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A Guide to Stable Doors: External, Internal, Composite and More

Are you looking for a new stable door, not sure what a stable door is, or trying to decide what style, type or material to use? We completely understand, there are many different types of stable doors to choose from and knowing where to start can be difficult.

But don’t worry, we have you covered. In this article we’ll be discussing the different types of stable doors such as external and composite, as well as different types of doors by styles and materials – such as oak stable doors, timber stable doors and more.

Wooden stable door

What is a Stable Door?

A stable door is a type of door where the top and bottom can be opened independently from each other. This means that you can have the bottom half open for ventilation and fresh air, without having to fully open the door and let all of the heat or cold in. This is one of the big attractions of having a top half and lower half as they can be opened separately and be an external, internal, back or front door.

This stable style door is often used on farms and traditional properties, and originally came from the need to keep animals in the stable area separate from the main house.

Nowadays, stable doors are often used as a decorative feature on homes and can come in many different styles, materials and colours.

Different Types of Stable Doors:

External Stable Doors

The most common type of stable door is the external stable door. This is because the external door is weather proof and can easily be painted or stained to match your home’s colour scheme.

The great thing about external stable doors is that they are simple to install and are very secure. They also have a good insulation value, meaning they will keep the heat in during winter and the cold out during summer.

External stable doors are an excellent choice if you live in a rural area or have enough room outside your home because they can be installed on the exterior side of your house.

Internal Stable Doors

If you don’t have the space for an external stable door, or you would prefer a more traditional look, then an internal stable door may be the right choice for you.

Internal stable doors are often made from wood and can be stained to match your home’s décor. They also come with glass panels so that you can see outside.

Composite Stable Doors

If you are looking for a stable door that is both strong and durable, yet stylish then a composite stable door may be the right choice for you. These types of stable doors combine the beauty and strength of wood with an excellent steel frame to ensure maximum durability and stability under high pressure.

These type of stable doors offer more security than the traditional external ones but will also be a bit more expensive, but only require a similar upkeep and maintenance. Composite stable doors are made from a combination of materials, uPVC, timber, plastic, steel and glass.

One of the great benefits of these type of doors are the fact they can come in so many different looks, designs, functionality meaning you can benefit from a custom design or find something that matches the character of the rest of your property.

Stable Timber Doors

When looking at materials for wooden stable doors, you will often come across ones made out of oak. If you are looking for a traditional stable door then your best bet will be an oak stable door. Oak is one of the most popular woods used to make these types of doors because it looks great and can last up to 50 years if maintained correctly.

These type of stable doors are usually made from high quality European Redwood which has been crafted into two large panels that fit together snuggly, ensuring maximum security as well as insulation against heat or cold air flow.

There are other styles available too such as dutch doors, but they tend to cost more than standard ones – however there is no denying their beauty!

Benefits of a Stable Door:

  • Separate upper and lower halves that can be opened independently
  • Can be used throughout your property as an external, internal, back or front door
  • Weather proof and simple to install
  • Good insulation value and energy efficient (particularly if a composite door)
  • Comes in a range of different styles, materials and colours
  • Excellent choice for rural areas as very stylish and can create a charming entrance in an older or traditional property
  • Can add additional light to your home when installed with windows

How much do stable doors cost?

New doors range in price from £200-£600, but you can also find cheaper or more expensive models depending on your needs.

Remember that the price of the door is not just determined by the materials it is made from, but also by things such as size, style and how complicated it is to fit.

Older doors may be cheaper, but may also be harder to find and install.

Final Thoughts

When it comes to stable doors, there are many different types and materials to choose from. So, whether you’re looking for an external door that is weather proof and easy to install, or an internal one that is more traditional and made of wood, there are stable doors to suit you.

The key thing here is knowing what your needs are and how much you’re willing to spend.

Once you know what these things are, it will be easier for you to choose the stable door that’s right for you.

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