Review: Endurance Avantal Composite Door Range

The entrance door market continues to be one of the most competitive within wider fenestration, with innovation almost constant. One of those innovations has been the Avantal range from Endurance, which takes the aesthetics of aluminium and combines them into its composite door. We have one fitted in our showroom and this is my [...]

By |2022-08-24T14:35:39+01:00August 22nd, 2022|Categories: doors, Product Review|

The Next Door Market Battle Is Internal

In a further sign of the strength and belief in the growth of aluminium within wider fenestration, there is a growing battle in the emerging market of aluminium internal doors. From what I have seen so far, there appears to be healthy growth potential in what is still a very new niche within the [...]

By |2022-06-06T23:47:03+01:00June 6th, 2022|Categories: doors, double glazing industry|

A Composite Door I Quoted Rose £600 In Two Years

The other day a client from March 2020, just before lockdowns came into force, came back to me to get a composite door re-priced at today’s prices. The scale of the rise was rather drastic. Composite door price up 40% The type of composite door that was being quoted wasn’t anything remarkable. A Black [...]

By |2022-05-24T15:43:53+01:00May 24th, 2022|Categories: business, doors, double glazing industry|

The Entrance Door Market Is Merging

There is a distinct pace to the evolution that is currently taking place within the entrance door market. Where there were clear boundaries between the different types of entrance doors, composite doors versus aluminium doors, for example, those lines are very quickly being blurred and new niches within the market are now being formed. [...]

By |2022-05-24T12:09:31+01:00May 23rd, 2022|Categories: doors, double glazing industry|

Long-Term Performance Still Hampers Composites, Says Endurance

This is sponsored news by Endurance: With summer just around the corner, the performance of composite doors will again come under the spotlight says Endurance Doors. Rising temperatures will lead to a notable rise in heat on the surface of composite doors, with the risk of delamination, cracking and splitting when inferior door skins [...]

By |2022-05-20T14:20:45+01:00May 20th, 2022|Categories: doors, Endurance Doors|

How Composite Doors Took Over

The entrance door market is a very different place from what it was when I joined the industry 17 years ago. Then composite doors exploded, and that changed everything. Composite doors changed the game I joined the industry when I was 16 years old, learning about the product and how to deal with clients. [...]

By |2022-05-06T12:11:42+01:00May 6th, 2022|Categories: composite doors, doors, double glazing industry|

Ultra-Luxury Is The Next Step For Composite Doors

Where is the next step in the evolution of entrance doors? The composite door has been the biggest innovation in the entrance door market over the past two decades. It has transformed the door market from something pretty pedestrian into something that is now seen as a sexy purchase by homeowners. But the composite [...]

By |2021-09-17T00:00:14+01:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: composite doors, doors, double glazing industry|

Spitfire’s New S-700 Pivot Doors Look Damn Sexy

When it comes to luxury in the UK fenestration market, the entrance door sector has that absolutely on lock. In a few short years we have seen the range, quality and designs of high-end entrance doors skyrocket. There are some seriously sexy doors out there on the market right now, and Spitfire, part of [...]

By |2017-11-07T23:19:58+00:00November 7th, 2017|Categories: doors|

Why Solidor Created Residor

After years and years of selling quality solid hardwood composite doors, Solidor, who manufactures over 60,000 doors per year, announced a GRP foam composite door slab at this year's FIT Show. So, why, after all this time touting the benefits of timber, have they gone down the foam route as well? I'm going to take [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:23:36+01:00May 24th, 2016|Categories: composite doors, doors, double glazing industry, Solidor|

Are Spitfire Doors The Best Aluminium Doors In The UK?

This year's FIT Show had lots to offer visitors this time round, including a buffet of the most advanced and innovative window and door products that UK fenestration has ever seen. It meant that as an exhibiting company, it was a tall order to stand out from the crowd. Some did however, and one of [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:23:36+01:00May 17th, 2016|Categories: aluminium, doors, double glazing industry|

Will White Doors Ever Make A Comeback?

When it comes to entrance doors, we seem to have come full circle haven't we? First came timber doors, in all the various traditional styles. People painted them different colours, reds, blacks, blues, greens and so on. Then PVCu came about... A white invasion In a similar way to the White Walkers from Games of [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:23:48+01:00July 16th, 2015|Categories: doors, double glazing industry|

Are Doors Leaving Windows Behind?

The race to get one over the competition in the window and door industry at the moment is probably the most energetic as it's ever been. Almost every month there seems to be a new product or range of products announced by a supplier, designed to take a step further than the product just announced [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:23:48+01:00July 7th, 2015|Categories: doors, double glazing industry|

Could Black Be The New White?

When it comes to door colours, white is certainly on the fall. White windows and doors have been the staple for most homes in the UK for the past three or four decades. But we have come a long way since then, and the colour of windows, and especially doors, has been an area that [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:23:51+01:00May 10th, 2015|Categories: doors, double glazing industry|

Open Sesame, The Rather Funky Smart Door Lock

The world is desperately trying to produce a smart door lock that works, is easy to install, even easier to use and that looks good too. I have written in the past about smart locks from companies called Kevo and August. Both were early attempts at the technology and were on the fairly expensive side. [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:23:53+01:00February 25th, 2015|Categories: doors, double glazing industry, technology|

Sliding Doors vs Bi-Folding Doors: Which Is Better?

The industry really has run away with bi-folding doors over the past few years hasn't it. They have become a must have product for hundreds of thousands of homeowners across the UK, in the attempt to open up a room fully or really make the most of the gardens. In the PVC, aluminium and timber [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:23:54+01:00January 29th, 2015|Categories: doors|
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