Doors to success

By Billie Josephs, April 22, 2009

The entrance to your house is as important to creating a positive image as is the state of your carpet or your kitchen. In centuries past, front doors were made from solid timber and were largely a means of keeping unwelcome guests at a distance.

In the late Georgian period, these timbers were painted a forbidding black or dark green. Today, however, while security remains a priority, the best front doors also set the tone for the entire house and those who live in it.

BY Doors of Hendon specialises in external and internal doors, using hard and soft wood and veneers. It also has matching frames and architraves and door furniture including Italian-styled door handles, locks and other accessories.

Hertzel Ben Yair, the proprietor, has more than 25 years of experience in the construction industry. The latest internal doors (from £80) are mainly flush, some with glass panels.

Front doors (from £350) have not changed much in recent years, but the most popular design is polished wood with horizontal panels. There is also a range of custom-built doors, made to clients’ requirements. Fire-resistant doors are another new addition.

The company also specialises in all types of wood flooring, made from imported rustic oak and prime oak and it builds bedroom furniture.

Last updated: 3:34pm, April 28 2009