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.

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.