Our engineered doors have been designed to withstand the harsh South African climate, with a great look and strengthened engineered core, meaning the internal styles of the doors have been constructed from multi laminated hardwood timbers to form a rigid core structure that reduces warping and twisting, yet is covered with a 2mm veneer outer skin to ensure the visual aspect of the door stays as beautiful as ever. With a raised and fielded panel door quality and greatness are achieved simultaneously
Outside Sizes: 813(W) x 2032(H) x 40(T)
Style size: 105mm
Panel Thickness: 22mm
Door supplied untreated and is recommended to be treated with deep penetrating oil sealer, NOT VARNISH. Varnish does not penetrate the timber but only forms a surface layer, prolonged exposure to sun causes resin in varnish to harden and crack, allowing moisture to penetrate into the timber causing decay, discoloration and ultimately wood rot. Also due to the nature of doors exposed to the outside elements, adequate protection and care needs to be taken into account when installing a door outside like the climate and direction the door is facing, these factors all play a role in the maintenance of a door. If doors are prepared for painting a universal sealer should be applied to all six sides prior to painting the door. Painted timber swells and shrinks as seasons change. This might lead to cracking of paint and exposing of unpainted areas.
Treatment is of utmost importance to keep wood protected and aesthetically beautiful, especially in South Africa where harsh conditions prevail. Neglecting to treat or incorrect treatment of a wooden product will result in and assist with rapid deterioration.
Prior to installation, doors should be stored flat on a level surface in a dry ventilated area. Doors need sealed properly on all six sides immediately after delivery and before installation, the sealing of timber is essential to limit the periodic movement of moisture in and out of wood. Moisture causes the cell walls to swell and shrink and ultimately, without the correct protection and maintenance, the timber will crack, split and warp. It is therefore of utmost importance to seal the end grains at the top and bottom of the door, where most absorption and loss of moisture takes place.