Statesman Doors use a variety of manufacturing techniques and timbers to ensure an optimum combination of stability, durability and cost. Most of our range are now manufactured with a mix of solid timber and solid engineered components that makes most effective use of the different timbers we have chosen. We work with our manufacturing partners to continuously improve the design and construction of all our ranges.
The majority of our doors are still manufactured using traditional joinery techniques to assemble the various components however, we avail ourselves of modern water proof adhesives and composite materials where appropriate to deliver the best quality and price.Engineered stile and rail components are created by utilising short lengths of timber finger jointed together to form long lengths which are then laminated with a variety of veneers to create a visually pleasing component. This method of construction, while slightly more expensive, results in a more stable and reliable construction. We use a range of quality veneers or timber slices ranging in thickness from 1.2 to 4 mm which ensures our doors are more robust than those with thinner veneers and can be sanded if required.Our engineered stiles and rails also have 15 or 20 mm solid timber edge strip that matches the finishing veneer which allows doors to be trimmed if required. This is frequently a requirement in older home renovations which may have non-standard openings or where there has been some subsidence in the footings resulting is a frame that is not perfectly square.
Below we describe the key attributes of each of our principal construction types: