As a nation we are generally aware of the architectural styles of our building stock and in particular the detailing associated to a particular period. You may disagree with this statement and presume that many people are totally unaware of the age and style of the buildings around us but ask anyone to point out a Georgian, Victorian or a 1930’s property and the chances are they will have a good idea of the era.
I was recently looking at various Estate Agents details on the internet and was delighted to see that many details mention the Era and style from which the properties date.
Today, period houses retaining all their original features are more marketable and owners of properties which have had ill-considered alterations usually make an effort to repair and replace the detailing which has been lost. Often these properties have elegant facades with well proportioned doors and windows, which originally, had beautiful stained glass detailing.
We are becoming more sensitive to the value of protecting our heritage. However, it is not long ago that many of our old properties were indiscriminately demolished to make way for modern building projects. I have a very eclectic view of building design and love well designed modern architecture along with a passion for historical properties, so I do not have a biased view, but I do mourn the demise of many period houses.
We supply many Heritage timber door designs, suitable for period properties in both our off-the shelf ranges and the External Heritage Range which can be viewed in the Custom Doors section of our website. These doors are made bespoke to each customers requirements and size options and are very popular as a suitable replacement for a period property. Customers sometimes prefer to adapt the shown styles and this can often be accommodated as each door is made to the customers special size.