Where's the best place to buy door furniture please ?

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We are about to get all the doors in our house changed so as well as the doors we'll need ironmongery.

The joiner suggested looking on the Howdens website and picking doors etc there

The existing frames etc are white, so it would make sense to either get clear pine doors (to paint later) or maybe some white doors. Some of those very cheap white doors though seem to be very poor quality. We can narrow the doors down to a couple of options though, as we want a glazed door for a couple of rooms.

There are suitable doors in B&Q but I think Howdens are better in quality

However, when it comes to ironmongery there is too big a choice to be looking through without prices. Is Howdens really the only place to buy from (of decent quality) as their price policy is a bit annoying. We just need hinges, latches and 'normal' non-fancy handles (x10 sets)

Any advice would be appreciated.
 
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as for doors

hollow ones are the worst quality and are made of air with an ornamental skin

pick up the pine doors and see if you need two hands

then look at some good quality doors and you will need two people

for sound blocking, you need a solid core door. If you need them (e.g. you have three-storey house including lot conversion) or if you can afford them, I like fire doors. They are thicker and much heavier so typically you will need new door linings ("frames") as well as hinges.

bedrooms and bathrooms need doors that will block sound.

solid doors, if locked, can also inconvenience a burglar.
 
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If you need hinges buy firedoor/ballbearing hinges, they're great quality and surprisingly cheap (screwfix is fine for firedoor hinges). I have found Zoo brand hardware to be very good for latches etc.
 
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Anywhere on line that has the stuff you want at the price you want to pay.

You tend to find that many places seek exactly the same products, but at differing prices.

First decide on the product or specification/ features/quality then find the place that sells it. There is very little difference or added value with different online retailers.
 

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