Our craftsmen can make you a traditional 6 panel Georgian front door, an elegant Victorian front door or panelled cottage front door. These doors will leave our joinery finished painted and the door furniture or ironmongery will be fitted on site. You will choose your design, paint colour, locking system and all the hardware for your new timber front door.
Your doors provide both security for your home, protection against the Irish weather and an indication to the character of the property.
If you have an old house you can choose to replicate the door that is currently in place, whether it is solid timber or has glazed units. In a new build, once the size of the opening is decided, you can follow the characteristics of the property that you would like to achieve. Traditional timber doors can be custom made to any designs.
Wood is the most popular choice for front doors across Ireland. It is sustainable, strong and fully customizable. Painting will protect it against the weather and insect damage so that it maintains these characteristics.
The best colour for a front door is dependent on the building facade. If the building is a grey or a dull colour, a pop of yellow looks fabulous on a timber door. On a traditional red brick a teal colour is beautiful or Hague Blue by Farrow and Ball. Coordinating your windows and door colour are another popular choice.
Yes or No, it is a design decision. You can choose to have two tone paint colour. Often people opt to have white inside the door, to be more in keeping with the colours of the hallway. Whereas the outside of the front door should be a colour that complements the exterior facade. Ultimately, it is an important detail that should be carefully thought through.
There are two main locking systems for front doors:
For solid timber doors, in our opinion, the night latch and deadlock provide the best security. It is possible to get them keyed alike, reducing the requirement for a several keys.
The principal multipoint that we use is the Winkhaus AV2 – this is a key only multipoint which does not require a handle on the front of the door. This in turn means that the door maintains its traditional look.
Polished chrome and brass are two of the most popular colours for door furniture in Ireland. At a recent trade show in the RDS, we showed a gloss finished Hague Blue timber door with polished chrome ironmongery and it was very well received. The ironmongery that we use at Timeless Sash Windows come from quality suppliers in the UK. The range is extensive so you can choose a wide variety of finishes. The standard ones that we offer are polished brass, polished chrome or satin chrome.
It is difficult to price a bespoke product, as there are many variables. A quick chat with Patrick or Pearse in sales will give you a rough guideline as to the price for your door. Call them on 046-9023323 or email [email protected].
Published 20th June 2019
Words and Pictures: Jennie Ritchie, Timeless Sash Windows