Case Study: Hexham Gate

Hexham Gate, the combination of crisp Swedish design and thermal, eco-efficiency

Located in the rugged hills of the Tyne Valley of Northumberland, Hexham Gate is just a stone’s throw away from the historic settlement of Hadrian’s Wall and boasts breath-taking views of the quintessentially English countryside. Just outside the old market town of Hexham, Homes by Esh developed sixteen brand new executive homes to create a sophisticated housing complex encompassing the notion of luxurious yet affordable living.

Style, sustainability and modern living have been the main aspirations at the forefront of Hexham Gate and the execution of each element has been successfully projected throughout each individual home, right down to the selection of interior doors. The Scandinavian Two Stile door from Portfolio’s Natural Range complements the very essence of Swedish sophistication. Framed by vertical stiles, the striking cross grain effect accentuates the fresh and light feel of the Scandi origins of the house, whilst maintaining the sense of refined environmental awareness through the door’s quality, British manufacturing and commitment to the principles promoted by the programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification or PEFC.

Colin Willetts, deputy managing director of Homes by Esh comments: “Hexham Gate is a very unique development and as such, the interiors needed to complement the high specification design and construction of every property.  The internal doors matched the scheme perfectly and offered the right balance of quality aesthetic and functionality.  The doors have become very much a standout feature of the properties, perfectly showcasing our strong focus on quality and style that has made the development so popular with homebuyers.”

Each statement door, created from originally designed Alpi Italian veneers, defines the innovative interior design movement driving the evolving British housing industry. Catherine Horsfall Director of Product and Marketing at Masonite believes the Portfolio range is a crucial component in doors becoming a central part of the décor of a room, going on to suggest, “Portfolio doors are more than just doors, they are to be seen as a necessary piece of furniture, rather than simply a necessity.”

See for yourself the complementing styles of Hexham Gate and Portfolio in our short film.