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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.