At Doorsan we just love doors and I thought it would be interesting to look at some of the most famous doors and some interesting facts about them…
Number 10 Downing Street Door
Arguably the most famous door in Britain, the door at number 10 is well known throughout the world. Frequently photographed as the backdrop to famous meetings and events, this door has a place in history.
Originally a black oak door, it was replaced with a bomb-proof metal door in 1991 following an IRA mortar attack. When refurbishment is required the door is so heavy it takes several men to carry it. The original is now on show in the Cabinet War Rooms. The ‘0’ in the number 10 is placed at an angle to replicate the original door which featured an ill-fitting zero.
If you’d like to imitate the famous door at number 10 then take a look at our Georgian style six panel doors as featured in the photo and apply a high quality black gloss paint.
Houses of Parliament Door
The doors of the Houses of Commons are a key part of the annual ceremony for the State Opening of Parliament. The doors are slammed shut in front of the official Black Rod. He must then knock on the door three times with his staff and await permission to enter. In fact this repeated tradition has left a mark on the door. We don’t have a direct equivalent of the elaborate door package but our Empress Double Grand is a stunning entrance door package which creates an impressive first impression.
Door at 22 Royal Crescent, Bath
Some buildings are subject to restrictions about the colour of the front door and you may require listed building consent to change it. The famous residential road Royal Crescent in Bath is protected by very strict rules about the exterior of the houses. During the 1970s a resident painted her door yellow and after being issued with a notice to repaint the door, she had to go to court to confirm that she could paint her door the colour of her choice. It is now stated in the deeds of the property that the door must be yellow.
The yellow door featured here is not reflective of the style of number 22 Royal Crescent however it is the only photo of a yellow door within our files – obviously your choice of finish can be applied to any of our doors.
Click here to view Doorsan' Heritage No. 9 Triple Glazed External door (supplied primed to be painted in your choice of colour).