Monday, 7 December 2009

Doors, Doors, Doors. Front Doors, Bifold Doors, Folding Doors, Concertina Doors, uPVC Doors and maybe a few Windows.

Since starting to write about doors (front doors and bifold doors), I have encountered several problems with my own doors.

Namely, I stare at them in disgust for their failings. My front door is old, wooden and has a million and one faults which I previously considered to be 'quirks'. For starters, the key won't work. This is probably the reason I'm not more worried about the security of the door. If you manage to get through that door, you probably deserve whatever you steal. Secondly, it doesn't exactly fit. Our house is old, nothing is square, including the doorways. There's a gap along the top but the side of the door fits a little too well. So not only do we get draughts but also a door which requires a considerable amount of force to open.

And then there's my back door. It's actually a uPVC conservatory door. Although marginally better than the front door, it still has it's issues. It's a lot newer than the front door but unfortunately it's not of the best quality. In summer, the second door (the door which is not opened on a daily basis) sticks. It sticks so badly that even putting all your weight on it will not shift it sometimes. It feels as though the entire conservatory would come down before you could get that door open. So mostly, on hot days, I'm left with the stifling heat and only one open door.

Not much can be done about the back door on my current budget, but I'm definitely considering buying a new front door. A composite door would resolve all the current issues, I'll actually be able to enter my house via the front door for once! I'm sure the energy efficiency of a composite door, coupled with a door that actually fits without draughts, would improve my heating bills no end.

And then all I need to sort out is the windows. Don't get me started on the windows!

Monday, 30 November 2009


Friday, 13 November 2009

More door blogs

If you're looking for information on front doors then here are some good places to start:

Front Doors Blog

Composite Front Doors Blog

and another interesting blog on the Window Scrappage Scheme the UK government are being petitioned to introduce:

Window Scrappage Scheme Blog

Monday, 26 October 2009

Bifold Door Blogs

Ali-Clad Bifold Doors - A blog about aluminium clad bifold doors.

Aluminium Bifolding Doors - A blog about aluminium bifolding doors.

Bifold Doors - A blog about bifold doors in general.

Timber Folding Doors - A blog about timber folding doors.

uPVC Folding Sliding Doors - A blog about uPVC folding sliding doors.

& a website: Bifold Door Shop

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Hertfordshire Recording Studios

One of my current projects is the rewording & expansion of the content on Graphic Nature Recording Studios website.

I've expanded on the content for the voice over page and am working on the online mastering and mastering pages.

My brother-in-law owns and runs the recording studio so it's nice to be involved with it in some way. Sadly, I haven't visited the actual studios in a while. I must go soon to see the new rehearsal rooms and midi programming rooms.