No matter how much our personal tastes may differ, there's one thing on which we can all agree - keeping our family home safe and secure is a top priority.
“The front door gives your house its character, but did you know installing secure external doors is one of the best ways to look after your loved ones and your belongings.”
Protect the ones who matter most
Planning for the worst is never pleasant, but a little time spent making sure burglars don't have an easy ride could pay dividends. If you are designing or renovating a property, specify external doors that offer the high levels of security. It is very important to choose a door that not only looks good but is secure and meets the highest UK standards.
What to look out for?
JELD-WEN European research indicates that around 9/10 homeowners are concerned with quality and safety and would have chosen an exterior door of higher quality, but few knew about the choices available.
When it comes to security, there are multiple elements that create a more secure exterior doorset. Of course, a good locking system is a must and for heightened security opt for a lock such as ERA's Vectis Plus. This locks thumb turn operation means that the door is clamped tight to the frame and with no visible cylinder it plays a key visual deterrent to any burglar. Our Insulux Composite Doorsets are available with this lock as standard.
Showing what they are made of
Another important feature in a exterior doorset's security performance is the material that it is made from. Composite doors can provide the highest levels of security and style due to the materials used to manufacture them.
Traditional composite doors are made from Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) and are extremely secure and hard wearing due to the materials used and manufacturing process.
Timber composite doors, such as our Insulux range, are made with aluminium layers on the inside that provide additional stability to the door providing the best security performance against impact.
To achieve the highest levels of security, consider purchasing front doors that offer specification that is accredited to the Secured by Design (SBD) scheme.
What is Secured by Design? A police initiative to guide and encourage those engaged within the specification, design and build of new homes, and those undertaking major or minor property refurbishment, to adopt crime prevention measures.
Our composite door range includes the Insulux front door range which are supplied with SBD as standard, and the traditional Castle Composite doorset which can be optionally specified to meet SBD requirements. Thus, providing you with a wide range of doorset options that you can rely on to protect your home and everything in it.