Small family business, run by people who care about their customers and work
No sales people. No Chasing. No Signatures. No Pressure
Quick lead times with excellent customer service and after care
Over 10 years experience and over 1000 composite doors fitted
All doors are registered through CERTASS (Same as Fensa)
No deposit. Removal of old door and frames and no mess is left
With over 1,000 doors supplied and fitted by us, we have the experience to ensure all composite doors are professionally installed.
We have fitted composite doors for people who are very well known and don’t want anything other than a good composite door supplied and fitted backed by a first class service but complete anonymity. We take many photos of our door installations but sometimes the customer requests that no mentions or any photos on social media whatsoever so we completely respect those wishes.
Jim and Josh can’t stress enough about getting a reputable installer for your new composite doors as we get at least two calls a month from people who have had doors installed where things haven’t gone too well and that the company that had fitted their door had done a bad job and have now have disappeared on them leaving the customer with a good door butfitted badly. A good composite door badly fitted actually becomes a bad door. Sometimes we can help out where possible but often the workload prevents being able to and it’s not nice to see someone who has paid out a lot of money for composite doors only to be let down by an installer who didn’t know what they were doing.
Timber composite doors are the way the likes of Rocal Endurance, Solidor and Solid core doors manufacturer doors. These are made from timber which are cut to size so there is no weakening of the edges of the slab as the strength is consistent across the entire width and height of the door.
Timber composite doors are generally more expensive than generic foam / polystyrene composite doors. One reason for this as well as timber is more expensive in general is that timber is heavier than foam and polystrene so these types of composite doors are heavier meaning hinges and external frames need to be more robust and stronger to be reliable over a long period of time to prevent the door moving and to properly take the weight of the door.
Another reason they are more expensive is because they are considered a higher end composite door compared to the more light weight foam and polystyrene doors as they typically always have better locking mechanisms and cylinders. All the composite doors mentioned so far use what is called a glazing cassette so the glass unit can be added towards the end of the build process and can even be changed at any point in timeif one were to be broken by say a stone. In 15 years of dealing with doors we don’t come across many broken glass units in doors to be honest.
Perfectly is the correct answer. Here are a few very important steps to ensure your new composite door is properly installed: (not in an installation order)
1) If your new composite door is sitting on a cill, ensure it is completely level, packed underneath so it doesn't flex when the weight of the door is put onto it and ensure it is sealed properly. If its not sitting on a cill, ensure the base layer (generally Stone) is level and flat.
2) Check that the door header across the top of the door is parallel. If the gap gets bigger towards the lock side, it either wants packing across at the top towards the hinge side, or packing across towards the latch side at the bottom, depending on how it looks on the inside/outside. If the header is parallel but you have a swing on your door at around 90 degrees opening, the base/cill is not level. You will have to raise the cill on one side and then recorrect the positioning of the door.
3) It is important once the composite door is in to check the swing of the door, opening the door to 90 degrees tests the side to side level (please use a level to ensure complete accuracy), if it swings one way or another, the door is not sitting square, opening the door to around 30 degrees will test the front to back level (please use a level to ensure complete accuracy), generally most plaster is out of level so you never push a door back to the plaster, it can only take a couple of mm to put a swing on a door. If it swings at around 30 degrees, then it wants the top or the bottom bringing forward or backwards depending on the situation.
4) Check the twist. The twist on a composite door is an extremely important part of door installation. The twist refers to how twisted the frame is to the door, you want the front edge of the door to be touching or passing the frame top to bottom at the same time, we often see doors that are shut on the latch and its touching the seal at the top of the door, but the bottom of the door is 6-10mm away from the seal, this is almost always because of the twist. To correct the twist, ensure the hinge side is level front to back and then move either the top or bottom of the lock side inwards or outwards to correct.
5) Ensure all fixings are packed and the remaining gaps are filled with expanding foam. Check with your level that the hinge and lock side of the frame are not bowed in any direction and are completely flat.
All of the composite doors we fit are good quality and generally a customer will make their choice primarily based on the look of the door and the colour rather than the different features. If you need help or are undecided with choosing which composite door for the front, back or side of your house, contact us. A few observations below however:
1) Rockdoor are the most secure composite door we offer and also feel the most premium, especially when combined with Steel Mesh and 4 Hooks (neither of these are essential in my opinion having experienced a Rockdoor attacked with a sledgehammer and 2 hooks, coming out virtually untouched).
2) Solidor offer the greatest amount of accessories, furniture and customisation etc on a composite door.
3) Endurance composite doors by Rocal offer the widest variety of different door designs, colours and glass styles.
4) Solid core doors by future products are fantastic value for money for people who are not too fussed on design, colours etc. They provide great security for the price.