Interior & Exterior Finishing Phase3 Winter 2017 51 example, has a 48mm solid timber-core. It’s specially constructed from a blend of carefully sourced timbers including high-density and lowdensity hardwood, encased in a thermoplastic skin, and achieves an impressive 1.5 W/m²K Uvalue. Softwood-ply timber-core doors, whether 44mm or 48mm thick, cannot achieve the 1.8 Uvalue required by Building Regulations, let alone 1.6 for Scotland because the material is simply too dense. Add security and style with the right hardware Security is a major concern these days – 85 per cent of homeowners say it’s their top priority when choosing an entrance door. As well as PAS- 24 certification, you should look for doors that have a Secured by Design licence and TS007 ‘starred’ hardware, and of course a decent guarantee. The Ultion 3 star cylinder lock and 2 star Lock Lock security handle come as standard on a Solidor, and we’re so confident of their performance that we offer a £5,000 break-in guarantee. On registration, homeowners are covered for up to £5,000 for uninsured losses for the ultimate peace of mind. The Ultion cylinder can also be used with more traditional and unique handles, for those who have a particular style in mind but don’t want to compromise on security. Shaped Monkey-tail, Swan, Cottage or ‘Avon’ handles in pewter or black look stunning and can add an authentic period touch or a contemporary edge to your door; especially when complemented with matching letterplates, knockers and hinges. I know what I want, so what do I do now? Several manufacturers, including Solidor and Residence Collection, offer a visualiser or designer app on their websites to help you select the style, colour and hardware for your project. You should also be able to select an approved local installer in your area. For more information on Residence Collection windows, or doors from Solidor or Residor doors, visit www.residence9.co.uk, www.solidor.co.uk, or www.residor.co.uk.
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