Knock on wood

Manufactured in the traditional way using mortis and tenon joints, a new solid wood front door will endure for the lifetime of the property, according to bespoke joiners David H Wright.

The company said the classic panelled door remains a firm favourite with customers; available in a choice of woods, they can choose glass panels and paint finishes. Sidelights, fans and arches all add character, and the use of special clima-control glass helps to control the temperature regardless of the external conditions.

When it comes to security, David H Wright recommends that doors are fixed with either a traditional style five lever mortise locking system, or the European standard multi-point locking system, which comes fitted with a 3-Star rated cylinder.