Top tips for buying a wooden door


Make first impressions count with the perfect wooden front door for your home. If you’re looking to give your house a makeover, your front door is the perfect place to start as it gives homeowners the opportunity to create a first impression that shows off your style to family and friends when you welcome them. Our top tips on what to look out for when buying a wooden door will give you all the advice you need.


bespoke wooden front door

The quality of a wooden door is something you need to look out for as it will determine durability and ability to protect your home. typically, the best quality front doors are made from hardwood, such as oak or beech, as it is much denser than softwood, making it a much more durable option. All of our wooden doors are manufactured with only the best quality materials to ensure that your entrance will last.


The security of your wooden door should be at the top of your priorities. The most secure wooden doors are the ones that are the most durable and have a good locking system. If your current wooden front door is loose in its frame, has faulty locks, or is made from weaker materials, it won’t offer your home adequate security. For complete peace of mind, upgrading to a wooden door from us will offer you the utmost safety. Wood is inherently strong and one of the few door materials that can be repaired, as wood is malleable and easy to work with. This means a wooden door will offer you and your home great security and confidence during its long life.

Select your style

Orange traditional wooden front door

You can choose any style whatsoever when it comes to your wooden front doors. No matter what style of home you have, whether it be a traditional townhouse or a modern new build, we can create the perfect style for you. Deciding on the right style for your home can be a daunting task, but if you put together a mood board or a sketch, it’s a great place to start when thinking about investing in a new door. This way, you can come to us with a few ideas and we can then work closely with you to create the best door for your home, advising you on the most suitable choices along the way.

If you’re stuck for inspiration, you can have a look through our previous installations, it’s a great way to getting yourself in the creative mindset so you can create your dream door. You can simply ask for a mixture of 1 and 10, for example, as we have numbered the images to make it easy for you to point out the combination of designs and styles that you like. These are here just for inspiration though, you aren’t restricted to the wooden doors in the gallery.

Getting the perfect fit

Once you have decided on the style of wooden door you would like, you’ll need to make sure that you get the right fit. We make all of our doors bespoke, exactly to your requirements and specifications, so your new door will fit correctly. All of our wooden doors come supplied in their own frame too, so there is no need to worry about having any obscure measurements for your home, we will work closely with you to make sure your new door will seamlessly fit where you want it.

Choose your new front door with Bailey Hague Joinery

Willow Court wooden front door

If you would like to upgrade the front of your home with a wooden door, get in touch with us and we will be happy to discuss any requirements or questions that you have. Our team will go through the whole process with you so that you can create a door like no other and guide you on what is best for both you and your home.

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Client Love

Gerard RingGerard Ring
11:12 25 Jan 24
I would be happy to recommend Bailey Hague to anyone. Rob, Susie and team have done an excellent job from start to finish on our doors and windows. They genuinely care about providing an excellent end to end experience. Great products, great installation and a very fair price. We have just placed a further order which says it all really about how we feel.
RebeccaA KellyRebeccaA Kelly
18:41 24 Jan 24
Highly recommend this company. The installation of our door was carried out quickly and efficiently. The end result is fabulous - a bespoke, made to measure door exactly as we wanted. The follow up service was excellent, including a call from Rob to check all was in order and Susie checking in on the day of installation to ensure all was well. Fantastic. Very happy.
Charlotte WrightCharlotte Wright
08:24 16 Jan 24
From Start to finish Robert and his team have been fantastic. Designing and fitting our front and back door and curved windows and French doors for the kitchen extension. The results speak for themselves, beautiful workmanship and they went above and beyond to get the finished (slightly tricky!) look we desired. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending to friends and family and using them again.
David StevensonDavid Stevenson
17:43 07 Jan 24
09:38 28 Dec 23
Absolutely thrilled with my new windows and French doors. Can’t recommend this company highly enough in all respects. Thank you Bailey Hague Joinery!
Clare AbbottClare Abbott
10:37 14 Jun 23
We looked at hundreds of front doors before finding Bailey Hague. We wanted a door that would look great and last for years. Right from first contact, Bailey Hague impressed. We could see from all their 5 star reviews that they'd be able to deliver the quality we wanted. From initial quote through to installation, their customer service and attention to detail has been exceptional. Highly recommended!
John BoneJohn Bone
15:08 17 May 23
Thanks to Rob and the team we now have a beautiful new back door, bringing light to the hallway and much needed draughtproofing too. Communication (mostly Susie) was prompt, friendly and helpful from start to finish. Design, construction and workmanship (including Andy, the perfectionist fitter) are all excellent. And the price was very competitive. Five stars and an unreserved recommendation.
M LlewellynM Llewellyn
14:33 28 Nov 22
An excellent company to deal with, creating a bespoke door and window which maintain the heritage of the house. Susie, Robert and the team of guys fitting them were helpful and accommodating from start to finish - so pleased with their service and the lovely door and window they fitted. We would not hesitate to recommend them.
Leigh RisleyLeigh Risley
22:25 27 Nov 22
Had replacement windows in a barn conversion both sides of the house completely taken off and replaced so pleased I found this company absolutely brilliant made the job seem so easy quality product and the lads were professional polite and tidy can not fault one bit would highly recommend worth every penny can not thank them enough
Frank ClarkeFrank Clarke
21:13 26 Oct 22
The two owners and the Joiners are fabulous. We have been trying to a buy a door for 2.5 years: we took one to small claims court, 3 provided quotes and then changed their minds.Bailey Hague turned up when they said they would to measure up, provided a quote, a start date and then delivered.The Joiner who fitted the door was a delight; turning up when they said he would and we now have a new door.Really easy
Julie OldfieldJulie Oldfield
14:25 21 Oct 22
Susie, Rob and all the team were brilliant to work with. Super fast response from initial contact to finishing the first part of our project. No amendment to the design was a problem and dealt with quickly. The quality of the windows and doors are fantastic and they don’t just look good from the outside, the finished joinery on the inside is the icing on the cake. Our old cottage now looks like it should! Thank you 😊
Sophie BrabbinsSophie Brabbins
11:09 19 Oct 22
We had a bespoke front door designed and fitted by Robert Bailey Hague Joinery for our cottage. The craftsmanship, finish and attention to detail has been outstanding! We are absolutely thrilled with it. It is the perfect finishing touch to the exterior of the property! We will definitely use Robert Bailey Hague again in the future. Highly recommend! Thank you!