Fea­tures Di­rec­tor Amy Brad­ford wel­comes her new front door

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I was de­ter­mined to have a proper Vic­to­rian-style wooden door on my house, and af­ter a long search found some­one to make it in sapele wood – Dal­ton Join­ery in Kent (dal­ton­join­ I painted it with the per­fect for­est green – ‘Hunter Dunn’ oil gloss by Paint & Pa­per Li­brary (£31 for 750ml; paintand­pa­per­li­

The an­tique brass lion door knocker came from an­tique­door­knock­; the let­ter­box was £30 on Ebay; and the Yale locks and Vic­to­rian-style door num­ber came from Ama­zon. Make sure you check that the lock you are buy­ing is po­lice/ in­surance ap­proved (the web­site should tell you) – not all the nicest look­ing ones are! My house is now like Fort Knox and the door is beau­ti­ful – it will prob­a­bly be there as long as the house is stand­ing.

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