Edinburgh properties benefit from screen time

FIFE-based craft joinery business, TJ Ross, has recently completed three projects for clients in Edinburgh’s New Town.

The firm designed, hand crafted and installed two bespoke vestibule screens into existing apertures within the large entrance halls – one with a curved head and spider web astragal top-light, and one into a large opening that previously had two columns.

In another New Town home, TJ Ross ‘sensitively’ replaced the room entrance doors with new doors, designed to compliment the original dado panelling. The introduction of bevel edged glass completed that period look. Finished in clients’ chosen paint colours, the screens are glazed with clear safety glass.

TJ Ross explained the new hall screens mean clients may choose to leave the front entrance doors to the street open on warm days, while still providing security for their homes. And in cooler months, the screens provide extra protection from wind and colder weather.

One owner said, “Our home is 200-years-old and our new doors are totally in keeping with the original design features of the house. TJ Ross took a great deal of time and trouble to ensure that the design of the panelling on the bottom of the glazed doors matched perfectly the panelling on the walls of the rooms they open in to.

“The replacement doors to the kitchen and to the living room look like they have been there since the house was constructed. The ironmongery is soft brass so it doesn’t look brash and new, but in keeping with the house and as if it had always been there for the last 200 years.”