Are composite doors safer than other doors?

Home security is a vital consideration for any homeowner. Especially after recent statistics released by the police show that recorded cases of domestic burglaries are on the rise. Your front door is your first line of defence against intrusion so it’s important that it’s high performing. For insurance purposes, you need to have an acceptable standard of security to ensure you will be covered in the case of a burglary. Composite doors are known to be exceptionally secure but are they the best?

What are composite doors?

The structure of composite doors makes them inherently strong and intruder resistant. Made up of various layers including timber and uPVC, they have an insulating core which makes them extremely energy efficient. This removes draughts and cold spots from your home. The exterior is made with a GRP skin which gives them their timber look and is damage and fade resistant.

Oak colour composite door with traditional style handle and letterbox

It’s all in the hardware

Many security experts agree that the locks on your doors are one of the most important elements when it comes to door security. Our doors feature the country’s most secure locking systems including Ultion and Lock Lock. These locks ensure that your home is kept safe when you’re not in and cannot be broken into. To ensure that you are covered by your home insurance, you need to make sure you have the correct standard of door and lock as set out by your provider. The minimum standards of security from Legal & General say that the door you leave your home from should have a lock certified to British Standard BS3621 or a multi-point locking system with at least three locking points.

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The best composite doors

We supply the market leading composite door brand Solidor which has security at its core. With an insulating timber core, as well as being exceptionally strong, they’re 10% thicker than the majority of other doors. With an attractive appearance and a wide range of colour and design options, they will transform your home’s kerb appeal. These doors have both Secured by Design and PAS 24 accreditation to reassure you that this is a door you can trust. Secured by Design is a police initiative that aims to improve standards of security for windows and doors through testing. PAS 24 is the minimum standard of security for windows and doors. Our composite doors also use toughened glass if you want to incorporate this into your door.

Our range of entrance doors

Our uPVC and aluminium doors are also extremely secure and won’t let you down. We only use the best locks to ensure your home and family is kept safe and Secured by Design accreditation is available. If you want to find out any more about how we can help keep your home safe, please get in touch.

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