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How to Paint Your Front Door

The colour of your front door is a big decision for most homeowners. The colour and type of paint you choose can really set the scene and influence the impression people have when they arrive.
Black Aluminium front door

5 things to look for when choosing a designer for your front door

Choosing the door that will act as the entrance to your family home is a big decision. At Parkwood, we know that creating a home that belongs to you is a process, and choosing a front door that reflects your family and lifestyle can be daunting.
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How and Why to Protect Your Traditional Timber Door

Every front door tells a story. Every groove and colour, every scuff and scratch. Even the material your door is made out of is part of the tale. In New Zealand the story front doors tell is often one of a proud traditional history. Whether you live...
Aluminuim door lock fitting

How to install a pre-hung ALUMINIUM Exterior door

Bunnings are now selling the complete door solution [Pre-finished Door & Frame + Hardware] – no need to find frame or choose hardware.
Duramax lock body

How to Fit a Duramax Door, Frame and Handle

Bunnings are now selling the complete door solution [Door + Frame + Hardware] – no need to find frame or choose hardware – requires painting only. These doors, handles and frames come as a kit set that you can install yourself following these simple...
Shutters on the facade of a wooden house

Top 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid with New Exterior Shutters

Exterior shutters are a popular home trend in New Zealand and, let's face it, they have been for more than a few decades. Whether you're updating a Heritage home with new materials for the same classic look or adding stylish exterior shutters to a...
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How to Protect Your Timber Front Door

For many homeowners, there is no substitute for the strength and history of a natural timber door. You may have always dreamed of having a door of a particular colour, design, or type of wood. Maybe a door like one you grew up with or the home you...
AWA E2NS and Frame

Does Your Front Door Get Drafty in the Winter?

With the colder weather setting in, now is the time to consider if your door has a draft and fix the issue before you have to suffer in winter. Keep reading to discover why doors become drafty and solutions on how the problem can be solved.  
Existing Frame and door

What Can Permanently Damage a Front Door?

Front doors can last a very long time. Some heritage houses have the same solid timber doors that were installed when the house was first built. But the lasting power of a front door is as much a matter of chance as durability. A durable door can...
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What to Do if Your Dream House Has an Ugly Front Door

When you're looking to buy a new home finding the right house can be a real challenge. Not only are there dozens of attractive options to choose from, but each one has a unique combination of appearance, function, and luxury. One house might be...

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