According to the Design Council, good design results in objects, systems or services that work aesthetically, functionally and commercially, improving peoples lives and making the smallest possible impact on the planet.
Longden, a Leaderflush Shapland brand, has been combining good design with traditional craftsmanship and manufacturing excellence for well over 100 years and, as part of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), supports responsible, global forest management.
A reputation for beautiful products and the highest possible standards of workmanship has made Longden doorsets the choice for many of the UKs most prestigious projects including Buckingham Palace, Londons Dorchester, Stafford and Connaught hotels, Sheffield City Hall and the Celtic Manor Twenty Ten Clubhouse.
But dont make the mistake of thinking that traditional means old fashioned, Longdens contemporary door styles are also favoured by specifiers wishing to create dramatic visual effects and frequently adorn modern luxury homes, exclusive hotels and offices whilst meeting performance criteria such as fire resistance, smoke control and sound reduction.
The exclusive homes of Craven Hill Gardens in the City of Westminster used horizontally boarded, Manhattan doorsets in American Black Walnut to stunning effect - some panels were replaced by glass to allow light to spill from one room to another for added drama.
Other contemporary door styles include the vertically boarded Hereford and horizontally boarded Gloucester, Sheraton flat panel doorsets available in various styles and the new Copeland panel door which adds modern elegance to the traditional raised and fielded panel construction with its clean-cut square panel detail.
Longden's beautiful, hand-finished, solid timber doorsets create unique environments and add quality and elegance to contemporary flair or traditional splendour. And, as a truly bespoke manufacturer, Longden can manufacture matching ancillary items such as architraves, plinth blocks and skirting to provide the perfect finishing touches.