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Hi,
Im looking to replace all my internal doors with solid wood but my budget is around £300 per door ...is it a realistic budget? what is the best place to buy good quality solid doors?

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  • fenwick458fenwick458 Forumite
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    Oak veneer doors are excellent in my opinion, I got mine for £60 plus vat (when they were on sale) for a solid 2ft6 door.
    https://www.wickes.co.uk/Wickes-Geneva-Oak-Cottage-Internal-Door---1981mm-x-762mm/p/214699?utm_source=google&scid=scplp214699&sc_intid=214699&ds_rl=1255408&ds_rl=1255411&ds_rl=1256312&gclid=CjwKCAjwjqT5BRAPEiwAJlBuBTGc53sGSTI2qRmdaVWeYvSuFYexLTws440oO4_TNNq_QRWUGIxSaxoCe2wQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
    they are about 30kg each and have a very solid feel to them, these are unfinished and you need to oil them (I used danish oil)

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    Been on the hunt for replacement doors for my house. Snagged a full set of period solid pine four panel doors from a couple of houses in the area that were being "renovated". Dipped & stripped, they have come out looking good, and well under your £300 budget for 7 doors.
    The alternative is building reclaim yards, but they can be hit & miss if you want a matching set.
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    FreeBear said:
    Been on the hunt for replacement doors for my house. Snagged a full set of period solid pine four panel doors from a couple of houses in the area that were being "renovated". Dipped & stripped, they have come out looking good, and well under your £300 budget for 7 doors.
    The alternative is building reclaim yards, but they can be hit & miss if you want a matching set.
    Who did the dipping and stripping? Did you DIY or take it to a professional.
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    I like those oak veneer doors, I have fitted at least 20 of them in my last 2 renovation projects. I buy from Todd Doors, the quality is better than Wickes for the same style door.
    I was advised against oiling veneered doors as the oil can weaken the veneer bonding. I prefer the finish of Fiddes Clear Glaze which is more hard wearing and doesn't need retreating.
    My experience of stripping old pine doors by dipping is that the joints can come loose as the stripper removes the glue they used when making the door. 

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    Veneer vs solid ...which is better? can i get solid door for 300 per door or no chance?
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    Rosa_Damascena said: Who did the dipping and stripping? Did you DIY or take it to a professional.
    A local stripper (be careful when doing a search for that :o). They came and collected the doors just before this lockdown lark started... Figured is was better use of my time & money to have it professionally done.
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    taney said:
    Veneer vs solid ...which is better? can i get solid door for 300 per door or no chance?
    Engineered doors are much more mechanically stable. And a fraction of the price.

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    It was recommended to use Danish Oil on our veneered doors by supplier.
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    taney said:
    Veneer vs solid ...which is better? can i get solid door for 300 per door or no chance?
    Engineered doors are much more mechanically stable. And a fraction of the price.

    I want new internal doors now!!

    Will just have to wait until I have the big project done next year.
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    taney said:
    Veneer vs solid ...which is better? can i get solid door for 300 per door or no chance?
    Engineered doors are much more mechanically stable. And a fraction of the price.

    This.  I love quality and have stupidly expensive taste, but I just don't see the point of a solid door.  Engineered does the job better for less.  Same with flooring.  
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