Project 14-103

These are door sets were designed for a very high-end refurbishment company.  They wanted to keep the appearance of the original door sets but upgrade them to modern standards.


This client is one of the biggest refurbishment companies in the country and gets involved in many high valued conversions/refurbishments.


To design door sets that would fit into context with the existing joinery and surrounding features while bringing them up to current regulations.

Design Considerations

To keep the doors looking like the original but bringing them up current regulations meant that the doors would have to use very thin double glazed units to keep the thickness of the door down to a minimum while trying to achieve the correct U-value.


The door sets were made from good quality softwood with a European Oak threshold. Fitted with 4/6/4 Slim Type High-Performance Toughened Double Glazed units with no kite marks visible. All kite marks were hidden behind the glazing bead or rebate.  Fitted with concealed draft seals and Ironmongery including – 3 No. 100mm stainless steel roller bearing butt hinges, Tornado Multi-Point Locking Mechanism with Keyed both sides cylinder locks.  Supplied with temporary door handles while in transit and installation.  The door handles and letterboxes would be fitted on site to the client own specification.  Insulated Panels.


These doors apertures were measured by the main contractor and designed as discussed on site using tolerances agreed.


These doors were manufactured using traditional methods using full mortise and tenons including haunch tenons and wedged.  The panels were constructed from two layers of moisture resisted MDF with insulation sandwiched between.


These doors were installed by the main contractor.


Supplied with one coat of aluminium primer to stop knot bleed, oak threshold untreated until installation.  Undercoat and top coat applied on site to clients own specifications.

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