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Blending Tradition with Modern Functionality

Hardwood Doors Case Study


Rachel Richardson and her husband live in a charming period home and were passionate about maintaining the authenticity of their residence, and subsequently were seeking out a replica replacement door that would seamlessly blend tradition with modern functionality.

Challenges Faced

The Richardsons expressed a deep attachment to their original front door, which had unique features that reflected the era in which their house was built. Their primary concern was to replicate the door with meticulous attention to detail while incorporating contemporary features such as advanced locking systems, draft-proofing, and double-glazed units.


Understanding the significance of the project, our team at Tailored Wood engaged in a comprehensive consultation with the clients. We began by meeting on site with the customer to gain insight into their specific requirement and preferences.

To ensure an accurate reproduction of the original door, our team created detailed planning drawings that captured every detail. These drawings served as a foundation for further refinement in collaboration with the clients. Multiple iterations were undertaken to guarantee that the final design not only replicated the aesthetic appeal of the original door, but also met the modern functional requirements outlined by the Richardsons.

Key Features of the Replacement Door

  • Aesthetic Replication
    Every detail of the original door, from the style of the panels to the pencil rounds, was meticulously replicated to ensure a seamless match with the architectural style of the house.
  • Modern Locking Systems
    To enhance security, the replacement door was equipped with a heritage multipoint lock, providing the Richardsons with peace of mind and meeting contemporary security standards.
  • Draft-Proofing
    Weatherstripping and advanced draft-proofing measures were incorporated to enhance energy efficiency and comfort within the home, without compromising the vintage charm of the door.
  • Double-Glazed Units
    The replacement door featured double-glazed units, offering improved insulation and noise reduction while maintaining the clarity and appearance of traditional single-pane glass.

Collaboration & Client Satisfaction

Throughout the project, a collaborative approach was maintained with regular updates and consultations. Our team valued the Richardsons’ input, ensuring that the final product met and exceeded both of their expectations.

The end result was a beautifully crafted replacement front door that seamlessly integrated the charm of the original design with cutting-edge functionality. The Richardsons were delighted with the outcome, expressing their satisfaction with the attention to detail and the success of preserving the character of their home.


Rachel Richardson’s replacement front door stands as a testament to the successful marriage of tradition and modernity. This case exemplifies Tailored Wood’s commitment to understanding clients’ unique needs, collaborating closely with them, and delivering bespoke solutions that surpass expectations. The project not only enhanced the aesthetics of the Richardson residence, but also improved its overall security, energy efficiency, and comfort.

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    What People Say...

    We are exceptionally pleased with the design and attention to detail of our wooden front door made by Tailored Wood. From our first planning visit to installation, Joel and the team could not have been more helpful and accommodating. The exceptionally high craftsmanship and great thermal efficiency, make our new front door just perfect. I highly recommend Tailored Wood for any joinery project!

    Rachel Richardson

    Door Set | Poole, Dorset

    We needed restoration work as well as complete replacements for some sash windows, and I have to say I now can’t tell which is which. Many of the period details had been removed from the building by previous owners but with the help of Joel and his team we managed to restore the soul of my home. From start to finish such care and attention goes into their work it was a joy to work with them.

    Zoe Butterworth

    Box Sash & Casement Windows, Door Set | Ringwood, Hampshire

    We are delighted with our new hand made door from Tailored Wood. From start to finish our experience was of a first class service in terms of both the door quality and customer care. A lovely bunch of guys who cared about everything they did despite having to accommodate our electrical supply changes needed to enable a new frame to be installed. We can highly recommend Tailored Wood as a differentiated independent company offering exceptional quality and customer care.

    Jackie French

    Door Set | Littleton, Winchester