Replacing hall doors

29 Jul 2005
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West Midlands
United Kingdom
Hi all,
We have full glass danger doors in the hall, two standard with the middle. cut out and replaced with glass.
A third I made as a folding door using two redundant ones from the kitchen- with two narrower same glass panels, hung at the top only.

The front hall door is also a full glass etched panel with matching side panels. But we do have a porch enclosing all.

These must all be replaced of course.

My question is what ideas or prompts do you have.

I thought of toughened glass with small panels, but painting is difficult,
hardwood means the jambs and skirting also to replace.
and then the folded door is odd as it's painted now.
Then the front door, if double glazed is odd (and white)

In short- a problem ennit.

Thanks in advance for any ideas :)
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just an idea,could you not just ply over the top of the doors and install some nice looking moldings until time/money suits???
Hi .Greg.
That's an idea, I admitt to having toyed with the possibility.

I would have to 'drop in' a panel of something strongish and not too heavy.
I suppose they don't make any good looking material for this type job ?

I could go for new doors like 'composition' or something- white plastic type painted- which seem very cheap- a-la-Wickes.

But then there's the folded door, maybe some plexiglass in that one?

Then at least a new d/g front hall door would sort of 'go' with the others.-
You've set me thinking a bit.

Thanks for the prompt reply :D
have you also thought about installing saftey film onto the glass????
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Hi again gregers,
No- thats a very good idea- to get the door glass covered in safety film .

Many thanks, that appears to be the answer.

I had once heard of that stuff many years ago,but it must have dropped out of my head- the way my hair is going.

All the best.

That will do fine :D :D

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