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Internal doors - which supplier?***Deanta Doors***

Postby RogerM » 13 Jun 2018, 18:59

I have 14 internal doors to replace, probably with something like this. I could make my own, but 14 of them? I'd lose the will to live, and I don't think I'd save much. Howdens refuse to take the order because I'm not trade! Are there any suppliers you prefer? Any that you would stay clear of? As usual, I'm aiming to buy at the elbow of the price/quality curve!
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Re: Internal doors - which supplier?

Postby Malc2098 » 13 Jun 2018, 19:24

Howdens have given me a cash account in the past. It might be worth calling on your local outlet.
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Re: Internal doors - which supplier?

Postby RogerM » 13 Jun 2018, 20:17

Malc2098 wrote:Howdens have given me a cash account in the past. It might be worth calling on your local outlet.


The guys in Plymouth just look down their noses at you. When I wanted enough kitchen units to fill 3 normal kitchens they just kept saying get your builder to ask for a quote. We only deal with trade. In the end I did my own thing - all detailed here of course.
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Re: Internal doors - which supplier?

Postby 9fingers » 13 Jun 2018, 20:25

My BIL bought Jeld-wen white primed 4 panel doors for around £60 each and they were rubbish.
I had to shorten them by 22mm and the internal frame depth was only 22mm so cutting that off reposed the internal cardboard interior filling and the was a real fiddle to re-fit the piece I cut off to make up the integrity of the door again.
No glue between horizontal and vertical components just one staple per joint. just awful.

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Re: Internal doors - which supplier?

Postby Robert » 14 Jun 2018, 08:34

Selco do similar doors for similar prices but looking at the map they don't have branches down your way.

They are trade only but seem to give a card to anyone including me.
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Re: Internal doors - which supplier?

Postby RogerM » 14 Jun 2018, 08:45

Thanks Bob and Robert. Useful to know.
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Postby Tusses » 14 Jun 2018, 12:04

most if not all the B&Q internal doors you can take 4mm of each long edge or 6mm of the bottom :eusa-snooty:
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Re: Internal doors - which supplier?

Postby RogerM » 23 Jun 2018, 10:02

Thanks for the helpful comments guys. Looks like we are going to go for Deanta doors Ely for the solid ones, and Deanta Kerry for the glazed. These have a solid engineered construction, and 18mm lippings all round so plenty of allowance for trimming. They advertise that you can take up to 32mm off both height and width, which should be enough for anyone.
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Re: Internal doors - which supplier? ***Deanta Doors***

Postby RogerM » 16 Aug 2018, 20:49

10 doors hung and 5 to go. So far I'm very happy with them. Construction is a chipboard core with a 35mm lip on each side and top and bottom, leaving plenty of room for trimming to size. The veneers are mainly book matched which is a nice touch, and the thickness of the lipping means that there is always plenty of "real wood" to screw into for hinge attachment etc. The grooves between the veneered panels are cut into solid oak strips set in to the core, so there is no hint of a composite material on the outside of the door. I've lightly cleaned up each one with my ROS, degreased with a wipe of meths and then given 2 coats of Osmo door oil. Total cost is £150 per door including all door furniture and 3 ball bearing hinges per door.

This is the first time I've fitted composite doors so I have nothing to compare them with, but I would use again. Deanta Doors Ely for the solid doors, and Deanta Kerry for the glazed ones, bought through"Doors of Distinction" in Sidmouth, who undercut their own website prices.
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Postby Pinch » 17 Aug 2018, 10:15

Nice one Roger. I bet they're still very heavy at internal door thickness of 35mm.

I hung 3 oak composite doors for a work neighbour just before Christmas and they were jolly well very heavy - first doors I've hung in years and I'm not hanging any more! A package deal at £150 per door sounds excellent. You'll have to post up some finished photos. Now then, we want to see a good parallel door joint - maybe to the equivalent of a few fag papers. ;)
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Re: Internal doors - which supplier?

Postby Rod » 17 Aug 2018, 11:51

I replaced all our flat panelled sapele doors with solid pine raised panel doors many years ago.
I cheated a bit by laying the old doors on top of the new ones and pencilled round the shape.

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Re: Internal doors - which supplier?

Postby RogerM » 17 Aug 2018, 12:20

Rod wrote:I replaced all our flat panelled sapele doors with solid pine raised panel doors many years ago.
I cheated a bit by laying the old doors on top of the new ones and pencilled round the shape.

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