As the amount and versatility of finishes increases on architectural doors ceramics have become a important for high end doors. Lakes Doors Architectural visited the Cersaie 2019 exhibition, one of the largest ceramic exhibitions to see the latest offerings.
Since our installation of the UK’s first porcelain pivot door on our Sevendials project the demand for ceramic doors has grown. Although still a popular choice we have seen porcelain overtake timber as the most purchased finish for luxury entrance doors. The main reason for this is durability as the porcelain slabs don’t fade or deteriorate like timber can.
Our Oikos doors are made using Laminam porcelain slabs and both brands exhibited at Cersaie 2019. At the Laminam stand we were able to how vast their range of styles is. In this quick moving industry Laminam stay at the forefront with both style and performance.
Oikos had an impressive stand which shows how they are at the cutting edge of door design and entrance systems. They had two main products; one door with Laminam to both sides and one with natural marble. We loved the marble from leading brand Antolini who produce the Irish Green finish. Architect Andrea Laudini designed the stunning exhibition space.
Oikos’ new finger scanner that uses similar technology to the iPhone was also on display. The built in scanner is programmed with your smart phone, we expect this will be an important and much requested feature.
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Lakes Doors Architectural is please to announce that we have won an award from the CV Magazine Business Innovator Awards 2019. The award is for ‘Best Garage Doors Supply & Installation Company – Northern England’.
Working with architects and designers in the UK we push the boundaries of our suppliers to provide design led luxury garage doors. Working closely with Silvelox we are able to provide garage doors and cladding systems to make up an integral part of the building design. Most often the garage door ends up looking like an after thought rather than a design element and this is something we are working hard to change.
We’re delighted to announce that we have shortlisted for a second year running at The Grafters awards. Last year we were pleased and fortunate to win an award in the category of Best Newcomer. Please vote for us in the categories of Best Specialist Supplier and Best Specialist Contractor, voting is open until 5pm on Thursday 4th April. You can vote for us here
The Northern Design Awards 2018 was held at the Principal Hotel in Manchester and hosted by Wayne Hemmingway.
Lakes Doors Architectural were fortunate enough to have two projects where our products were used shortlisted for the category of Best Residential Build. Sevendials was designed by theCAVE architecture + design where we installed Oikos external doors and Pivato internal doors, Jura House was designed by Scott Donald Architecture where we used Silvelox external doors and cladding system and a Teckentrup garage door.
Scott Donald Architecture were the winner of the award and we couldn’t be happier for Scott and the team.
Our prestigious project Sevendials in Cheshire has been used as a backdrop for the latest Jaguar I Pace photo shoot and used on Jaguar’s Instagram page. The contemporary dwelling provided the perfect location for the luxury manufacturer to place their SUV.
Both photos used on Jaguar’s Instagram account feature some of the products we used on this exceptional property – an Oikos pivot front door and a Teckentrup garage door.
Lakes Doors Architectural are please to announce we have been given the status of Oikos Gold Partner. Gold Partner’s are Oikos’ preferred distributors of their products and the status is only awarded on the fulfilment of strict criteria set by Oikos. Some of the criteria includes product training and knowledge, showroom materials and a working showroom door. Buying from a Gold Partner is Oikos’ assurance that you’re buying from one of their very best distributors and can expect the expertise and service level that goes along with this when purchasing one of the world’s very best doors.
Lakes Doors Architectural have been featured in the Oikos No Limits Project book. No Limits is a book of case studies where Oikos doors have been installed on some of the world’s most prestigious properties. The book is released every 3 or 4 years to showcase the very best in residential architecture where Oikos doors have been included.
The project which Lakes Doors Architectural have been included for is our Sevendials project in Cheshire where we installed two Oikos doors. This fantastic and incredibly special contemporary build was designed by The Cave Architecture & Design and built by Echelon Projects.