Front Doors


UK: Front Doors: Front Door Manufacturers & Suppliers




The three most common types of front door are: Composite Front Doors, Solid Wood Front Doors, and Engineered Timber Front Doors. Composite Front Doors have an inner and outer moulded skin made of Glass Reinforced Polyester (GRP). This has through colour to maintain appearance in the event of scratching. The core is of engineered wood with injected insulating foam. Engineered Timber Front Doors are made from laminated engineered wood, with a hardwood veneer applied to all surfaces. Front doors may be solid, or may have one or more glazed panels to admit light. Leading UK suppliers of front doors are profiled below the panel of sponsored links.




Veka: Front Doors. Veka UK is part of the international Veka group, headquartered in Germany. The Veka group is the world's largest extruder of UPVC profiles for windows and doors, with extrusion facilities in 12 countries. Veka UK offers a range of composite front and back doors. They have a Glass Reinforced Polyester (GRP) skin, with wood grain texture. This is through-coloured, to maintain its appearance if it is scratched. The GRP skin is mounted onto a composite material sub-frame which is supported by laminated timber stiffeners, and is pressure filled with an energy-efficient foam. The frame can be supplied with a low profile aluminium or carbon fibre threshold to provide accessibility in conformity to Building Regulations Part M. To provide maximum security Veka front doors are not fitted with cylinder locks, which are subject to 'lockbumping' by intruders. They instead have a traditional mortice lock, backed by an array of multi-point hook locks.

Jeld-Wen: Front Doors. Jeld-Wen began in 1960 as a small millwork plant in Oregon, USA, with 15 employees. It has now grown to a worldwide supplier of timber products, including exterior doors, with 20,000 staff around the world. In 1999 Jeld-Wen bought the former John Carr and Boulton & Paul joinery companies from the Rugby Group to form Jeld-Wen UK, which has its headquarters in Sheffield and its factories in Sheffield and Melton Mowbray. Jeld-Wen supplies front doors in timber, composite, and steel. Its timber front doors comprise the following ranges: Hemlock Panel, Redwood Panel, and Boarded Doors & Gates. The Hemlock range comprises glazed front doors with between one and fifteen glazed panels. The front doors may be glazed in the upper half, or glazed full height. The construction is of engineered wood to avoid shrinking or twisting, with a finish of Hemlock veneer.


Rochford Joinery: Front Doors. Rochford Joinery, based in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, is a manufacturer of hardwood front doors, patio doors, and folding doors. The Front Doors section of its website is organised into the following sections: Oak Triple Glazed Front Doors, Hardwood Triple Glazed Front Doors, Oak Unglazed Front Doors, Hardwood Unglazed Front Doors, Hardwood Single Glazed Front Doors, Part L Compliant External Doors, External Door Frames & Door Frame Kits. The Oak Front Doors are oak veneered and are either mortice & tenon jointed or dowelled. In both cases the core is of solid engineered wood, to avoid warping and shrinking. The doors are left untreated ready for a finish of the customer's choice. The front doors may be supplied complete with frame, with all hinges and ironmongery fitted. The Meranti front doors are similarly constructed, but with a Meranti instead of Oak veneer.




You may also like to visit our UK product guides on: Folding Doors, Door Handles, Door Hinges, Door Knobs, Door Locks, French Doors, and Oak Doors.


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