From idea to implementation

Spotted a door on Pinterest, Instagram or Google that you love? Want one for your home or apartment but can’t find it anywhere? No problem, that’s where Secure House come in with our exclusive door design service! From idea to implementation, we’ve got it covered.

We have many clients who see a design they fall in love with online and they come to us to bring it to life. Whether it’s saved in your photos or sketched on a piece of paper, we can create exactly what you’re looking for and exceed expectations.

Take the door below

Creating the perfect door for every client!
Creating the perfect door for every client!

The client had seen a traditional glazed door with glass and Georgian bars online and wanted something very similar but with all the modern bells and whistles.

Check our Georgian doors →

So, we used the very highest quality steel and clad with engineered timber to create the perfect security door, completely bespoke to the client’s wishes. And check out the placement of the letterbox, it’s so very different and adds a really unique touch!

We made sure that the security glazed side panel fitted completely flush with the same line on the door and the frame for a totally seamless finish.

The FIAM X1R and a fingerprint scanner for the ultimate level of safety

Finger print scanner added for the ultimate in security and ease
Finger print scanner added for the ultimate in security and ease

We then add one of the most advanced motorised locking systems on the marketing, the FIAM X1R and a fingerprint scanner for the ultimate level of safety and security.

We only use the market leading fingerprint scanning systems that san a 3D image of your finger. You can find out more about these specific systems here: https://www.ekey.net/en/

So, if you’ve found you dream door, let us create it for you and your home from idea to implementation. Simply give us a call on Tel: 0207 859 4207 or email: [email protected] and we’ll get designing, manufacturing and installing!

 

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.

Check our Georgian doors →

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.

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.

Choose to mix and match or simply match external apartment door with the internal doors

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.

Check our French doors→

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!

Locking systems, electric locks and concealed door closers

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: [email protected]

How to choose Security doors and windows for your home

How to choose the best doors & grand designs windows?

National police data released in June this year suggests that 95% of burglaries and robberies go unsolved; a sobering statistic. So, it’s no surprise that more and more homeowners are seeking to secure their homes as best they can and one of the best ways to do this is to install security doors and grand designs windows.

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Arched doors, a double design statement!

Over the years, we’ve noticed a real increase in the number of customers wanting to add arched doors to their homes. Why? Because they are a real design statement and they always look so good when our installation teams have fitted them.

An arched door is a door full of status and stature, and it can deliver real grandeur to any property, even on a budget. We are able to design and manufacture arched doors to any size or specification too. They can be made as part of the door frame or as single or double doors, making them the ideal choice for every home. We can even create bevelled glass doors like this beautiful example below!

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Take these two very simple, yet hugely stylish arched security doors that we have recently fitted for customers. This traditional Victorian design is an extremely popular choice and is available in a wide variety of different colours, matt or gloss finish, and with the opportunity to include bespoke door furniture in an array of finishes and substrates including polished brass or brushed silver.

Check our Victorian doors →

The glazed panel above the door

The glazed panel above the door can also be tailor-made to suit individual requirements and feature leaded or opaque glass and even include an etched house number or name.

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As an arched door specialist, we know just how well arched doors can transform a property.

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. It is a bespoke front security door, complete with specialist security glass, that we designed, manufactured and installed to a customer’s own specifications. Not only does the door enhance the entrance, it ensures the home is inviting yet totally safe and secure.

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Arched door with high security glass

Extra natural light and sunshine into the property to create a lighter, brighter home

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.

It’s not just glazed doors that can have a truly transformational effect. These two timber-effect arched security doors look both traditional and modern at the same time and really complement each of the existing properties.

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Finally, we have to show you two of our favourite recent arched door installations. Two very different styles but, we’re sure you’ll agree, two stunning doors that are befitting of each of the individual properties.

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For more information on our unique selection of arched doors or to arrange a free site visit, please feel free to contact any of the Secure House team on 0207 8594 207 or email: [email protected]

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.

You might be wondering what FD30 rated fire doors is and FD60 rated fire doors actually are. Well, here’s a simple explanation.

FD30 refers to the fact that the door has been tested to withstand a fire and flames for up to 30 minutes.

And a fire door carries an FD60 rating denotes that it has been tested to withstand fire for up to 60 minutes – that’s a whole hour of being subjected to flames.

Check our Crittall style fire doors→

Penthouse apartment doors upgraded by Secure House

Meet UK Building Regulations with our penthouse doors

It’s important to note, when it comes to installing penthouse doors (since the building is multiple occupancy) we recommend either FD30 or FD60 doors. What’s more, all of our FD30 and FD60 doors are selected specifically to meet, and often exceed, UK Building Regulations Part B. This means that they will perform in the event of a fire but they will also look incredible in any residential setting – there is absolutely no compromise on design or style.

Exotic veneer options

Penthouse doors upgradeWith this particular penthouse project, the client tasked our design and installation teams with maintaining the aesthetic of the original door and enhancing the finish to provide a more luxurious look and feel.

We’re very used to replacing existing doors with a product that not only performs better than the original but also complements it wherever possible. As such, we discussed exotic veneer options with the client, and they were delighted with the options we have available.

Over the last few years, we have curated a wide range of veneers and luxury finishes which are suitable for both external and internal doors.

After several discussions on design, colour and finish, the client chose our Milano Ebony veneer with its stunning deep matt black background and subtle golden streaks – it’s absolutely beautiful and extremely striking and whenever we’ve used it previously, our clients have immediately received positive comments from visitors to their home!

The ultimate in secure access

Penthouse doors upgraded by Secure House

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

This facilitates highly secure but instant one-touch access for the client and anyone whom they choose to add to the security system.

The new 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 and creating an extra layer of luxe.

Add a little luxury to your apartment

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!

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: [email protected]

 

 

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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.

How to create the very best replica doors?

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.

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The door BEFORE

Drawings and specifications

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.

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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.

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Existing ironmongery can be transformed to its former glory by our experts

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

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.

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The finished replica security door. Stunning!

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.

secure shop fronts 3D design service

Secure shop fronts: 3D design service

Over the last decade we have designed and installed a huge number of secure shop fronts in the UK and Europe, so we’re delighted to announce the launch of our new secure shop front 3D design service!

It’s a sad fact that high street retailers and their stores are vulnerable to attack by would-be thieves who will stop at nothing to gain entry, even in broad daylight. From using mopeds to ‘ram raid’ the premises or using heavy duty sledgehammers and other tools to smash their way in, the way to prevent such crime to always be one step ahead of the criminals. And one of the best ways to do this is by implementing a secure shop front scheme if your business is considered to be at high risk of theft, burglary, ram raids and criminal damage.

Our 3D design service for secure shop fronts

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Our 3D design service for secure shop fronts

The very highest anti-burglary protection in the shape of RC3 as per EN1627, and RC4 as per EN1627 standards

Working with high-end retailers who sell jewellery & watches, clothes, shoes & accessories, antiques and other luxury items has given us a direct insight into exactly what’s required to stop thieves in their tracks without sacrificing on the overall design, brand and aesthetics of such lavish, upmarket stores. As such, our 3D design service enables us to include slim steel profile doors which provide the very highest anti-burglary protection in the shape of RC3 as per EN1627, and RC4 as per EN1627 standards.

Alongside this protection, we use top of the range motorised security locks Level 7 as per EN12209 standard. These locks feature no fewer than 11 pin security cylinders with armoured escutcheons to offer the very highest levels of protection for the store.

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See just what your store will look like with our secure shop fronts 3D design service

Unrivalled security as per EN356 P6b, P7b and P8b levels

When it comes to glazing, there is zero compromise to facilitate the very finest and sleekest of window displays with the ultimate in anti-theft protection. We can offer and variety of options for security glazing which will deliver unrivalled security as per EN356 P6b, P7b and P8b levels. We also have both multi-laminate and polycarbonate glass options if required.

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It’s all in the 3D design! No compromise on design or style for your secure shop front

So, if you’re looking to protect your store from criminals, day and night, simply call us to discuss your requirements and we’ll put together a 3D design that will provide peace of mind and maximise your store’s shopping appeal.

To arrange your free, no obligation secure shop front project consultation and 3D design, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0207 859 4207 [email protected]

Transform your home with folding doors!

Folding doors: doors in action

The capacity and flexibility of doors to move in various ways has improved dramatically in the last few years – ‘doors in action’ in the shape of folding doors are the name of the game when it comes to bringing your home to life.

Folding doors offer huge versatility

Folding doors are extremely popular thanks to their increasing inclusion in home refurbishment, renovation and new build projects that are televised in programmes such as Grand Designs and George Clarke’s ‘Old House, New Home’. Sliding doors are also highly sought after with both types of doors offering huge versatility and the opportunity to ‘bring the outdoors indoors’ when installed in a home with a garden or outdoor space.

On-site installing folding doors in a stunning extension!
On-site installing folding doors in a stunning extension!

Thanks to the fact that folding doors and sliding doors are available with super slim sightlines (slimline aluminium or brushed steel frames as a prime example), they are very easy to operate. In fact, many folding doors and sliding doors can be opened and closed with just your little finger, that’s how effortless the process is!

Sliding doors and folding doors are so versatile
Sliding doors and folding doors are so versatile

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Transforming a home and bringing the outdoors indoors with oversize glazed sliding doors

Slim frames

In spite of the slim frames that epitomise the sleek look and aesthetic of folding doors, it is still feasible to include high security, double and even triple glazed glass to provide the ultimate thermal insulation and security levels. The option of being able to choose this standard of glazing also facilitates ‘oversize’ and emphasis on glass and less frame thus creating an unrivalled view of the outdoor space.

Corner bi-folds and floating corners!

From corner bi-folds (doors that fold around a corner) and floating corners (no frame on a corner!), there are so many different ways to add intrigue and design style to any home, irrespective of budget. Plus, there is a wide variety of colours and finishes to choose from, not just the traditional white or brown. Grey is one of the most on-trend colours at present with a powder-coated, brushed steel effect still proving highly desirable.

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Work in progress
Let the light in with sliding doors or folding doors
Let the light in with sliding doors or folding doors

Folding doors and sliding doors are the best way to make the most of your garden and outdoor space with simple, no-fuss access straight onto a lawn, decking or patio – your garden immediately becomes part of your home.

Sliding doors that are so light they can be opened and closed with just your little finger!
Sliding doors that are so light they can be opened and closed with just your little finger!

If you’d like to add some folding doors or sliding doors to your home, please give us a call  on 0207 859 4207 [email protected] and we can advise with a free site visit and consultation to discuss your individual ideas and requirements.

 

It’s a match!

Matching doors and windows with garage door is nothing new. It is, however, an option that has often been very tricky for homeowners, and those refurbishing, renovating or building new homes, to both source and implement. There are not many companies out there that can provide such a service but, here at Secure House, we most definitely can. And we have helped a wide variety of clients match up their entire doors and windows set throughout their home, sometimes even inside too!

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