doors contact us on 0208 123 6161.

    UPVC Doors

    There is a wealth of UPVC door suppliers out there and choosing one can be a real challenge in itself. One of the best ways to find a contractor that you trust and are happy with is to ask friends or neighbours who supplied them with theirs. Bear in mind that installation fees are generally higher with UPVC doors.

    UPVC doors are low maintenance however, and don’t need to be stained or painted. They provide better insulation and come with multipoint locking which is more secure. On the downside UPVC doors can appear narrower due to the thickness of the frame, and the locks can be expensive to replace. It is also more difficult to change the door furniture.

    Composite Doors

    Composite doors are fitted in a similar way to UPVC doors but they look more like a wooden door (without being made of wood). Composite doors are, as the name suggests, made of a variety of combinations of materials such as glass fibre. They are glued together under extremely high pressure then the door is finished off with an outer skin which often resembles real wood. They are far stronger than wood doors and you often cannot tell the difference between a good composite door and a wood one. They come with multipoint locks too and are highly insulated. They are, however, generally the most expensive option.

    Wood Doors

    The first thing to say about wood doors is that they vary greatly in price depending on the type of wood that you are using. For a standard mahogany door you might be looking at the £160 mark whereas a solid wood oak door could be upwards of £1000. Frames can add more to the cost, but nobody can argue that a well-crafted solid wood door does not look good on any property. When treated well and with care wood doors can last a long time and provide a period look; door furniture can be easily changed too.

    However cheaper end wood doors are prone to warp, twist and crack and can lack the security options that composite and UPVC doors offer.

    Places in London to Buy your New Doors

    B&Q & Wickes – These DIY chains provides a few types of front and patio doors. They are based in many locations across London and are easy to find. Prices range from a couple of hundreds to a couple of thousands.

    Websites: B&Q - http://www.diy.com Wickes - http://www.wickes.co.uk

    Homebase – Homebase is another London based chain of diy stores, however price in Homebase can be slightly pricey. Website – www.homebase.co.uk

    Doors and Doors – This shop is specialise in wooden doors and is based in North London (Finchley Central). Find there a veriety of wooden doors at affordable prices. Website - www.doorsanddoors.co.uk

    Chase windows – This is a company that offer composite and upvc doors. They are based in North London, Enfiled and also have a showroom. Visiting the showroom however requires to book an appointment in advance. Website - http://www.chasewindows.co.uk

    While shops offer a showroom where you can actually see the doors, there are various locksmith companies that offer the supply and installation of such doors at more affordable rates. Locksmith in London offers completed door fitting solutions at best prices.

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