Versatile and timeless, oak front doors have been popular for a very long time and this doesn't seem to be changing anytime soon.
The grain, the colour and the durability of oak make it the perfect choice for many projects. If you're concerned that it may appear to be a bit yellow in tone that is easily fixed by choosing a lacquered finish. Lacquer helps to cool down the yellow and makes the wood finish a little more beige. Alternatively, opt for an oiled finish to bring out the grain and a richer colour.
Natural oak works wonders with contemporary and traditional buildings. So scroll down to wander through these case study houses all with oak front doors.
Chris and Anna Lee, had grand ambitions for their major house renovation down in Surrey and we were delighted to be brought in with the challenge of delivering 6 brand new, bespoke doors.
Working closely with Nova Architecture, we lent our experience to develop a series of door solutions that would match and enhance the impressive house makeover and extension to the back.
European oak was the preferred natural hardwood of choice and this was translated into multiple designs across all door types – front, garage and internal.
Front door: flush Porto design in European oak (1500mm x 2100mm)
Bi-fold garage door: Parma design double bi-fold garage in European oak (5400mm x 2400mm)
Back door: flush Ice V design in European oak (1270mm x 2250mm)
3 x internal doors: fire-rated (FD30) Porto design in European oak (varying sizes)
Architect: Nova Architecture
We are thrilled with our Urban Front doors...[they have] far exceeded our expectations...and your after sales service has been second to none. The fingerprint technology on the doors is a game changer!
Chris and Anna Lee
Porto & Terano European oak doors in a modern, single-storey build
Designed for his parents, the architect of this well-being house created a stunning single level abode featuring 2 of our doors.
The front entrance is adorned by our e98 flush Porto door with a matching wide, flush, boarded panel and additional small sidelight. To maintain the desired minimalist aesthetic, the front door frame has been carefully concealed in the walls allowing the beautiful European oak to shine against the cool stone.
Around the side, our Terano in European oak has been included as an alternative entrance. The Terano design features a glass vision panel and along with plentiful full height windows, adds to the light and bright interior.
Here at Urban Front we work on some phenomenal projects but not all of them are located in as beautiful and naturally stunning a setting as this one. Contemporary living on a hillside designed by Gillespie Yunnie Architects.
You can read all about the house at www.gyarchitects.co.uk under projects but here is a little synopsis of the architects description:
'The house has a linear form relating both to the long quayside and terraced fishermen's cottages on the opposite bank. The dramatic cantilevering terraces required a steel frame and intricate detailing to maintain airtightness and thermal performance. The stonewalling was locally sourced and provides contrasting weight to the reflective zinc soffits and fine framed glazing.'
The front door is a bespoke take on our Terano doorset with vertical stainless steel strips and a wider vision panel. The European Oak works very well with the 'dry stacked' stonewalling and zinc detail.
Door design: Terano
Door range: e80
Door material: European Oak
Handle option: 11
Creating separate entrances for a group of four maisonettes wasn't going to be easy, but in this case, the developers have done the best they can with a limited amount of space. Building very thin side lites into each doorway has allowed light to filter through to the stairwells. Likewise, using a side return of glass by the entrances on either side, brings in as much light as possible. With the use of our Oslo design in European Oak, the entrances help define the building and offer warmth to the white render and grey detail.
For more information about these properties, go to www.keatonestates.com
A true example of how a very simple door can make an impact, this Raw E80 Pivot doorset in solid oak wood is fitted into beautiful art-deco-style glass sidelights. Designed by Jane Duncan Architects, the building has the usual rendered facade with anthracite grey windows with a bit of a twist. The Raw door design has no grooves and depends on the hardwood to shine through with its grain and blonde stripes.
All Urban Front doors can be created in european oak wood. Browse our door designs below to learn more.