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Your internal doors are some of the most important parts of your house. They can help reduce the sound that gets into an area. They can also provide a unique stylistic touch. For this reason, you should be critical when choosing them. You mainly have two main choices: get your internal wooden doors from B&Q, or bespoke doors. Let’s dive into your available options when purchasing internal doors for your property.

Internal wooden doors from B&Q

B&Q is one of the largest and most popular home improvement stores in Britain. Over the years, they’ve built a strong reputation for providing DIY products at a low cost. For this reason, B&Q might be your first option when selecting your internal wooden doors. Let’s look at some of the types of products that they stock.

Wide range of hinge doors

First, they have a wide range of hinge doors available. These doors are available in a range of sizes. They also have some other types of doors, including bi-fold and sliding doors. Their products are also available at a reasonable price, with some hinged doors available for around £80. However, there are also a few considerable drawbacks of getting your internal wooden doors from B&Q.

Limited colours

One of the biggest problems is that, although they offer a wide range of sizes and shapes, there isn’t much variety in the colours. For example, they tend to offer primarily white and brown. These common colours will be difficult to contribute to the distinctive style in your house. Also, these types of doors can be made from low-quality materials. This can mean that they won’t be as durable, causing them to get scratched, dented, or marked easily. It can be very time-consuming to remove this damage later. Thankfully, there is an alternative option that you can explore when choosing your doors. You could decide to get bespoke doors. Let’s take a closer look at this type of door and some of the benefits that it can provide.

Bespoke internal wooden doors

Let’s start by discussing what bespoke doors are. These are doors that have been made specifically for your property, by a skilled company. This allows you to find designs that appeal to you and replicate them. Alternatively, you can create your own unique designs. They also use high-quality materials and finishes. This ensures that they will look great and will last for a long time. Because of this, bespoke doors tend to be more expensive than store-bought doors. However, they tend to recoup these costs over the long-term. Now that we understand what a bespoke door is, let’s look at some of the benefits of this type of door.

High-quality materials

As we discussed, they use high-quality materials. This means that you won’t need to spend as much time repairing the door. Also, you can specify what type of materials you use. For example, you might want to have a silver strip running along one section of the door, making it appear more stylish. The manufacturers will be able to install this as your bespoke door. Because these doors are custom-made, these types of modifications are easier and cheaper than if you purchase internal wooden doors at B&Q. Some doors may also require some modifications to fit into the house. For example, you may have an uncommon doorway size. If you purchased from B&Q, you would need to modify the door yourself. This can be a complex, time-consuming process. If you choose to get a bespoke door, your door will be built with the correct dimensions.

Creative freedom

You will also be able to get a great design if you decide to go with a bespoke manufacturer. As we discussed, many doors from large retailers like B&Q appear very similar. By designing your own door, you will be in control of how it looks. This can let you create your dream door, ensuring that your house has a unique style. In addition, this can be a great way to increase the value of your property. This is because no other properties will have the same internal doors. When faced with these two very different options, it can be difficult for people to understand which one they should choose. Let’s look at some factors to consider that can help you choose the best option for your needs.

Which Type of Door Should I Choose?

As we discussed, there are two primary places you can get your internal doors from. You can either purchase from a hardware store, like B&Q, or you can choose a bespoke seller. There are multiple factors you should consider to help you find which option will suit you the most. First, you should consider your budget. If you are on a tight budget, you might want to buy internal doors from B&Q. Next, you might want to consider how important style is. If you want to create a unique style within your home, setting you apart from your neighbours, you should choose to get bespoke doors. Also, think about how important durability is. Bespoke doors are made from high-quality materials that are designed to last for a long time. This ensures that they will be resistant to scratches and dents. Doors from hardware stores will be less resilient to damage and may require more frequent maintenance. Finally, you may want to consider whether you will need to modify your doors. If your door frames are an irregular size or shape, you may want to purchase a bespoke door. These will be made according to your specifications, making them great for unusual door frames.

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Internal doors are an essential part of your home. They can help you block out noise and help you make sections of your home more private. When deciding on what type of door to purchase, you have two types of doors to choose. Bespoke or store-bought from a hardware store like B&Q. To help you make this difficult choice, we looked at some of the pros and cons of both options. Now, you can make an informed decision when deciding where to purchase your internal doors from.

Pieter Boyce - Wooden Window and door specialist

Pieter Boyce
Wooden Window and Door Specialist

This article was written on behalf of The Wooden Door Company by Pieter Boyce. Pieter has an intense passion for English Architectural history and has been specialising in the conservation of original wooden windows and doors for decades. His exceptional knowledge of timber windows and doors, both listed or non-listed, is attributed to his hands-on approach to learning all aspects of the complete restoration of original features as well as having personally surveyed thousands of items throughout his long tenure as a head surveyor for one of the largest window and door restoration companies in the UK. He now runs a boutique wooden window and door consultancy and fervently champions the retention of original windows and doors. To learn more of Pieter’s services, visit his website at www.boultonboyce.co.uk.