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Front Doors

The manufacture of front doors requires specialist knowledge of suitable wood and also the mouldings most appropriate to the period of the house. Reinstatement of period doors which have been lost in recent decades is often desirable.

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Companies supplying goods or services for Front Doors
Houghtons of York
Derwent Valley Industrial Estate Common Road Dunnington York YO19 5PD
Tel 01904 489193
Houghtons of York are a well established family run business with a wealth of experience specialising in high quality architectural joinery and woodcarving for clients throughout the UK. With workshops based in York we employ a team of highly skilled craftsmen and use traditional methods and materials to produce a broad range of bespoke commissioned work including casement and sash windows, doors, staircases, libraries, panelling, kitchens, building work, fireplaces, oak frames, ecclesiastical joinery, furniture and gates. Our works encompass new build, restoration, conservation, repairs and maintenance and we invite enquiries from York, North Yorkshire and nationwide.
Marston & Langinger
Torberry Farm, South Harting, Petersfield, Hampshire GU31 5RG
Tel 01243 214550
Marston & Langinger produce conservatories of the highest quality with great attention to detail. Related products include lantern lights and greenhouses, and they have an extensive range of traditional doors.
Mill House Window Workshop ( Sash Windows )
Bendish Farm Bendish Hitchin Hertfordshire SG4 8JD
Tel 01438 871753 mob 07957 100293
Mill House Window Workshop provide a full sash window repair, restoration and draughtproofing service. They can supply windows and doors, single or double glazed, with traditional weights and pulleys and in a selection of high quality timber. New double glazed units can be fitted into the existing rebates of most traditional sash and casement windows. All their windows and doors are made to order and to your exact specifications, with an emphasis on sympathetic restoration with appropriate materials. Established in 2002, they cover Hertfordshire, South Bedfordshire, West Cambridgeshire, East Buckinghamshire and some North London areas.
The Original Box Sash Window Company
The Original Box Sash Window Company, 29-30 The Arches, Alma Road, Windsor, Berks SL3 1QZ
Tel 0800 783 4053 Fax 01753 857827
The Original Box Sash Windows Company are manufacturers and installers of traditional sash windows, casement windows and French doors, which all look just like the originals yet are fitted with visually discreet, Triple Benefit glass sealed units. Secondary glazing is also available.
The Sash Window Workshop Limited
Unit 4, Kiln Lane, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1NA
Tel 01344 868668 Fax 01344 868858
The Sash Window Workshop specialises in the manufacture and repair of traditional timber windows and doors. They offer an installation service for London and the South, with a supply only service for the rest of the country. With over 20 years of experience, they have refurbished windows in some of London's most iconic historic buildings, including Buckingham Palace. Their bespoke, tailor-made services include: window and door replacement; draught proofing; re-glazing; refurbishment and repair; and double glazing.
Unit 9 Mount Road Ind. Estate Mount Road Feltham TW13 6AR
Tel 0800 043 2499 Fax 0208 867 2767
Timbawood is a specialist manufacturer of double-glazed, traditional timber windows and doors, offering a supply only service to refurbishment contractors and trade installers nationwide, or a full supply and install service to the trade and private clients within the London area and home counties. Products include hardwood sashes, box sash windows, casement windows and doors.
Distinctive Country Furniture Ltd, Parrett Works, Martock, Somerset TA12 6AE Telephone 01935 825800 Website:
Mumford & Wood ( Entrance Doors ), Tower Business Park, Kelvedon Road, Tiptree, Essex CO5 0LX Telephone 01621 818155 Fax 01621 818175 Website:
The London Door Company, 155 St Johns Hill, London SW11 1TQ Telephone 020 7801 0877 Fax 020 7223 7296 Website: