Situated past the village of Blanchland, sitting at the top of the valley. This beautiful old school house required two new doors and frames to match the existing stained windows.
The customers original request was for solid oak doors. Oak is a beautiful material to apply a stained finish to, but unfortunately has poor qualities for external joinery, due to dimensional movement.
As this home is vulnerable to bad weather conditions, Accoya was the material suited to provide both a beautiful natural grain for staining, with the major benefit of having a low water absorption to help prevent dimensional movement and the doors sticking over winter months.
The stain colours used to produce this rich colour finish were a base coat of Teak and a top coat of Iroko. Pewter hardware was chosen by the client with lion head door knockers, which are a great stand out feature and also give a dark contrast against the warm tone of the stain.
Nico “3D” hinges have been fitted to both doors as an extra precaution to be able to adjust the position of the doors in three different directions if either door were to require slight adjustment in the future.