These 44mm thick solid oak Framed & Ledged doors look superb when installed and add real character and quality to your home. Every door is handmade to the exact size you require.
Frame and Ledged Door Manufacture
We manufacture the door in a select grade of oak. Most boards will be clear, with the occasional small knot emphasizing the solid oak construction of these doors. Our specialist timber suppliers specially kiln dry all of our oak to 8-10% for use indoors. We laminate 2 solid sections of oak for the frames, which are then hydraulically press assembled on state of the art machinery to ensure a strong long-lasting door, with good stability provided by the 2 part laminated frame. Each door will come with an oak weather bar. This is supplied loose to allow you to fit on site once any final planing of the door is completed.
The oak framed & ledged doors are available in either a bead & butt option or a V Grooved profile. Each door features closed-cell foam sealing strips between each board to create a weatherproof door.
You can add different options to your door, like a glass opening or a bracing pack. All our external 44mm doors are handcrafted to each order. The typical lead time is around 3-4 weeks.
Points to Note
- These doors MUST be fitted under a porch and cannot be directly exposed to potentially damaging weather conditions
- We will only guarantee this door IF you choose to have the door factory finished by us. Selecting unfinished will mean we are unable to assist with doors that are warped, twisted, etc. due to moisture ingress unless a 3 stage end grain sealer system has been proven to be used. A care leaflet will be provided with every door detailing the best way for the doors to be finished.
- The doors are made from solid oak however the flat panels used are cross laminated with an oak veneer. The cross lamination is to ensure the door is more stable and has much more reduced risks of movement than a door made with 100% solid oak. Please contact our sales team for further details.
We manufacture Framed Ledged Doors using a specially selected grade of oak. The oak is bought directly from a number of partner sawmill in central and northern France where the best quality slower grown oak is found.
Most boards will be clear, some may have the occasional small knot emphasising the solid oak construction of these doors. There can be some colour variation within the boards as you find in any natural raw material.
All of our Oak is specially kiln dried to 8-10% for use as an exterior door and will exhibit minimum movement in use. As with all timber its extremely important to thoroughly finished external doors as soon as they are installed to prevent rapid moisture content changes that can lead to door swelling.
Standard and Custom Sizes
Framed & Ledged external oak doors are manufactured to order to your exact size. We will make your door in any size up to 950mm x 2100mm for the same price. We can make larger doors but please call with your requirements.
All the doors are made to a standard 44mm thick using laminated oak stiles and rails. To manufacture these we laminate 2 x 22mm oak sections in house.
We strongly recommend you specify the door a few mm oversize, and plane the door on site to suit unless you are absolutely sure that the door frame is 100% square. They rarely are! Your new oak door is custom made, and cannot be returned/refunded once manufactured so please consider these measurements carefully. We will confirm them back to you once you have let us know in an order confirmation so we both have a clear understanding of the size required
Please note that your new door is hand made and will take around 2-3 weeks to manufacture.
We offer a beautiful 3 stage finishing system on our external doors. As default, if selected, we will stain the door in a Medium Oak Shade. Please contact us to query other colours you have in mind.
If you choose to have your door unfinished, when you receive the door it should be checked for fit. We cannot overstate how important it is to properly finish timber external doors to provide satisfactory service. All timber will expand and contract as it gains and loses moisture. That's why your door can take on moisture and expand in winter weather. Thoroughly finishing the door will slow this movement to a minimum. It is extremely common to find timber doors that have not been finished properly, almost always in difficult to reach places such as underneath the door.
Even with thorough finishing often timber doors can require minor planing in the first couple of seasons. You should always follow a good maintenance programme with solid oak exterior doors, refinishing them as necessary.
PLEASE NOTE - Prefinished doors are hung in our spray facility to ensure full coverage and a top quality finish. This does mean there will be 2 small screw holes in the side of your door. Please be aware of this before ordering.
Exterior doors are heavy and easily damaged in transit. We carefully package them using a sturdy cardboard carton before shipping them with a reputable national courier.