FAQ's

How do I clean my doors?

Most internal doors can be cleaned effectively with a mild solutions of soap and warm water – this is usually enough to lift every day marks and stains. A soft cloth should be used to avoid damage to the surface; making gentle passes over the marks in a circular motion. 

For more stubborn scuffs and stains, you can use a diluted mixture of distilled white vinegar and water on most finishes. Tip: a solution of distilled vinegar and water at a ratio of 1:10 is great for cleaning the glass of glazed doors. 

Do I need a fire door?

Building Regulations specify that in homes over two storeys high, every door of a habitable room leading to a stairwell must be a fire door (this does not apply to toilets or bathrooms). Fire doors are also required between the house and integral garage (if applicable).

In non-domestic buildings, there must be a protected escape route; making fire doors essential in rooms that lead to corridors and stairwells. 

However, we recommend you consult the latest Building Regulations if you’re unsure.

Do internal doors need to be painted?

This depends on the type of door purchased. We supply both unfinished and finished doors at MODA so make note of what finish you’re buying. Our range of unfinished doors are ready to be painted, stained or treated to suit your decor. Our range of finished doors are ready to hang as they’re pre-treated/ finished so don’t require any additional preparation. 

For unfinished products, we recommend that you treat them with a high quality varnish, paint or stain as this will help protect the door in the long term.

How often do I need to paint a door?

A high-quality internal door should last for many years without needing to be repainted. If the paint starts to flake or blister (which can happen more easily with bathroom or kitchen doors that see rapid temperature changes and a lot of humidity), then you should strip the paintwork and repaint to give the door a new lease of life.

If you don’t like the look of a door and the paint job is in good condition, then it is usually OK to simply paint over the top – especially if the new paint is darker than the existing paint.

What budget is needed to replace all of my doors?

Usually you’ll want to change all of the doors in your home at once (or at least an entire floor) to keep the same look and style throughout, and avoid a mix-match look. We offer internal doors to suit any budget – starting from around £25 to upwards of £500. 

Our hollow-core doors are manufactured to provide a low-cost alternative to solid oak doors; making it cheaper to replace all of the doors in your home. 

Providing a happy medium between hollow-core and solid wood doors are our solid-core doors. These are manufactured using a solid filling of engineered non-natural wood such as MDF and finished with a fine wood or veneer skin, offering good amounts of insulation and soundproofing at an affordable price. 

Our doors that sit at the higher price range feature a solid construction offering the best in insulation and soundproofing capabilities. They’re also highly durable, so they’ll last considerably longer than budget doors. 

One thing to take into consideration when deciding on your budget is door furniture and door fitting. Each door will need hinges, latches and handles. You’ll also need to arrange for a carpenter/ builder to fit the doors, who will usually either charge per door or a day rate if they’re fitting multiple doors for you.