I have wanted to get a new wooden front door to replace our rather nasty 1990s UPVC one. Hopefully we'll manage to realise this project this year so I thought it was about time I did some proper research about options.
A lot of people have told me that it will cost around £500.00 to replace and fit a front door so this is going to be the budget I'm going to aim for during my research, all in.
I think most of the prices listed for the doors are without fittings or furniture, so I can see the price will add up quickly.
There seems to be a fairly good range of stores which do brand new wooden doors, but it is always worth looking at salvage yards and eBay too, as you might find a reclaimed gem! N.B. sometimes it is worth going for collection only options further a field in order to get a real bargain. Another advantage of buying on eBay is that the doors generally come with their glazing and furniture.
Even if I don't actually go for one of these specific doors, it is still a good exercise in narrowing down the style of door which I like.
I really like the idea of either a vintage look/reclaimed door, a country cottage door, or a stable door so below I am going to scrapbook options I find in each category as a starting point....
Vintage Look/ Reclaimed Door Options:
Downham Pitch Pine with Glass Pack by Best Doors @ £214.39
I like the Victorian style to this door but I think, in reality, I would be a little nervous of having that much glass in a front door, both for security and safety.
|Savanna Triple Glazed Oak by Best Doors @£275.00 |
|Original wooden stained glass front door on eBay for collection only @ £75 starting bid|
|1928 Solid Wood Exterior Front Door on eBay for collection only from Cheshire @ £50.00|
I just adore the style of this door which is the main reason for posting this image as the collection location is unfortunately too far away to collect from
|1930s External Door on eBay for collection only from Lincolnshire @ £50 starting bid|
|I am a great believer in thinking outside the box when it comes to bargains and this lot is the perfect opportunity to do just that. Listed by a local salvage yard in Buckinghamshire this eBay listing is for 7 possible external wooden doors, BUY IT NOW for £20 a piece on collection only!|
|This just goes to show that with a bit of DIY and remodelling you can take even a 1980s style wooden door and make it lovely!|
|The Edinburgh from Doordeals @ £189.95|
Country Cottage Door Options:
|Estate Single Glazed Hardwood by Best Doors from £158.21|
|Solid Wood / Wooden Front Door 32" x 80" Iron Furniture on eBay|
for collection only from Sussex @ £0.99 starting bid
|The Cottage Glazed from Doordeals @ £194.70|
Stable Door Options:
|Barnborough Hardwood Stable Door by|
Real Oak Floors from £112.00
|The 1 Light Stable Straight Top Stable Door from|
Doordeals from £156.27
|The 1 Light Stable Triple Glaze from Doordeals|
|The Oak Chancery Stable from Doordeals|
Having gone through and researched all the doors which I thought I like the most I have come to the conclusion that the 1930s style is my favourite. And we both particularly like the black 1930s door from Cheshire the best. I think the next place we need to go is to some salvage yards to check out our best options on reclaimed doors. I will, of course, as ever, keep you posted of our progress...