We have included a short history of these 1930's Period Doors and a nod to the "Art Deco" style doors at the foot of this category but you may also want to sneak a peek at our piece on this period in time and just some of the details for 1930's Front Doors.
A traditional home from the years 1920 -1940 would have had heavy solid oak doors, pitch pine or douglas fir timber doors in what has become known as a 1930's style, history has chosen to ignore the fact that this style of 1930's door was used as early as 1920.
Often a more affordable choice was waxing or staining a cheaper timber to try and attain the required quality look that these period doors offered. Doors were generally painted and would have been in dark colours of brown, green or black with edges and panels picked out in contrasting colours.
Traditional style 1930's art deco doors would have used either Bakelite or cast iron door handles and would have had a rim lock fitted, a rim lock is a lock fitted to the face of the door on one side of the room with a basic handle set and a keyhole on the opposite side from the lock, although rim locks offered very basic security it gave the homeowner a degree of comfort in an era when most home owners never locked their external doors.
About our fire doors:
Our fire-rated or fire resistant utility doors can be yours in two or three days in most instances in the UK.
Fire safety is a huge concern for many of our customers, and installing fire doors can be an important requirement for landlords and business owners alike. But a fire door isn’t just a check in a box; they are fundamentally important in protecting buildings, livelihoods and, of course, lives, numerous fire door regulation blogs within this site offer practical help and advice.
We can advise you with regards to the variables including dimensions within our fire doors sections, get the correct doors for your project.
All of our fire doors are fully accredited.
Regulations - Need to know:
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We currently stock two different fire-rated doors: FD30 and FD60.
Your budget and your situation will typically dictate the type of fire door you should install.
- FD30: Glass, panelled and flush are usually
- FD60: The one hour fire-rated doors are normally
Construction and Installation:
The material from which the fire door frames are constructed (for example, softwood, hardwood, or MDF), as well as its section sizes, must comply with the required standards. What’s more, essential hardware (ironmongery) must have its own individual test evidence to prove fitness for purpose.
Most fire-rated door cores in the UK consist of any one of a number of materials, the actual product construction with some having a timber framing around the core and with a surface veneer while others have a lipping (measuring 5 -
For a fire-rated door to be truly effective, it must be fitted with approved intumescent strips.
Our panel fire doors are perfect for use in all types of properties and satisfy the all known fire regulations, our internal and external fire doors have to look the part and will suit just about any décor.
Most doors are supplied in a range of materials, including white primed, oak, cherry, ash, walnut and mahogany.
Modern homes are normally fitted with fire-rated doors when constructed and where required.