Louise chose Solidor for her Feakes & Richards Home in Kent

November 21st 2017

During the 1930’s, property developers Feakes & Richards built the Bostall Park Estate in north Kent.  This new development comprised of 14 types of house all of which were named in honour of King George V. 

 ‘Type C’ – The Coronation house is one that stands out as each home boasted its own mini orchard within a very large garden.

 These highly desirable homes can still be seen all over the borough today.   Louise lives in one such house in Bexleyheath, Kent.

 Time for a change

 Although Louise loved the original wooden door, she felt that it didn’t provide her with an adequate level of security and due to its age it had shifted within its frame.

“Over time the door had become less and less effective.  There were terrible drafts due to it no longer sitting flush within the frame.  I decided that before the weather became any worse I’d replace it, but didn’t want a replacement that would ruin the traditional features.  My search for a solution started online.”

 After searching through different websites for something that resembled her original door, Louise came across Solidor. 

 “I wanted the new door to be in keeping with the period features of my home.  I loved that Solidor offered a 1930’s style door (The London), I also like that it was made from a solid timber core as I knew that it would be strong and provide an excellent level of security.”

Solidor offer the largest range of colours from stock.  Customers are able to choose from 20 different colours both inside and out. 

“The colour options from Solidor were great!  Traditionally 1930’s doors were painted in dark colours so when I saw the deep blue colour on the Solidor website I had to have it.”

 Louise purchased her Solidor through Local premium installer Sidcup Windows.

“Sidcup Windows were excellent, they were able to answer all of my questions about the Solidor range. They really put me at ease”

“Since the new door has been installed I feel much safer inside, and the house is noticeably warmer.  I chose Solidor because I loved my original door and wanted something that would look very similar but have the added benefits of modern materials.   I am so pleased with the end result.”


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