Traditional doors - gaining a quality look without sacrificing profit

01 November 2018

Traditional Internal Doors

There are two key elements that can impact on the overall success of any property development – saleability and budget. The end result needs to be appealing enough to secure a sale, while providing a reasonable return on investment.

With broader market conditions out of the control of any property developer, actively managing profit margins is therefore vital. However, it’s not quite as easy as simply heading for the budget aisle. The real skill to property design is ensuring you’re investing money in all the right places.

Spending choices should be driven by a clear understanding for who the target audience is and what their expectations will be – both in terms of the type of property, its size and location. A high-end, prime residence will call for fixtures and fittings of an equally high specification.

The secret to success lies in finding the perfect balance between exquisite styling - with quality fixtures and fittings that will appeal to potential buyers and ultimately lead to a sale at the optimal price - while at the same time minimising costs, to ensure your profit margin remains as healthy as possible.

Here at Denleigh, we have a solution – our traditional internal door designs with a twist can provide a high-end finish and valuable cost savings.

Property styles and door choices

The choice of internal door design, material and finish you go for, should ultimately be dictated by the overall style of the property. This will ensure you create a cohesive and impactful environment. 


For properties that are traditional in style, a panelled door design is a popular choice. Our core, traditional doors range features two, three or six panel options.

Denleigh TRAD 607 Oak Door Denleigh TRAD 609 Oak Door Denleigh TRAD 604 Oak Door
2 panel - TRAD607 3 panel - TRAD609 6 panel - TRAD604

Modern design 

 In modern properties, you may opt for a more minimalist door design, featuring simple v-grooves rather than panelling.

Denleigh MOD 304 Oak Door MOD-370 Bespoke Oak Door  
MOD304 MOD370  


Choice of finishes 

 All these doors are available in a range of materials and finishes. Popular choices include:

Veneers: Oak, Walnut, Cherry, Chestnut and Quarter Cut Oak - Veneer choices here

Oak Stain Veneers: Available in various shades of grey and black - Oak Stain veneer choices here

All doors can be delivered either primed, with top coat, or fully finished in any RAL colour.

We also offer both standard and bespoke door sizes. You may choose to compliment your overall property design with standard door sizes and styles throughout. However, using oversized or bespoke-sized doors is another way to evoke a feeling of grandeur and uniqueness.

Cost saving solution

One way to achieve cost-savings in this area, while retaining a high-end look and feel, is to opt for flush doors that use v-groove to create the appearance of panels – rather than doors that feature raised or moulded panelling. 

This enables you to capture the traditional style you want, but with significant cost savings.

Our range of traditional doors with a modern twist includes:

Denleigh MOD 411 White Door Denleigh MOD 412 White Door Denleigh MOD 415 White Door
2 Panel - MOD411 3 Panel - MOD412 6 Panel - MOD415


Traditional twist door in action

So, what do these types of doors look like in practice? 

Linden Gardens in Notting Hill is a traditional Victorian townhouse. The property has been extended, remodelled and extensively renovated to restore its original splendour, being re-imagined into four apartments with generous living spaces with front-to-back views.

The project went on to be named a finalist in the category of Interior Design, as part of the  Sunday Times British Homes Awards 2017

Using inspiring design and contemporary interiors, the property has been finished using bespoke modern flush doors that feature panels created by v-grooves.

Linden Gardens Bespoke Flush Doors

Linden Gardens Notting Hill Door to Bedroom27 Linden Gardens Doors to Lounge







Why choose Denleigh for your internal doors and ironmongery?

Denleigh is accredited to international quality standard ISO9001. The services we offer include:

  • Premium doors from quality assured manufacturers
  • Door scheduling
  • Specifications and quotations
  • Goods delivered directly to site on short lead times
  • Advice from knowledgeable friendly staff with carpentry experience

Want more ideas? Then take a look at our free guide - Design Inspiration: Doors & Handles

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