Q. 1A) I need to reduce my door to suit the opening I have,
how much can I take off the door?
(A) On external doors we recommend that no more than 6mm
be removed from any given edge. 'Cotswold Colection' of EXTERNAL DOORS ONLY can be trimmed up to 12mm each edge.
Sometimes door openings are a non standard size e.g. 31 1/2 x 78.
We would advise that you purchase an 80” x 32” door and
reduce the height rather
than the width, as there is more width to
the bottom rail than the door stiles. However removing more than 6mm
from either the height or width will invalidate the guarantee.
On internal doors, we recommend no more than 3-6mm be removed
from any edge. 'Deanta Collection' ONLY can be reduced by 16mm each side - please check for top and bottom trimmimg.
As with the external door, if a greater amount requires removal
from the height of a door it should be taken from the bottom rail, but will invalidate the guarantee.
Q. 1B) I need to reduce my sidelight to suit the opening I have,
how much can I take off ?
(A) Between 6 to 60mm can be removed from each edge of the sidelight - please enquire. (Cotswold range of sidelights can be trimmed up to 60mm on width + 50mm bottom only)
Q.2A) Is the glass in the glazed doors toughened safety
A) Yes all glass in our glazed doors is toughened to BS6206 (A) or
BS EN 12150 safety standards.
2B) I have broken a piece of glass, can you supply a replacement piece?
(applies to all internal doors we supply)
(A) These doors are of cassette construction therefore they are built
around the glass and there are no loose beads.
All our doors are fitted with toughened safety glass to BS6206, so very unlikely to break on impact. We do not have replacement
glass. If the customer wants to re-glaze, they would need to router
the mould off one side of the glazing aperture, remove the broken
glass, put new glass in and acquire new loose beading to re-glaze
3) The label on the door states that I cannot use wax, polishes, varnish
or oils, why not?
(A) When we manufacture a door it has a controlled moisture content,
the above mentioned treatments will not seal the moisture content
into the door, therefore allowing moisture ingress or loss to occur
causing the door to either swell or shrink. Only a fully paint finish
(primer, undercoat, gloss) or high performance wood treatment should be
used. Please see 'Door Treatment Information' on the blue button at the top of this page. Addendum: Some ranges will accept Osmo Door Oil - please enquire.
4) What is the U-Value of a specific external door?
A) Certified U-Values are available for the majority of XL Joinery
Doorsets. These U-Values have been determined by Chiltern Dynamics,
an independent UKAS accredited testing laboratory. External doors
sold separately are available with indicative U-Values only. These
indicative U-Values are based upon information from BRE 443 2006 Edition:
Conventions for U-Value Calculations, produced by the Building Research
7) What wood (species) is the door made up of?
External doors have an engineered hardwood core with various over veneers as described below
Internal doors described as solid core have either an engineered timber core or or a joinery quality medium density fibreboard core with various over veneers as described below
Clear & Knotty Pine: Radiata / Elliotti / Patula
Oak: American White Oak
Walnut: American Black Walnut
White Primed Standard Core: Moulded doors - Multi cell or spacer pad construction for light duty use, pressed hardboard skin, actual core construction may vary, softwood lipping’s and lock block to one side of the door
White Primed Semi Solid Core - XL Joinery doors ie 'COtswold Collection' Multi cell or spacer pad construction with extra timbers to provide more stability, actual core construction may vary, pressed hardboard skin, softwood stiles and rails and lock blocks on both sides of the door
White Primed Semi Solid Core: Premdor doors ie 'Purbeck Collections' Moulded doors; Multi cell or spacer pad construction with with vertical particle board to side stiles to provide more stability, actual core construction may vary, pressed hardboard skin, softwood stiles and rails and lock blocks on both sides of the door
White Primed Solid Core: Particle Board, MDF or Pine Core, actual core construction will vary according to manufacturer, with pressed hardboard skin.
What is the difference between a door with Dowelled construction to
that of a door with M&T construction?
(A) Our Dowelled Hardwood doors are manufactured from kiln dried timber
and are jointed using fluted dowels and modern adhesives.
Our Mortice & Tenon doors are manufactured from select kiln dried
hardwoods, and are constructed using traditional Mortice & Tenon
joints and modern adhesives. This ensures that the doors are constructed
to the very highest standard.