Composite Doors

Alpha Windows provides customers with an extremely high quality composite door which has many great features and benefits.  We have a variety to choose from that can be bespoke to suit your individual needs and requirements. 

The journey to choosing the right composite door for you can be overwhelming but here at Alpha Windows we aim to make this as easy as possible.  We will guide you through all the decisions you need to make in order that we install the door that meets your requirements both in terms of security, functionality and aesthetics.

Step 1: Choose your door type

There are three main types of composite door to choose from:

Magnum Composite Door (Foam Filled)

This quality door is constructed by Consort to have superior strength as well as excellent thermal and sound insulation. The strength of a Magnum Door comes from its construction – a solid, water-resistant polymer material, reinforced with Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL).

Solidor Composite Door (Timber Filled)

Constructed with a solid timber core encapsulated within a highly durable plastic edge banding and two thermo plastic door skins making it thermally efficient and extremely secure.

SolidCore Composite Door (Timber filled)

This door is the perfect combination of a traditional timber door but with the performance of a modern uPVC. It is constructed using 16 layers of laminated veneered timber which is then bonded in two uPVC skins

Step 2: Design & Colour

Once you have chosen your preferred type of door the second step is choose the design and colour of your door.

Composite Doors are made to last and so with that in mind it is beneficial to spend some time considering the design of your door.  Each type of composite door has many options in terms of style and colour.  Please use the links below depending on the type of composite door you have chosen.  These links show you all the style and colour options for your preferred door.

Step 3: Lock & Mechanism

Time to choose the way you wish your handle and lock mechanism to operate on your door. This is uniquely personal to each person and can be complicated. The information below aims to demystify the choices and enable you to decide on the functionality you require.

Lever handles/Straight Spindle

The most common locking systems on doors with lever handles to both sides for closing and opening the door. Here you would lift up the handle to engage the multipoint locking system and turn the key to lock the door. To unlock the key is inserted, turned and the handle is pushed down to disengage the multipoint locks.

PROS: Full control of when your door is locked. You will not get locked out as you have to physically lock your door

CONS: If you do not lock the door with your key and engage the multipoint lock the door will be unsecured.

Split Spindle

Here although the look for the handles is the same as the lever handle it operates differently and they work independently of each other.

PROS: If the door is closed it locks automatically and can not be opened from the outside. When leaving you home you can add the added security by turning the key in the look to engage all locks

CONS: If you exit your home without your keys you door will be automatically secure and you will not be able to re-enter without a key.

Slam Shut

These locks are designed for doors with pull bar handles, finger pulls or doorknobs. Multipoint latches are in place to secure the door automatically. You can further secure the door by turning the key or thumb turn when inside your house or by turning the key in the lock from the outside.

PROS: The door locks automatically when opening or closing the door.

CONS: If you exit your home without your keys you door or the door slams shut behind you it will be automatically secure and you will not be able to re-enter without a key.

Step 4: Door Furniture

Depending on the type of door and locking system you have selected you then have the option to choose the type of furniture you require. Using the brochure choose from the available options for handles, hinges, letterboxes, knockers and thresholds. Our experts are on hand to advise you with all these decisions.

Step 5: Glass

The very last step is to think about the variety and type of glass (if applicable) you wish to include in your door. This will vary depending on the position of your door, if you want to introduce more light or you wish to maintain a level of privacy. Again, depending on the type of door and style you have selected you will have various options that can be selected. Using the brochure, you will be able to ascertain what is available to you.

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