Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Knobs Instead Of Handles? The Better Option Overall?

The household doorknob was developed many years ago before there was ever thought of a lever design that might work in the same manner. Whilst the door lever handle has captured a major proportion of the door furniture market, there is a range of markets where the door knob has a potential usage. There has been quite a resurgence in the designs of the different types of door knobs and this has rejuvenated the market for this type of door handle.

The lever type of door furniture has some advantages that require some consideration before a change is made, firstly the lever type is easier to open as it requires a straight push down rather than a twisting action. This is particularly important if people are moving through the doors with things in their hands as the door can be opened without putting the items down before opening the door.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Handles Are More Than Just A Pretty Look

When the new kitchen is installed take a little time and examine what is required for your kitchen and not just what looks the most attractive. Certainly looks are vitally important but the conditions in a kitchen and the problems that are particular to this area warrant a good examination so that sometime later you are not cursing the choice made. In any kitchen there will be a theme presented by the kitchen units that have been bought and installed and there will be a desire that the theme is continued with the door handles but consider some of the options first.

Any kitchen door handle will have to take a fair amount of abuse as it is an area where the doors are in continual usage and they will be opened in a regular pattern. Also the door handles are often opened whilst the person using them has something else in his hands or a simple one off operation is required. In this case the handle can be damaged or broken.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Why Composite Doors Are The Best Choice

When looking for a front door the main requirements we ask for are durability, security, economy and aesthetics. Also, as awareness towards environmental and energy saving issues increases, energy efficiency is becoming another important condition to consider when choosing the closure elements for our homes. And it has been proven that the type of doors that are best fulfilling all those requirements are composite doors.

These doors are most often made out of a hardwood subframe that contains the composite material, high density polyurethane foam that forms a solid core, which is very hard. It is this hard core that gives this type of doors the resistance they are known for. The standard composite slab is more than 40mm thick and weighs around 75kg, which makes it really difficult to break through and gives it the sturdy feel that real wooden doors have. Also, thanks to the high density of the filling material, upon installation these doors offer a very good acoustic isolation and heat losses are dramatically reduced. They are not only a very secure door option, but also compliant with legally required U-values, offering great energy efficiency.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

A Great Shower Door Installation

If you do it the right way, there are few pleasures on earth better than a hot shower in a glass-encased shower stall. Of course, there's one thing that really is better than that - a hot shower in a shower stall encased in glass that you put there yourself. A shower door installation, for the DIY enthusiast, can be a very entertaining project to take up. It isn't that hard, but it does involve skill, patience, the use of the right tools and results that can simply look stunning. Stunning in the way that can make you feel good about yourself. So here's a little shower door installation guide for the first-time DIY enthusiast.

The first thing you need to do is to cut that track. You need to carefully measure the area inside the shower door, and use the measurement to cut the track. You can use a hack saw for it. If you really want straight edges, a miter box would be good idea.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Update Your Home and Add Beauty With French Patio Donrs

Making your home look beautiful is something you strive for when you're selecting new furnishings and d├ęcor. Yet, making your home look good goes beyond simple furnishings. French patio doors are just one way to make your home beautiful and inviting. Modern homes today use French patio doors as an inexpensive way to add a touch of class and you can do the same for your home if you know the factors to consider.

French Patio Doors Buying Factors

When it's time to buy new French patio doors for your home, there are a lot of things you need to consider. You'll want to investigate the energy efficiency of each style of door you're considering. Not all doors will offer the same degree of energy efficiency, but in order to keep your energy costs low, this is a very important factor to consider. From the door frame to the window pane, there are many elements that can be energy efficient.