Established in 1838, Longden combines traditional craftsmanship with modern manufacturing techniques to meet all performance requirements fire resistance, smoke control and sound reduction. Thats why Longden hand-crafted solid timber doors from Leaderflush Shapland can be seen in many of Britains longest established and best known hotels as well as some of the trendiest and most modern.
Longden Sheraton, flat panel, and Chippendale, raised and fielded panel, heavy duty doorsets in Boston 3-panel, Sussex 4-panel and Chelsea 6- panel styles were specified to complement the magnificent surroundings of the Culloden Estate and Spa, one of the most prestigious hotels in Northern Ireland, originally built as an official palace for the Bishops of Down.
Mayfairs Connaught and Stafford are firmly established as Londons foremost luxury hotels and amongst only a handful in the capital to achieve AA Red Star status.
The Connaughts £70 million restoration brought together some of the world's top designers to preserve and restore beautiful original features. Longden panelled solid timber doorsets were the natural choice for the marriage of traditional and modern: an exemplary mix of panel styles with glass, frosted glass, paint and walnut has created an atmosphere of warmth and luxury.
The Stafford Hotel is steeped in history having started its life as a stately residence in the 17th Century. Longden solid timber hardwood doors were ideal for adding contemporary splendour during the hotels recent refurbishment.
Chippendale raised and fielded 3-panel Grosvenor doorsets are completely at home hanging amongst the priceless antiques and period furnishings.
As a truly bespoke manufacturer, Longden can create almost any style or design, replicating original features and time-honoured craftsmanship or starting from a blank canvas to design distinctive, individual door styles to enhance and enrich any hotel.