Put wood in t’hole – all about doors

Northerners can be blunt sometimes, but if someone told you to put the wood in t’hole, you’d know what they meant, right? In case not, it means ‘there’s an arctic draft coming through and would you please shut that door!’

See also, ‘were you born in a barn?’

Here at George Hill, we totally understand that sentiment and place a lot of importance on helping you choose the right doors for your house/office/shed/project. No-one dare leave a door ajar here.

In our showroom in Oldham we have a wide selection of internal and external doors for you to choose from. We hold stock in various sizes, doors of varying thickness, a variety of styles, and fire rated blanks that we can cut down to any size for you.

We can also order in white doors, grey doors, oak doors, glazed doors, pairs of doors, folding doors, and sliding doors.

And of course, we carry all the necessary accessories to go with your new doors, from hinges, locks and latches, to closers, surrounds and a wide selection of door handles.

Fashions change, and changing the décor along with more contemporary doors, can really refresh the look of a room. But so do fire regulations, and though we jest, doors are not just for keeping the arctic drafts out. Did you know that 39,600 dwelling fires were recorded in Great Britain in 2013-14, the equivalent of 108 fires in our homes every day?

Remember, if you are fitting fire doors, you must fit them according to the manufacturer’s instructions, they must be regularly inspected, and they must be regularly maintained. There’s a lot of really useful information on the British Woodworking Federation website http://www.bwfcertifire.org.uk/. Make sure you have a read and keep your skills and knowledge up to date, to ensure you are fitting them correctly.

Have a look at some of our stock range https://georgehill-timber.co.uk/product-category/doors/

As always, for more ideas and one to one advice, come in and see us or give us a ring, to discuss your specifications.


Timber and Building Merchants

George Hill is a leading independent timber merchant and building supplies provider in the North West, with branches in Oldham, Manchester, Bolton and Blackburn. Founded in 1919 we’re family run, and have been for 98 years.

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