Custom Made Doors: 1930’s styled oval glass front door with stained glass detailing.

Client Brief: 

We often make custom made doors and on this occasion the client requested that we reproduce a 1930’s styled front door and frame with an oval shaped stained glass window. Neil Forkes Stained Glass produced the stained glass window at our request and we sourced the door locking system and furniture.

Work Carried Out:

A new door was designed and built as a reproduction of a 1930’s style oval glassed front door in Sayerwood’s workshop in Norwich. The old door frame and door was removed, and then prior to the replacement door and frame being fitted a damp course was put in by Sayerwood Joinery. The new door,  frame and threshold were then installed by Sayerwood complete with a stained glass oval unit completed by Neil Forkes.

The frame and door were made using Akoya hardwood with the threshold being hand crafted from European solid oak.  A Multi-lock system by Karcher was fitted to the door and the door furniture fitted included a steel lever door knob also by Karcher and stainless steel door letterbox.

A single glazed stained glass window designed by Neil Forkes stained glass company.

Techniques Employed:

The door was designed using through wedged mortice and tenon construction technique. Weather seals were incorporated into the frame to comply with current building regulations. Two Ovlo shaped templates were produced at the design stage one for Sayerwood Joinery and one for Neil Forkes stained glass ensuring that the stained glass was a perfect fit to the handmade door.

The door was primed with Aluminium primer ready for painting by the client’s own painter and decorator.

We created our own subseal in keeping with the door.

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