There was an interesting debate reported recently in the papers regarding the use of "poor doors" in housing development plans in London. Whenever a building company begin work on a new housing project, they have to include a proportion of affordable housing within the scheme. Some developers in London have included separate doors to segregate residents of affordable housing from those who have paid higher market prices for their properties. These affordable entrances have been referred to as "poor doors". While this sounds like a social division, the developers argue that full paying tenants like services such as a concierge and a luxury entrance, however such facilities would incur a high service charge, which would be unaffordable for other tenants.
The mayor of London has to review and approve planning for developments with 150 or more homes in the city and Boris Johnson has said that he does not like the practice of creating separate doors, however he has not banned the use of them in apartment blocks.
A number of similar debates have taken place in New York where developments feature a similar system with a luxury entrance at one side and of the development and a "poor door" entrance for affordable housing tenants. Following claims of discrimination and exclusivity, a recent plan has been redesigned to eliminate the separate door and separate amenities that were included in the original project.
At Doorsan we do not discriminate and we cater for all budgets. Whether you are looking for a luxury door for your home or a more affordable budget design, we have a wide selection covering a range of prices. On our website we have a collection of clearance rack doors if you want to grab a bargain, but you'll need to order these quickly as they may be end of lines or limited availability.