Stable Doors

Get a traditional look with one of Door Superstore’s stable doors, supplied by popular and well-known brands LPD Doors and XL Joinery – both brands create doors of the highest quality, creating a traditional look with modern manufacturing processes to ensure that you receive the perfect stable door.

Door Superstore is proud to offer a number of high quality wooden stable doors at competitive prices, but the team is also always on hand to offer help and advice. If you have any questions or queries, or would like product recommendations based on your individual project, don’t hesitate to get in touch – call our team on 01752 422501, or use the live chat in the bottom right hand corner and they will be more than happy to help.

What is a stable door?

A stable door is a door that is based on a traditional door within a stable, or on a farm. A stable door consists of two parts – an upper part and a lower part. Both parts of the door can move independently of each other, or together. Whether you're seeking a specific style of stable front door or looking for something new, choice is vast. 

How does a stable door work?

A stable door is a door that has been split horizontally to form an upper section and a lower section. The stable door can be opened as a single door if the catch on the stable door is secured, making it a single movement, or alternatively, if the catch is undone, the top half of the door can move freely without the bottom of the door opening – the bottom of the door will be secured with the latch that is connected to the handle and fits within the door frame.

Benefits of a stable door

The majority of benefits related to stable doors come from the sheer versatility that a stable door can provide.

Firstly, stable doors can be used as an external door to allow the flow of fresh air and daylight into the home. This is particularly beneficial if you have pets or children, because it allows fresh air to flow into the home without the possibility of children or animals running out the door and getting lost or injured.

Secondly, a stable door can be used as a divider between rooms as an internal door. This is useful in places such as the kitchen, to keep animals and children from getting in the way, or away from dangerous appliances, whilst still allowing the transference of noise – this means you can hear if any issues arise from other rooms whilst working elsewhere.

Alternatively, a stable door can be installed in the utility room, or an internal door in the hallway. This not only creates an extra barrier to retain heat within the home when required but can also be opened up to allow the circulation of air in the summer without completely opening your home up to passers-by.

Different types of stable door

There are a number of different styles and finishes that you can choose from when looking for a stable door. From oak stable doors to other various wooden materials. The most common form of stable door is a simple, plain hardwood stable door – this provides the traditional and authentic look of a stable door from the past, and simple can also be stunning.

On the other hand, why not opt for a glazed stable door with a stained glass feature in the top section? A stable door with stained glass in can create a great point of interest within your home, and the stained glass will allow light to stream into the room in an array of colours.

For those who are ready to install external stable doors upon delivery, finished stable doors are painted, varnished, glazed and ready to go – so they are the perfect option if you find the exact style you want. Alternatively, choose an unglazed and unfinished external stable door to allow you to add unique finishing touches such as glazing and stains to create the perfect stable door.

Door Superstore’s range of stable doors come in a number of different sizes. Before choosing your stable door, it is crucial to know the size of the door you require, to make sure it fits in the doorway without any issues. A poorly fitting door can either result in draughts, heat loss and leaks, or a door that jams and doesn’t shut properly. For more information on standard door sizes in the UK, and a conversion chart to help you work out which door you require, check out our guide here.

Where can I use a stable door?

Stable doors naturally have a very traditional, periodic design, due to their origins. This means that stable doors work well when used on rural and periodic properties, as they have always been a part of historic rural architecture. Therefore, as well as cottages, and older rural homes, stable doors work perfectly on barn conversions.

However, as well as being the perfect fit for rural and historic properties, stable doors can also work really well in suburbs, contemporary apartments and cities. Increasingly, stable doors are used as feature pieces, or in conjunction with contemporary design to create a stylish twist.

Any issues that used to be associated with stable doors have been eliminated, as the manufacturing processes have been refined – for example draughts and leaks no longer occur, because the two pieces to the stable door fit together much more securely. Additionally, stable doors are manufactured from more sturdy materials, and often using engineered component parts, which create a product that feels solid, whilst improving strength and stability.

Caring for your stable door

When the stable door has been chosen, delivered and installed, it is important to keep it well maintained and cared for – a stable door is an investment, so needs to be looked after to keep it in optimum condition.

If your stable door is supplied as unfinished, it is crucial to apply a finishing varnish, paint or stain – this should be weatherproof, to protect the door from natural elements such as wind, rain and frost.

Secondly, try to keep your stable door clean, and regularly clean it – most stable doors are wooden, meaning the best cleaning method is to use a mix of mild soap and warm water once you have removed any loose dust or dirt. Make sure not to leave any soapy residue or moisture on the door by cleaning it with a dry towel afterwards.

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