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We cover most of the Midlands area, including Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire, Yorkshire, Warwickshire, Cheshire, Leeds, Bradford, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire and parts of Shropshire. Wayne, who is an approved Rockdoor trusted installer, is based up in Leeds so we cover a large area of England and the Midlands. Please click the button below for more info.
Solidor vs Rockdoor. These are the two biggest names in the composite door industry. Many people compare Rockdoor and Solidor, ask which one is better, or ask which one do you recommend. I recommend both Solidor and Rockdoor. They are both superb composite doors whilst being completely different.
The inner core of a Rockdoor is completely different to Solidor, both have their advantages and disadvantages. A Solidor is made from wood with a uPVC skin either side, a Rockdoor is made from a very high density foam with a uPVC skin either side with a carbon fibre inner frame along the perimeter. The foam is very dense so even over a small area it still has incredible strength and combined with the very strong uPVC skin makes it very secure.
The Solidor uses a wood core which has it’s advantages too, such as being a long more resistant to being cut open, but in the real world this is never a likely scenario. Rockdoors advantages are A++ energy ratings on most doors with clear backing glass, and they have the highest security rating possible of any composite door. Solidor advantages are a solid wooden core, a lot more accessories including heritage and architectural types along with more door designs and glass designs than Rockdoor and arguably not as secure depending on the lock specification chosen.
These doors are very similar. Their construction is based on a solid timber core and to be quite honest the Solid Core doors core is better than the Solidor. It is heavier and stronger as it uses 16 layers of ply lined wood called Kerto Laminated Veneer Lumber from Finland who know all about using wood in construction. Although the Solid core door is heavier I doubt as to whether this would have any real bearing in terms of security.
They also both use the Ultion cylinder lock which is as good as you can get for the home which is almost impossible to breach and comes with a £1,000 break in guarantee as standard. They also use a glazing cassette which means that the glass can be changed if damaged but in my experience very very few doors every need to change the glass once fitted.
Solidor have a better range of colours and glass but the Solid Core door can save you £100’s. Solidor is very well known but the Solid Core door is a bit of a hidden gem. Both great doors but the Solid core door can save you some money whilst providing most of the benefits of a Solidor