Historic buildings are often plagued by inappropriate replacements, of which the Carolina “fanlight in a door” is the most famous. A number of joinery companies do however make well detailed copies of historic door styles or modern version based o n an appreciation of good quality joinery and detailing.
Companies supplying goods or services for Doors
Agrell Architectural Carving is a 37 year old family business directed by Master Wood Carver Ian Agrell. As high-end commercial woodcarvers, they have large capacity production capabilities, offices in the UK, Europe and USA and dedicated Project Managers. The company specialises in high quality, bespoke and decorative architectural wood carving projects including architectural mouldings, capitals, brackets, panelling and furniture for residential, commercial and religious projects worldwide. They recently launched a product line of hand carved architectural appliqués, brackets and mouldings.
Atkey and Company are makers of exemplary period doors and architectural joinery, offering a catalogue of authentic, accurately reproduced designs from the best known periods of British architecture, each complete with its historical context. We supply beautiful, high quality traditional joinery products (doors, timber mouldings and wall panelling) which also meet modern performance standards. Our marketplace ranges from defining and reinstating lost detail to period and heritage properties (for instance, Grade 1 listed houses by John Nash and Sir John Soane) to creating whole house schemes for one off, classical new build properties.
Houghtons of York
Derwent Valley Industrial Estate
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.
Located in High Wycombe and with over 50 years’ industry experience, Kirkman Joinery have worked with both homeowners and businesses alike to provide high quality bespoke timber joinery. At Kirkman Joinery, we specialise in providing a service which runs seamlessly from start to finish, manufacturing and installing a wide range of high quality products which includes windows, doors, staircases and bi-folds.
Established in 1838, Longden continues to manufacture bespoke solid timber panelled doors and doorsets, having forged a reputation for quality, service and innovation. The Longden range of solid timber panelled doorsets have been gracing some of the UK's finest buildings for well over a hundred years. Many of our historic listed buildings have relied on Longden's traditional craftsmanship and expertise to maintain and preserve their heritage. Longden has maintained traditional joinery practises but at the same time manufactures to current British Standards and are also known for the quality of their fire doors.
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.
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.
Ventrolla Central Office,
Hornbeam Business Park,
Tel 0808 253 6607
Ventrolla are the UK and Ireland market leader in timber sash window and casement window renovation and performance upgrade, offering an alternative to window replacement. Ventrolla offer a two part service that focuses firstly on renovating the existing sash window and then performance upgrading, to improve energy efficiency by eliminating draughts, rattles and dust ingress. The system can be installed into all types of timber windows, including casement windows and sash windows and also timber doors. Ventrolla offer slim double-glazed timber windows and secondary glazing solutions. With over 30 years’ experience and a network of offices throughout the UK and Ireland offer a free, no-obligation survey and quotation.
Deacon & Sandys
, Apple Pie Farm,
Cranbrook, Kent TN17 4EU Telephone 01580 243331
John Nethercott & Co
, Upper House,
Powys LD8 2NN Telephone 01547 560369
Scotts of Thrapston
, Bridge Street
England Telephone 01832 732366