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Internal Doors Buying Guide

Internal Doors Buying Guide


Often overlooked, internal doors add the finishing touch to a room. Consider the age of your home and your skirting and mouldings: this is often a great starting point when it comes to choosing your door. It is also worth thinking about whether you need sound proofing from room to room, and whether your home is draughty.

Door composition

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Hollow core doors

With a core usually made from paper, cardboard or plastic in a honeycomb pattern and thin veneer of higher quality wood, hollow core doors are a great choice for internal doors.

Advantages

  • Lightweight
  • Easy to hang
  • Affordable

Disadvantages

  • Lesser soundproofing
  • Less insulation
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Solid core doors

With a core of composite wood such as HDF or particle-board, solid core doors have a veneer of higher quality wood. They are a good middle ground between solid doors and hollow core doors.

Advantages

  • Durable and strong
  • Excellent soundproofing and good insulation
  • Better fire-resistance

Disadvantages

  • Higher price point
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How to guides

Once you've chosen your new door, it will need to be hung. Our handy DIY guides will help you install and fix any door issues. Hanging a door can be tricky though; consider getting in a professional if DIY is not your strong suit.

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How to hang an internal door

Our guide will show how to replace a standard internal door, trimming it to size and finding the perfect hanging position.

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How to change door furniture

In this guide, you will learn how to replace common types of handle on wooden internal doors.

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How to fix door problems

Here we will show you how to fix a loose hinge, ease a sticking door, pack out a hinge and move a doorstop.

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