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Bespoke Period Doors

Authentic Period Doors

Atkey and Company designs and manufactures bespoke, authentic reproductions of period internal doors with exemplary historical integrity. Each door design is based upon an original example whose provenance is known to us, and is referenced in our unique historical catalogue of British architectural joinery.

Our handmade doors are made using the latest technology and tools, combined with traditional craftsmanship skills from each era of British design, extending the character and authenticity of each piece to a level of unrivaled historical accuracy. These high quality internal period doors can not only enhance period properties but also heighten the appeal of newer development projects.

Atkey and Company can provide support and advice on all aspects of architectural joinery design, so please ask us about the installation or re-introduction of period doors and other joinery within your project .

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More than 300 years of Period Door design

The elegant detailing of our period internal door collections derive from our detailed knowledge of over 300 years of British architectural design. This knowledge of period joinery is supported by an extensive archive of over 20,000 historic examples dating back to the Tudor period. This archive provides a reference point which has become invaluable in choosing the right details to replicate a period aesthetic.

Our internal period door collections cover the most important periods of British architectural history:

A recent collaboration with the Sir John Soane Museum Collection offers Georgian and Regency door designs from the Soane archive.

Our passion for period authenticity is brought into a modern context with bespoke designs and high quality production in our Contemporary Door Collection.

More than 300 years of Period Door design

The elegant detailing of our period internal door collections derive from our detailed knowledge of over 300 years of British architectural design. This knowledge of period joinery is supported by an extensive archive of over 20,000 historic examples dating back to the Tudor period. This archive provides a reference point, which has become invaluable in choosing the right details to replicate a period look and feel.

Our internal door collection covers the following periods of British architectural history:

A recent collaboration with the Sir John Soane Museum Collection offers Georgian and Regency door designs from the Soane archive. 

Our passion for period authenticity is brought into a modern context with bespoke designs and high quality production in our Contemporary Door Collection.

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Made to order, to fit your brief

Our expert knowledge means that clients, architects and designers with varied and diverse project portfolios will often turn to us when specifying authentic period joinery for their projects. We can advise on the appropriate, historically accurate period details to use. Whether you are restoring an original building, or creating something brand new, we can advise as to which elements will work best to enhance the look and feel of the property.

Our made-to-order interior panel doors can be commissioned primed for painting or in feature hardwood timbers. When required, we can also ensure your internal doors meet the latest fire and acoustic performance requirements.

To discuss a project in greater depth or to enquire about our period door collection, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Made to order, to fit your brief

Our expert knowledge means that clients, architects and designers with varied and diverse project portfolios will often turn to us when specifying authentic period joinery for their projects. We can advise on the appropriate, historically accurate period details to use. Whether you are restoring an original building, or creating something brand new, we can advise as to which elements will work best to enhance the look and feel of the property.

Our made-to-order interior panel doors can be commissioned primed for painting or in feature hardwood timbers. When required, we can also ensure your internal doors meet the latest fire and acoustic performance requirements.

To discuss a project in greater depth or to enquire about our period door collection, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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DOOR DESIGN BY PERIOD

Georgian Doors (1714 – 1811)

Early Georgian doors are characterised by the simplicity of their design, classical influence and sense of proportion.

Simple designs influenced by the Roman era are applied to panelled doors, which are typically 2, 4 or 6 panel doors.

Raised and fielded doors were employed to create greater depth, substance and to indicate a higher status. As the Georgian period progresses, we see a gradual evolution in mouldings with the introduction of classical Grecian styles.

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Regency Doors (1795 – 1837)

Regency doors develop the Grecian classicism of the Georgian period with new inspiration from continental European architectural designs.

The six-panel Georgian door is less in favour during this period than four panel doors which emerge as the most fashionable configuration of Regency period doors. Similarly, raised and fielded panel door details are replaced with flat and flush panel doors which become the preferred choice for high status properties. Sir John Soane and John Nash are prominent leaders in this period of architectural diversity and innovation.

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Victorian Doors (1837 – 1901)

The strict rules of Georgian design, softened by Regency innovation, gave way to greater choice in design during the Victorian era. Victorian doors have a greater variety in proportion as a result.

Raised and fielded, flush and flat panels door panel configurations are all seen in Victorian door design. In Victorian door mouldings, we see an emergence of heavy detailing with deep mouldings and a fashion for bolder bolection mouldings.

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Arts and Crafts doors (1860 – 1925)

Arts and Crafts doors display a more distinctive style than had been found in previous periods. During the Arts and Crafts period, architects such as Sir Edwin Lutyens sought inspiration from traditional craftsmanship, and valued unique door creations as a reaction to the monotony of industrialised production which was typical of the Victorian period.

We see an enhanced appreciation of the honesty of natural materials during the Arts & Crafts period, along with a return to craftsmanship exemplified in the Tudor, Queen Anne and Georgian revivals that arose during this time. Boarded doors, ledged and braced, show off timbers as natural materials in their raw functional beauty.

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Edwardian Doors (1901 – 1936)

In Edwardian and early 20th century door design, we see simplification in detailing. In part, Edwardian doors are a reaction against heavily embellished Victorian doors. In the Edwardian period door mouldings and detailing is pared right down.

Traditional door panel configurations continue and are for the first time supplemented with full width vertical panels. This innovation enables odd numbers in door panelling. Three, four and five panel doors are seen. Art Deco and Art Nouveau influences are emerging and stepped detailing in door panel mouldings starts to appear in Edwardian door design.

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Contemporary Doors

The Atkey Contemporary Door Collection is a creative project to sublimate 300 years of British aesthetic detailing into a collection of stylish modern interior doors. Our passion for period authenticity is brought into a contemporary context with bespoke designs and the high quality of production for which Atkey and Company is known.

Each panelled door is handcrafted from hardwood timbers with a choice of mouldings. Doors are supplied finished in a feature timber, unprimed or primed to meet your decorative requirements.

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Specialist Doors

Acoustic, Security and Fire-Rated Panelled Doors
All our internal panelled doors are bespoke and manufactured to order. We are regularly required to meet the most challenging of customer specifications, and our period doors can be specially made to satisfy stringent building regulations and to add safety throughout your property.

We select the most appropriate timbers and hardware to suit the requirements of every specialist door and, needless to say, these types of customisation are all undertaken without compromising the aesthetic of the door.

Acoustic Rated Doors

We manufacture bespoke acoustic doors that provide sound insulation for a variety of environments. Designed for maximum acoustic performance up to Rw35dB, our custom-made doors can meet all your specifications and provide sound attenuation whilst maintaining the period-perfect aesthetic.

Security Doors

Certain doors within houses may be required to provide additional security to delay potential intruders. We produce doors that have multiple enhanced features to improve their resilience, whilst at the same time being fire rated as well as appearing to be the same as the other doors.

Fire Rated PANELLED Doors

Our handmade panelled fire doors are designed to meet building regulations and reduce risk whilst maintaining the period-perfect aesthetic of your internal doors. Our certified FD30 and FD60 fire doors provide protection for 30 to 60 minutes respectively, and can be made to many different specifications and designs.

We would be happy to discuss your project and let you know more about how we work. Please call us on 01934 806883 or send us a message.