Summit were recently contacted by a client who lives in Barnet, north London.
The client was very specific in her requirements and had lived at the property for over ten years. Having completely modernised the interior, she wanted to give the house an outside makeover, giving it the kerb appeal it deserved.
After several site visits, Summit Cladding came up with an ideal solution that our client loved. We suggested constructing a pitched roof door canopy over the front door. This would alter the flat look of the front of the address and create more depth.
To start, we hand-carved two wooden gallows brackets that would support the new timber frame. This we combined with a plain tile exactly the same colour as the original roof tiles.
We then supplied and installed LED lights onto the underside of the canopy connected to a movement and light sensor. This not only looked great at night, but had the added security bonus if someone approaches the front door whilst it’s dark.
We then installed black fascia boards and white tongue and groove soffits as well as black guttering and drain pipes to compliment the appearance of the property. As well as giving the house a great new look we also created a dry area above the front door.
Those of us who have experienced getting soaked in the rain while searching for keys in pockets or handbags can appreciate the protection that a door canopy provides. Building a bespoke door canopy for your home not only transforms the appearance, it has functional purposes too. Our client was elated with the finished canopy that took only two days to build.
This post was written by Summit Cladding