Cottage Doors

Door Superstore is proud to offer a wide range of cottage doors for your latest project, from a wide range of popular brands, including JB Kind, Jeld Wen, LPD Doors and XL Joinery

If you have any questions about which cottage door is most suited to your latest project, queries regarding the finish of the door, or anything else you’re unsure of, feel free to get in touch with our team – give them a call 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 cottage door?

A cottage door is a door that has been manufactured to look like a traditional door that would have been historically used on cottages in rural Britain. Although the design is very much rustic and historical in order to emulate the traditional doors used on cottages in the past, the manufacturing processes are very modern. This allows each cottage door to be designed to the highest quality, using durable and sustainable wood. 

Different styles of cottage door

Cottage doors don’t compromise on design features, as the classic door offering from Door Superstore is incredibly varied. Door Superstore’s collection of cottage doors encompasses glazed cottage doors, fire-rated cottage doors and unglazed cottage doors. There is also the option for bevelled glazing, vertical panelling, a flush fit, or even a white cottage door, to ensure the style suits your home. 

As well as a range of different styles of cottage door, there are numerous sizes to choose from. If you’re unsure of which size your doorway is, or where the cottage door will be located, take a look at our size and conversion chart of UK door sizes here.

Where can a cottage door be used?

The wide range of styles, sizes and glazing options when considering choosing a cottage door means that the places in which they can be used are almost endless. This range of cottage doors has been designed for internal use only, so they aren’t suitable as external doors, front doors or back doors, but these cottage doors can be used throughout the interior of the building. 

Cottage doors have been designed to emulate traditional doors used in cottages in the past, so it makes perfect sense to use a cottage door in a traditional rural cottage, to keep with the style of the building. Use a glazed cottage door as an internal porch door, or opt for simple cottage doors for bathrooms and bedrooms.

Although cottage doors are based on a traditional, historical design used in the past, cottage doors can also be used in more contemporary buildings, flats and apartments. The simple design means that they are a perfect way to add minimalism to your home, so why not do something different and choose a white cottage door for the bathroom, or an oak cottage door to the kitchen? 

Whichever cottage door you choose, we are confident that it will be of the highest quality, and add the perfect finishing touch to the room. 

How to store your cottage door before installation

After you’ve chosen your cottage door, there are a number of steps to take, and things that should and shouldn’t be done, in order to keep it in optimum condition before installing it. 

Firstly, as soon as the door is delivered, take it to a cool, dry place that is well ventilated. If the cottage door is stored in a warm room, it may crack or warp, and can even sweat, which can lead to issues such as damp and rot.

Sweating can also occur if a door is left by a window or other sources of bright light, as the light source warms the door. Furthermore, the light can cause bleaching on the surface of the door, but only on one side, creating an uneven finish.

When storing your cottage door, ensure that it is stored horizontally, but not directly onto the floor or another surface. Take 3 lever bearers that are wider than the door, and lay the cottage door across these.

For more information on storing your new cottage door, read our helpful guide.

How to maintain a cottage door

To ensure the cottage door of your choice is long lasting, and retains its high quality, there are a number of steps to follow.

Inspect the face of the cottage door

Firstly, always try to keep your cottage door in good working order, and ensure you take a look at it when walking past. If your cottage door is painted, check that no paint is flaking – this could indicate warping or cracking. Secondly, ensure you give the cottage door and all of its components, including locks and handles, a good wipe down with a damp cloth relatively regularly. 

Inspect the door hinges and frame

Every few months, make sure you inspect any seals and hinges on your cottage door, as well as the door frame. Are the hinges screwed tightly to the frame? If not, the door can begin to droop, and the pressure will be spread less evenly across the hinges. If the door hinges in the cottage door aren’t fitted correctly, or are slipping out, check out our guide on how to adjust door hinges

Is the join between the door frame and the wall looking normal, or are there any cracks or warps? If there are any cracks or warps, they should be fixed as soon as possible – moisture may get into these gaps and cause swelling and warping of both the door and frame, causing the cottage door to fit poorly. 

Inspect the door handles and locks

Ensure the door handle moves up and down smoothly, and check the lock mechanism too. If it doesn’t move very smoothly, or sticks, simply apply some WD40 to the handle or lock. If still experiencing issues with the handle or lock sticking, take a look to see if it is fitted properly to the cottage door. 

For more information on how to maintain internal doors, check out our handy guide to maintaining internal doors.

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