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Security of your home - types of entrance door

Specifying a front entrance door for your home from a dhf member is your guarantee that it will be fit for purpose, be compliant with all legislation, and will - with regular maintenance - prove reliable in use.

/media/product_groups_pages/library/types-of-entrance-door.jpgA dhf member should also be able to provide information about fire doors between the garage and house if it is an integral garage, or security doors if it is apart from the house.

Entrance doors can be made to enhanced security requirements as detailed in PAS 24 .

What is PAS 24:2016?

PAS 24 is a publicly available specification for enhanced security performance requirements for doorsets and windows in the UK. Doorsets and windows intended to offer a level of security suitable for dwellings and other buildings exposed to comparable risk.

dhf members can advise regarding other characteristics such as heat retention, and noise reduction and give advice to help you choose the right products for your location, such as coastal regions. For answers visit our frequently asked questions on door security.

Every dhf member supplier will recommend the type of door to meet the end user’s needs.

Entrance doors - wood

This type of door can be a solid wooden door or a composite door with veneered surfaces and generally supplied with wooden frames. Vision panels are available along with a wide range of door hardware and surface finishes.

Entrance doors - steel

These are generally constructed with a coil coated steel surface on both internal and external surfaces, but can also be a sandwich type construction with either solid wood or PU (Polyurethane) foam infill. Installation frames can either be in steel, aluminium or wood. These can be supplied with a wide variety of hardware and glazing options.  Steel entrance doors can be supplied in solid colours or woodgrain effect finishes.

Entrance doors - aluminium

Aluminium entrance doors are usually constructed with an aluminium hollow section frame and PU foam filled sandwich infill for the door blank and with aluminium hollow section installation frame which can also be PU foam filled. They can be supplied in a variety of solid colours and woodgrain effect finishes with a wide variety of hardware and glazing options. They provide good thermal insulation properties and improved security features.

Entrance doors - composite

Generally constructed in GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) moulded with either a sandwich infill of wood or PU foam. Installation frames can be in wood or aluminium and can be supplied with a wide range of colours and wood effect finishes, with glazing and hardware options. A wide range of mouldings designs are available too.

Entrance doors - PVCu

Commonly constructed in PVCu (un-plasticized Polyvinyl Chloride) moulded with either a sandwich panel infill of wood or PU foam.

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