External Doors

Payne Carpentry have extensive experience in the many types of external doors. To find out more contact us today.


External doors typically have a more demanding role than internal doors as they are exposed to outside weather conditions and must protect the interior from the elements as well as from intrusion.

Generally external timber doors will be thicker than internal doors and are far more robust in structure, as will the ironworks and door furniture. There are many different types of external door designs depending on the specific purpose required and the visual appearance desired.

In terms of materials, timber is widely used for external doors, but more recently, composite PVC doors and powder coated aluminium doors are a popular alternative.


  • An external wooden door can make for a grand entrance to the home that's both secure and energy efficient

  • One of the biggest gains of a composite door is that it doesn’t require time-consuming and costly maintenance to keep it in perfect condition

  • Enhanced security of a composite door such as anti-drill, anti-pick and anti-snap cylinder make these a popular choice for residential buildings

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Door installation is a second fix carpentry works item, these works will commence after wall finishes such as plastering and dry lining are fully complete and adequate drying time has passed, ensuring that the moisture content of the property is that of a habitable space.

In many cases with external doors to new build properties a temporary door will be installed during the construction phase to make the property secure from intrusion. The finished doors will often be installed just prior to decoration, avoiding potential damage to the finished door with materials loading and waste removal during the build.

To explain all the procedures and processes required to successfully hang any door would lead to chapter and verse, and the truth is, lots of practise is required to master this ability in an efficient way.

Payne Carpentry Ltd have very talented carpenters that specialise in these works leaving a thoroughly professional job every time, such works are the finishing touches to a property and must be carried out to the highest of standards.

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How can we manage your needs?

Payne Carpentry have extensive experience in the many types of external doors. We manage our clients’ needs by providing time and cost saving solutions by carrying out the following compulsory works procedures as part of our standard service.

  • All applicable installations are completed to manufacturing guides for product warranties
  • Quality and workmanship audits throughout the job
  • Health and Safety auditing for a clean, safe work environment
  • Regular site reports to assist site managers with build progress
  • Training & development programmes to improve our service
  • Always considering other trades when working onsite by going the extra mile on our quality of work and keeping things clean and tidy
We are always available and more than willing to offer valuable advice to our clients in assisting with the selection of products and services that are best suited. Below is a list of these additional services we offer.
  • A Supply and fit service
  • A Labour only service
  • Liaise with any client, Architect, structural engineer & design representatives at the initial stages of your project
  • Liaise with Local Build Control authorities/officers to sign off the installed works for warranty approvals etc. 

Get in Touch With Payne Carpentry Ltd.

We have been leading Devon’s carpentry industry with superior quality, reliable communication and efficient, effective solutions. If you have a project you would like us to work on, we would love to hear from you.

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Kingdom Business Centre, Kingdom House
Brunel Road
Newton Abbot
TQ12 4PB

Company number: 08938517