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Our blog will keep you up to date with the very latest developments in double glazed aluminium doors, composite doors and PVCu doors (whether double glazed or triple glazed doors!).
After all the problems in the double glazing door panel industry in 2012, with old established firms like Door Panels plc going to the wall, it is nice that other PVC door panel firms are not only surviving, but benefiting from the subsequent gap left in the market. For example, Hurst Plastics have recently added 35 new door panel designs to their range for replacement double glazed doors, offering UK property owners an even wider choice of high quality UPVC door panels for their new front door thanks to their “Definitive Collection”.
The good thing about the “Definitive Collection” is that it contains some very contemporary designs, as well as Classic traditional…Continue To Full Story
Are Ultimate composite doors products with no flaws? No replacement door, be it made of timber, PVCu, aluminium, steel or composite can surely be 100% flawless? Well, no, but some doors are far nearer 100% perfection than others, aand the Ultimate range of composite doors comes closer than any other type of standard bespoke residential door in my opinion.
Hardwood timber doors look the best initially…….until they need re-varnishing or painting, PVCu doors cost the least to install, aluminium is a great compromise between strength, security and cost, steel doors are great for preventing burglary and fireproof, but high quality double glazed composite doors, like the Ultimate composite door is as close as you can get to all round perfection……apart from the cost! Whilst there…Continue To Full Story
With the sad demise of PVCu door manufacturers and suppliers Door Panels plc in September 2012, plus the industry wide reduction in stocking door panels with coloured double glazing, the range of UPVC door panel choices available to UK property owners is now greatly reduced. This narrowing of options is on top of the end of production of most Jewel in the Crown aluminium door panels back in 2011.
When you combine these changes with current door panel companies sensibly reducing their stock levels and numbers of “standard” designs they offer in an attempt to make themselves more streamlined and competitive, the double glazing replacement door industry has probably lost more than 50% of aluminium and UPVC door panel design options in the last 12-18…Continue To Full Story
Door Energy Ratings were introduced by the UK authorities in 2012 to provide a simple and effective way of assessing the energy efficiency of residential doors (similar to the ratings shown on white electrical goods). Manufacturers Rockdoor were one of the first to design a composite door with double glazing that was A-Rated as standard, regardless of the size of glass or threshold option a property owner chooses.
According to the free online dictionary the word composite as a noun is “A complex material, such as wood or fiberglass, in which two or more distinct, structurally complementary substances, especially metals, ceramics, glasses, and polymers, combine to produce structural or functional properties not present in any individual component.” When using the word composite as an adjective, the free…Continue To Full Story