VICTORIAN FRONT DOORS

We specialise in creating one-off, unique Victorian front doors. I started making hardwood doors 24 years ago and I designed the Victorian having restored hundreds of front doors from a wide range of historic periods.

All of our doors are hand-crafted in England using traditional techniques with a mortice and tenoned construction. Our painting process has been developed over the last 14 years so is second to none and we only fit the best door furniture there is.

"It's not just a door, behind it, there's love, friendship and a happy ever after!" - Michael, Lostock

Making Victorian front doors

Machined by hand, by bench joiners with decades of experience, our doors are second – to none. Our ultimate aim is to produce the best door you could find, anywhere in the world.

Built to last

Your new Victorian front door will outlive you, probably your children too. We make our doors to the same standards that we we’re used to as children.

If you look after your door, there’s no reason why you won’t be thanking me quietly when you’re 90!

Very Personal Service

Of course, I have people working for me but I am very much involved in the whole process end to end. This is where other companies won’t come close with the service that they offer.

I will speak to you on the phone before you order, I’ll come to measure up after you order and sit with you for as long as you like to talk about what we do and what you want in your front door.

After designing your leaded glass, with your ideas, I will personally hand-make the glass in our workshop. If you want a paint colour that is not in our palette I will endevour to find the exact one you like.

I’ll size your door up and fit it when we’re done. I’m available whenever you want to discuss anything about your order.

"What can I say - its absolutely brilliant!" - Kate, Chorlton

Start with our standard panelled Grand Victorian

Victorian Front Door Pricing

Trying to make this as simple as possible, I’ve priced your Victorian front door with additional options so you can create your dream door.

Price includes:
  • Solid sepele door
  • Mortice & tenon construction
  • 6 stage painting process
  • Painted ANY colour you like!
  • Carlisle best quality door furniture
  • Door fitted
  • Door draught proofed 
  • Existing frame painted
£4500

Add the extras you want

Bespoke door panel
Bespoke Door Panel

Single or double, diamond or raised field panel. Add to door price.

£500
Patterned glass
Patterned Glass

Etched, Canterbury or any patterned glazing. Add to door price.

£500
Leaded Glass

Bespoke leaded glass designed from your ideas, price for two panels. Add to door price.

£1000
Banham Locks
Banham Locks

Award winning Banham lock set – night latch and dead lock.

£500
Banham Furniture Suite
Banham Furniture Suite

Full suite of Banham door furniture – hinges and everything.

£1000

Or just buy the best front door there is!

Bespoke Victorian front door

The Best Front Door You Could Get

Including ALL of the above options I’m confident that this will be the best door you could possibly buy.

Price includes:

  • Solid sepele door
  • Mortice & tenon construction
  • 6 stage painting process
  • Painted ANY colour you like!
  • Carlisle best quality door furniture
  • Door fitted
  • Door draught proofed 
  • Existing frame painted
  • Any lower panel structure
  • Patterned or bespoke leaded glass
  • Full set of Banham furniture
  • Full set of Banham locks
£7000
 

What we do that's so 'Grand'...

Banham L2000 rim lock in satin chrome

Locks

All our doors come with two locks as standard; a Yale night latch with a five-lever dead lock having the British Standard Kitemark to BS-3621.

Or you can go for the James Bond of locks, the Banham set, with drill proof night latch and deadlock, both with 6-pin anti-snap cylinders using one key.

Octagonal Door Knob

door furniture

We only use the best door furniture that we’ve found over the last twenty years. As standard, we fit Carlisle hardware with options for award winning Banham locks, Croft, which is hand-made in England or a full suite of Banham furniture.

Personalised Leaded Glass

Glazing

All of our glazing is toughened, even the leaded glass, this is standard.

For increased insulation, our front door glazing is argon gas filled and K-glass where possible.

All joints on our leaded glass is soldered and the lead acid aged to look authentically Victorian.

Front door draught excluders Manchester

Draught Proofing

When we fit your new Victorian front door, we also fit our hand-made draught excluder. This is made from wood and a Stormguard AQ21 draught excluder fitted to it. This touches up against the door and completely seals the gap that you’ve been battling with for years.

Under the door, to seal the gap that the Victorians could not, we use a Stormguard Lowline sill. This prevents draughts, water and bugs from getting in.

Sanding a door

Wood

We use sepele hardwood for all of our front doors. It’s very hard and very water resistant so if you look after your door there’s no reason it shouldn’t last more than a hundred years.

Everything is mortice and tenoned to traditional methods so it’s as strong as it could ever be.

Painting cracks around door panels

Painting Victorian front doors

For a genuine Victorian look, we hand brush paint all of our front doors from the primer coat to the last gloss. I looked into spraying our doors but I think it looks plastic and fake. The subtle brush strokes look authentic, like your door has always been there and that’s our number one goal.

The very best paint you can use on external wood is solvent based Dulux Weathershield. The colour is amazing of course but the paint is also slightly flexible, so with the small amount of contraction in the wood, it’s much less likely to crack.