Bespoke Front Door: Door Furniture

If you’re looking for the highest quality Victorian door furniture, Bespoke Front Door is your ideal choice. Scroll through our unique and exquisite collection of the finest quality door furniture:

Round Centre Knob

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Plain, simple and elegant: this round centre knob offers a stylish way to pull your front door so you make your way out of the house. It is a classic Victorian round design and is finished with polished chrome. It is made up of solid brass material. It is suitable for solid timber front doors which are usually installed on the exterior back or front doors of the house.

Octagonal Centre Knob

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Just another interpretation of the classic Victorian front door design: this octagonal centre knob is graceful and edgy at the same time. Usually installed on the exterior door of the house, it is smooth to handle and will elevate the design of any kind of door. It is made up of solid brass material with a smooth chrome finish.

Pin Fix Number

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These pin fix number are of the highest quality make. The great thing about this product is that it does not use any screws and hence will not turn into an unpleasant eyesore with visible screws on the front of the number. The finishing is smooth, seamless and graceful.

Scroll Door Knocker

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Delightfully made, elegant and stylish – this scroll door knocker is made up of solid brass and has a chrome finishing.  It comes with bolts to attach the knob to the door. It is suitable for doors that are up to 57mm in thickness.

Ring Door Knocker

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What’s a better way to have someone enter your house than getting them to knock on an elegant and beautifully made ring knocker. This Victorian ring knocker is of a classic design and is ideal for any front door with sprung flap. This Victorian Style Ring Door Knocker is made up of solid brass and comes in 3 finishing.

Doctor Door Knocker

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This is an excellent quality brass knocker that takes its reference from the antique original and gets all the right proportions and sizes right. The door knocker is reminiscent of the style that was popular in the Edwardian Era of the 1920-30’s (although we still refer to it as being Victorian). The “doctor” in the name exists because this was a common piece on the front door furniture of the doctor’s home.

Letter Plate

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You got mail! This a traditional Victorian design of the letter plate that can be used on external doors. This product has been lacquered to prevent any tarnish and is made up of solid brass to increase durability and strength. It comes with fixing bolts to install on any external door.

Backflap

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A general purpose backflap designed in a traditional Victorian Style. It is available in a 3 colored  finishing.

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Twenties And Thirties Front Doors

With more than 4 million new houses constructed within these 29 years, the Twenties And Thirties experienced a significant boom in house building and we’re customized to fit the needs of the changing new family. House owners in this era wanted to have their own houses – and this lead to suburban developments all over the country. These houses and their period front doors took a significant amount influences from the preceding Art & Crafts movement, but came with their own little twinge.

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Douglas Fir happened to be the most common choice of timber for making external or internal doors during this era. Being amongst the most well known wood species in the world, Douglas fir was a great choice for 1930’s front doors and offered useful qualities when it came to rot, resilience, straight close knit grain and structural strength.

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Two distinct styles came about in this era. One was the more traditional choice that had evolved from the earlier Arts & Crafts period of decoration and romance. The other approach was to reject all kinds of ornation and detail and instead opt for a simple and clean cut design. Cottage Style Homes and Mark Tudor Homes were the houses most often seen in suburban developments in this era. Inevitably, the doors adopted to these houses were also considered in their features. Moreover, the houses in this era happened to consist of small living spaces and had many external differences with each other in terms of timbering and porches etc.

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These doors often consisted of a top single panel over three panels on the bottom. Yellow Pine Doors made in this period were often so to make them look much more lighter after being stripped.

These doors did not fall out of sync with the design of the overall house. They were classic in style and were popular with all kinds of people – be they owners of a period house or the owners of modern houses. The Quality and style of the Twenties And Thirties doors was such that it was a preferred choice for everyone!

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Property from the 1930’s continues to fascinate artists, historians and architects all over the world with their very style, class and contemporary aesthetic. The Twenties And Thirties London doors continue to be very popular even to this day and are the preferred choice of many homeowners in the UK. The options for such doors today range from anything like Georgian Internal doors, Oak Doors, Regency Style and more modern Vintage Orders.

If you’re looking to have some 20s and 30s style inspired front doors installed in your house, Bespoke Front Door and the ideal style, design and make for you.

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Bespoke Front Doors: Online Shop

     Your new front door must be very special. It must match the theme of your house and also manage to be prestigious and expressive of your good taste. If you’re looking for a front door that meets all the high standards while also being durable and low in cost, Bespoke Front Door is your perfect choice!

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Bespoke Front Door offers a large selection of Period Front Doors so you can create the traditional and iconic look you want for any home, business or cottage. At Bespoke Front Door, we make sure that you can customize the door to exactly what you require. Victorian Front Doors have been considered an important part of the heritage of the Victorian era. Regardless of the interior or style of the house, the Victorian door was an extremely important feature of any house in the Victorian Era. At Bespoke Front Door, we try to emulate just this grand and royal vibe in making front doors for your house.
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At Bespoke Front Door, our passion is to give you the door and the design you desire. With our new online shop, we hope to be able to reach clients all over UK and allow them to order their door from us in an easy, safe and convenient manner.

Our doors are not just beautiful, they’re also practical and come in different looks so that you can suit the aesthetic of your elevation to your front door. Our doors are made from the highest quality materials and are a sustainable and durable choice for any home, business or even a cottage.  Our doors are of the best make and revered for their traditional appearance and durability. They are beautiful, practical and meant to enhance the appearance of your elevation. Our doors have been known to be especially durable and will last for a long time. You will not have to go through the process replacing  your Victorian Front Door again!

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We are committed to working along with our clients and then building them the perfect front door that is historically authentic but also has a modern touch that is in sync with your vision. We allow our clients to choose the glazing the styling and the finishing of the door. Once you have finalized your order, we will build the perfect door, available for delivery only, or delivery and installation (in London postcodes only) .

Whether you are in Lake District or Manchester, we will build for you a unique custom Victorian door, a door that we hope you will love and treasure!

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To mark the commemoration of our new online shop, we’re offering 10% discount on all orders till the 1st of July. Browse through our Online Catalogue and find yourself the ideal front door today!

 

Edwardian Front Doors

Large, panelled, and painted with Art Nouveau or Neo-Georgian glass, Edwardian Front Doors happened to be the norm in Europe all the way back in the 1900s. As economic stability continued and there was a rise of the middle classes, it became common that the entrance to the European House would be the first impression to the house – and people were willing to hire architects just to design the period front door that fitted with the theme of their house.

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Over the years, it had become more acceptable to paint the front doors with more colorful shades, as opposed to the Victorian Era, which was more inclined towards front doors painted in darker shades. Moreover, the Edwardian Front Door was more inspired by the Art Noveau and Queen Anne style in contrast to the Victorian Era. The doors to the average house in the Edwardian Era were made from softwood and painted with vibrant colors. However, the more affluent house owners hired architects to construct the London front door with very strict specifications and also be carved from untreated oak or teak.

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There’s a lot more to the background of the Edwardian Front Doors and how they came to be. With the economy stable, most people could afford houses that were significantly larger than the houses in the Victorian Era and were also meant to be closer to the town. These airy and large houses contained halls and gardens in the back as well as the front of the house. The Edwardian Front Door was apt for these kinds of houses because they were just large enough to suffice the entrance of any house and also afforded more style and design. The panelled and carved doors were usually made of untreated oak and came with a dressed stone or a terracotta surround. As it became more common to incorporate more flamboyant and elaborate design into the front doors, the popularity of the Edwardian Front Doors soared. Edwardian Front Doors also happened to be the perfect aesthetic match for these houses as it had a cohesive look with both Terraced and suburban properties. The tiled porch and entry walls and the general elevation trend of the houses in the Edwardian Era fell in sync with the look of the Edwardian Front Door and hence contributed to their popularity.

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The doors in this era usually came with a glazed top panel so as to increase the natural light pouring into the interior of the home and its hallways. The doors also made use of Art Noveau leaded lights to form abstract designs. It also became popular in this era to fir the doors with electric doorbell whereas door knockers had already become common and were installed in pretty much all front doors.

The popularity of Edwardian Front Doors continues to this day as they now come in a vast range of varieties in terms of design, style and size.  If you intend to install an Edwardian Front Door in your house, Bespoke Front Door has the perfect make, style and design for you.

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Arts And Crafts Front Doors 1860 – 1925

The movement of Arts and Crafts Doors began in the mid 1800s and lasted all the way to the 1920s. This style was propagated and shaped by already practicing and accomplished architects and artists such as William Morris. The Arts and Crafts Door has its roots in the Gothic and Medieval Architectural Styles.
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From the disciplined Palladinism to the unconstrained Baroque Styles – the styles popular before the Arts and Crafts Doors were all based in conventional, classical styles that took inspiration from Rome and Greece. These doors had been the predominant front door choice for everything from country houses, churches and large state buildings.

The Arts And Crafts Movement changed that face of the average period front door in Britain. The Arts and Crafts Style was a breath of fresh air amidst the Classical Styles that dominated the market and were inspired by the Gothic Revival and the Gothic Style.
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Curved shapes and the Art Noveau Style was the basis of the Arts AND Crafts Doors. They often consisted of elaborate glass panels and stained glass. At the end of the Arts And Crafts Era, the doors began to be constructed with curved shapes and came in various types of different aesthetically pleasing designs.

The Arts and Crafts Doors, as the name suggests, placed a very special importance on the artistic traits of the doors. Whereas all the other door styles in history had been facilitated by wage slaves, these doors were the outcome of a fruitful collaboration between the Craftsman and the designer.  The result was extremely creative and artistically constructed London front doors that were also equally practical and also enabled maximum light to pour into the interior of the house.
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Arts and Crafts Doors followed a more minimalistic approach towards doors and kept the excessive ornation and elaboration to a minimum. Moreover, there was an increased value placed on the practicality of the doors as the convenience and comfort of the houses or buildings occupants was given a priority over everything else. The doors were constructed with important practical aspects in consideration like the outer shape as well as the construction of the building they were going to be in.

The Arts and Crafts Movement exhibited a special reverence for flexibility of designs, natural materials and an outside the box approach towards the front door. All of this has allowed Arts and Crafts Doors to be in Vogue in Britain for more than a Century, but these doors are now beginning to take over the world as they get more in demand everywhere from the United States to Japan.
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If you’re looking to install an Arts And Crafts Door in your house, Bespoke Front Door has the ideal make, size and design for you!

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Victorian Front Doors: A History Guide (1837-1901)

The Victorian era happened to be the most progressive eras for Europe in all of history. This was an era of people who had an appreciation for the finer things in life, and wanted their homes to look just as fine, too. Even societal change was pioneered by the Victorians which was facilitated by the rise of new technologies and a rise of the middle class.

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During the Victorian Era, there was a resurgence of the Gothic design and architecture – and new styles and colors came into fashion.

Victorian front doors might be all the rage in houses inside London today, but they have a history that goes way beyond – a century or so ago! London front doors were considered extremely important in the Victorian Era. They indicated the wealth of the house’s occupants and were equivalent to a status symbol.

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Four panel doors were the most commonly found doors in this era. These designs were equally commonly in all manner of dwellings, be it the huge manse of the landed gentry or the tiny terraced house of the factory worker.

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Large reception rooms and high ceilings were the hallmarks of the quintessential Victorian house, and to match the grand interior were needed equally grand doors. Grandeur was truly the theme of the 1800s in Europe, and Victorians knew to do it better than anyone else.

For internal doors, Victorians used both painted and waxed doors, determined by the style they preferred. Some preferred to leave the natural wood unpainted hence allowing the door to have a rustic feel.

Many preferred to achieve a level of sophistication instead, which was provided by painting their internal doors neutral tone, such as grey or cream. In order to further this sophisticated look, Victorians also often matched their door knobs with their doors.

For those who preferred a more subtle choice in their door, neutral colours such as greys and dark blues were used to provide a look with more maturity and gravitas. The half glazed door not only looked beautiful but allowed ample natural light to enter the hallways of the houses.

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Regardless of the interior or style of the house, the Victorian door was an extremely important feature of any house. They were meant to serve a very purpose in giving a first impression to anyone passing by or entering the house. These doors were often carved and then grained or painted in order to look more expensive. The door frame, on the other hand, would come with an architrave in order to sync with the door. Gleaming Brass or Stained glass was often used to make the door furniture. The doors would also be elaborately carved and paneled.

Then and now, Victorian Doors have maintained their legacy and continue to be a very important feature of the quintessential London house. Moreover, they have expanded in variety and now come in a number of different sizes, designs, textures and make.

Regency Front Doors : A Brief History

The Regency Style in Front Doors lasted from the early 1800 to the 1830s. The style of these doors was based on Medieval architecture and also inspired by Greek Design. Renowned architects like James Wat took inspiration from the Gothic Churches of the 13th and 14th Century to create the unique Regency Style. These doors would usually be plain or sometimes carved – and incorporated geometric panelling as well as carved mouldings as part of their design. The Gothic period was used to derive further inspiration for the decorative elements in the doors – except the materials used were cheaper and the method of construction was more modern.

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The Regency Period was a follow up to the Georgian Style of Front Door and hence naturally followed a similar pattern, although it continued to get more inventive over time. One of the significantly common architectural style that was common in the Regency Era was that of the Gothic Revival – and this style was incorporated into the late  Victorian front doors period.

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While it is impossible to fully generalize the themes of the front doors design in this era, one of the most common themes of the door was the simple 6 panelled design without glass. The top 2 panels happened to be smaller and were replaced by glass in the Victorian and Georgian periods later on.

The Regency Style continued to evolve and innovate over time, and John Nash was the one architect that has been most significantly attached to the Regency Movement. He was able to help spread the popularity of the Regency Style by being fully aware of the commercial requirements of the time and planned his designs accordingly. It is also often said that John had many pupils who further propagated his style – and also many pupils who rebelled against it and help propel the next era of the period front door designs.

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The style of the houses in this era also naturally had an effect on how the doors were designed. The average house in the Edwardian Era happened to have door and windows that would be set back around 4 inches from the brick face. The houses would also have simple flat elevations. Later into the era, the front doors began to incorporate stone work in order to offer a more grand entrance with hoods, classical pillars, pediments and porches. Moreover, the front doors also often had a semi circular fanlight in the top region. The elevation of the houses made use of specialized paint finishes, and the softwood was used to make the front doors as well as the windows of the houses. The windows and doors were often decorated with a grained finish that was meant to imitate oak and had a very unique appearance.

If you’re looking to install a Regency Front Door into your house, Bespoke Front Door has the right make, style and design for you.