Contemporary External Doors – Building Security into Wooden Door Design
Our Luxurious bespoke contemporary front doors will leave a first impression impossible to reverse.
Whether your home is modern or traditional, our contemporary external doors which epitomise quality and effortless style, will be a statement of design and leave a lasting reflection on its owner and any visitors. Additionally, these stunning contemporary doors are available in horizontal, vertical and diagonal boarded designs. Equally important, we also use the finest engineered timber door cores to produce striking designs with routed grooves that are ideal for painted finishes.
The Contemporary Range of Front Doors Benefit From the Following:
- Traditional joinery construction used for thousands of years.
- An outstanding range of stainless steel or brass hardware.
- As standard it is supplied as a complete pre hung door set complete with door, frame and ironmongery.
- Security double glazing. In addition patterned, stained and obscure glass are available.
- Finished in stains to enhance the natural beauty of the wood.
- Made to order to your requirements from solid hardwoods to ‘Secured by Design’ PAS 23/24 Specifications.
- Excellent U-Values.
The Satini door is a stylish modern contemporary external door which is one of our best contemporary sellers. It Features a Solid Wood construction with Horizontal Boards and Vertical side styles. The Satini door can be made from various hardwoods, mainly European Oak, Iroko, Idigbo, Sapele and Accoya. All these woods are appropriate for external use. We always supply this as a complete pre hung door set. Either with a matching frame or white frame. This offers a seamless finish, improved security, lower maintenance and better draught proofing & insulation. All these woods can be stained darker to a number of bespoke colours. The way the door is constructed it is 57mm thick, it can go up to 2.5m in height by 1.2m wide. The side stiles and top and bottom rails are made of solid wood with mortice and tenon joinery. Mortice and Tenon joinery has been used for thousands of years by woodworkers around the world to join pieces of wood, mainly when the adjoining pieces connect at an angle of 90°. In its basic form it is both simple and strong. The internal panel has a thermal core to produce excellent U values ratings, and either side of this core are tounge and grooved planks which can run either vertical or horizontal which are normally about 110mm wide.
What are U Values
U-Value The co-efficient of heat transmission or thermal transmittance. U-values measure how effective a material is an insulator. In simple terms, the lower the U-value, the better and more energy efficient the door is, retaining the heat in your house. The lower/better the U-Value of your home the lower the energy consumption. The doors after staining are varnished with a micro porous UV protective vanish which not only enhances the beauty of our doors it ensures that our doors don’t fade when exposed to sunlight. Equally important, this is a Natural varnish and microporous finish which does not crack, flake, peel or blister. It is water and dirt resistant, moisture regulating and reduces wood swelling and shrinkage. Consequently, it has been developed to resist against weathering, whilst maintaining the wood’s natural appearance, it is ideal for external doors and other vertically structured joinery to block the greying process of the wood by a UV-protection. Also, the products we use to finish the door are very easy to re-coat without completely stripping the door back.
Why stop at a replacement door?
At the same time, as upgrading to one of our contemporary front doors, you can beautify your home with side panels which create light and space into your entrance hall with our luxurious bespoke glass side panels designed to match and compliment your external door. For example, all our contemporary flushed doors can be glazed with the glazing panels in various positions and sizes allowing natural light to flow through your home.
All our external doors supplied by SWD are secure by design as standard utilising security hinges and quality locks using the highest quality and secure ironmongery. Secured by Design status is awarded to companies producing security products that pass standards and tests nominated by the police service. After extra security? Furthermore, if you are after the ultimate in discreet home security, SWD offer custom made high security doors. They are hand made in the UK combining sophisticated engineering and attractive design and are available in any bespoke design. In short, these doors offer you the ultimate in security, style and peace of mind. A High Security Door is constructed with a combination of materials and parts not normally found in a standard front door. Typically, they consist of a strong metal core and striking bolts that secure the door into the frame. SWD high security doors exceed the requirements of the European Standard ENV 1627 Level 2, 3 and 4. Learn about the different types of security for doors here (Link to other blog post Security Levels on Front Doors: Different Types Available).
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