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Stable Doors: Not Just for Country Cottages

4th September 2023 |

Stable doors

Whether you live in a country cottage or a more modern home, when it comes to renovating, a stable door can transform your living space. The stable door has seen a resurgence in recent years, combining modern functionality with a traditional countryside charm. Stable doors add a lift to your home by adding style, whether it’s a contemporary or more traditional property.agate windows and comp door

If you’ve been considering refurbishing your home and want to retain a traditional aesthetic, the installation of a uPVC or composite stable door can improve security and optimise energy efficiency in your home, without compromising on style. At Majestic Designs, we understand how to renovate your living space to suit your aesthetic vision.

What is a Stable Door?

A stable door has the benefits of a window, with the security of a door. It is divided horizontally through the middle, featuring a dual opening system. When locked, a stable door operates like any other traditional residential door. You can lock the bottom half and keep the top half open, allowing natural light and airflow into your home. Stable doors are practical and aesthetically attractive, improving natural light, without limiting security.

Stable doors have a long history in the UK and internationally. They rose to popularity in the Netherlands, to keep small children safe in private homes and rural communities. Many years ago, when farm animals such as chickens and ducks roamed around the farmhouse, the stable door allowed ventilation into the home whilst keeping the animals outside. They were also used for horses, to keep them in their stall whilst still allowing air to circulate. At the same time, the horse could stand at the door with its head out of the top half, able to see what is going on. They then became popular in agricultural properties in the UK and Ireland. However, in modern times, stable doors can elevate the aesthetics of any home. You don’t need to live in a country cottage to have a stable door and a modern home will benefit from its attractive style.

A uPVC Stable Door

You can have a uPVC or composite stable door installed in your home. Unplasticised polyvinyl chloride, commonly known as uPVC, is a low-maintenance and durable material used in homes. Modern uPVC stable doors are extremely efficient, guaranteeing a comfortable living space throughout the year. uPVC is a cost-effective solution to steel, aluminium, and timber – perfect for stable doors.

Our uPVC stable doors are cost-effective and attractive, suitable for both country cottages and more modern homes. Many homeowners have transformed their living space, adding a flair of rural charm, even in the most modern of homes. You can choose from a selection of colours and designs to match your home, creating an attractive look that will last.

At Majestic Designs, we understand that creating a beautiful home is important, altering the atmosphere in your living space. It’s important to choose a door that fits your vision and an energy efficient solution for your home.

A Composite Stable Door

Merging stylish aesthetics with optimal security, composite stable doors have become increasingly popular in recent years and are known for their elegance and charm. With a beautiful, wood-grained timber door and modern benefits including security and thermal insulation, composite stable doors are a great choice to transform your home. Offering first-rate security and energy efficiency, you’ll have peace of mind that your home will remain safe and secure.

Composite stable doors are virtually maintenance-free. They also feature a secure locking system to help keep your family safe and secure for years to come. The exterior of a composite stable door is durable and long-lasting. You can choose from a range of designs and styles to fit the aesthetics of your property and personal taste.

What are the Benefits of Stable Doors? White Upvc Windows

Maximise Airflow

The installation of a stable door maximises airflow during the summer months, due to the ability to open the top sash of the stable door. This also maximises natural light within your living space, making it brighter. Stable doors are perfect for residential homes with young children and pets, with the ability to maximise ventilation without compromising on security. Modern stable doors blend traditional aesthetics with originality.


During the summer months, the top sash window can be opened, and in the colder months homeowners can ensure insulation by locking the door fully – keeping the home warmer. This guarantees optimal energy efficiency by helping keep the home cool in the summer months and warm in the winter months with its dual opening system. uPVC and composite stable doors are extremely thermal efficient, achieving low U-values.

Closer to Garden or Patio

A stable door brings your household closer to the garden or patio, creating an intimate atmosphere in your home. With the top sash window open, homeowners can view the garden and nature easily, which is proven to improve well-being. A stable door can be installed as an interior accessway to the kitchen or utility room, adding a rural style to both modern and traditional homes. Stable doors are practical as parents can easily see what’s happening in the connecting room if they need to pop out for a moment.

Stable Doors at Majestic Designs

If you want to transform your home, whether you live in a country cottage or a more modern house, we can help. Our team at Majestic Designs have over 20 years of experience helping our clients renovate their homes. We have a team of FENSA accredited and MTC registered lead installers, who boast a wealth of experience in the industry. Custom made to fit your specifications and style, we can help you transform your home.

If you would like to discover how Majestic Designs can help you renovate your home, contact us today. Book an appointment or give us a call to have an initial discussion with our friendly team.


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