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: info@secure-house.co.uk

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

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: info@secure-house.co.uk

 

London apartment doors

The best London apartment doors!

There are literally thousands of apartments in London and across the UK and a variety of apartment doors in each one. Here at Secure House, we regularly design, manufacture and install both bespoke apartment doors and those within in our extensive range; just one of the reasons why we deliver hundreds of projects in Central London’s prime residential areas including Kensington, Chelsea, Islington, Mayfair, Westminster and Camden!

Safety of residents is paramount in both private and public apartments. By law, all apartment doors must be fire doors and, as such, all of our doors are either FD30 or FD60 fire doors. What does that mean? Well, an FD30 fire door will provide protection against fire for up to 30 minutes and an FD60 fire door up to 60 minutes of fire protection. These levels of protection are specifically designed to both prevent the spread of fire and allow inhabitants to escape safely.

You may think that apartment doors are plain and boring. Not the case here at Secure House! We are able to offer a selection of exclusive finishes such as Mahogany French Polished doors as well as a number of different opulent veneers including Walnut and Oak.

As with our residential security doors, you can choose to mix and match or simply match your external apartment door with the internal doors. Internal and external finishes can be different, or the internal doors can be designed to perfectly complement your apartment’s interior with a bespoke luxury veneer. It’s your apartment so it’s totally up to you!

External doors can include multi-point locking systems, electric locks and concealed door closers. Again, it’s your choice. It’s about ensuring you feel as safe and secure as possible in your apartment whilst maintaining complete style.

Want to know more about our huge range of apartment doors? Just give us a call on Tel: 0207 859 4207 or email: info@secure-house.co.uk

Mews high security garage doors

We’re delighted to have completed another London mews property project, this time installing fully automated, mews high security garage doors.

The client and owner of the beautiful mews home in a conservation area of London was focused on retaining the aesthetics of the original stable doors of the property. 150 years ago, there wouldn’t have been any cars around and the ‘garage’ would have been home to the proprietor’s horse as they were the mode of transport at the time.

Mews high security garage doors
BEFORE: The mews property’s original garage doors

Since the local council planning team was insistent on the doors retaining their heritage and unique style, we go to work creating a design that would not only replicate the existing doors in exact detail, but also provide a safe, secure and even cosy home for a 21st century vehicle!

The new, high security mews garage doors in action from the inside…

Using only the very best quality steel clad with engineered timber, the new doors look exactly like the original set of stable doors and will be fit for purpose for decades to come. The new doors are also fully automated for effortless opening and closing. Plus, they do not have tracks on the inside so take up much less space than their tracked counterparts.

We hope you’ll agree that the finished result mews garage doors look incredible. Another very happy Secure House client!

…and the doors in action from the outside. A fantastic project all round!

To find out more about our wide range of high security garage doors, please don’t hesitate to call us on Tel: 0207 859 4207 or email: info@secure-house.co.uk

Penthouse doors upgraded with stunning veneer security and fire rated doors

Penthouse apartment door upgrade

The team here at Secure House was delighted to be appointed to upgrade several high-end penthouse apartment doors with brand new, high security FD60 (60 minutes fire rated doors) front doors and FD30 (30 minutes fire rated doors) internal apartment doors.

Tasked with maintain the aesthetic of the original door and enhancing the finish to provide a more luxurious look and feel, we discussed exotic veneer options with the client. We have a wide range of veneers and luxury finishes which are suitable for both external and internal doors.

After discussion, the client chose our Milano Ebony veneer with its stunning deep matt black background and subtle golden streaks – it’s stunning.

Penthouse apartment doors upgraded by Secure House

As well as designing, manufacturing and installing the new front door, we also included a state-of-the-art fingerprint scanning system and fob reader with its own keypad for the ultimate level of security.

The door was further enhanced with beautiful bespoke ironmongery which we sourced from a luxury French brand. The bronze handles perfectly complement the opulence of the Milano Ebony veneer, bringing out the golden highlights.

If you’re interested in adding a little luxury into your apartment or home, please feel free to contact us and take a look at the other sample veneers we have in our exclusive range. These include Zebrano, Wenge, Mahogany, Oak, Maple, Macassar and Cherry. We can also add imagery of your choice too such as exotic trees or even a whole forest!

Penthouse doors upgraded by Secure House

If you’d like to know more about our range of luxurious veneer security doors, please call us on Tel: 0207 859 4207 or email: info@secure-house.co.uk

 

Secure House is the number one replica door company in London

Secure House: the only choice for replica doors in London

Secure House replica doors are installed in various properties across each of London’s conservation areas. Fact. And that’s because Secure House is the number one choice for conservation and replica doors!

Take a look a recent project we completed for a client in Mayfair.

The original timber Georgian door was starting to show signs of wear and tear and the owner was concerned that the door was no longer very secure and it certainly didn’t provide any energy saving properties compared to its modern security door counterparts.

Following an online consultation and a couple of site visits, we put together a full plan to create a replica door along with a whole new replica window light complete with high security glass.

BEFORE

Replica doors in London

Our plan addressed each of the specific conservation regulations set out for the area and met what was required by the local Council and estates team. The new, high security door was made using the very highest quality steel and clad with maintenance-free, fully waterproof engineered timber that is designed to last for decades.

As well as adding bespoke, replica ironmongery, we can included a motorised locking system: the world-renowned FIAM x1r. As well as state-of-the art locking systems, we are also able to provide e-key fingerprint scanners and facial recognition systems for an extra level of security, each of which comply with all conservation regulations.

AFTER

Secure House is the number one replica door company in London

The finished result really does speak for itself – can you even spot the difference? Yes, it’s that good! Not only does the new door now provide an unrivalled level of security, it also vastly improves the thermal efficiency rating of the property. Oh, and it looks incredible.

When it comes to conservation area doors for any home in London, Secure House has to be your first stop for the expertise and knowledge you need to exceed expectations all round.

Your house, your door, your design – get inspired!

If you’re anything like us, you’re probably very eager to travel right now and see some different sights after over two months of lockdown. So, we thought we’d take you on virtual tour of Malta via some of its truly stunning doors (you know how much we love doors!) captured by our MD when he travelled there back in 2019 with his family. We hope the images will inspire you and, don’t forget, if you see something you like, let us know and we’ll recreate it for you.

We’re experts at creating bespoke doors because it’s your house so it should be your door, your design! Take a look at the wide variety of different colours the homeowners on Malta have chosen for their doors. They’re vibrant, bright and very welcoming. And there’s a definite trend here in the UK to coloured doors, something little different to the classic black or white doors.

We’re working with more and more clients who have a specific colour in mind when it comes to replacing an existing door or, indeed, installing doors in a new build or refurbishment project. Sometimes they wish to match a rendered finish or pick out a colour that is used inside the home, or simply because it’s their favourite colour! Either way, we can accommodate those wishes which is why so many people choose Secure House.

Back to Malta. One of the best things about going on holiday of course is exploring the location. Merely by walking through the streets of a town or village, you can get a real feel for the people who live there and the culture of the country. We noticed that there is a real passion for door knockers over in Malta. And sometimes it wasn’t just one, but two knockers included on each door set. The designs are incredible – take a look below – and the detail is truly beautiful. What’s more, they more than complement the doors and serve a purpose too, you don’t ever want to miss a parcel or delivery because you don’t hear someone knocking at your door do you?

In fact, by looking at the hundreds of different doors, we could clearly see that the Maltese people love their door furniture, so much so that they even have a dedicated ironmongery museum which kept our MD and his family entertained for over an hour! From owls and seahorse, to gargoyles and traditional brass rings, the Maltese have a door knocker for every possible door design.

As with the door designs, styles and colours, if you spot a piece of ironmongery included on any of the photos that you like, let us know and we’ll make it happen! You should never have to compromise on design or security when it comes to selecting new doors for your home so we’re here to help with everything from a bespoke colour to a unique, one-of-a-kind design.

We really hope this particular blog post inspires you and gives you a few ideas for your very own grand door design. Maybe it’s time to bring a few rays of Maltese sunshine into your home?

For more information on how to create your own bespoke doors, or to arrange a free consultation, please call us on Tel: 0207 859 4207 or email: info@secure-house.co.uk

Keeping it flush

When it comes to design, there are always new trends to inspire and motivate us and it’s no different when it comes to security door design. That latest trend in the UK door industry is for flush doors i.e. a door that fits completely flush with the trims and frame.

Here at Secure House, we’ve noticed this contemporary development for a few months and we’ve had clients specifically ask for flush doors – not a problem! We’re keen to embrace any new design styles and broaden our extensive portfolio wherever we can.

We are able to manufacture flush doors that have either an inward or outward opening. Aperture size can be accommodated too so there is the choice of single or door flush doors. We can even include side panel windows where the exterior line fits flush with the window trims.

These ultra-modern doors have the potential to truly transform the whole look of your home. And, as you would expect from Secure House, any of these modern doors can include a motorised locking system, a fingerprint scanner as well as bespoke ironmongery to perfectly complement the door.

And, of course, all of our flush doors are made using only the very highest quality steel and engineered timber to provide unrivalled security and energy efficiency throughout.

If you’d like to know more about how to include a flush door in your home, please feel free to give us a call on Tel: 0207 859 4207 or email: info@secure-house.co.uk

 

Conservation doors and garage doors for mews properties in London

Conservation Area Doors

As security door and window specialists, we’re also experts in the creation of matching conservation area doors and garage doors to replicate existing ones in London’s various conservation areas such as Kensington, Belgravia, Chelsea, Mayfair, Camden, Hampstead and Westminster.

Mews properties in London
A number of mews properties in both Kensington and Chelsea boast such combinations and we’re very proud of the work we’ve done here, working closely with the local Council planning teams and estates managers to ensure the solutions exceed all the strict planning requirements associated with conservation and heritage properties.

The project detailed below provides a prime example of our capabilities in this highly specialised area.

Replacing traditional timber doors
The owner of this stunning mews home contacted us to discuss the replacement of the traditional timber door and garage doors with a view to updating the property and improving security and energy efficiency at the same time.

We drew up plans to create a brand new steel timber clad door and set of side sliding, insulated bespoke steel timber clad garage doors that were exact replicas of the originals. The engineered timber we utilise is waterproof, extremely durable and will give many more years of life to both the new front door and garage doors. The chosen finish was a high gloss back, again, fully faithful to the previous doors.

The mews property before…

Matching conservation doors and garage doors for Kensington mews

The finished result, as you can clearly see, is truly incredible. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to tell any difference and that’s exactly what is required when working in heritage and conservation areas. With the idea being to restore and respect what has gone before and ensure the whole façade is in keeping with the building’s history and tradition.

…and the after – the finished result is simply stunning!

Conservation doors and garage doors for mews properties in London

So, if you own a mews property in London and are considering replacing your existing doors and garage doors, we’re the number one specialist for replica doors and garage doors in London – give us a call!

Matching mews doors and garage doors 
Choose from a wide variety of options when it comes to garage doors too. We have side-sliding as outlined in this project, automated mews garage doors and bespoke steel timber clad garage doors that can exactly match your doors.

The brand new, replica conservation area door that Secure House created

Your number One choice for area conservation doors

Secure House: your number one choice for London area conservation doors

Over the last few years, we have worked with a large number of clients based in several of London’s ‘conservation areas’ including Chelsea, Kensington, Belgravia, Mayfair and Westminster. As specialists in the replication of traditional timber doors right down to the finest detail, we’ve become the number one choice for conservation doors for properties across central London.

The best way to show you our expertise in this area is to showcase some of our recent projects, starting with this traditional timber Georgian-style door with beautiful panel and stud detail.

BEFORE

The original conservation area door that Secure House were tasked with replacing

Located in Kensington, this property is over 100 years old and is part of a Grade 1 listed building. As such, we had to ensure that the replica door creating a replica, met a variety of strict conservation area regulations.

The existing traditional timber door was over 100 years old and only had standard locks. The property owner wanted to fully maintain the original timber feel as well as keeping the arched window light over the top of the door. So, we manufactured a brand new door made from steel which was clad with certified engineered wood which is completely waterproof, weatherproof and requires zero maintenance. We also created a brand new window light using high security glass. Everything matched and we further brought the old to meet the new by adding a fully motorised lock complete with smart connectivity.

By far the toughest challenge was to get the door approved by both Westminster Council and Grosvenor Estates. But that’s exactly what we achieved.

The new door actually surpassed current building regulations on thermal efficiency and security. And that’s not unusual. In fact, every conservation or heritage door we design, manufacture and install always surpasses the requirements; we like to go the extra mile whenever we can.

AFTER

The brand new, replica conservation area door that Secure House created

So, when if you live in one of London’s beautiful conservation areas or your home is a listed building and you’re looking for replica doors, Secure House is your number one choice!