European Oak Bespoke Front Doors
What is European Oak and why we use it for external doors
The ‘genus Quercus’ (Latin for oak tree) with more than two hundred separate species produces the true oaks. Most of these are found in the northern hemisphere, where in temperate regions they may form pure stands, or may be dominant species in mixed woodlands. While in warmer countries they tend to occupy the mountainous areas. Most of the true oaks are trees but some are shrubs. The trees, on the basis of wood structure, fall into three groups; the red oaks, the white oaks, and the evergreen oaks or live oaks; the red and white oaks are deciduous.
Historically a traditional boat building material, European oak has been used for thousands of years. It’s often used to make staircases, doors, cabinets, skirting boards, ceiling beams and other items which need to be tough and hard-wearing. Our bespoke front doors made from oak will last a lifetime.
Why European Oak front doors?
European oak is a hardwood that naturally insulates any property and acts as an ideal companion to any front door entrance. It is versatile, durable, attractive, and it resists rotting and decay incredibly well.
Oak blends in to the surroundings providing you with a classic, traditional appearance that is reminiscent of the countryside and english heritage and looks much more pleasing, particularly in listed buildings and rural areas. Bespoke front doors are made to last using 100% solid European Oak, no veneers or engineered components, each door is bespoke and can be made to any size.
SWD’s Heritage Solid Oak doors are produced using only the finest grade European Oak combined with traditional joinery methods. Visually stunning with a distinct silver natural grain on quarter-sawn surfaces producing beautiful markings and yellowish-brown in colour.
These distinguished designs are complemented with black cast iron door furniture, adding impact to the most stately and majestic of homes. These period selections have all been cast from high graded iron and are then carefully “hammered” to give the wonderful textured finish that is only associated with medieval ironmongery. Fittings are then finished with durable black powder coating.
Lockland Heritage Oak External Door
Above is the Lockland, which remains one of SWD’S most popular doors in the Heritage Oak range and one of the closest you can get to the original cottage designs of the early 1400’s construction. It has a decorative cast iron grille with matching hinges and studs creating a medieval look. This stunning external door with its distinguished design is a fabulous focal point. If you have the luxury of a wide opening, solid oak or glazed side panels can be added to allow more light to enter your entrance.
The Heritage range benefits from the following:
- Bespoke service – made to any size
- 100% European Solid Oak
- Standard or Bespoke designs
- Traditional joinery construction
- Excellent range of black cast iron furniture
- As standard supplied as a door set complete with door, frame and ironmongery
- Security double glazing, in addition patterned, stained and obscure glass are available
- Finest European Oak
- Excellent U Values
- Finished in stains to enhance the natural beauty of the wood
- Secure by design SBD PAS24 security
- excellent acoustic properties
You can view our heritage european oak front door range here and if you would like to discuss your requirements further please do contact us .