My name is Peter McDonnell, welcome to my website.
I'm based in Leeds, West Yorkshire and have over 20 years experience in designing and building traditional wooden single door width, Georgian door surrounds, wooden door canopies and gallows brackets. I offer a personal bespoke service, for those who wish to replicate an existing door surround or need a "non standard door canopy design". All my made to measure kits are built using softwood and are all straightforward to assemble, fit and then finish.
I also have a selection of readymade handcrafted wooden products for sale on ebay (see the link lower down this page). They are all in stock, ready for immediate collection, local delivery or posting via Parcelforce 48, where I can.
Your door canopy or door surround is one of the first things visitors see. They are part of that important first impression and I believe they should compliment the look of your home. Too many houses are let down in this area by having the wrong canopy design fitted, making it look out of place or by simply having no door canopy or door surround at all.
Take a look at my "previous builds galleries" for the many examples of the wooden Georgian door surrounds, door canopy kits, gallows brackets and handcrafted wood products I've supplied around the UK. With one canopy in France and another in Germany, I even have one covering a dog flap in Wales !!
All the handcrafted wood products shown on my website are designed, made and supplied by me, then fitted by the customer.
My aim is to give a bespoke personal service, from first enquiry through to order completion and delivery. Help and advice is always available, even after you have fitted & finished your door canopy kit. I specialize in quoting to build to your individual design, replicate your existing door canopy, door surround or gallows bracket supports.
Please note: None of my door canopy kits or other products are made from Oak, moulded fibreglass, glass reinforced plastic (GRP) or have plastic components (PVC). They are all made from softwood and do take more time to design, build and deliver. Please bear this in mind if you are comparing prices, as plastic canopies will always cost less. Importantly I think, all my timber products are handmade, individual to you and not mass produced by machines.
The build and lead times do vary, due to the work I have on at the time of order. But once you have paid your deposit, I'll start work on the design drawing as soon as I can. When all the details have been confirmed, then comes the construction phase. The photos below show the simple process, with the last photograph showing a typical door canopy kit finished and ready for dispatch. You can arrange a courier yourself, collect from me in Leeds or I can arrange local delivery. For smaller, one piece door canopies, gallows brackets or other wooden products, I can send via Parcelforce 48 in the UK.
Typical build/lead times from order can be around 6 to 8 weeks, but will also depend on the work I have on at the time. I will always endeavour to finish your order as soon as possible, please read my "business information page" for further details, before you order. All my wooden door canopy kits, Georgian door surround kits and gallows brackets are handmade, using sound, traditional construction methods.
Click on the ebay link below, then browse all the handcrafted wood products I sell
Please feel free to ask any questions....
They are all in stock, ready for immediate collection or local delivery.
A few can be delivered across the UK
via Parcelforce 48.
I may be able to help with your Georgian door surround repair if you are local to me in Leeds. Send me full details and a few photos. Below are some examples of the projects I've undertaken, with a
selection of before and after photographs. After a site survey, I will always confirm the details of any work required in a free, no obligation written quote.
Any questions, just ask.
YOUR HOME NEEDS ONE OF MY CANOPIES!