This was a complete renovation of a five-story historical Victorian property in the beautiful district of Notting Hill in central London. The shell of the home was intended to be left intact, retaining the history of the building; however, much of the inside was to be modernised, and our job was to provide the architectural hardware which suited the property’s heritage and the new design scheme.
To accomplish this, we provided a range of our window sashes and casements, our Darlington I lever handle (LV1065) which has a Victorian aesthetic, as well as our Archibald (DK1022) and Beresford (DK1046) door knobs.
To complete this project, we worked closely with an architect – Buller Welsh, and the builder – GPF Lewis; a collaboration that proved fruitful and efficient.
ChallengesThis project, like any, had a few challenges that needed to be overcome.
Some doors, such as the property’s pocket doors, had a habit of folding back into their pocket, and so, after brainstorming with the architect, created a bespoke doorstop to resolve the problem.
The biggest challenge proved to be the coordination of finishes across the property’s five floors. The floors alternated the hardware finishes between dark bronze waxed and brushed nickel. While we always provide a thorough ironmongery schedule to our clients, the alternating finishes meant this had to be managed meticulously to ensure everything was accurate for each floor, right down to the matching screws.
In the end, we, as well as the other parties involved, were very pleased with the project. We delivered on time and kept an efficient pace throughout; resulting in a very happy homeowner and architect.