Which Wood Panelling is Right For My Front Door?

Discover which wood panelling is the perfect fit for your front door with Darcy Joinery's expert guide. Enhance your curb appeal today with our help.
two gorgeous front doors, one green and one blue

Choosing a new front door is an exciting yet important decision for any homeowner. It’s the gateway to your home, providing security, insulation, and making a statement about your personal style. While many factors come into play when selecting a front door, one often overlooked aspect is the wood panelling used in its construction. The right wood panelling can add charm, character, and durability to your front door, making it a focal point for your home’s exterior.

So, as a leading door supplier in Manchester, here we’ll explore the different types of wood panelling options available for front doors at Darcy Joinery and provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision.

The Importance of Wood Panelling in Front Doors

With over 30 years of experience in the joinery industry, our team knows the significance of wood panelling when it comes to front doors. However, we also realise that for most people, it’s not an initial thought when deciding on their front door design. So, with that in mind, here are a few reasons why you should always consider it when deciding on a new front door.

four wood panels

Wood panelling refers to covering walls, ceilings, or doors with wooden boards or panels. The panels are typically made from solid wood or engineered wood and are installed to provide a decorative and often protective layer to the surface. Not only does wood panelling enhance the overall appearance of the door, but it also adds depth, texture, and visual interest. This design technique has been a traditional choice for front doors for centuries, and for good reason; it has a timeless appeal that can suit both traditional and contemporary homes.

Raised and Fielded Panel

wooden door with raised and fielded panels

As a leading supplier of wooden doors in Manchester, we offer a range of standard wood panelling and our bespoke options. The raised and fielded panel design (pictured left) is popular for standard wood panelling in front doors. This design features a central panel raised from the surrounding frame, creating a three-dimensional effect. The raised panel is then surrounded by a fielded section, which adds a decorative touch to the overall design.

The raised and fielded panel design offers a classic and timeless look that can complement various architectural styles. Whether you have a period property or a modern home, this option can add elegance and sophistication to your front door.

Flat Panel Door with Bollexion Mould

When choosing a new front door, one of the main factors to consider is the style of the inside of your home. If it’s contemporary, you should consider a flat panel door with Bollexion mould. This simple and more modern design features a flat panel framed by a moulding called Bollexion, which adds a touch of visual interest to the door’s surface.

The flat panel door with Bollexion mould is clean and minimalist, making it ideal for contemporary and minimalist home styles. It offers a sleek and sophisticated look that can enhance the curb appeal of your home.

Tongue and Groove Panelling

wooden front door with tongue and groove panelling

Tongue and groove panelling (pictured right) is another option that brings a unique touch to your home. This interesting design features individual wooden boards fitted with a tongue and groove joint, creating a strong and durable panel.

Tongue and groove panelling adds warmth and character to your front door, making it a welcoming and inviting feature of your home. It’s a versatile option that can be stained or painted to match your preferred style, whether you’re going for a natural wood look or a pop of colour.

Durability and Weather Resistance: Choosing the Right Wood Type for Your Front Door

In addition to the design of wood panelling, it’s crucial to consider the durability and weather resistance of the wood types used in your front door. Front doors are exposed to the elements, so choosing the right wood species can ensure the longevity and performance of your door.

At Darcy Joinery, we carefully select wood types known for their strength and durability. Hardwoods like oak, mahogany, and teak are excellent choices for front doors as they are naturally resistant to rot, decay, and insect infestation. These woods can withstand the harsh outdoor conditions and provide long-lasting beauty.

wooden front door in the rain

Customisation Options: Adding Personalised Touches to Your Front Door

Your front door is not just a functional element of your home; it’s also an opportunity to showcase your style and taste. That’s why, at Darcy Joinery, we offer bespoke front doors in Manchester to allow you to add personalised touches to your front door. Here are a couple of customisation options we have been thrilled to add on for our clients:

  • Decorative glass panels. These panels can feature intricate designs or patterns, adding a touch of elegance and sophistication to your front door. They also allow natural light to filter into your home’s entryway, creating a warm and welcoming ambience.
  • Decorative hardware. These details, such as door handles, knockers, and letter plates, can be chosen to complement the overall design of your front door and add a unique and personalised touch. From traditional brass finishes to sleek stainless steel, there are options to suit every style and preference.

Whether it comes to the wood type or the personal finishing touches, choosing the right wood panelling for your front door is a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. The wood panelling not only enhances the appearance of your front door but also adds durability and weather resistance. So, whether you prefer the classic elegance of raised and fielded panels, the sleekness of a flat panel door with Bollexion mould, or the unique charm of tongue and groove panelling, there’s a wood panelling option that will suit your style and preferences.

If you’ve made your decision, need some help choosing, or want to enquire about our bespoke options, trust the expertise and experience of Darcy Joinery. Contact us today to discuss your requirements, and let us guide you in making the right decision for your home. Your front door is the first impression visitors have of your home, and with the right wood panelling, it can make a lasting impact.