Rockhall House, Rock Hall Lane, Combe Down, Bath
Proposals for the replacement of a modern door at the end of its functional life in a similar style are acceptable. This would be located in the rear, later 20th century extension to the main body of the building and as such would not form part of the high-significance historic façade, although it would form part of the secondary façade accessed off Rock Hall Lane. Historically, doors would have been finished with paint, rather than showing their natural timber grain. Where a timber-effect aluminium door is proposed (Mahogany Brown), we therefore recommend a painted finish, in an appropriate colour to be decided by the applicant and case officer, may be preferable as a more compatible finish with existing examples of traditional-style doors in the area.