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.
Jaguar I Pace with Oikos Synua in the background
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.
Receiving this Gold Partner status comes shortly after being awarded the Oikos Golden Lock Award and also being featured in the 2018 No Limits Project book.
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Shortly after winning the Oikos Golden Lock Award, Lakes Doors Architectural are pleased to announce we have won a Grafters award after we were shortlisted in March.
The gala dinner was held at the Mercure Manchester where there was 450 guests and we received our special commendation in the category of Best Newcomer.
The event raised over £2000 for the chosen charity Kidscan and we were delighted to be a part of the evening and even better to come away with another award.
A full list of all the awards can be found here
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.
In December 2017 we were delighted and humbled to win the Oikos Golden Lock Award which is Oikos’ ‘best client of the year award’ and was awarded for our commitment, attitude and results achieved.
It is the first time a customer from outside of Italy has won the award and James Darnell travelled to Oikos doors in Italy to collect it.
Some of our orders that have contributed to us achieving the award are our Sevendials project which will feature in the new Oikos No Limits book and our black marble door at Honeywood.
Hayley Darnell from Lakes Doors Architectural poses with the Golden Lock.
We along with some of our key clients were invited by Oikos to take part in their event in Venice. The title of the event was The Culture. A Company. Possible Landscapes which focused on culture and how architecture is affected by it.
The event was held in the breath taking Sculoa Grande Di San Rocco. There were talks by Fabrizio Panozzo from the University of Venice and world renowned architect Stefano Boeri who created the Vertical Forest Project.
On the second day we visited the fantastic Oikos showroom to see the ful range of products including the new Nova glazed door available in sizes up to 6.3m high.
Lakes Doors Architectural are proud to announce that we’ve been shortlisted for the prestigious Grafters awards. We have been nominated in the categories ‘Best Specialist Contractor’ and ‘Best Newcomer’, vote for us here.
It’s happening! Work has commenced on the new showroom at Lakesdoors.
Already all the old show doors have been removed and the walls and supporting structures have been taken down.
The Old Showroom
Work has now commenced on the new steel structures that will be needed to support the fabulous doors that we are installing. In particular, the large luxury front doors from Oikos, Silvelox and Groke. In addition, Garofoli internal doors, garage doors from Garador, Silvelox, Delta and others will be a feature of the showroom. Also as part of the showroom will be a new office. The main use of this office will be for the service of our customers.
The old showroom removed. A part of the new steelwork can be seen. (The dust was created by floor preparation work.)
Work will progress rapidly now – I will keep you updated!
Our Showroom Premises
Lakesdoors are pleased to announce that we have a new supplier of internal doors. Garofoli are an Italian manufacturer whose doors have all the design flair and engineering excellence that Lakesdoors customers have come to expect.
Garofoli flush frameless doors
Garofoli door designs are grouped under four main headings: Design; Modern; Neo Classic; Classic. Each of these four groups then have sub groups. The result is that there are hundreds of designs from which to choose.
When you factor in the numerous materials and finishes which are also available to you, the choices are almost limitless.
Download the catalogue here and take a look for yourself at these amazing doors.
Please get in touch if you need any advice of further information.