Exploring The Rise In Popularity Of Stable Doors

July 13, 2023

Designed originally to keep horses and animals safe and secure inside stables whilst allowing air to circulate freely, stable doors are no longer just confined to the farmyard.

Replicating the traditional barn-style entrance, stable doors are especially suited to cottages and farmhouses. But they work just as well as a contrasting feature in contemporary architectural settings – adding a touch of tradition to the more modern design.

Stable doors allow for greater freedom on opening. They are split into two sections horizontally so that the two sections of the door can open independently from each other, as well as opening together as a single door. This means that the lower half of the door can remain locked shut while the top half is open. The top section of a stable door is often partly glazed.

Why Choose A Timber Stable Door For Your Home?

Stable Doors bring many benefits to homes including:  

With the ability to open the top door fully, while keeping the lower section closed, you can open up your living space and bring the beauty of the outdoors closer.

The operation of a stable door means you don’t need to compromise on allowing a burst of fresh air and light into your home to ensure your children and pets are kept safely inside. Simply open the top section to welcome in the elements and keep the bottom section locked for security.

As well as entrance doors, they also function well as internal doors, particularly for kitchens or utility rooms. From a practical point of view, they allow you to easily ensure your children and pets are safe in an adjoining space, but are prevented from entering a room filled with boiling pots and pans.

Stable doors allow you to open the top section of the door in a similar way to how you would open a casement window, enabling a free flow of fresh air into your home during fine weather. Having the lower section of the door closed, when opening the top section for ventilation, also helps prevent the wind from blowing dirt and leaves into your property.

Modern techniques in the creation of stable doors has eliminated many of the ‘quaint’ but bothersome problems of traditional stable doors from the past, such as draughts and leaking, or being easy to break through.

It may seem that stable doors could be less secure than regular ones – but this is absolutely not the case. Stable doors feature strong, insurance-rated multi-point locking mechanisms for both sections of the door, making it completely secure from intruders even if one section is open.

Their traditional style makes them a perfect fit for period properties – but equally newer builds looking to replicate the charm and character of older homes.

3 Reasons To Choose Woodland For Your Stable Doors?

1. We Only Use The Highest Quality Materials

All of our bespoke stable doors are made using the highest quality sustainable timber – known for its longevity, strength, minimal movement and natural insulation – as well as its unrivalled natural beauty.

Timber is the perfect material for homeowners who want stable doors that are both stunning on the eye and will last for decades.

2. Environmentally Friendly And Sustainably Sourced Materials

All of our stable doors are made using timber sourced from well-sustained forestry so you can rest assured that our products hold the highest certification with the Forest Stewardship Council. We work hard to reduce energy consumption and limit any impact on the environment, with our sustainable promise assuring customers that every time a tree is cut down, a new one is planted in the forests that we source from.

3. Uniquely Designed For You And Your Home

Our bespoke stable doors are made to measure – designed and crafted using independent, artisan suppliers for products such as double-glazing, ironmongery, stained glass, locks, and specialist paints to ensure they are best suited to your home – whatever the style or practical needs. Whichever style you choose, every door is hung on robust, fully adjustable hinges.

-Variety of colours

Every style of stable door is available hand-finished in many traditional shades and timber stains, including RAL colours and shades complementary to those from the Farrow & Ball, Fired Earth paint and Osmo ranges.

In addition, we can also create a colour match to any existing colour you may have at your home. It can match your internal decor. All of our doors come with high specification glazing, fitted as standard. Our paint and protection finishes ensure a long life with very low maintenance, giving you absolute peace of mind.

-Variety of designs, styles and finishings

Our stable doors range from traditional and classical to modern and contemporary – ensuring they will suit your home whatever its age or style.

The doors feature clean, understated lines and are finished with crisp, current ironmongery. All of our doors come with high specification glazing, fitted as standard but an etched glass effect window, for example, could also be chosen to provide privacy and offer something a little more unique.


We pride ourselves on producing stable doors that are not only beautiful – but also do their job. Our doors are all secured with strong insurance rated locking mechanisms. These feature robust bolts, night latches, deadlocks and three kite marked anti-snap euro cylinder sash locks to give you peace of mind.

-Maintenance Free

Our stable doors are crafted using only the highest quality timber – and as we only use paint products that are tried and tested to stand the test of time and withstand even the harshest of elements, you will not have to worry about constant upkeep and maintenance to keep your stable doors in prime condition.

-8-year guarantee

We are so confident in the quality of our bespoke stable doors that we offer an 8-year year guarantee as standard. This includes the sealed double glazed units, paint work, craftsmanship and ironmongery.

If you’re in the market for a stunning entrance to your home that will keep you and your family – as well as your pets – safe and secure, while bringing a slice of outdoor beauty and fresh air inside, then a stable door could be the choice for you. Both beautiful in appearance and practical in use, our high quality timber stable doors will make a statement, while enhancing your home and lifestyle at the same time.

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