Need to buy a new front door - London victorian terrace

(11 Posts)
BewitchedBefuzzledBewildered Sat 21-Sep-13 16:32:54

I'm buying a house which desperately needs a new front door fitting. The London Door Company doesn't show any prices on its website so it's making me nervous.

Where else should I be looking to get a hardwood solid 4 panel door?

lalalonglegs Sat 21-Sep-13 16:46:18

The usual advice is LDC is extremely pricey, use a local joiner.

Sallythedog Sat 21-Sep-13 18:29:10

Depending on where you are, you might want to try the www.surreydoor.co.uk they're in Worcester Park, and I found them helpful, and reasonably priced. Loads of styles, some fancy, some plain, with or without glass (again, fancy or plain). I've just replaced a horrid door in my Victorian terrace, with a 4 panel, two of which are etched glass, and an etched glass panel over the top of the door, for just over £500. That included the locks etc. too. My builders fitted it, but I think they could give you names of fitters, and I was quoted around £150.

I've looked at their website, and I see they don't give prices, but a phone call would solve that.

BewitchedBefuzzledBewildered Sat 21-Sep-13 20:16:41

Sallythedog that's amazing. Thanks for the reccomendation

Sallythedog Sun 22-Sep-13 14:38:39

I found them after I'd bought some very expensive internal doors from a company in Essex, and Surrey Doors would have been cheaper and as good. Consequently, I'm happy to pass on the recommendation and help other people save some cash.

AngieM2 Sun 22-Sep-13 20:18:48

I looked at LDC for ideas then when to a good local joinery company. Ours is a very large victorian door, cost about £600 i think.

monula Fri 13-Mar-15 11:42:31

DO NOT USE SURREY DOORS, yes their prices are great and yes they are on top of things until they have your money BUT THEN it all goes horribly wrong. They have made a complete mess of my job and wrecked the inside of my hallway. They have promised to come back 3 times now to fix the job and on all 3 occasions have not turned up. What is wrong with people these days?! Its not hard to do a job properly and its also not hard to keep in contact with your customer. A complete disappointment and they obviously aren't bothered about recommendations.

zoecook76 Sat 16-Jan-16 14:31:34

I second monula. DO NOT USE SURREY DOORS! Dreadful service, I've never experienced anything as bad. Misquoted pricing, over 7 weeks delay with no explanation, shoddy workmanship, the list goes on. Yes they were cheaper than the competition but there's a reason for that!

pashmina696 Wed 20-Jan-16 13:55:56

i know its a oldish thread but www.cotswood-doors.co.uk are also very good, they fitted a door for a friend of mine and quoted for me when i was getting a new front door - we ended up getting our door from voysey and jones however they no longer are trading. cotswood were not much more than v&j at the time, and certainly cheaper than LDC.

Dana21 Fri 12-Feb-16 17:37:49

Hello, we are currently on the hunt for a new front door. Somebody on this forum once recommended a company in SE London called Greenwich Joinery (company name: Kent Glass & Joinery Limited but trading as Greenwich Joinery). I gave them a call and am waiting for them to send me some details but the man on the telephone said we're looking at approx £3k for a Victorian style door, with all accessories and a top fanlight. I've searched online for reviews but can't find any...has anyone come across this company before or used them?

Thanks!

Lourags Fri 14-Oct-16 17:24:21

I used a company that came highly recommended from a few friends, Hainault home improvements, they are based in Essex but supply and fit. I had a navy blue Composite door fitted and I love it!!

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