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Old 22-05-2018, 09:16 PM   #31
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Palladio door for us, of which we have yet to have any problem with, for extra security you may wish to look at an aluminium door but these are normally double the money and don't have a wood grain finish..
Do they do them in the UK? Who fitted yours?
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Old 02-06-2018, 08:09 AM   #32
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Thought I'd give you guys an update as so many of these threads start off with people asking for opinions and advice but never telling people whats actually happened and the final result. Our UPVC door is total rubbish its been nothing but trouble in the 9 years we have had it so wanted in new more efficient and secure door. Ideally I felt I wanted a composite door with solid core. We viewed several doors and had a couple of salesmen round. Our house faces the sun for a very large portion of the day so with this in mind and a series of very bad reviews on the internet we decided against a Solidor or a solid core door from any other company. We looked at Rockdoor and after making contact with them and completing their online form we had nothing back - no good. The salesman form safestyle was a treat he couldn't be bothered at all (it was 7:00 on a Friday evening) he couldn't even tell us anything about the door like "whats in the middle of the door is it solid or foam? er I don't know sorry" well that's a NO from me then. In the end we went with Anglian as has our neighbour, they were a good price (not the cheapest or most expensive), the salesman was good not pushy and knew what he was talking about and from the samples he had the door looked excellent quality. Only time will tell but I have to say with all the BS we have heard from salesman its almost as bad as buying a new car!
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Anyone had an aluminium front door fitted?
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Old 02-06-2018, 09:41 PM   #34
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Anyone had an aluminium front door fitted?
Yep, had one for about 15 years in the last place, Monarch one (believe they are now owned by Sapa).
The best imo, family member worked in the trade so we got a good deal, white powder coated with thermal break so no condensation like the old style ali doors.

All our windows were white ali too, never had an issue with any of it, the best is that they stayed 100% white, no yellowing and a bit if polish and wax if they got scuffed and they came up like new.

Now in a new build with reasonable UPVC windows and a composite frnt door, fairly top of of the range but still not a patch on our old Ali ones !
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Thanks for that Rundie.

We've had a couple of quotes for a new front door and upvc porch. The current front door is short and means we can't have a composite door by palladio or solidor. The options are another upvc door or aluminium.

The aluminium door offered is by smart systems. No idea of their quality.
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Do they do them in the UK? Who fitted yours?
Made in Ireland, you have to ring them to find your nearest installer.

In Worcestershire it's 5 Star windows..
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Old 11-06-2018, 04:02 AM   #37
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hi guys, as you have probably seen, i commented regards us having ordered a Solidor.

This is getting fitted tomorrow (Today, i'm currently on night shift!) so i will try & get pictures once fitted & post them on here
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Thanks for that Rundie.

We've had a couple of quotes for a new front door and upvc porch. The current front door is short and means we can't have a composite door by palladio or solidor. The options are another upvc door or aluminium.

The aluminium door offered is by smart systems. No idea of their quality.
You shouldn't have any issues with Smart, they're pretty good.

With most doors the profiles, slabs and hardware are all good, the key part is the fit and the care taken to put them together. PAS24 is the standard for security so as long as they have certification or at least test evidence it should give some piece of mind.
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Well we got a quote for a Smart aluminium front door. £5000.

If this were our "forever" house, I wouldn't mind but given that we're planning to live year for another five years at most, I'm having second thoughts.
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