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Why uPVC Doors make your home more secure

Firstly, you may be wondering what the difference is between uPVC Doors and Composite Doors...

uPVC Doors are crafted using uPVC, whereas composite doors are made from many different materials. Typically, uPVC Doors are a cost-effective solution, and the design options make them a stylish alternative! Here at Independent Network, we offer both. The choice is entirely up to you. Your installer will guide you on which is the right choice based on your design preferences and budget.  

UPVC Front Doors

What are the design options? 
 

The design options for uPVC Doors are endless. Whether you’re looking for something uber modern or more traditional, there will be a uPVC Door style for you. You can choose from bevelled or sculptured styles to perfectly matching the windows, they can be inward or outward opening and you can also choose a low threshold. Sidelights can be added to allow light to flood into your home, and with multiple glazing options you can rest assured you won’t have to compromise your privacy. Click here to Visualise your perfect home! 

Front Door Example Designs

Here are just a few of our style options. Ask your installer for more advice if you have something specific in mind.

Choose from a range of colours, from Irish Oak woodgrain for a traditional look, ultra-matte SPECTRAL Umbra Grey for a contemporary feel or why not go for something a little different like Chartwell Green. Popular colours for 2021 include Beck Brown (which looks black) and Agate Grey, a beautiful cool light grey. You can also choose from different textures, including woodgrain, smooth or matte (SPECTRAL). 

Contemporary Front Door

UPVC Door in Irish Oak with side panel combination

So why do uPVC Doors make your home more secure? 

The multi-chamber profile on our PVCu Doors is expertly manufactured for thermal efficiency, weather performance and security. Engineered to replicate the look of timber or composite doors, PVCu Doors are a cost-effective choice for creating the perfect entrance.  

Let's get technical...

Tested above and beyond British standards

Here at Independent Network, our windows and doors are designed by VEKA, the UK’s leading uPVC company. Our uPVC Doors are made using German technology with British design and craftsmanship and our workshop in Lancashire test our uPVC doors to rigorous standards that are higher than those required to meet British Standards. So, when you hear us talk about quality, you know we mean we’re nothing less than 100% happy with it. And if we’re 100% happy with it, we’re confident you will be too.  

British Kitemark

All our windows and doors carry a BSI Kitemark. And the extrusion plant at VEKA where our uPVC doors are created have held the Kitemark certification for 25 years. The Kitemark is an invaluable mark of quality for all sorts of products, but particularly for doors and it’s a great indication of a company that pro-actively prioritises quality and safety. 

PAS 24 and Secured by Design 

As part of our commitment to offering the highest level of security, our uPVC Doors meet the stringent testing requirements of PAS 24, the Police Preferred Specification that is Secured by Design.  

Safe and secure

Our doors can be crafted using many different hardware providers including Winkhaus and Mila to name a couple. One of the locking mechanisms available is the Winkhaus blueMatic AV3-E automatic (sounds technical right?) this is a motorised automatic locking system allowing hooks and sealing elements to automatically grasp the door rail when you close it. But if you’re on more of a budget, you can rest assured that the multi-point locking mechanisms on all our doors have anti-lift pins, barrel locks, hinge protectors and are anti-drill. Keeping you safe and secure. 

Modern Grey Front Door

PVCu Door and side panel combination, with low aluminum threshold using Winkhaus and Mila hardware, White Woodgrain on the inside SPECTRAL Graphite Black on the outside

Whether you’re looking for a Composite Door or uPVC Door, you’re making a safe choice when you choose an Independent Network installer. We represent only the best local uPVC window & door companies in the industry. If you’re looking to refresh your home for Spring with a new front door, contact your local Independent Network installer for advice and a quotation.  

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