This traditional front door we recently installed has given this charming and characterful Period Victorian Villa in Farnborough a distinctive, authentic, period appearance with kerb appeal.
The family home is located on a quiet and peaceful residential road in the desirable South Farnborough conservation area, where many of the properties benefit from the original Victorian features such as bay windows, high-pitched roofs and decorative brickwork with a mixture of casement and sash windows.
The Farnborough homeowners had lived in the detached property for many years and, over the years, had worked hard to retain all period features to retain the history and charm of the property. The existing wooden front door was particularly weathered and no longer energy efficient. So they were looking to replace it with a traditional style door that offered modern 21st-century performance and security with low maintenance.
At the heart of this project was period authenticity, so when the clients contacted Thames Valley Windows, they had already seen the timber alternative front door they wanted. Having considered other double glazing companies, our designer George, contacted them to arrange an appointment at our Bracknell showroom so they could view the impressive range of English Door entrance doors we have on display.
At the showroom appointment, George guided the Fanrborough homeowners through the design, manufacturing, survey and installation process. Having entrusted us with their home improvement project, they decided to proceed with the timber alternative Ballingdon door from The English Door Company.
Ballingdon door is a popular and timeless traditional door style by The English Door Company; the composite entrance door blends traditional and modern designs to satisfy the requirements of being in a conservation area.
Founded in 2005, The English Door Company by Evolution. They have established a reliable reputation for luxury bespoke timber alternative entrance doors with period authenticity that combine state-of-the-art technology with hand-crafted joinery techniques. Resulting in an entrance door that emulates the richness and depth of natural timber but without the high maintenance usually associated with traditional wooden doors.
They offer a range of glazing options, including stained glass.
The homeowners chose the stunning RAL7016 Anthracite grey finish on the exterior, with matching frame and architraves to add a rich and luxurious feel to the entrance of their home that also emits a sense of value and sophistication. For the inside, they chose white to match the period interior decor and provide a light and bright ambience to the hallway. They chose a traditional bull ring door knocker, letterbox, and escutcheon plate finger pull thumb turn lock for the door hardware with a polished chrome finish.
The result is stunning; the dark grey traditional front door is beautifully finished with authentic features of the Victorian era, preserves the period’s true character, and complements the dark grey window cills and white frames of the sliding sash windows. It adds kerb appeal and a quintessentially English feel to the Farnborough property.
The robust core of the traditional front door provides exceptional levels of acoustic and security performance to this Farnborough property, improves energy efficiency, and helps reduce energy bills.
The transformation from the outdated timber front door to the new Anthracite grey traditional front door is spectacular in appearance. It has added a classic touch that has sympathetically recreated the former splendour of their beautiful period family home.
The guidance provided by our designer George for design and sympathetic choices has ensured that this Victorian Villa has retained its original period features.
The Farnborough homeowners can now enjoy an incredibly robust front door with a high-security locking system that will help keep their property secure and weatherproofed year after year to protect them from the harshest climates. The range of doors from, The English Door Company is precision-made to offer incredibly low U values and thermal performance.
The GRP profile will not warp, rot, or decay when exposed to the natural elements.
Evolution specialises in High quality bespoke hand-crafted timber alternative doors to an exceptionally high standard with period authenticity and modern-day functionality for luxurious traditional properties across Berkshire, Surrey, Hampshire and Oxfordshire. Traditional Front Door for a Period Victorian Villa, Farnborough
Are you interested in upgrading your Front door and installing one of our bespoke Evolution front door and sidelights? Please call us on 0800 161 698 or contact us online.
Interested in reading our latest blog articles?, ‘The Emergence of the Mechanical Joint in uPVC Windows & Doors‘ or ‘Why Choose Evolution Windows & Doors?‘