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Generations of tradition and craftsmanship
breathe life into every
Longden's tradition of quality which had its origins in the 19th
century continues into the 21st with doors of remarkable beauty,
doors fit to grace some of the finest building projects of our age.
The original Sheffield-based Longden company grew to become
one of the top ten building and civil engineering contractors
in 19th century Britain. With endless prestigious contracts,
including The George Hotel, Sheffield City Hall and the
Prudential Assurance Company, Longden always considers
traditional, apprentice-based craftsmanship and the development
of skills as its major strength.
As the architectural joinery and the production of high quality,
solid timber panelled doors flourished, Longden moved away
from the contractor business in 1978. Today, our tradition of
combining time-honoured skills with modern techniques to meet
modern, exacting performance standards continues, and it is
the Longden name that has remained and is enshrined on our
present-day range of beautiful handmade doors.
The Longden range of hardwood door sets
combines the highest quality of traditional
craftsmanship with the performance levels
needed to meet today's technical criteria.
In an ever-changing marketplace, where the demands of the
construction industry continue to grow, there is one company
perfectly placed to meet those demands thanks to a combination
of the highest joinery standards, many years experience and
manufacturing excellence. Established in 1838, Longden continues
to manufacture bespoke door sets at its site in Sheffield, having forged a reputation for
quality, service and innovation.
The Longden solid timber, bespoke panelled door set range has been gracing
some of the UK's finest buildings for well over a hundred years.
Many of our historic listed buildings have relied on Longden's
traditional craftsmanship and expertise to maintain and preserve
their heritage. Longden has maintained traditional joinery practises
but at the same time manufactures to current British Standards
including BS476 Part 22 and Part 31.1 for fire and smoke control
and BS8214 the code of practise for fire doors with non-metallic
leaves. This brochure demonstrates what the Longden bespoke door sets range can
offer, but the real inspiration for your project will come from you,
the designer working with us to achieve your aims.