Types of doors

From the humble hinged door to the modern stackers, choosing the right type of door will affect how your home looks, feels and operates. Doors are the gateways not just into your house but all the individual rooms as well and getting the choice right can have a dramatic effect on the aesthetics of your environment. Learn what’s possible with the space you have available and let your imagination get involved to come up with a creative door solution that not only looks great but is practical too.

Hinged doors

When you think of a door, the basic hinged door is almost certainly the type that comes to mind. Find out how they work, what options are available and where they are and aren't suitable.

Bi-fold doors

By offering a small concertina-like effect, bi-fold doors allow both excellent, careful use of available space, and the means with which to create a large entry into a space.

French doors

Popular for their ability to 'open up' a space and create a big entry or exit, french doors vary significantly both in their size, and in the materials they're constructed from.

Dutch doors or stable doors

Dutch doors are a convenient solution in a number of different scenarios - for controlling pets or small children, for instance, or for providing a serving area in a kitchen.

Stacker doors

Stacker doors allow massive openings in homes, letting you effectively open up an entire wall onto either a different part of the house, or onto a yard area.

Sliding doors

Sliding doors make excellent use of space, and allow significantly larger entryways than conventional hinged doors. 'Pocketed' sliding doors even allow you to conceal doors inside wall cavities.

Tilt doors

Hinged tilt doors are commonly used for garages and sheds, and offer a simple and cost-effective way to create a large, accessible opening.

Roller doors

Roller doors, like tilt doors, are used almost exclusively as garage doors. Because of the way they operate, roller doors generally take up less space than tilt doors, and are often automated.

Security screen doors

Security screen doors offer both a way to add an extra layer of security to the front door of your house, and to provide extra ventilation and sunlight when it's needed.