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  • Door Sizes & Frame Information FAQ Delivery Information Privacy Policy
    IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO VALIDATE DOOR WARRANTY
    ORDERS DELIVERED

    Deliveries are ground floor only and to level sites.

    Please check first that you have the correct size and design of door as per your Invoice and that there are no damages to any of the packaging before signing as 'received in good condition.'

    Remove the protective packaging and inform us within 72 hours of any visual defects, the doors should then have a protective treatment applied once unwrapped (see 'EXTERNAL DOOR CARE' and 'INTERNAL DOOR CARE' below)

    INTERNAL DOOR CARE

    All Timber Internal doors need protection from the atmosphere whether the house is occupied or not. Remember; there is moisture in the air, and as soon as you unwrap your door it is exposed, even if it is inside your garage or home, so treatment must be applied as soon as the door is out of it's protective wrapper.

    Please read the instructions that are supplied with each door inside the wrapper, if by any chance there are no instructions please telephone the Sales Office.

    Both faces, all 4 edges and any cutouts for hardware must be treated with at least *2 coats of a good quality SOLVENT BASED treatment such as Sikkens TSI, 3 coats for steamy areas such as kitchens, bathrooms and shower rooms, where a pre-finished door has been purchased, it is only the two face edges that are coated, so all 4 edges will need treatment as well as any cutouts as described above*

    Maximum 6mm trimming to each edge for standard doors, but for FD30 fire doors only 3mm to each long edge and bottom edge, no trimming from the top.

    Waxes or Oils are NOT suitable for Engineered internal doors. But please telephone the sales office if you wish to use OSMO DOOR OIL as this is the only oil suitable solely for use on our 'SOLENT' OR 'COTSWOLD' RANGES ONLY. You will need to speak to one of our sales adisors to establish that your door is from this range BEFORE YOU COMMIT TO USING OSMO DOOR OIL. Do not assume that if the door design you have appears in our website under the named range, that is the door you have purchased. We have many different ranges and suppliers with the same design of door.

    If painting your ready primed door you may need to lightly sand the primer, if very smooth, to give a suitable gripping surface for base and top coats. If unprimed, a good quality solvent based Aluminium Primer for Hardwood must be used, which will seal the natural resin in softwood and hardwood that can spoil your finished paintwork. Then a good quality solvent based base coat and top coat must be applied, as recommended by the manufacturer, with a brush (we do not recommend rollers).

    EXTERNAL DOOR CARE

    To validate your warranty and preserve the appearance of all external doors and to give long and trouble-free service, our recommended treatment must be used on all our External Doors, which is a minimum of: 2 coats of ‘Sikkens HLS’ base coat and at least 3 coats of ‘Sikkens Filter 7’ top coat.

    It is of paramount importance that all external doors are completely sealed from moisture ingress before exposure to the elements and no more than the maximum of 6mm to be trimmed from each edge.

    Remember; there is moisture in the air, and as soon as you unwrap your door it is exposed, even if it is inside your garage or home, so treatment must be applied as soon as the door is out of it's protective wrapper.

    If a door is fitted before any treatment or protection, it will be ruined within a few hours when exposed to the elements.

    All timber doors must be finished in accordance with BRITISH STANDARD CODE OF PRACTICE. BSS 8000 PART 5 1990 Each finishing coat must be applied to all four edges, to both faces, inside all cut outs for locks, letter plates and hinges, inside all glazing rebates and around beading.

    Pay careful attention to all exposed end grain including tops and bottom stiles and the fielding of raised and fielded panels.

    These finishing applications must be made strictly in accordance with manufacturers instructions.
    WATER BASED PRODUCTS OR CLEAR VARNISHING are NOT SUITABLE for Exterior doors, they must have some colour pigment to protect them from UVB/UVA rays

    If painting your external door. Solvent based Aluminium primer for Hardwood must be used, which will seal the natural resin in hardwood that can spoil your finished paintwork. Dark colours are not suitable for engineered doors. The same brand of solvent based finishing product must be used on all faces and edges of the door as recommended by the manufacturer, and not mixed with a Sikkens treatment to one side and painting to the other. Continued below 'EXTERNAL DOOR FITTING' .......

    EXTERNAL DOOR FITTING

    A) Reduce doors to fit equally from both sides, but not excessively, e.g. maximum of 6mm from each side, top and bottom.

    B) Seal the door with two coats of treatment before your first fix, then remove the hinges, take off all ironmongery and coat every surface liberally with your three top coats, including all the cut outs before refitting. The number of coats advised by the manufacturer is usually a minimum, it is therefore wise to exceed this if possible. And regular maintenence coats need to be applied once every 1-2 years.

    C) Fully seal glass rebates and backs of glazing beads prior to glazing on models supplied without glass.

    D) It is essential due the English climate to apply a bead of clear silicone to the glass where the glass meets the timber on preglazed doors or afer glazing (as above in C), before your final coat of ‘Sikkens Filter 7’. Making certain that there are absolutley no gaps where water can penetrate.

    E) Never fit mortice locks etc. at rail joints as this may seriously weaken them, use a minimum of three 4” hinges

    F) Always fit with a suitable weatherboard/bar regardless of frame cill type fitted, to prevent droplets of moisture hanging from the bottom of the door. No responsibility will be accepted by us if a weather bar has not been supplied by with your order, as some customers prefer their builder to supply their own.

    G) To test the final finish you have applied to the door, spray with water, and if finished with 'Sikkens' products correctly as above, water droplets appear and just run off the door.

    H) It is also essential to protect your door from direct sunlight and rain by means of a porch, canopy or similar construction.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    A timber door must not be exposed to extremes of temperature or humidity prior to protection with recommended treatment.

    Doors must not be hung or stored in damp or freshly plastered rooms, all new plaster needs at least six weeks drying out period.

    All doors need finishing and should be sealed or primed prior to hanging.

    This advice is to be adhered to to uphold the guarantee and should be read in conjunction with the treatment advice leaflets inside the wrapper of your door.

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