finished replica security door

How do you make a replica door?

Each year here at Secure House we make over one hundred replica doors. As such, we’re often asked by clients: “how do you make a replica door?” The answer, as you may imagine, isn’t a simple one!

Since most of our clients are very attached to their period door – after all, a door is the main feature of a heritage area property or grade listed home – it’s imperative that we maintain those first knock-out impressions when we create any replica door.

Every London borough has distinctive door designs, and that heritage must be preserved. Every curve, every detail tells a story, and each door is a slice of history, so it’s a real privilege to be able to support this with the work we do. As such, we’re the go-to replica security door specialists for homeowners in the Royal boroughs of Chelsea, Kensington, Belgravia, Mayfair and Westminster.

It takes a very high level of skill and craftsmanship, built over many years, to create the very best replica doors. The best replica doors are ones that can be used to replace existing, original doors in conservation or heritage areas and no-one really notices the difference.

We have a wide range of the very latest technology at our fingertips and that enables our expert manufacturing team to replicate any door right down to the very finest details.

How do you make a replica door
Precise measurements are key

First of all, we carry out a site survey in order to gain the precise measurements we will need to make the replica door. It’s key to get this entire process right so we take our time and ensure we have all the information we need to then complete detailed drawings and any mouldings that we feel are required.

How do you make a replica door
The door BEFORE

We then present these drawings to the client and make any amends as required and go back with the updated drawings for approval. It’s at that stage we can discuss colours and finishes (the exciting bit for many clients!). Once the colour and finish are confirmed, the approved drawings and specifications are sent to our workshop team and they can start work on the production of the replica door.

How do you make a replica door
Technical drawings are created and tweaked as necessary

It’s worth noting that we are also able to reuse any existing door ironmongery. It can be removed from the original door, stripped down and fully restored to its former glory so it looks like brand new once again. We can do this with handles, door knockers, letterboxes and any other door decoration that you may wish to preserve.

How do you make a replica door
Existing ironmongery can be transformed to its former glory by our experts

Once the replica door is ready, it is delivered to site and our professional installation team. Any final finishings are fulfilled on site and it is also possible for the replica door to be primed and hand painted on site if requested.

How do you make a replica door
The finished replica security door. Stunning!

So, there you have it, the journey of how a replica door is made!

If you’d like to find out more about replacing an original door in your home or mews property with a replica door, feel free to call us on Tel: 0207 859 4207 or email: [email protected] and we’ll be happy to help and advise.

Arched door with high security glazing

Arched doors with high security glazing

When most people think of installing a new door or replacing an existing one, they usually think of a rectangular or square door shape. Time to think again. Time to consider an arched door with high security glazing!

If you’re looking for a new high security front door, why not consider the aperture of the door and perhaps change the change of the entrance. Not only will switching to an arched doorway add interest and intrigue to your home, it will also really make it stand out from the crowd. It’s an affordable way of giving your property a real facelift and has the potential to add value too.

Take a look at this truly stunning example that we designed, manufactured and installed for a client in their new build home.

Arched door with high security glazing

They hadn’t thought about an arched doorway until we met them on site and carried out a free consultation. The architect was there too and he thought it was a great idea so they agreed and this is the finished result! A super strong and super secure steel frame and high security glazing designed to withstand an attack from the most determined would-be intruders.

The door is a real talking point and it adds extra natural light and sunshine into the property to create a lighter, brighter home.

Arched door with high security glass

Arched door with high security glass

If you’d like to add an arched door with high security glazing to create a luxurious new entrance to your home, please don’t hesitate to call us on Tel: 0207 859 4207 or email: [email protected]

High security replica windows

High security replica windows

Installed a replica security door in your conservation area property but want to add an extra layer of security? Our high security replica windows are the answer!

Protecting our clients’ homes to ensure the safety of themselves and their loved ones is what we do here at Secure House. Of course, collapsible grills or adding security shutters simply isn’t an option in a conservation or heritage area which is why our solution is the replacement of the complete window and window frame. And the finished results always speak for themselves because not only do they look incredible, they are also highly secure and are specifically designed to deter and prevent intruders.

Over the last few years, we have designed, manufactured and installed high security replica windows across Central London’s prime residential areas including Kensington, Chelsea, Islington, Mayfair, Westminster and Camden. Take a look at this recent project at a luxury mews property.

The windows, whilst they still look relatively neat and tidy, it wouldn’t be difficult for an intruder to enter the property if they wanted to because the original window provides very little protection against the tools that modern-day burglars favour.

BEFORE

High security replica windows
The original mews property windows

Since the property is located in a conservation area, any replacement windows had to be completely faithful to the original so, our design team got to work!

After an initial site visit to review and measure and gather details, we created brand new, high security replica windows made from the very highest quality steel and powdered coated to provide an exact colour match. We also included high security glazing and multi-point locking systems as standard to lock the windows into position at two different heights. This detail enables the homeowner to leave the window open but locked in position so it remains secure.

AFTER

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High security replica windows
The mews property now boasts high security replica windows made from the highest quality steel. Stunning!

As we said, the finished results speak for themselves, right? Not only are the replacement high security windows completely fit for purpose for many decades to come, it’s also very difficult to spot the difference from the original which is the key objective when it comes to heritage and conservation properties.

Choose from single- or double-glazed glass, with or without Georgian bars to your home’s unique and specific design. Colour match to existing windows and doors and even garage doors and gates.

For more information on high security replica windows or to arrange a free, no obligation site visit and consultation with our experts, simply give us a call on Tel: 0207 859 4207 or email: [email protected]