MAKING A GRAND ENTRANCE
We were asked to replace several casement windows and this front door of a lovely 1930's semi-detached house in Gateshead. As you can see the door and surrounding frame was glazed with original stained glass but with the pattern going right to the edge of each frame, there was no 'spare' plain glass to play with in case the new frames were thicker than the old ones.
The advantage of having 7 different joinery manufacturers supplying you is that there is usually one of them that can solve a problem like that. In this case we were able to exactly what we wanted from our friends at Brookeswood and what a fine job they made of it!
As you can see, the only thing we changed in encapsulating the stained glass was to make the horizontal lead line-through from the sidelights to the door – something that was missing from the original glass.
Now look at the outside - it's absolutely magnificent - with 3 fielded panels and a decorative shelf perfectly matching the original door.
This is a fine example of the detail we like to go into to preserve the authentic appearance of an old property whilst adding in modern benefits such as double-glazing, multi-point locking, draught-free operation and insulation.