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Martin Prince

Thank you to Brian (for making) and Brian and Martin (for fitting) our wonderful new bespoke hardwood front door in Blackheath, London. We are particularly happy with the custom design, which lets in so much light. The build quality and joinery are really good, with extra thick wood. Everything fits perfectly, and it swings shut with a solid click, just like a high-end BMW (I imagine!). Good attention to security with triple locks and toughened double glazed units. Brian and Martin made a couple of initial site visits to measure up, discuss designs, and check the process for removing the old and fitting the new doors. There was a personal touch throughout, with good communication. The build was completed on time, and the fitting carried out in a day (as promised). The overall price was extremely good value compared with quotes from London companies for less high spec products. So we are very happy, and would definitely recommend Brian, Martin/ The Front Door Shop/ BD Joinery to anyone looking for a new high-quality door.


having read the wonderful reviews we decided to order a new front door for our cottage, what a great decision that was. After 5 weeks we have a work of art, crafted in Sapele hardwood and Brian himself convinced my wife not to paint it and cover up the fabulous finish of the beautiful grain. My daughter has used a London based door company to replace her front door and is paying 3 times as much and I wait to see if it is anything near the quality of my new door. Brian is a good straightforward bloke and will advise you without any side.

Henry Lucas

Outstanding service and a quality final product! Brian was nothing but a pleasure to deal with. He clearly comes with a wealth of experience and made various suggests to make the final result as good as it could be. We had 3 on site visits during the process to discuss the finer detail and also went to Brian’s workshop to see the work in progress. Highly recommend if you get the chance! Nothing was too much for Brian – he even salvaged the stain-glass from our old door and made it into a wall hanging! We can’t speak highly enough of The Front Door Shop and would recommend to anyone in Leigh on Sea or surrounding area.


Brian Thompson

Quality Front Doors and Frames bespoke made to the highest quality.

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Jason Cook

Great guys to work with and a quality end products for my bespoke front door.

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John Wilson

Desperate for a new front door but conscious of the “cowboys” out there we found this Company on the internet. We were very cautious at first but needn’t have been. From first contact with Brian to final installation the service was first class. We live in an old house so walls and door frames are not straight. Consequently the installation was not straight forward and went on late into the evening. After a long and arduous day the fitters were still smiling, pleasant and courteous. The result – we now have a good quality front door at a sensible price that is not only smart to look at but also keeps out the wind and rain. We are not normally fans of testimonials but this is one we are very happy to provide and to put our names to. John & Fiona, West Horsley

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So happy with the outcome of our doors! Brian was a pleasure to deal with from the beginning to end. He advised me on ways I could save money and still have the fantastic quality and appearance of doors. We purchased three doors from him all of which look even better than expected and of the highest quality. Even after they were fitted and we wanted adjustments made, he was more than happy to help. Thank you for adding the finishing touches to our home, I will be strongly recommending you to friends and family.

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Amanda Cooper

Beautiful bespoke oak front door! Brian offered a first-class service from measuring to fitting. Excellent craftmanship at highly competitive prices. Would highly recommend.

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Gavin Harper

We went for the Kilsyth door which we understand was designed and developed by The Front Door Shop. We had 2 onsite meetings and then the fit, so requiring 3 visits, bearing in mind we are in Surrey and they are in Essex this is no mean feat. Nothing was too much trouble and we are delighted with the end product, it has smartened and modernised the front of our house tremendously. Thank you very much to all the team!

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Mike Brandon

Great product Brilliant front door

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Minky Kiwi

We had a particularly tricky problem with our door – our 1934 house is not level and true and our existing front door was so out of plumb I could put my finger in between the door and the frame in parts. A friend had recommended Front Door Shop as she’d seen one of their doors at someone’s house. The process of choosing a door was quite straightforward and of course a bespoke door costs significantly more than a stock door shown on their site. My door took quite a bit of craftsmanship to fit it into the frame which was integrated into our house and curved in parts. Brian and his colleague did a very good job of creating a quality, solid feeling door which fits our space perfectly and now lets in light from the glass panel in the top. He was happy to re-use the old hardware from our old door which has matched well. We were given good quality locks and I am very happy with the door. I would recommend if you have a specific installation date in mind that you specify this very clearly at regular intervals as I have my door now when I really didn’t want it until September at the end of my build. It is so lovely and I am worried it will get damaged between now and the end of our project, so if you have a specific date in mind you will need to be VERY clear about this rather than just mentioning it at the outset as I did. Having said all that I would still recommend this company as the quality of the work is excellent and follow up service appears to be very good – Brian popped in today to attend to a minor issue which had not been spotted on the installation day. We have a variation of the Tuscany door with plain leadlight glass, painted matte black on the outside and natural oak on the inside, and it looks beautiful.

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Shelley Harris

It was such a pleasure to deal with Brian, and he did a fabulous job with our door, making one to perfectly fit our requirements. It’s changed the whole feel of our house for the better. I was amazed how quickly and efficiently the whole process went, and recommend him 100%.

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Celeste Fay

From the moment I approached Brian he was so professional and honest. He listened to what I wanted and made me the most beautiful front door and frame. His craftsmanship is second to none, he was reliable, tidy and he paid attention to even the smallest detail. The Front Door Shop quote was really reasonable , I was quoted double by another provider for a door without a new frame ! Great service with a great sense of humour too. I will most certainly use the Front Door Shop again.

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Cliff Elgar

A real pleasure to deal with Brian and a quality craftsman, our door is a work of art. Thanks

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Danny Baigent

I had my new front door installed today, it is simply stunning, Brian is such a pleasure to deal with, he is a true professional I can’t fault his work at all and I would highly recommend! Thank you for doing such a fantastic job we are over the moon with the finish.

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Ruark audio

Brian and his team at the Front Door Shop produced a beautiful bespoke front door for our house which looks and feels fantastic. You simply cannot buy doors like this ‘off the shelf’ so if you’re looking for something special The Front Door Shop are definitely worth contacting.

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Andrew Haveron

Brian created our lovely new door and was fabulous from start to finish. He gave us progress updates along the way and pictures of the door being made and was great on site. Turned up when they said, did a great job, lovely attention to detail with the mastic matching the grey door frame, quality locks. And the door itself looks just amazing. Now to render the house to finish the look! Thanks Brian.

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Peter Cowen

Very pleased with our new front door. Brian fully understood our requirements immediately and his firm have made and expertly installed a lovely hard wood made-to-measure door well within an exacting timeframe. Excellent service and reasonable price.

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