Our grandparents’ ideal choice for external doors was solid wood; our parents opted for the “new” look uPVC front doors, but now when we go shopping for a new front or back door we think “composite”!
Why are composite doors the best choice for homes and commercial buildings in the modern era? Because the materials and method of their construction make them as strong and durable as wood, but far easier to maintain, with a thermoplastic skin allowing for just about any attractive finish or colour you desire.
Travel around the streets of Wiltshire – through Melksham, Chippenham, Trowbridge – and you will see dozens of composite doors, expertly fitted by the local team of composite door installers from Alan Joy Windows, waiting to welcome residents home.
Composite doors are made from multiple materials and components, pressed and glued together under high pressure to create a door that looks as good as solid wood, but is better insulated.
The typical type of composite door has a uPVC outer frame reinforced with galvanised steel. The door itself has a hardwood inner frame which is filled with thermally insulating polyurethane foam. This is then covered with an outer skin of GRP (glass reinforced plastic) of 2mm or more thickness.
Composite doors can look like wood, featuring an attractive wood grain, but you’ll never have to sand down and paint or varnish a composite door to keep it looking good! The GRP skin ensures it won’t fade, discolour or need any maintenance beyond wiping down with a damp cloth when it gets dirty.
The way composite doors are manufactured ensures that they are extremely robust and sturdy and will take all the harsh treatment the weather or daily wear and tear throws at them for many years without warping, swelling, shrinking or splitting like a wooden door. The internal insulation also ensures that composite doors help make your property more energy efficient, keeping the warmth in and the cold out.
We can help you choose the right size and shape of door to suit your property and choose from a selection of styles and door hardware. You could add glass panels to your door, a shiny letterplate, spyhole and numerals to complement the lock and handle. Designing your door is the fun part, then we’ll supply and professionally fit the door so that it seals out all draughts.
A composite door is also probably the most secure option for external doors in these days when burglaries are on the increase. With appropriate locking mechanisms a composite door is strong enough to withstand any attempt to break it open – one manufacturer maintains it would be difficult to smash through a composite door even with a sledgehammer.
We can supply and install composite doors as front and back doors, conservatory doors, doors on outbuildings or any other external doorway on your property, whether it is a replacement for an old door or a newly constructed portal.
If you’d like to make sure your property has a grand entrance, give us a call for a no-obligation quotation. You’ll be surprised how easy and affordable it is to spruce up your house with a new designer composite door.
Our friendly and efficient service begins by us carefully taking note of your requirements and ideas. We will then undertake a survey and draw up outline plans and costings, taking into account your particular needs and budget. Next we develop these proposals with you before agreeing a final, detailed design, specification and price.
Our aim is to help you to get the appearance, style, convenience and construction quality you want . . . at the most competitive price.
It’s then for you to decide and you’ll be glad to know we won’t try to pressure you at all!
It is our aim to ensure that you are happy with our service. To that end we:
We very much hope you don’t have a problem, but if you do please give us a call and we will do our best to fix it – and promptly! As we are a local company, our service engineer is never far away!
In fact, we are so keen for you to tell people that our service was of the highest quality we give you a recommendation card to pass on to your friends. If they place an order with us worth over £500.00, the recommender will get a £20 voucher for Marks & Spencers.