What are Door Frames, Mouldings & Hardware
Door frames are the structures that doors are fitted to, whether sliding doors, hinged doors or bifold doors. They provide support and a solid framework for the door to sit in. They also create a seal around the door opening, preventing draughts and hiding gaps between the wall and door.
Door mouldings are decorative strips of wood that are used to create a more aesthetically pleasing finish to your doors. This could be by creating "panels" on the door's surface, adding detail to the door frame or covering any gaps or rough joins. Mouldings include items like architraves, skirting boards, trims and beading.
Internal door hardware, also known as door furniture, is items such as handles, locks, hinges and catches. Basically, it's anything that's added to a door to help it function properly as a door.
Our Range of Interior Wood Door Frames and Architraves
When framing an internal door opening it’s important to work carefully and accurately. If the door frame doesn’t fit perfectly your door may jam, stick or become difficult to use. Conversely, a well-fitted door frame will help reduce draughts, keeping you snug and warm.
If you're looking to buy a door frame, look no further. We stock a comprehensive range of internal door frames, door linings and architrave kits, so you're sure to find everything you need for your new doors. Like our doors, our hardwood door frames and door linings come unfinished, prefinished or white primed, so whichever doors you choose, you'll find a frame to suit. We also have a wide range of skirting boards available, so you can match these to your internal doors and frames. Choose from walnut or oak, unfinished, white primed or prefinished. Our skirting boards come in a range of styles too, to suit the look of your home - simple Shaker-style, sleek ogee, or decorative Victorian.
Choosing An External or Internal Door Frame
Our oak door frames are made to match our stunning timber doors, so you can create a consistent appearance throughout your home. Choose from internal door frames in oak veneered mdf, or select external door frames crafted from hardwood and oak. Prefinished wood is ideal if you want to install straight away but unfinished works well for those who want to paint or stain their frame to match a door with a unique finish or colour.
We stock a wide range of external and internal oak door frames at competitive prices. Our exterior door frames and kits are supplied flat pack complete with weather-seals and water bars. We offer mortice and tenon joints in sizes to suit most standard exterior door types. We’re confident that we can help you find a frame to fit whatever the size of your door, as our range covers sizes to suit all standard doors. Our door frames can be easily trimmed to the specific door size if necessary. We can also offer door frame screens up to 3052mm wide and up to 2360mm high, so please get in touch if you can’t see what you need online.
What Size Door Frame Do I Need?
To determine the size of frame you need, first measure the height of the brickwork opening at either side and in the centre. Next, measure the width of the brickwork at the top, middle and bottom of the opening. Take the average of each set of measurements as the size for the opening. Deduct approx. 10mm (0.4”) from the average height and width. This defines the height and width of door frame you will need.
Find out more about door frame sizes in our door frame size guide.
More Than Just the Door Frame…
We stock interior door linings, skirtings, architraves and exterior weather bars so you can complete your door installation whatever your needs. Vestibule frame kits suitable for front entrance frames with sidelights are available too, and you can choose both door and sidelights for these frames from our range to create an entrance of your choice.
Whether you’re working on a self-build, renovation or just looking to give your home a makeover, we’re here to help. If you’d like to talk to an expert don’t forget you can visit our door showroom Mon-Fri or Sat by appointment.
Help, Tips & Advice
A door frame consists of many elements. Parts, such as door lining/casing, architrave, and sill, all form to create a door frame. If you’re interested in learning more about the technical ter...Read More
Believe it or not, a door jamb and a door frame are technically two completely different things. Us mere mortals will refer to the entire unit as a door frame, when in actual fact, there are many elem...Read More