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Urban Front: doors for architects

Over the last 17 years, Urban Front have worked closely with many architects on exciting commercial, domestic and personal projects in the UK and internationally.

We know that one-size doesn't fit all in a new build or renovation and we specialise in helping our Professional partners across all stages of the project process, from early research & ideas to bespoke door creation and beyond.

Keep reading below to learn more about the benefits of working with Urban Front and an overview of the information we provide to help you along your door journey. 

How we can help you

Investing in an Urban Front door means you are investing in every hour we have spent making our doors the best they can be.

We will work closely with you to understand every bespoke requirement and help you to achieve all the small but important details that will give you the end result you want. 

Amongst many things, we consider:

  • New designs
  • The quality of all our materials, including our wood and glass
  • The detail of our frames and specifications including the ways in which we can minimalise visible elements to keep the doors attractive. 
  • High security is a standard feature for all our doors 
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Full support & design services

We provide advice at the early stages of a design build to help you choose the best Urban Front door(s) to suit your design aspiration, location and the exposure. 

And we're also delighted to offer the following:

1. Solutions & a free design service  with advice on the best product/s for aesthetic/performance and visualisation/moodboard ideas to consider the impact on the frontage.   

2. Advice for eco-friendly solutions, those with budget restrictions and projects with multiple doors by developers. 

3. CAD drawings/.dwgs can be requested here or from our office on 01494 778 787 - or signup to our Architect section and browse all available files 

4. BIM files can also be found in the registered Architect section or requested from our office

5. Detailed specifications for download can be found here (and also further down this page)

6. Samples & visuals/mockups to help you imagine and choose

7. CPD presentations for up to 20 staff, learn more here

8. Important & useful information that you can pass to your clients for your peace of mind 

Talk to a product expert

Our staff collectively have over 100 years experience designing, making and developing new ideas on doors.

We aren't just experts on our doors but on frontages as well and can advise you on elements that you hadn't even realised were important. Like how to support the front door correctly in Architectural glazing or considering the right door for an air test. 

You can contact us any time by:

  • calling our office: 01494 778 787
  • emailing us: info@urbanfront.co.uk

or using the contact form here.

RIBA CPD offerings

Since 2013, Urban Front have been part of the RIBA CPD Network.

We offer:

1. An in-house CPD seminar entitled "Specifying hardwood timber external doorsets"

2. An inspirational, RIBA certified book "Door Couture" is available from our online shop and Amazon online. 

3. A large selection of CPD certified reading materials and blogs across this website - you can view them all here.

For most of us the front door is the threshold between our public and our private lives. The Door Couture book celebrates one of the most important components in any home. Beautifully illustrated and conceived and a must have for anyone interested in design. Heinz Richardson, Jestico and Whiles Architects

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Sustainability: a tree for every door

Sustainability is also an important part of our business DNA. Learn more about our tree planting partnership here.

Register now for access to our exclusive Architect area and find all your downloads for specifying in one place, including BIM, L20, .dwgs & spec sheets.

Designs & pricing

Our custom pricing starts from the numbers quoted below. Click the images to view our different designs and learn more about each product.

Download specifications, request dwg. files or an architect pack

Use the links below to browse our specs or get in touch with us to request dwgs and an architect pack. You're welcome to visit our Buckinghamshire showroom (where it's feasible) but you can also take an online tour in our virtual showroom.  

Lead times, ordering & other FAQs

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Do you make commercial doors as well as residential?

Yes we have made a variety of doors for commercial application including front doors to buildings, hotels, hairdressers, dentists, hospitals, schools and offices.

What is the lead time for a door?

Our lead time varies throughout the year depending on how busy we are and the type/quantity of door you require.

Our normal timings are:

  • between 8-10 weeks for a standard design
  • up to 12 weeks for doors going internationally
  • up to 12 weeks for some garage doors & metallic doors
  • up to 14 weeks for steel doors

You will be informed at the quotation and/or ordering stage if there are any forseeable changes to this timing structure.

How do i get a quote?

You can use our quote form here.

Or give us a ring on 01494 778 787 if you'd prefer to discuss your requirements over the phone. One of our team members will then follow up with a formal quote price.

How do i place an order?

When you're ready to place an order, we'll e-mail you a Proforma invoice.

We require 50% of the order value to secure the order and place it into production. The remaining 50% will be due the week before the door is ready to be shipped.

We accept payment by all major credit cards, including AMEX, bank transfers and cheques.

What happens after i place my order?

As soon as your order is confirmed, we'll ask you to confirm the very final sizes and a couple of other specification points. Within 3 days, we'll then send CADs for final approval and signing.

As soon as we receive these back, the door is placed into production. 

Can i make changes or cancel my order?

Depending on where the door is in the production process, it may be possible to amend or cancel an order. However, as materials are ordered and manufactured bespoke, any costs occurred to that point would need to be covered by you.

Are trade prices available?

We can offer trade prices to Ltd. companies and will include this on our quote (make sure to let us know who you are when you request a quote!).

Call us on 01494 778 787 Mon-Fri to discuss your door needs.

Alternatively, e-mail us: info@urbanfront.co.uk and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Beyond the obvious functionality, front doors have long had strong symbolic and aesthetic roles to play in the design of our homes. Their contemporary role is no different yet the messages have changed. The beautifully designed, Door Couture book inspires us to think in greater detail about the role it now plays and how this translates into the ever important first impression. Expert in sustainable architecture and TV Presenter, Oliver Heath