Contemporary External Doors
Contemporary External Doors offer the best in modern engineered quality at an affordable price. As the first impression visitors see of your house, so you want it to look its best. It needs to be safe and secure, able to withstand the weather, providing protection for your family. Also, more designs are available if you don't see exactly what you want, just call to discuss your requirements.Read more...
Contemporary External Doors?
For those who have moved away from traditional raised panel front doors. Contemporary external doors have a more pared down , simple look. Sometimes with accentuated vertical and horizontal lines. Where they are glazed, the glazing is often offset or in bold individualistic patterns. Yet all are still beautifully crafted using the finest materials and modern engineered techniques.
Our Oak external doors are a solid 44mm thick construction. They have an engineered core of solid block and particleboard. This is then overlaid with the finest quality oak veneers.
Do You Need a Part L Door?
There is a Part L option with increased heat insulation properties. Each door comes with a specific Part L certificate to meet building regulations control. Increasingly people are striving to save energy on their heating bills. It makes sense for the environment too. These doors meet the requirements for new-build properties in the UK. Part L doors are constructed with additional insulating materials built into their core.
Benefits of an Engineered Door
Against traditional single timber doors, engineered external doors have a number of great benefits. Traditional timber doors will often warp, move and expand and contract in the weather. External doors are particularly susceptible having one internal warm face and another external cold face. The jointed single members will pull away from each other, trying to fill out the space available.
Engineered doors however, are made up of various constituent parts bound together under extreme heat. This ‘core’ is then covered in high grade veneer. In this way the components of the door hold together to form a solid body which resists any movement, warping and expansion.
Installation and Care
Always employ a qualified joiner to install your new door. We recommend four hinges for external doors and good solid locking mechanisms. Also, your door should be hung in a sound fitting, hardwood, external grade frame. Your external door becomes immediately exposed to UV rays and the weather from the moment it is hung. All external doors need good quality weather-proof paints or treatments to preserve them through the extremes of the British climate. Please see our help and advice section for further advice on this important element.
Perhaps you can’t find the exact model you wanted? Or maybe you need a special size for a particular opening? We can help with any your queries. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch by phone, email or our handy contact form if you need further information or want to discuss special requirements.