My name is Peter McDonnell, welcome to my website.
I have over 20 years experience in designing and building very individual, handcrafted traditional wooden Georgian door surrounds, wooden door canopies and gallows brackets. I work from home and offer a personal bespoke service, supplying to the DIY person or self builder who needs that "non standard door canopy". All my bespoke kits are made exclusively in softwood and are straightforward to assemble, fit and then finish.
I also have a small selection of ready made door canopy kits, advertised on ebay (see the link lower down this page). These cost a lot less than made to measure door canopy kits and are a straightforward DIY project. They are in stock, ready for collection or delivery across the UK.
Your door canopy or door surround is one of the first thing visitors to your home see. I believe they should be individual to you and should compliment the look of your home. Too many houses are let down in this area I think, by having the wrong canopy design fitted, making it look out of place or by simply having no door canopy or surround at all.
Take a look at my "previous builds galleries" for examples of the wooden Georgian door surround kits, door canopy kits and gallows brackets I've already supplied around the UK. With one of my canopy kits in France, another in Germany and even one to cover a dog flap in Wales !! Also, some pictures are posted to give you some design ideas.
Any questions, just ask?
My aim is to give a quality personal service, from first enquiry through to completion and order delivery. Help and advice is always available, even after you've fitted & finished the canopy kit. I specialize in quoting to build to your individual design specification, also if you need to replicate an existing door canopy, door surround or gallows bracket support, I may be able to help with that too.
Please note, none of my door canopy kits are glass reinforced plastic (GRP). They are all made from softwood and take more time to design and build. So do bear this in mind if you are comparing prices, as GRP canopies will always be cheaper to make and fit. Importantly, all my timber door canopies are handmade, individual to you and not mass produced by machines.
Once you have placed an order and paid a deposit, I'll provide you with the design drawing. 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 customer collection. If you wish, you can arrange a courier yourself, collect from me in Leeds or have it delivered via the courier I normally use. For smaller, one piece door canopies or gallows brackets, I can send them via Parcelforce 48 in the UK.
From order, typical build/lead times can be around 6 to 8 weeks, depending on the work I have on at the time of order. But I will always endeavour to finish your canopy as soon as possible. Please see my "business information page" for further details, before ordering. All my wooden door canopy kits, Georgian door surround kits and gallows brackets are handmade, using sound traditional construction methods.
Please click here for details of typical starting prices of bespoke, made to measure canopies.
I also have a small selection of handmade wooden door canopy kits for sale on ebay. They cost a lot less than a made to measure door canopy and are a straightforward DIY project to fit and finish. They also are in stock, ready for collection or delivery across the UK.
Click on the ebay link below, then browse all the canopy kits from there.
Please feel free to ask any questions....
I may be able to help with your timber door canopy or Georgian door surround repair & restoration project, if you are local to me, 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.
For your free no obligation quote
YOUR HOME NEEDS ONE OF MY CANOPIES!