OUR DESIGN PROCESS
The process of choosing the solid timber Longden doorset, the type of timber, style, colours and finish is all part of the pleasure of ownership. Longden Doors are hand made using mortise and tenon construction methods.
Knowledge of timber, its capabilities, constraints and how to work it, is at the core of good door design. Longden designers, many of who are time served joiners and wood craftsmen, have the training and experience to make the best use of all the different types of wood available throughout the world.
The majority of our doors are bespoke sizes that we then customize to your specific requirements, for example, fire rated doors, acoustic doors to your cinema room, steel reinforced security doors for your main entrance door, panic room or even wine room.
Once an order is placed, as part of the Longden service, the designer will create technical CAD drawings of the chosen doorset design for the client, architect and interior designer to review. The process of design and evaluation from mood board to finished design continues all the way to the craftsmen beginning to produce your hand made doorset.
Harmonizing your bespoke solid timber door with the full potential of the Longden range of architectural joinery and accessories comes as second nature to our craftsmen and designers. Design details also make a big difference to the ease of use a customer will experience with their doors, from the ironmongery and accessories that maximise functionality to the ancillary items such as dado rails, architraves, skirting, plinth blocks and screens.
We’re essentially a timber based manufacturing company and we’re proud of it. Probably the most sustainable building material available to the British building industry today, wood is naturally renewable, readily recyclable and carbon neutral. With so many environmental advantages, wood can benefit the entire global community – but only if forests continue to be managed responsibly.
Longden shares its customers’ concern for sustaining the earth’s resources. Doors and doorsets from Longden can be specified using solid timber and timber-based raw materials exclusively from well managed and sustainable sources.
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At Longden Doors we embrace a challenge and would love to be involved in your project. From design through to final handover, we work alongside our customers every step of the way offering advice and guidance to ensure a smooth process.