>Doorsan Ltd sell lots of 1930’s styled doors, indicating the large amount of domestic properties built in this era. Interior doors in Oak and Pine have a typical large top panel with three vertical panels below. The exterior Edinburgh in Meranti Hardwood door with a Tri-glazed leaded glass unit is ideal for a traditional 1930’s property.
The architectural designs of 20th century Britain are difficult to categorise as we have a wealth of building styles in this country. During earlier historic periods such as the Middle Ages, for instance, the styles were similar due to the limited availability of materials and were generally classified according to wealth and status. Around the turn of the century new innovations in building and manufacturing techniques were emerging and a domestic property boom started after the First World War. During the 20’s and 30’s there was a building boom (approx. 3 million homes were built) in which some prevailing design trends emerged. Local planning departments tended to standardise private, domestic build developments and architectural training seemed to follow similar lines.
Conversely the Modernist movement was also becoming a popular style therefore two distinct architectural styles began to develop. On one hand, the more traditional styling, evolved from the Arts and Crafts era, using the romantic detailing of the Mock Tudor and Cottage exterior appearance, often used in suburban architecture. These homes featured leaded glass, heavy detailed Oak Doors with fittings in Antique Black and large nails used as decoration. These properties were often built in pairs with each pair having subtle differences porch design, roof shape and timber façade detailing, yet with similar size and layout.
The Modernist style properties by comparison, had sharp, clean-cut styling generally influenced by the Bauhaus style from Europe. These ‘Modern’ homes had streamlined then painted, concrete walls with flat roofs with larger windows often in metal frames. This property style was evident in selective suburban areas and was more likely to be detached and larger in size. Nevertheless, many areas today have a mixture of both styles, which is testimony that they were built around the same time.
We supply interior doors in Oak and Pine with the typical large top panel with three vertical panels below. Our exterior doors such as the Edinburgh in Meranti Hardwood door with a Tri-glazed patterned and leaded glass unit is ideal for a traditional 1930’s property.