This is a restoration project we have been commissioned to carry out in Didsbury, Manchester.
Front Door and Entrance
After refitting the front door we will be removing it today to take it back to the workshop for restoration. It will be having new door furniture and our ‘Canterbury’ double glazing and a full repaint.
The letter plate will have to go in the centre of the door as there is no room for a ‘proper’ sized one in the side frame (where it is now) and the client doesn’t want a post box outside. We’ll have to fit a nice door pull to the side of course, this is a 3ft door with a 7ft height.
Note where the previous owner has fitted the Victorian style door bell. This needs centering in the side panel mid-rail and new mechanics/electrics fitted.
The entrance will have a good clean up and reglaze with our Etched glass, double glazed of course.
We will also be restoring the 4 panel original Victorian internal doors.
These doors have been in the wars. Actually they have. They’re solid pitch pine 4 panel Victorian internal doors with bolection mouldings. They will need a good cleaning up and filling. We will be cutting them square so the casings can be made by the builder. We can then fit the hardware in our workshop before the doors go near the new casings.
Of course we’ll do a lovely paint job on them of at least 3 coats.
All of the doors are sanded and filled now, the joiner on site has made all of the casings so the plasterer can board and skim the walls.
We visited the house and brought a door along to show the customer for approval and ‘size’ it up to the casing as seen below.
image – fire place and door
Now it’s just a waiting game until the project is to a point where we can hang the doors but first it’s time to paint…
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