First impressions count. When it comes to your home, you want it to be presented in its best light. People will make judgements about the condition of your entire house based on their first glance at the exterior. Whether you are welcoming in guests, keeping up with the neighbours or preparing to sell, attention needs to be paid to the front of your property.

Keeping the façade, driveway, fences and hedges well maintained doesn’t need to take a lot of time or cost a lot of money, but it can change how your home is perceived. If you are looking to make improvements, the front door is a good place to start. As the focal point and main entrance, upgrading the front door is a great way to elevate kerb appeal.

Impressive Front Doors

The aesthetic appeal of timber front doors has long endured and is now back in vogue. The driving force for the resurgence is environmental sustainability. This is a consideration for many customers. The love of bespoke timber doors is evident on Pinterest boards and in ‘home’ magazines, which clearly show that uPVC doors are out of favour.

Quality timbers can be crafted into front entrances of all shapes, sizes and designs. They can reflect the character of the property or the owner. With skilled craftsmanship and attention to detail, wooden door showcase quality, which adds to the appeal of any home.

Charred Timber Real Doors

Exterior Solutions Ltd is not in the business of manufacturing doors, but we do supply our charred Accoya timbers to a company that is. Real Doors is based in Mansfield, Derbyshire and we are impressed by the quality of their workmanship. Headed up by an architect and a joiner, they have all the skills to design and create high-quality doors for their customers.

Real Doors currently produce visually appealing entrances in one of nine textured charred Accoya wood finishes. Plans are in place to add charred Kebony to their range in the near future.

Charring timber makes it much more durable while adding texture and warmth too! That’s why we use it on our doors!”

Fully Compliant and Low Maintenance Timber Doors

As well as looking the part, charred timber doors are durable and stable. They aren’t affected by moisture, so they don’t shrink, warp, twist or split in ways which a softwood front door might.

The charring process alters the nature of the wood cells, providing a protective layer without the need for chemical applications. You might be surprised to learn that, the traditional process of charring timber (yakisugi) was developed as a means of increasing the fire resistance.

The charring process protected the traditional wooden homes in Japan and it is still used today. The new Olympic Stadium is one example.

Charred timbers are naturally weatherproof and resistant to fungal infection, rot and burrowing insects. They have high insulation levels and do not need regular maintenance to keep them in exceptional condition.

Real Doors create front entrances that are fully compliant with UK safety, security, fire ratings and energy-efficiency regulations. For added assurance, they are supplied with a 50-year guarantee.

Sustainable Timbers

Exterior Solutions Ltd source all timbers from managed forests, which are certified by the FSC. Each year, more trees are planted than felled. This ensures a sustainable source of raw materials for us and future generations.

With carefully controlled charring processes and quality fitting, these timbers are transformed into architectural delights. Whether long-lasting doors, timber cladding or interior features, they look amazing. When they do reach the end of their life, the lack of chemical treatments means the timber is safe to reuse, recycle or incinerate.

Charred Timber Specialist

If you are looking to make a statement with a superior quality front door, we would recommend that you contact Real Doors on 01623 749780.

Should you be looking for a charred timber specialist, get in touch with Exterior Solutions Ltd on 01494 711800. Our Shou Sugi Ban® range can be viewed on our website and we are happy to send a sample for you to get a closer look at the desirable finish.