Categories for Door Canopies

James Hardie cladding and door canopy installation in Enfield, North London

July 3, 2019 2:03 pm Published by

Here’s a great example of what Summit Cladding can do to transform not one, but a whole block of homes, to bring them up to date with their neighbours. Our client and her fellow committee members run their own property management company in this 1970s block in the leafy hidden part of Winchmore Hill in Enfield, North London. The building was looking tired and dated, while all around them modern flats were being built at almost double the price. Our clients’ answer was to break out of the 1970s “time warp” and order a thorough makeover to bring the block up to date. Door canopies constructed As an illustration of just how neglected the building had become, there used to... View Article

Door canopy installation in Muswell Hill, North London

November 12, 2017 10:05 am Published by

Summit Cladding loves a challenge – especially when other specialists don’t want to take on the work. Noel and Heather had lived in their beautiful Edwardian house in North London for over 20 years and had carefully restored the property while keeping most of its original features. But there was one outstanding project; to refurbish the original front door canopy. The house was nearly 100 years old and the timber gallows brackets supporting the canopy had already been replaced before. Precise requirements The problem now was that the flat roof had failed and water was creating damp in the basement of the house. When I first visited my clients they were very precise about their requirements and insisted that the... View Article

Replacement soffits and fascias in Golders Green, North London

October 5, 2017 6:13 am Published by

Summit Cladding has built its reputation on setting the highest possible standards for even the most demanding of clients. We work on properties of every kind, from modest former housing authority homes to magnificent detached houses that could feature on Grand Designs. Summit also works closely with leading window installation companies who recommend us to complement their products — as with this case in Golders Green, north-west London. Our clients were fitting new windows in two dormers built into the roof, and because access was difficult we arranged for scaffolding so the window company could replace the windows while we installed new fascias. As you can see from the “before” pictures, rotting material and damp were causing problems around the... View Article

Concrete gutter replacement and door canopy installation in Epping

April 10, 2017 6:08 am Published by

Previous posts on this blog have told the story of the dreaded Finlock concrete gutters – and here’s another! Our client, Jane, had some unwelcome news in the survey report from her mortgage lender on her end-of-terrace house in Epping. There was some urgent work required. First, part of the roof was leaking badly and second, the Finlock concrete gutters needed removing. These gutters, as we’ve reported before, can be a nightmare for home owners, with a risk of cracking and damp penetration in the walls. Search for specialist Jane had looked on the internet to find a company that specialises in removing concrete gutters, but all those she found were based in the Midlands. But then she discovered that not... View Article

Door canopy installation and concrete guttering replacement in Edmonton, North London

March 8, 2017 6:13 am Published by

A recent insurance company survey revealed that one in ten DIY jobs are so badly botched that a professional builder has to come to the rescue. Luckily Summit Cladding’s latest job didn’t get to that stage because the householder was wise enough to come to us before the problem arose! Sylvia contacted us on behalf of her mum who’s lived in her terraced house in Edmonton, North London, for over 30 years. She explained that her mum was extremely proud of her home — except for the exterior. She was worried that a DIY canopy above the front door might fall off the wall and injure someone. Concrete gutter issues Also, there was concrete guttering above the front bay window,... View Article

Door canopy installation in Harrow, Northwest London

February 20, 2017 1:30 pm Published by

Summit Cladding is always happy to offer householders free advice on exterior makeovers. From older period properties to modern standard designs, Summit can give your home the “wow factor!” Our client, Philomena, contacted us for advice on fitting a new front door canopy after the old one came off.   Philomena had been searching for a company that specialises in front door canopies for some time and a friend of hers visited our showroom in Cattlegate Road, Crews Hill, Enfield.  We arranged an appointment to offer a range of alternative designs that would compliment the age and style of her home. Cladding for symmetry   Summit recommended an enclosed “V” canopy with James Hardy composite cladding to the centre of... View Article

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

January 31, 2017 12:24 pm Published by

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... View Article

Bespoke door canopy installation in Willesden, North West London

January 10, 2017 5:10 pm Published by

We all know that first impressions count.  So the importance of a “good look” to the front of your house can’t be overstated. Summit Cladding was recently contacted by former clients who we’d worked for in 2006. They had just finished a major refurbishment of their beautiful house in Willesden, North West London. The only job outstanding was to fit a Georgian style canopy to their front door. Our clients knew exactly what they wanted and even had a photograph of an example. But there was one big problem.  The canopy they wanted was only available in one size and there simply wasn’t enough space at the front of the house because of two existing bay windows. The previous builder... View Article

Door canopy installation in Barnet, north London

November 16, 2016 5:05 pm Published by

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... View Article

Victorian Properties – Dos and Don’ts of Exterior Restoration and Repair

June 20, 2016 10:12 am Published by

The UK has many beautiful examples of Victorian properties thanks to the boom of the industrial revolution. Thousands of new homes were built across the country during the first half of the 19th century as demand for better accommodation in and around our major industrial centres grew. From terraced rows to grand villas, there are many styles of Victorian houses to be seen and most have real appeal thanks to the lovely original features which have sometimes been retained both within and without. If you are lucky enough to be the owner of a Victorian property, then you will know first-hand that DIY and repairs in general in properties of this age are never as straightforward as they might be... View Article