Period House Style
Georgian & Regency
1714- 1837
Victorian
1837 - 1901
Edwardian
1901 - 1920
1920 - 1939
Designer's Style
Sourcing Products
Exterior Detail
Interior Detail
How to renovate or install guide
Front Doors
Gable Ends
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1920's & 1930's Doors
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image 1The ideal look for a traditional home would have been heavy oak doors but often a more affordable choice was staining a cheaper wood. When doors were painted they would have been in dark colours of green and black with edges and panels picked out in cream. Traditional style doors would have used cast iron door furniture. Handles would often be two thirds of the way up. Decorative led glass work would have been found in the top half of the door or as a sidelight to show off the wider hall ways.

Moderne style homes would likely have had painted softwood doors with geometric shapes of coloured glass, often using patterns of sun rays or chevrons. Door furniture tended to reflect the Hollywood fashion with chrome.

1920's and 30's Semi houses were built with the doors being on the outer edge of the facade. This gave greater privacy than the Victorian style of putting semi houses doors side by side

 

Traditional Style Doors

"The best way of finding the right style of front door is to look at the other houses in the neighbourhood. Chances are you'll see the original style for your house, but don't try and commit it to memory always take a photo of the other doors before you choose one for you." Channel 4 Homes

 

Moderne Style Doors

     
       

 

Internet links for period and reproduction doors

Mongers Architectural Salvage: Period Doors

Bygones Salvage Doors

Scottish Doors

Dorset Doors

Salvo Doors

Peco of Hampton Doors

 

Building Doors and Gates

Period Details: Doors and Windows

The Housebuilder's Bible

 

Internet links for period and reproduction door furniture

The Period Ironmonger

Reminis Period Restoration Emporium: Door Furniture

Willow and Stone Door Fittings

The Paint Stripper: Door Funiture and Door Handles

BBC Homes 1930's

 

Useful Links to Period Door Articles

Advice for fitting period handles and lock settings: Scottish Doors

The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings

Bernards Door Furniture Period Styles FAQ

The Window Man: An understanding of the times

Fylde Borough Council: Window, Doors and Joinery Advice

 

The 1930s House Manual

The 1930s House Explained

The 1930s Home

 

Forum Debates

Channel 4 Homes Forum

 

Useful Research Websites

BBC Homes 1920's:

BBC Homes 1930's

Hidden House History

Francis Frith Photo Archive

The Geffrye Museum

English Architecture: Britain Express

Looking at Buildings: Pevsner Architectural Guides

Glass Replacement - Sidelights on Front Door

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Period House Style
Georgian & Regency
1714- 1837
Victorian
1837 - 1901
Edwardian
1901 - 1920
1920 - 1939
1945 - 1970
Designer's Style
Sourcing Products
Exterior Detail
Interior Detail
Front Doors
Gable Ends
Porches
Bay Windows
Stained Glass
Fireplaces
Wallpaper
Balconies
Oak Panelling
Fanlights
Bakelite