Irish door maker New World Developments has put a great deal of R&D into its new Apeer GRP composite doorset. The door, which comes in eight styles, has been given an authentic timber-grain-style finish and is available with a triple-glazed panel.
New World Developments
Contemporary doors and windows
Mumford & Wood has launched a range of contemporary doors and windows to coincide with the company's 50th anniversary. The products come in two formats; wood with external aluminium beads, or, for an ultramodern appearance, a wood interior/aluminium exterior option. Manufactured from European Redwood in laminated section to provide superior strength and stability, or mahogany or oak, the range is suitable for numerous building types.
Mumford & Wood
Luxury in Wolverhampton
Vicaima doors are specified throughout a development of 223 luxury apartments in the centre of Wolverhampton. Each apartment features entrance and interior doors from the Natur and Dekordor ranges. The designs include real wood veneers and inlays, and all doors are finished in steamed beech and chrome door furniture. The company's products offer a variety of options including traditional raised and fielded panel, flush doors with inlays, and numerous glazing options.
Ely's new heritage
Rehau Heritage vertically sliding PVCu windows manufactured by Roseview Windows have been installed in a Freshwater Estates development in Ely, Cambridgeshire. The windows were chosen because they were considered a suitably authentic-looking replica of traditional timber box sashes for this conservation area site. The Heritage vertical sliders are approved by more than 20 local authority planning departments across the UK for installation in conservation areas.
Modern meets traditional
LS Longden supplies traditionally constructed doorsets with solid timber stiles, rails and panels. All joints are mortice and tenoned and doors are stained and French polished to produce a luxurious rich finish. These traditional methods are married with new innovations to achieve the performance levels required by regulations today. Sixty-minute fire resistance and 35dBRw sound reduction can be easily achieved on products that match traditional designs.
The fibreglass alternative
Therma-Tru's new range of fibreglass doors is designed to take the hassle out of door selection. While timber doors are popular with homebuyers, their tendency to shrink and swell gives homeowners headaches as they become overly tight or draughty. Therma-Tru's fibreglass doors look as attractive as wood but offer five times the impact resistance of wooden doors, and warping, shrinkage and swelling are non-existent.
Ramping it up
L B Plastics' Sheerline ramp system is designed to assist disabled access in the residential sector. A new eight-inch deck plank is stronger and quicker to install and deck lights help guide partially sighted wheelchair users. Secondary handrails can also be fitted to the ramp system, which is available in alternating brown and beige to increase contrast and visibility.
L B Plastics
Operating and locking system
Laird Security Hardware exposes all of its products to punishing test regimes including those for BS 7950 for high security windows and doors in PVCu, timber and aluminium. The company's products include handles, locks, hinges and a keyless automatic door locking system for use where access by the disabled or infirm is required.
Laird Security Hardware
Tilt-and-slide for high-rise
Metal Technology's new tilt-and-slide door is ideal for loft apartments. The polyamide product dramatically improves on the weathering and thermal performance of conventional patio doors, making it especially suitable for high-rise installations. The door is complemented by the 5-20 window, a thermally broken tilt and turn polyamide opening light. Both new products are compatible with the 4-20 casement window suite.
Internal door range
J B Kind has introduced an internal range to its door portfolio, with three new designs. The River Oak range features classically styled doors named the Trent, the Dove and the Derwent. Each features a solid block timber core, furniture grade quarter sawn oak face veneers and solid oak lippings. These lippings are deep enough to allow rebating to form pairs, if necessary.
J B Kind
Light work rooflights
Clement Windows Group has launched a steel rooflight. This easy to install product is available in three different profiles to suit zinc, pan tile and slate roofs. The rooflight is slender and shallow, allowing it to sit almost flush to the roof covering. The gas filled cavity between the inner and outer panes has been increased to reduce heat loss to a minimum and eradicate condensation.
Clement Windows Group
Up-and-over garage doors
Garador is launching a range of double up-and-over garage doors in steel, timber and GRP. All are based on a single retractable mechanism that, Garador says, offers reliability, quality engineering, safety and ease of installation. Steel-framed doors are suitable for fixing both between and behind brick reveals, and steel frame kits are available in white or brown, each incorporating a rubber weather strip. Most models will fit timber or steel frames.