Rockdoor prices below all include VAT, fitting, building certificate and removal of the old frames and doors. Browse the Rockdoor range and click a door design to view more colours and glass designs for that particular style. We are Approved Rockdoor Trusted installers and are one of the biggest Rockdoor suppliers and installers in the UK with over 1,100 Rockdoor installations to our name. Due to our low overheads, we charge very competitive prices compared to several other big Rockdoor installers.
We install Rockdoor composite doors all over the Midlands in area’s such as Warwickshire, Crewe, Cheshire, Holmes Chapel, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Sheffield and Yorkshire as well as Derbyshire.
Rockdoor is a premium composite door manufactured by Rockdoor. We have installed about eight different types of composite doors in 10 years, all from various manufacturers, the one composite door that always impressed was a Rockdoor. Every Rockdoor we receive is packaged properly so there is little chance of it being received damaged which is very important for you as a customer. Rockdoor are known for their high security, with an article in the newspaper about a Rockdoor back in 2004 titled ‘The Door that beat the Bobbies’. Local police were unable to break through the Rockdoor due to its high security and were praised by the Police for being so secure.
Every aspect of a Rockdoor ooze quality. All the components that go into making a Rockdoor are of the best quality available and the finish for handles and letterboxes look like they belong in a jewellers glass case rather than on a Rockdoor. They are the Rolls-Royce of composite doors. The finish of the Rockdoor skin face is superb as they use a hard wearing compressed uPVC skin thats very resistant to scratches meaning that your new Rockdoor will look good for the years to come. I must say of the 1,100 Rockdoors we have fitted, I’ve not known of any to be scratched by cats or dogs which is reassuring to those with pets and a great credit to Rockdoors.
Rockdoor use traditional butt hinges instead of surface mounted hinges, which can have a tendency to drop and move, especially with a heavy door like a Rockdoor. Not only are the Rockdoor hinges designed to take the weight of the door, but they are 3D adjustable, this enables great adjustability for the smallest of adjustments. The locking mechanism on the Rockdoor is about as robust as you can get, with thick heavy locking mechanisms that run the full length of the door slab. You can have 2 or 4 hooks (sometimes 3 hooks depending on door height) which lock into a one piece lock-keep on the outer frame, combined with a made-to-measure 10mm aluminium box section inner frame on the Rockdoor, ensures the door cannot be forced open. A lot of composite doors are light weight in construction, generally low density foam with no inner frame or reinforcing. Having had the door slab reduced to get the height and width required the majority of the door is then just condensed foam with a door skin either side. Compared like for like (solid door with no glass in), I would estimate that a Rockdoor is at least 30% heavier than many of the very low end cheaper composite doors I have handled over the years. As a customer you wouldn’t be aware of the weight as the Rockdoor is usually on hinges and fitted before you get a feel of the door so you never get to feel the full weight of the door.
When choosing a Rockdoor over other door suppliers I went back to the Rockdoors we had installed and was pleasantly surprised at just how well they looked having been fitted up to 4 years previous. To be honest they looked just as good as they did the day they were installed and having spoke to various customers it was evident that they were still highly delighted with their Rockdoor years later. As an installer, once you have fitted a Rockdoor for someone you seldom see that person again unless you are called to either adjust a door or do extra work. The last thing you want as an installer or a customer is a product that creates problems down the line. Poor fitting can make any fantastic door operate bad and some Rockdoor reviews we hear are always down to incorrect fitting.
The Rockdoor is the only front door that can achieve an A++ energy rating, this is because of their ’S-Glaze’, this technology means that the glass is built into the door, encapsulating the glass and completely eliminating air to pass from one side of the Rockdoor to the other.
Reading the above makes it seem like the Rockdoor is the only door that you should have fitted to your home. It isn’t. The above description is about why we chose to supply and fit Rockdoors. They use the latest technology to make the door the best it can be, but it comes at a price and these Rockdoor are a premium composite door that command a premium price point.
In my 10 years experience, Rockdoor are the overall best composite door on the market in terms of design, security, thermal efficiency and quality.
Rockdoor offer several extra’s that you may want or need. Click the tabs below to view the Rockdoor extras. Rockdoor offer a wider range of accessories in 2019 than previous years, with new inline square bar handles available, offset bar handles, new stainless steel letterboxes, square centre knobs and a beautiful contemporary knocker.
Below are some glass designs for different types of Rockdoors. There are lots of different combinations with some Rockdoor glass designs able to have a backing glass and some Rockdoor glass designs such as Rockdoor Vogue Cube which cannot have a backing glass as it’s already built into the glass design. The most common backing glass is the sandstone/stippolyte glass which is a slightly opaque frosted glass and is free. As we have fitted over 1,100 Rockdoors, we can’t show every single Rockdoor glass design and type below so here are some of the more popular options.
Rockdoor Woodland Backing Glass
Rockdoor Vogue Ocean Internal
Rockdoor Glacier Backing Glass
Rockdoor Gluechip Backing Glass
Rockdoor Illinois Empire Inside
Rockdoor Illinois Inspire Inside
Rockdoor Illinois Inspire Outside
Rockdoor Inspire Glacier Backing Glass
Rockdoor Jacobean Apollo Glass Close
Rockdoor Jacobean Apollo Glass
Rockdoor Jacobean Summit Charcoal Sticks
Rockdoor Newark Bright Star
Rockdoor Newark Citadel Inside
Rockdoor Newark Lantern Inside
Rockdoor Sandstone Backing Glass Internal
Rockdoor Vermont Grey Shades Close
Rockdoor Vermont Grey Shades Glass
Rockdoor Vermont Grey Shades Inside
Rockdoor Vermont Haze Inside
Rockdoor Vermont Trio Inside
Rockdoor Vogue Abyss
Rockdoor Vogue Abyss Inside
Rockdoor Vogue Abyss Outside
Rockdoor Vogue Cube Inside
Rockdoor Vogue Cube Outside
Rockdoor Vogue Ocean Inside
Rockdoor security ratings are the highest of any door, with a security rating of 1. Rockdoor combine the latest technologies into one to create a composite door that even the police cant get through. The top reason Rockdoor are so secure is that Rockdoors are made to measure and every Rockdoor manufactured retains an inner reinforcing on the door sash. It starts with the inner frame of the Rockdoor which is made up of a 10mm box section of aluminium . This ensures the doors structural integrity is not compromised in any way and provides an extremely secure fixing point for hinges and locking mechanisms. The strong 10mm aluminium box section also ensures the door cannot be forced open, reducing any give and flex on the Rockdoor. Most manufacturers buy oversized door slabs and machine them down to get the desired size, so the strength gets compromised. With a Rockdoor, every door no matter the width or height has a custom inner frame made from 10mm thick aluminium running all the way around the door slab which is mitred into the corners. Next is the German engineered multi-point locking. These are made exclusively for Rockdoor by Winkhaus. A standard Rockdoor comes with 2 hooks, one at the top and one at the bottom, as well as a shoot bolt. They can be upgraded to 3 or even 4 hooks. Each hook is made from a combination of brass and steel and then coated with nickel for the highest strength. The cylinders Rockdoor use are the best available, they are 3-star cylinders made by Avocet and combined with the S-Glaze technology, this creates a door that is inpenetrable. S-Glaze advantages are that security is increased as its impossible to get the glass out and thermal efficiency is improved. 3mm high impact internal and external skins help protect your door from scratches and damage, but also add to the strength as they are very strong. The core of the Rockdoor is filled with an extremely high density foam which sounds weak but as it’s so dense even over a small area it can withstand incredible force. Rockdoors are accredited with the Secured By Design.
Rockdoor feature a wide range of customisation and colours. A Rockdoor comes in 13 different colours, and 9 of them can have colour matching frames too. Each Rockdoor skin features Heat Shield Technology and has a very real-like woodgrain texture which is not over dramatic like some other door skins. You can mix and match internal and external door colours so you can be sure there will be a specification for you. Rockdoors feature 6 different furniture colours including Black, Gold, Satin Chrome (Graphite), Polished Chrome, Stainless Steel and lastly White.
In June 2019, Rockdoor released their new inner reinforcing design. This consisted of an aluminium box section that is 10mm thick at the back edge. It was in development for a long time as Rockdoor commisioned their own purpose-built climate environmental testing lab, which is a steel rig that is temperate controlled so it can be extremely hot one side and extremely cold the other to mimic a Rockdoor in the sun on a summers day and vice versa. Not only that but their new rig can mimic natural climate changes, such as slow temperate increases and decreases each side over the day continuosly over a long period of time.
The benefits of the aluminium against the previous carbon fibre has a huge effect with the two main things being that the aluminium is designed and tested to be much stronger than the carbon fibre it replaces and secondly it is now mitred into the four corners of a Rockdoor and runs the full length along all 4 sides of the Rockdoor, and no matter how tall or short your Rockdoor door is, the aluminiun is cut to millimetre precision for maximum strength. With the next generation Rockdoor, I would estimate like for like that they are now 15% heavier than before with the old carbon fibre reinforcing, and they were very very heavy doors to begin with. Still, the Rockdoors hinges and frame are substantial and are designed to take the weight.
You can read more about it here:
Rockdoor Future Proofing
Rockdoor 2019 Brochure
A++ Energy Rating
Rockdoor boasts the widest range of A++ energy rated composite doors in the UK
Highest Security Rating
Rockdoor are the leading brand of the most secure composite doors in the UK
S Glaze Technology
Rockdoors S-Glaze technology means the glass unit is built directly into the door, increasing security and energy ratings
Made to Measure
Each Rockdoor is made to measure meaning every Rockdoor has proper inner reinforcement
Rockdoor come in 13 different colours and 9 colour matching frames
28 Door Designs
Rockdoor have 28 different door designs and over 100 different glass designs to choose from
Rockdoor thermal efficiency is the higher than most other doors on the market. It tops other composite doors by a long margin. Rockdoor are the only composite door on the market to achieve an A++ energy rating. The door slab is 50mm thick and all glass is argon-filled and double glazed. The glass is soft coated for increased thermal efficiency helping Rockdoor achieve A++ energy ratings.
Rockdoors are very easy to clean and with little to no maintenance. You can clean your Rockdoor with luke warm soapy water or some mild window cleaner with a microfibre cloth. The same can be used for the door and the frame, internally and externally. If you have a white frame, you can buy some solvent or PVC cleaner to clean that internally and externally, if it is a coloured frame, please use the mild window cleaner or soapy water. Should you have any bad contaminents or marks on your Rockdoor slab and it is white, you can use solvent or PVC cleaner but be cautious with it and use in little quantities.
Rockdoors are designed to be as maintainance free as possible, however there are a few things you can do to keep your Rockdoor looking brand new and operating like the day it was fitted. There are only two things to really maintain on a Rockdoor:
1) Like most doors, dirt, dust and debris gathers in the threshold of your Rockdoor over time, wether that is a low aluminium threshold, slim PVC or full PVC. I would recommend hoovering and then wiping the threshold and outer frame where the lock keep and hinges are to remove any debris. If you have a low aluminium threshold on your Rockdoor, you can use some silicone spray to spray inside the threshold and then open and close the door a couple of times to treat the rubbers on the bottom of the Rockdoor. We recommend doing this once every 2-3 months.
2) Lubricate the locking mechanincs. Do not put any grease or oil in the cylinder. Generally WD-40 is sufficient but WD-40 attracts dirt, for this reason I recommend the 3-in-1 white lithium grease, you can buy this at most places including Halfords. Open the door, lift the hooks and spray a generous amount around the hooks, latch and the shootbolt of your Rockdoor. Operate the hooks while the door is open several times to work the grease in, re-apply some more grease and wipe the excess from the side of the door with some tissue. We recommend doing this once every 6 months.
Rockdoor or Solidor. These are the two biggest names in the composite door industry. Many people compare Rockdoor and Solidor, ask us which one is best, or ask which one do you recommend.
I recommend both, Rockdoor and Solidor are both superb composite doors whilst being completely different.
The inner core of a Rockdoor is completely different to Solidor doors, 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 10mm aluminium box section along the perimeter of the door slab. 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 doors uses a wood core which has it’s advantages too, such as being more resistant to being cut open, but in the real world this is never a likely scenario. Rockdoors advantages over Solidors are slightly better energy rating but negligible in the real world, and they have the highest security rating possible of any composite door.
Solidor advantages over Rockdoor is mainly that a Solidor uses a solid timber core, Solidor have a lot more accessories and furniture options including heritage and architectural types along with more door designs and glass designs than Rockdoor, however Solidor are not as secure depending on lock specifications chosen.