Doors, like windows, come in an almost infinite variety of shapes and sizes from simple flush doors to decorative panelled doors, from small louvred doors to enormous bi-fold doors.  DJ Newman Joinery has made almost every combination – although we still come across the odd unusual requirement!  Below is a very general guide as to the more standard types of wooden doors that we manufacture.

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Flush Doors.

These are the simplest doors being completely smooth.  They are usually manufactured using a plywood or MDF lining over a lightweight wooden frame.  Flush doors are frequently installed in new buildings as they are the cheapest type of door, generally mass-manufactured.  Replacing these doors with a more detailed type is one way to transform the internal appearance of a house.

Framed and Panelled Doors

Panelled doors are also commonly found in both new and old buildings.  They consist of a number of panels which can be decoratively finished with suitable mouldings to enhance the appearance.  Some panelled doors have glazed panels whilst others have decorative arches.  Indeed the advantage of panelled doors is the flexibility of design that lends itself to an aesthetically pleasing result.

Patio Doors

Patio doors can be either hinged to swing in or out or sliding in a track.  Usually they are extensively glazed.

Multi-panel and Bi-fold Doors.

Multi-Panel doors consist of numerous panels that come in a wide variety of configuration, all of which fold together, slide or stack to provide wide unobstructed views.  The most popular type of multi-panel doors are Bi-fold doors that concertina on a track to fold flush against a wall.


Doors are often complemented with sidelights to either or both sides, generally to match the style of the door itself, often with some or panels made of glass to let in more light.

Our experienced team at DJ Newman Joinery is happy to discuss your requirements and advise on the types of locking systems, hardware and available finishes as well as on the general design.

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