Urban Front Ltd, the British designer and manufacturer of contemporary hand-crafted solid wood and steel-reinforced doors, has now made its high-quality, custom-made doors available to the US market through independent sales rep, Michael Siems.
Urban Front’s sleek e Range comprises doors that are 3.15” and 3.54” thick, and enforced with steel, insulation, and a warp-resistant core for security and performance. The e Range doors are custom made from a variety of woods, designs, configurations, builds, and glass types, and can be built up to 7.87’ high and 3.93’ wide. For fixtures, Urban Front uses high-security locks, security keys, marine-grade stainless steel fittings, and 3D concealed and pivot hinges.
Urban Front operates on a design-led philosophy, and works directly with clients from its workshop and showroom in Buckinghamshire, England. Each hand-made external door is registered with the UK Intellectual Property Office, making all of Urban Front’s creations distinctive in design and completely bespoke.
This year in honor of the London Olympics, Paralymics, and HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Urban Front designed a limited edition ‘Twenty 12’ door. The steel-reinforced door, which evokes the Union Jack flag motif, is installed at the Consul-General’s residence in New York, and is made of American Black Walnut, red corian, and stainless steel.
“I am delighted to have had the Twenty 12 door installed in the New York residence. It is a great example of the elegance of contemporary British design and the durability of handmade British goods that Urban Front embodies,” said Danny Lopez, HM Consul-General New York. “The door also serves as a testament to the fantastic year the UK has had in hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games and celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.”
Due to the construction industry’s demand for a more accessible line of entry doors, Urban Front will launch its c Range in November, with delivery starting in January 2013. The c Range was designed particularly with developers and contractors in mind, and doors come in a limited number of designs (Porto, Parma, Modena, Neo, Milano and Terano) and woods (European Oak and American Black Walnut). The differences in construction are very slight to that of the e Range, and maintain the high security features and solid wood construction. The doors will come as standard with Grade 7 stainless steel security lock and keys, a choice of any handles, and 3D visible hinges. The major difference is that the c Range is only available in sizes up to 7.2’ high x 3.4’ wide x 3.07” thick.
Urban Front Ltd, founded in 2005, designs and manufactures bespoke solid wood contemporary doors. The company embodies a passion for high-quality doors, materials, design and service, and is run by a young, enthusiastic team of designers.
The doors are highly secure, insulated, and suitable for eco homes. Elizabeth Assaf co-founded the company with her partner Nabil Assaf after she struggled to find a suitable door for her home in 2003, and now sells her doors worldwide. For more information, please visit www.urbanfront.co.uk.
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For more information about Urban Front Ltd please contact:
Urban Front Ltd
Unit 4 Chesham Business Park
33 Townsend Road
Buckinghamshire HP5 2AA
c/o Elizabeth Assaf
Designer & Co-Founder Tel: +44 (0)1494 778787
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