A single driveway gate with an entrance door fitted in the middle. These gates are heavy so a jockey wheel has been fitted to take the stress off the hinges thus ensuring that the gate will not drop over time. The door opens independently or the whole gate can be opened as a single leaf.Continue reading “Driveway gate in Southampton”
Exact replica’s were made and fitted to this garage in Southampton. The old doors were made sometime in the 1930s and the customer wanted like for like, the only difference in the method of construction was the way that I fastened the ledges and brace the original being nailed and the nails bent over toContinue reading “Replacement garage doors”
Replacement of a side gate frame reusing the gate, note the lead ‘hat’ on the new frame, this will prevent the top of the frame from rotting again,also i fix the frame about 1/2″ ( 12mm) off the ground so that no moisture can creep up from ground level, these two simple precautions will extend the life of theContinue reading “Replacement of a side gate frame”
This type of up and over steel garage door is still very popular, and these had seen better days. The garage is of a standard precast concrete type. The replacement garage doors are off the shelf, I did not manufacture them, and they did need some trimming to fit. A new door frame was alsoContinue reading “Replacement of a worn out garage door”
Images of a Framed Ledge and Braced gate made from tannalised Redwood with galvanised fittings a gate like this is pretty well bullet proof when it comes to weathering and should give at least 30yr service life.
This porch was in a sound condition apart from the left hand corner section which was rotten at ground level. The wet rot had also infected the bottom of the door frame by a couple of inches.A little tricky but worth the effort tackling this repair, by doing so the cost of a future replacement of the porch was saved which would have beenContinue reading “Porch repairs in Southampton”
I have written this in response to the number of enquiries I receive from home owners who say’ the door is only x yrs old and its falling apart’ and I take a look at a door tired before its time, rotten at the base with joints coming apart. Wooden exterior doors must be adequatelyContinue reading “Wooden exterior doors Maintenance”
Bespoke Oak Door made from American White Oak with Oak TGV panels. The images show the manufacture and assembly of the door through to the door fitted in its final resting place. The door needed to be made because the dimensions required were not an off the shelf size, i used through mortice and tennonContinue reading “Bespoke Oak Door”
Here are two side lights, manufactured then installed into a brick arch, with a replacement front door.
Here are before and after photos showing the replacement of a rotten cill across the threshold of a door in Southampton.