Door canopy installation in Woodford, North East London by Summit Cladding

January 31, 2017 12:24 pm Published by
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Door canopies installed in Woodford, Essex
Door canopy installation Woodford Essex

Avoid getting soaked!

On these wet winter days the last thing you want is to get a soaking as you fumble for the keys to open your front door. The obvious answer – fit a canopy!

David and Sally have been living in their mid-terrace cottage in Woodford, London E 18 for five years and every winter they’d been talking about creating a cover above the front door, to give it better weather protection and to enhance the look of the house.

The only problem was a glass fanlight at the top of the door, allowing natural light into the hallway, which they didn’t want obstructed.

Bespoke door canopy design

Summit Cladding designs and fits bespoke door canopies and has worked on similar terrace properties before. We always take account of the architecture of the building to build a canopy that compliments the look of the house.

The answer, in David and Sally’s case, was to build an open gable canopy allowing natural light into the house, together with a decorative insert matching the header of the door. The canopy was supported by two wooden hand-cut gallows brackets, with maintenance-free pvc fascias and soffits.

We finished the roof with “Sandtoft” grey plain tiles and cut stepped lead flashing into the brickwork to make it watertight against the front wall and finally fitted two led spotlights under the canopy.

The installation took us two days to complete and the result is a practical addition to the house that looks as if it was part of the original Victorian design.

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