Softwood External Chapman


£897.60 (inc vat)

No Glazing

You've selected "No Glazing". This means that we will supply the door without glass, ready for you to glaze to your tastes.

Key Features

  • Thickness: 44mm

  • Material: Solid Softwood

  • Finish: Supplied primed

  • Glazing: Various glass options available

  • Construction: Mortice & Tenon

  • Custom Sizes: Option available, please see product specification

About this door

These 44mm Softwood Chapman Doors have a very substantial look & feel to them. Individually hand crafted by one joiner from start to finish, these bespoke, quality doors will add a real touch of elegance to any property.

The Chapman will allow you to bring light into your property, whatever your choice of glazing and adds a fantastic period look to your home.

As these are a bespoke door, lead times for both standard and custom sized products are approx 2-4 weeks.


This door is supplied ready to glaze with various glass options, allowing you to customise the door to your tastes.

The glazing shown in the photo (influenced by geometric patterns from the "Arts & Crafts" period) is available in both a single and encapsulated glass options. If you wish for this feature pattern to be supplied with your door, please select it from the "Glazing" dropdown box above.

Custom Sizes

On this product there is an option to have the door made to a custom size. The maximum dimensions we can offer would be 914mm (36") x 2133mm (84"). There is an additional charge for this service (see size dropdown box for details).


These doors are supplied primed (not painted as in the photos), these doors are ideal for a painted finish and are ready to be decorated to your preference on site.

The correct storage, fitting and finishing of your new door/s are very important factors in getting the best out of your purchase.

We would always recommend reading our Door Care information which can be viewed by Clicking Here, along with any additional manufacturers documentation supplied with the door itself.

If there is anything you are unsure of, you are more than welcome to give us a call to discuss on 0114 2557800 or drop us an email at

Things we thought you may need to know!

This product is photographed in an Oak finish for style illustration purposes only. Please be aware that the softwood & hardwood options will have a different, natural timber look.

These doors are constructed with solid Softwood, our standard softwood timbers are Douglas Fir or Hemlock.

These doors are constructed by traditional methods using mortice & tenon joints for strength and durability. Panels are set into grooved channels within the door stiles and rails.

These doors may be delivered with extended stiles (horns) to ensure protection during transit & storage. They can easily be removed prior to installation.

These doors are lovingly crafted from start to finish by an individual joiner, with a passion for creating an authentic, elegant, quality door.


Timbers are carefully sourced to offer a solid, stable and authentic product.

All softwood used is Douglas Fir or Hemlock, noted for its stability and clear grain.

All hardwood used is Sapele (a red hardwood).

All oak used is European which is more stable than American oak.

The process of creating your door

The raw materials are selected and the timbers are cross cut to length for the stiles and rails.

The timber starts at a thickness of 2" and is reduced by planing and thicknessing, ensuring that the stiles and rails are perfectly straight and true.

Using traditional construction methods, the doors are made using a Mortice & Tenon method. The rails of the door are as wide as the door itself, as opposed to the less secure dowelled method where the rails only butt up to the stiles and are secured by dowells.

The bottom and mid-rails have double tenons for stability and durability.

The Mortice holes are cut slightly wider on one side of the stile so that tenons can expand to form a tight closure. This is done with the aid of tenon wedges which are glues for extra security.

Once the joints are glued, the door is clamped and left over night to set.

Once the glues have set, the door can then be glazed and the manufacture completed, resulting in the final product: