A statement traditional timber door brings thermal efficiency to this Ipswich home

Though the original door had some lovely qualities, our customers, Somer and Dan in Ipswich wanted to replace it with a traditional timber door that prevented the drafts that they had been suffering, and improved the security of the home, whilst providing a striking focal point to the outside.

Timber Entrance Door

Somer and Dan chose a beautiful traditional entrance door in Grey Blue (RAL colour 5008), with an envelope panel and bolection moulding, opting for etched star glass to allow the light through but still offer privacy, and complemented it with Samuel Heath antique brass unlacquered door furniture.

For the doorframe, we followed the original arc of the brickwork and installed an arched fanlight, featuring specialist gilding of the house number. This sits above the door and the two slim matching side panels.

This door is from our timber conservation range. To find out more please browse our traditional timber entrance door range or get in touch.

What are the benefits of engineered timber?

Using engineered timber keeps the beautiful and tactile qualities of traditional wood but avoids the innate expansion and contraction issues that can occur from using solid wood.  Engineered (multilayered) timber is created by layering wood sections, with the grain of one section being layered in the opposing direction to the grain of its neighbour.  Cleverly layering in this manner ensures any movement caused by absorption of moisture is evened out.

This leads to stronger, longer lasting windows and doors.  Making sure they stay a perfect fit-just as the day they were installed.

Glazing options

The options are vast and allow full customisation of your door or window.  Sandblasted glass designs are incredibly popular, reversed out lettering or numbers allows you to display a house number, name or anything you opt for.  You can add toplights or sidelights, thus allowing more opportunities for light to flood in or to add an extra finishing touch.

Stained glass designs can be combined with obscure or patterned background glass offering privacy or an additional design twist.  There are lots of options to create designs with lead, either as stand-alone designs or incorporated in stained glass patterns.  They can recreate designs of the past or something totally new.