Frequently Asked Questions

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About Us

At Deal4Doors we sell both New and Graded doors, but what is the difference?

New Doors

Available through our website or through our friendly customer service team online or at our showroom. Brand new doors from our suppliers LPD and XL Joinery.

Graded Doors


Our graded doors are doors which have at some point been returned to the suppliers, usually due to minor cosmetic imperfections, edge defects, packaging damage or simply the original customer ordering the wrong size or cancelling their order.

These minor imperfections are usually easily fixable and allow us to offer modern and popular designs at a fraction of the cost of new doors. The imperfections differ from door to door and we’d only send out doors we believe are in a usable or fixable condition.

These doors are only advertised on eBay, Facebook Marketplace and at our warehouse and would never be sent out if your order has been placed for new doors. 


Industry Terms

Architraves are the mouldings which are fitted around the door frame, these produce a higher quality finish as they allow for any joints or rough surfaces to be hidden and can be paired cohesively with skirting to produce a clean finish. 


A decorative treatment applied to door panels, beading is most common on traditional doors such as Victorian style 4 Panels and external doors and can be found around glazing units and recessed panels. 


Bespoke doors are made to order, and usually have a longer turnaround and delivery timescale than normal stock doors. Depending on the door you choose, our suppliers can offer colour variations or different size options but this often comes at a cost. 

Please email us at to place a bespoke order.

Bi-Folding doors can refer to room dividers or a folding door which can fit into a normal door opening (usually 78x27 or 78x30” openings). These are perfect for areas with less space for a normal opening door such as ensuites or cupboards. 


Composite doors usually have a solid timber core and are coated in a glass reinforced plastic (usually known as fibreglass or GRP.) These doors come fully finished and ready to hang.

A door lining can also be known as the door jamb, it frames the door and allows for the hinges of the door to be attached. The lining is also used to conceal the brickwork or timber of the door opening. 

These usually come in either 108mm or 133mm cavity width. 


With a similar function to a windowsill, the sill of a door is a component located at the bottom of an exterior door frame. These can be wooden or metal and help to prevent water and air from entering through the bottom of the door.  


A door frame is the structure the door or panel is fitted to and provides a solid structure within a rough opening. Internal door frames are often referred to as door linings or casings. 


An intumescent strip is a key component of the functionality of a fire door. It is placed around the door frame and expands when exposed to high temperatures to seal the gap around the frame

A barrier on fire doors that prevents the flow of fumes / smoke between rooms. It is placed between the door frame and the door on all sides and works differently to an intumescent strip as it blocks off the smoke rather than the fire itself.

The individual components of a door frame  which is made up of two vertical side jambs and a head jamb (the top horizontal component) 


The lippings are the solid edges surrounding the core composition of a door. These provide a strong edge for hinges to be cut out of and also protect the composition of the door.

The amount of lipping, and therefore trim allowance, differs depending on the doors composition and we would always recommend checking the trim allowance before adjusting any doors.

When trimming your door, you also need to make sure you are leaving enough of the lipping on the door for the hinges and to keep the structural integrity of the door.

Whilst many door ranges are also available as pairs, or french doors; T-Lips or Pair Makers are also available and are a great way of making two standard doors into a pair - this is particularly useful if you have an opening which does not suit the standard sizing for french door pairs, or if you would like to use doors that are not available as a rebated pair. 


Moulding is strips of decorative mouldings used to cover transitions between surfaces - or can also be used purely as decoration. Moulding can be set into the panelling, or raised.


Skirting is the wooden board which runs along the base of an interior wall and is used to hide the gap where the floor and wall meet. 


Sliding doors can be hidden into the wall cavity or made into a feature using an exposed top mounted track and are a great way of creating different zones in a space without shutting areas off completely.

They can also come as sliding and folding multi door kits such as patio or bi-folding doors which operate as one unit to open up a space. 


A thin film or facing of wood, adhesively bonded to the solid core of the door to create panels. The majority of doors are now produced with veneers rather than solid wood as it is a more cost effective option for customers.


As standard, Fire Doors are provided in 30 minute or 60 minute fire ratings. The thickness of a fire door is dependent on this fire rating, 

FD30 (30 Minute) are 44mm 

FD60 (60 Minute) are 54mm


A more affordable external door, the hemlock is a stronger and harder wood than other softwoods such as pine however most hemlock external doors come unglazed and untreated. 


Untreated, our hardwood external doors are the perfect choice for anyone wanting to paint or finish their front door and come in a range of designs and styles to suit your taste. 


One of the most popular options for both internal and external doors, Oak veneer is a more affordable alternative to a solid oak door and is available in a large range of designs and sizes. These doors are available fully finished ready to hang, or unfinished which can be stained or painted.

The majority of oak veneered doors come with a solid engineered core for stability, structure and weight.

A lighter option for your internal doors, pine doors come in a variety of styles and sizes however are usually in more traditional ranges such as Victorian and Decorative panelling. These doors can be treated to showcase the pine wood or can be painted and finished to your preference.


Our moulded doors are a cost effective and convenient option and are available in both hollow core and solid core options. 


By standard, doors can come with three different core densities. The core of the door directly affects the weight and price of a door: 

Hollow engineered core: these doors feature a cardboard honeyboard interior wrapped by a veneer. Whilst they aren’t completely hollow, they are extremely lightweight and are a great affordable option. 

Semi Solid engineered core: Semi Solid doors are made of a similar construction process to solid doors however are made of a composite variant cushioned with other materials making them easier to install and relatively inexpensive. These doors feature a solid internal framing for structure.


Solid engineered core: These doors featured a solid dense core made up of timber and particleboard making them the perfect option for a more robust and sound proofing internal door.



Ready to hang

Pre-Finished doors are finished in the factory and are ready to be installed, this is a great option if you do not want to paint or treat the doors yourselves and cuts down on the time and work needed to install your new doors. As they are finished and ready to be installed, the price for prefinished is usually more expensive than unfinished or primed doors. 


Primed doors are treated with a base coat which gives the doors a smooth primed surface and covers the permeable wood however will require painting in order to provide extra coverage against wear and tear, temperature changes and to ensure a flawless finish.


Unfinished doors are the perfect option for those wanting unique doors or the freedom to choose their own finish for their doors. These are provided without stain or paint and will require a light sand before treatment, and whilst they look great as they are - we would always recommend treating your unfinished door at the time of fitting as it helps preserve the quality and stops moisture from getting into the timber and compromising the door.