Our existing doors were in a poor state, single glazed with cracked panes and no insulation. Cold air blew straight through the keyhole, and even worse, a cat flap. We replaced the front and back doors with high performance, draught proofed doors with insulated panels. They still have a keyhole, but with mini draught excluders inside to form a seal.
Product High performance timber door, draught proof, double glazing, insulated panels U-Value 1.6 Cost £740 Supplier Howarth Windows & Doors
The large glazing area in the front door set provides natural light to the lounge in the centre of the house that has no external windows. If other houses in the terrace had kept the original stained glass pattern then we would have copied it to match, but they hadn’t, and it was not particularly special.
So we enjoyed the creative expression of sketching our own coloured designs, and local craftsman Ian Harrap of the shop on Spring Bank realised our drawing in lead and glass.
The stained glass panels were then sealed inside double glazed units, gas filled with low-emissivity coatings. These tripled glazed units were then sent to the door factory for installation, and the finished product delivered to site.