Six panel Georgian interior doors
were chosen for a complete refurbishment of a 1780’s London flat. The original detail had been lost through successive phases of refurbishment so Atkey and Company provided consultancy to define architectural joinery details suited to the property. This Georgian house in Gloucester Place is in a fashionable conservation area which forms part of the Portman Estate, one of the oldest landed estates in London.
The listed Georgian properties in this estate are typified by timber doorcases, sash windows and decorative ironwork which define the distinctive period character of the conservation area. The retention of authentic features is vital to the appearance and status of the estate. The choice of reinstating new beautifully styled period internal doors and joinery maintains this continuity of design while being equally suited to contemporary London life.
Atkey and Co manufactured panelled doors, door linings, architrave and skirting boards appropriate for this Georgian residential property. The six-panel raised and fielded doors were embellished with a stepped ovolo moulding, a feature continued through each room and a panelled library room. Two hierarchical orders of skirting and architrave were used to define the main and subsidiary rooms, also, in stylistic terms, reflecting the pivotal period of the original build date.
“The quality of work is excellent, and we will look forward to using Atkey and Company again in the future.”