Edwardian doors by Secure House are the most advanced front door solution on the market today. Edwardian doors feature all the design benefits of a timber door plus they have all the benefits of a steel door. All the materials that go into our products are the very best available. Our doors are the marriage of artistic design with technical know-how.
Choose from nearly 200 standard designs, or supply your own design.
Steel security door is the most advanced front door solution on the market today.
Choose a design from nearly 200 standard designs. Or alternatively, supply your own design prepared by an architect or yourselves.
Many of the front doors you see in the UK take their key design notes from different periods of history, reflecting the fashion and character of that particular era. Edwardian doors are a prime example of such a design and there are literally thousands of original and replica Edwardian doors that can be found on both new and old properties today. And it happens to be one of our favourite styles here at Secure House!
So, what is an Edwardian door and why are they still so popular with homeowners.
Marked by the death of Queen Victoria in January 1901 and covering the years from 1901 to 1910 when Edward VII was on the throne, the Edwardian era of British history is epitomised by a sense of renewed awareness and improvement for a large percentage of the population.
During this short lived period of just nine years, more and more people in Edwardian Britain became more aware of politics and there were many notable liberal reforms including the emergence of the modern welfare state.
This post-Victorian period of history is also heralded for its steer towards elegance, opulence and luxury, particularly among the British upper classes.
The overarching trend towards these traits of luxurious elegance and lavishness were clearly reflected in the conception of a new style of door.
Moving on from Victorian doors of the previous era, Edwardian front doors can be easily distinguished by their truly ornate, extravagant design and distinct door panels that take inspiration from the distinct grandeur that was born in the Victorian period.
More often than not, an Edwardian door can be distinguished by the number of panels it incorporates. An Edwardian door will include a minimum of four panels. These stained glass panels can be various sizes and shapes such as rectangular or square or a mix of the two shapes.
This move toward a more elaborate design also signalled the increasingly common inclusion of glazed or glass panels, something that had hitherto not been at all common place in doors.
These stained glass panels, which were often curved rather than rectangular, were regularly added in the upper half of a typical Edwardian door. It was at this time that highly decorative, elaborate, and multiple-glazed panels became very desirable amongst the discerning homeowner of the day. It was widely regarded that such an addition created an extra layer of luxury to these already stunning and sought-after doors.
As well as a move towards the inclusion of stained glass panes, highly intricate mouldings and aprons were a common statement addition to the overall Edwardian door design of the day. The whole idea behind this was to create interest and intrigue and, ultimately, to turn heads. We’ve always been strong advocates of creating kerb appeal here at Secure House, so this is a trend that we fully appreciate and celebrate!
It’s the question we’re always asked when it comes to any style of door but we can honestly say that traditional doors, such as an Edwardian door, remain very popular and they will always enhance the majority of styles of property thanks to their timeless, classic designs with often feature glazed glass finishes.
Anything but dull and uninspiring, an Edwardian door will facilitate the addition of a touch of timeless elegance to your home whether it’s a new build or a modern property, a traditional Edwardian terraced home or even a property located in conservation or heritage areas. And yes, if you have an original Edwardian door that’s seen better days and you’d like to change it for the exact same door, not a problem.
You love the door but it needs replacing with one that is highly secure and meets modern standard? We are able to create replica Edwardian doors to any bespoke design or requirements to meet planning demands. Just ask us!
Bespoke ironmongery can lift any type of door from simply ordinary to truly extraordinary. Here at Secure House, we are proud to be able to offer a wide range of Edwardian inspired door furniture from door knockers, door handles, door plates and letterboxes to complement the overall look and finish of any Edwardian door.
Polished brass is the traditional choice for an Edwardian door, but many people prefer polished steel or brushed silver. It’s safe to say that either colour or finish will look incredible – it’s simply down to individual preference and we’re happy to advise.
We don’t really have to mention that home security has come a very long way since Edwardian times! Rather than traditional single locks, every door we design and manufacture will feature a multi-point locking system that can be upgraded to include a fingerprint or facial recognition system as budget allows.
Such systems can be an integral part of any Edwardian door and will perfectly complement the design without being obtrusive.
We it comes to creating the perfect Edwardian door, you’re in the right place.
Using our expert design team and a production team, we are ready and waiting to work together with you to bring your Edwardian door dreams to life.
Our design team and production team will always work alongside side each other – and involve you at every stage – on any bespoke project to ensure your expectations are more than exceeded.
Together they can design your new front door that meets your specific requirements. We will never compromise on quality, aesthetics or security and we always aim to design and deliver an Edwardian door that will turn heads for all the right reasons.
Creating replica a front door in the Edwardian style is something we deliver regularly for clients. We ensure that each replica door incorporates multiple energy efficiency and security features too as standard.
Such features for an Edwardian replica include a traditional security door design with a 1.5 or 1.0 thermal value, a multi-point locking system, fingerprint and/or facial recognition operation or even high security or bulletproof glazing.
Our technical team will work closely with you to make sure that, once complete, the your new doors duplicate each of your existing Edwardian door’s unique designs right through the most intricate detail.
We use the highes quality engineered wood in the market.
Longer lasting, perfect for outdoor use or wet (interior) environments
50 Year Guarantee
Peace of mind with with a 50 year Medite Tricoya guarantee
Swelling and Shrinking dramatically reduced
All the design, fixing and machining flexibility of medium desnsity fibreboards
LOWER MAINTENANCE COSTS
Extended periods between exterior coatings maintenance
PERFECT FOR COATING
Improved stability and durability enhances service life of the coating, Damaged coating or core will not affect durability
Effective barrier to fungal decay
Sustainably sourced FSC certified
DESIRED SERVICE LIFE OF 60 YEARS
Independent testing by BRE shows an expected service life of 60 years for exterior use