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An urgent fix.

Posted by Bath Bespoke on 9 June 2016

We often have a range of finish times on our jobs, attempting to achieve a balance between getting the work completed in good time for the customer who are eager to see their finished pieces and allowing ourselves enough time to ensure the work is finished to the highest possible quality, it’s difficult but we feel it is achieved.

However, both of these aspects recently had to be condensed into a matter of days as our client’s house was broken into, the front door receiving a lot of aesthetic and structural damage rendering it insecure. The house in question is situated right in the centre of Bath so they needed a replacement in the quickest time possible, a challenge we were more than happy to accept.

The door to be replace was a humongous and ornate Georgian affair, one of the heaviest we have ever produced. The replacement was constructed from Sapele a member of the Mahogany family sustainably sorced from Africa, its incredibly tough and takes paint exceptionally well making it the perfect choice for external joinery, staying true to the original design the door was topped with two pains of crown (bullion) glass made using techniques mastered by french artisans of the 14th century, the piece was finished with a coat of deep basalt blue paint created by our friends over at Little Green Company.

Complete with gleaming brass Ironmongery it will stand testament to Georgian design for years to come (and, we hope, deter burglars!).