Composite Door Comparison

August 24, 2018

 

You can't always see the difference

Here we take a look at four composite doors, from the ranges we supply and install at Andy Glass Windows.  At first glance they all look very similar, so what makes them different and how does this effect the cost?

 

Please note that our door suppliers have all been hand selected by us for their quality and cost effectiveness. Additional features can alter door costing, for example frame colours, matching internal and external colours (as opposed to white internally), your choice of hardware and locking mechanism as well as glazing options.  We will always be happy to discuss your requirements and match them to the best product for you, providing choice at different price points.

 

 

This door is from Door-Stop 

 

Colour: Black Brown

Door Style: 4 Panel

Handle: Standard Chrome

 

We call Door-Stop our entry level doors. Filled with rigid polyurethane foam core (CFC-free). This type of door core makes an excellent insulated door and will give you a more cost effective door offering good value for money. 

 

The outer skin of the door is GRP (Glass reinforced plastic / fibreglass)  - a near-invisible layer that helps the composite panels to resist the harshness of certain elements. Around 2mm thick and will provide you with a low maintenance finish. (Not sprayed)

 

About Door-Stop Doors

  • 44mm thick

  • 13 Door colours

  • 9 Frame colours

  • Different design side panels

  • Range of hardware suites

  • Door core is a inner rigid foam system. 100% CFC-free

  • Energy rating provided for each particular door configuration

  • Single rebated

  • Advertised lifespan of 30 years

  • Manufactured in the UK

 

Door Stop doors are normally very close in cost to uPVC front doors.  The example above comes in just under £1,300.00 inc VAT supplied, installed and guaranteed (Prices correct July 2018)

 

 

 

 

This door is from Endurance®

 

Colour: Schwarz Braun Black

Door Style: Ben Nevis

Handle: Lever Lever Chrome

 

Endurance doors are a high quality product, having a thick cross-bonded veneered laminated solid timber core which is generally thicker, making a heavier door with extra defense and insulation qualities. 

 

The outer skin of the door is GRP (Glass reinforced plastic / fibreglass) with a detailed embossed wood grain texture. (Not sprayed)

 

 

About Endurance® Doors

  • 48mm thick

  • 16 Door colours

  • 14 Frame colours

  • Different design side panels

  • Range of hardware suites

  • Door core is solid timber

  • All Endurance Doors have been designed and tested to achieve a U-value of 1.8

  • Single rebated 

  • Fire resistant doors available

  • Manufactured in the UK

 

This Endurance door comes in at around £1,400.00 inc VAT supplied, installed and guaranteed (Prices correct July 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

This door is from Palladio

 

Colour: Bog Oak

Door Style: Palermo Solid

Handle: Lever Lever Bright Chrome

 

 

Palladio doors offer premium doors that have a unquie fibre glass monocoque structure core which makes them extremely strong. 

 

The outer skin is made from a 6mm solid colour glass reinforced structure. Ideal door for sunny south facing entrances.(Not sprayed)

 

 

About Palladio Doors

  • 65mm thick

  • 11 Door colours

  • 11 Frame colours

  • Different design side panels

  • Range of hardware suites

  • Door core is a fibre glass monocoque structure

  • Solid door U-value of 0.85. Glazed door U-value of 0.98

  • Triple glazed as standard

  • Double rebated as standard

  • Manufactured in Limerick, Ireland

 

This Palladio door comes in at around £1,600.00 inc VAT supplied, installed and guaranteed (Prices correct July 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This door is from Masterdor®

 

Supplier: Masterdor Craftsman

Colour: Whitby Jet

Door Style: The Dean

Handle: Satin Silver

 

 

With Masterdor you are getting a truly superior product.  With a thick solid wooden core.

 

The outer door is protected with two water based layers of colour, two of undercoat and a primer - equivalent of 10 coats of paint.

 

 

 

About MasterDor®Craftsman Doors

  • 54mm thick

  • 21 Door & frame colours 

  • Different design side panels

  • Range of hardware suites

  • Door core is a choice of timber or polyurethane insulating foam 

  • Double or Triple rebated

  • U-value will depend on door specification

  • Manufactured in the UK

 

 

This Masterdor door comes in at around £2000.00 inc VAT supplied, installed and guaranteed (Prices correct July 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whilst all these doors will provide you with a low maintenance finish, a secure and energy efficient performance, be sure to discuss your individual requirements with our sales team who can advise you on the different features each range offers and match the benefits you are looking for to the right door for you.

 

If you’d like more information on our range of composite doors call us on 01235 530035 or send us an online message.

 

 

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