replica doors

Replica doors

Replica doors are specifically designed to mimic the appearance and style of historical or original doors. They are often used in restoration projects, heritage buildings, in homes that are located in conservation areas or those that are aiming to achieve a particular aesthetic. Here’s a detailed overview of replica doors from the experts at Secure House:

Types of Replica Doors

  • Historical Replica Doors: Recreate the design and craftsmanship of doors from specific historical periods, such as Victorian, Georgian, Edwardian, or colonial eras.
  • Architectural Style Replicas: Match specific architectural styles, like Craftsman, Tudor, Gothic, or Art Deco, maintaining the integrity of the building’s design.
  • Custom Replicas: Crafted to replicate a specific door design from a photograph, drawing, or existing door.

Materials

replica doorA wide variety of materials can be used in the design and creation of replica doors. These include:

  • Wood: Traditional material for historical accuracy, using species like oak, mahogany, pine, or walnut. Often handcrafted to match original detailing.
  • Composite: Combines wood fibres with synthetic materials for enhanced durability and resistance to weathering, while still mimicking the appearance of wood.
  • Metal: Used for replicating antique metal doors, often in materials like iron or steel, with finishes that mimic historical patinas.

Features

Features of replica doors are just like any other day and they can be bespoke to specific design or regulatory requirements such as those demanded in conservation areas.

  • Decorative Elements: Intricate carvings, mouldings, panels, and inlays to match original designs.
  • Hardware: Authentic reproduction hardware, including hinges, handles, locks, and knockers, often crafted in period styles.
  • Glass Inserts: Stained glass, leaded glass, or bevelled glass inserts that replicate historical patterns and designs.

Manufacturing Techniques

Replica doors can be manufactured using various technique to achieve the desired finished result. These are:

  • Handcrafting: Skilled artisans manually carve and assemble doors to replicate original craftsmanship.
  • Modern Machinery: CNC machines and other advanced tools are used for precise replication of intricate designs.
  • Finishing: Techniques such as hand-applied stains, paints, and varnishes to achieve an authentic look and feel.

Applications

As outlined above, replica doors have many applications. Let’s explore them in a little more detail:

  1. Historic Preservation: Used in restoring historical buildings to their original condition, maintaining architectural integrity.
  2. New Construction: Installed in new homes or buildings designed to have a historical or traditional aesthetic.
  3. Renovations: Used in remodelling projects where the goal is to retain or introduce a specific historical style.

Benefits

indoors-replica-doorsFrom their aesthetic authenticity in their ability to maintain the visual appeal and historical accuracy of a building or space to customization options in the chance to tailor designs to specific needs or preferences, ensuring a perfect match with existing architecture, replica doors have so many benefits.

Often made with high-quality materials and detailed craftsmanship, ensuring longevity and durability, a quality replica door is something to be envied and admired!

Replica doors are an excellent choice if you’re looking to preserve the historical integrity of a building or to add a touch of classic style to new constructions.

They combine traditional aesthetics with modern manufacturing techniques to create doors that are both beautiful and functional.

Want to discuss a replica door for your home?

Please don’t hesitate to contact the professional team here at Secure House on 0207 859 4207 or email: [email protected]

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Lead glass

Whenever anyone mentions lead glass, or as it’s often more commonly known as leaded glass or stained glass, you will more than likely think of a rich tradition and dits iverse applications in both doors and windows. Here at Secure House, we have had many clients request it for their projects. Lead glass combines aesthetics with functionality, offering both decorative and numerous practical benefits. Here’s an overview of its traditions, usage, and design variations to inspire you and outline how it can be used!

Traditions of Lead Glass

doors-lead-glassThe historical background of lead glass has its origins in ancient times when it was first used, with significant development during the Roman Empire and later in Gothic cathedrals during the Middle Ages.

It became a staple in religious and historical architecture.

Craftsmanship: Traditionally, lead glass is made by combining silica, lead oxide, and other materials.

The addition of lead oxide increases the glass’s refractive index, making it sparkle and enhancing its visual appeal.

The aesthetics that can be achieved with lead glass have cemented its widespread use in stained glass windows throughout the world.

During the Gothic era, stained glass windows depicted biblical scenes and were a primary feature in churches and cathedrals, contributing to the narrative and aesthetic of religious spaces.

Usage in Doors

  • Entry Doors: Lead glass panels in entry doors create an elegant and inviting entrance, often featuring intricate designs that reflect the architectural style of the building.
  • Interior Doors: Used in interior doors to add visual interest and allow light to pass between rooms while maintaining privacy.
  • French Doors: Incorporating lead glass in French doors enhances their aesthetic appeal, making them a focal point in homes and buildings.
  • Cabinet Doors: Lead glass can also be used in kitchen cabinets and other furniture, adding a touch of elegance and allowing visibility of the contents while maintaining a decorative barrier.

Types of Lead Glass Designs

  • Stained Glass: Coloured glass pieces arranged in patterns or images, often depicting scenes or abstract designs. Commonly used in both traditional and contemporary settings.
  • Bevelled Glass: Glass pieces with angled edges that create a prism effect, enhancing light and adding a sophisticated touch to the door design.
  • Frosted Lead Glass: Combines leaded patterns with frosted glass for a modern look that offers privacy while allowing light to filter through.
  • Textured Glass: Glass with various textures that diffuse light and add a decorative element, often combined with leaded patterns for a unique effect.
  • Etched Glass: Designs etched into the glass surface, often combined with leaded lines to create intricate patterns and images.

Design Variations

  • Traditional Designs: Classic patterns such as floral motifs, geometric shapes, and historical themes that reflect the period style of the building.
  • Contemporary Designs: Modern interpretations with abstract patterns, minimalist designs, and creative use of colours and textures.
  • Custom Designs: Tailored to specific preferences and architectural requirements, allowing for unique and personalized creations.
  • Religious and Cultural Symbols: Incorporating symbols and imagery significant to particular religions or cultures, often found in religious buildings and heritage sites.

Advantages of Lead Glass in Doors

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There are many advantages of lead glass such as its aesthetic appeal.

It is perfect for enhancing the visual appeal of doors, making them a focal point and adding character to the space.

Lead glass is ideal for light transmission.

It allows natural light to filter through while maintaining privacy, creating a bright and welcoming environment.

At the same time, its durability is outstanding.

Lead glass is both robust and long-lasting, withstanding various environmental conditions.

Finally, it’s highly customizable, allowing for bespoke designs that match the architectural style and personal preferences.

Lead glass continues to be a popular choice for doors, combining tradition with modern design possibilities to enhance both the aesthetics and functionality of residential and commercial spaces.

Would you like to find out more about adding lead glass in your home? Please feel free to contact the expert team here at Secure House on 0207 859 4207 or email: [email protected]

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Arched doors

Over the years, we’ve designed and installed a wide variety of arched doors and it’s safe to say that every single one has added a touch of elegance. Arched doors are ideal for creating architectural interest to homes as they offer a uniquely timeless and sophisticated look – they’ll never go out of fashion!

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Their use is not limited to the exterior of a house either. They look equally as grand when they’re used as an internal door, providing a key focal point that enhances the overall aesthetic of the space.
We’ve put together a blog post to give you our overview of arched doors and why they’re a go-to door if you’re looking to take your home to the next level.

Features and Benefits

Arched doors offer many features and benefits which makes them the perfect choice in so many ways. These include:

  • Elegant Design: The curved top of arched doors provides a graceful, sophisticated look that can complement a variety of architectural styles in any home or even in a commercial office.
  • Architectural Interest: Arched doors break the monotony of straight lines, adding visual interest and a sense of grandeur to any space.
  • Versatility: Available in various styles, materials, and finishes, arched doors are highly versatile making them suitable for both traditional and contemporary homes alike.

Applications in Homes

As previously stated, we’ve added arched doors in a so many different houses and each time they look incredible. As such, they can be used in a variety of apertures throughout the house such as:

  • Entry Doors: Arched entry doors create a truly stunning first impression and can enhance the curb appeal of a home.
  • Interior Doors: Used for room entrances, hallways, and as transitions between living spaces, arched doors add an elegant touch to the interior.
  • Patio Doors: Arched doors leading to patios or gardens provide a seamless connection between indoor and outdoor spaces.
  • Closet Doors: Adding an arched door to a closet or pantry can make a simple storage space look so much more refined.

Design Variations

As with the aperture in which they can be used, arched doors can be designed and styled to your bespoke requirement. Here are a few suggestions:

  1. Single Arched Doors: A single door with an arched top, often used in entryways or as interior passage doors.
  2. Double Arched Doors: Double doors with arched tops, creating a grand entrance suitable for larger openings.
  3. Glass Arched Doors: Incorporating glass panels in the design allows natural light to flood the space while maintaining the elegance of the arch.
  4. Wooden Arched Doors: Traditional wooden doors with intricate carvings, panels, or inlays that highlight the beauty of the material.
  5. Metal Arched Doors: Often used in modern or industrial designs, metal arched doors can feature sleek lines or ornate detailing.
  6. Mixed Material Doors: Combining wood, glass, and metal to create unique and customized designs.

Customization Options

If you’d like to design your own arched door (and we can help you with that as we are able to design, manufacture AND install!) it’s worth taking the time to customize it too. There are many ways you can do that including:

  • Materials: Choose from wood, metal, fiberglass, or composite materials based on the desired look and durability.
  • Finishes: Available in various finishes, including natural wood stains, painted colors, and metallic finishes.
  • Glass Inserts: Options for clear, frosted, stained, or leaded glass to add character and light.
  • Hardware: A range of handles, locks, and hinges in different styles and finishes to complement the door design.
  • Decorative Elements: Additional features like carvings, mouldings, and porthole windows to enhance the door’s aesthetic appeal.

Benefits

Aesthetic Appeal: Instantly elevates the look of a home, adding elegance and charm.

  • Natural Light: Glass arched doors allow more natural light into the space, creating a brighter and more inviting atmosphere.
  • Enhanced Value: Adds architectural value and can increase the resale value of a home.
  • Versatile Design: Suitable for various architectural styles, from traditional to contemporary.

Examples and Inspiration

As with any type of door, there are hundreds of inspirational images and ideas for arched doors across Instagram and Pinterest to name a few. Here are a couple of our ideas for inspiration when it comes to choosing an arched door:

  • Mediterranean Style: Wooden arched doors with wrought iron detailing and rich, warm finishes, perfect for Mediterranean and Spanish-style homes.
  • Victorian Elegance: Intricately carved wooden arched doors with stained glass inserts, adding a touch of Victorian charm.
  • Modern Minimalism: Sleek, metal arched doors with large glass panels, suitable for contemporary and minimalist interiors.
  • Rustic Charm: Reclaimed wood arched doors with a distressed finish, ideal for farmhouse and rustic settings.
  • French Country: White-painted arched doors with delicate mouldings and glass inserts, offering a classic French country look.

In summary

Arched doors can undoubtedly bring a blend of sophistication and architectural beauty to any home. Whether used as a grand entrance, an interior feature, or a garden gateway, they provide a unique and elegant aesthetic. With various design options and customization possibilities, arched doors can complement a wide range of architectural styles and personal tastes, making them a versatile and timeless choice for homeowners.
Want to know more about adding arched doors in your home? Simply contact the expert team here at Secure House on 0207 859 4207 [email protected].

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Curved glass

Curved glass in doors and secure-house.co.uk security windows adds a unique and elegant touch to the architectural design of any home. It provides both aesthetic and functional benefits and is a popular choice with our clients who are wanting to add something a little different to their new front door or windows.

We’ve had an increase in enquiries about curved glass in the last year so we thought we’d put together an in-depth blog post on how it can be used and how it could enhance your home.

What is curved glass?

Curved glass refers to glass that has been shaped into a curved form using a variety of manufacturing processes to create the curved shape. It is used in a wide range of applications due to its aesthetic appeal, structural properties, and functional versatility. Read on to find out more about how we use curved glass in applications for doors and windows.

Doors

curved glass doors

  • Entry Doors: Curved glass can be used in entry doors to create a grand and inviting entrance. It can be part of the door itself or as sidelights (windows on the sides of the door).
  • Sliding Doors: Curved glass sliding doors are popular in contemporary homes and commercial buildings, offering a sleek and modern look.
  • French Doors: Curved glass panels in French doors add a touch of elegance and sophistication, enhancing the visual appeal of the entryway.
  • Revolving Doors: Often seen in commercial buildings and hotels, curved glass revolving doors provide an impressive entrance while managing traffic flow efficiently.

Windows

  1. Bay Windows: Curved glass bay windows extend outwards from the wall, creating more space inside and providing panoramic views. This is probably the most commonly seen application for curved glass in the home.
  2. Bow Windows: Similar to bay windows but with a more rounded appearance, bow windows consist of multiple curved glass panels.
  3. Corner Windows: Curved glass corner windows allow for unobstructed views around building corners, maximizing natural light and views.
  4. Skylights: Curved glass skylights can be used to create a continuous, unbroken expanse of glass that follows the contours of the roof, providing natural light and a sense of openness.
  5. Atriums and Conservatories: Curved glass is often used in the construction of atriums and conservatories to create a seamless connection with the outdoors.

Benefits

  • Aesthetic Appeal: The smooth, flowing lines of curved glass add a modern and sophisticated look to any building.
  • Natural Light: Curved glass allows for larger window areas, increasing the amount of natural light that enters the space.
  • Unobstructed Views: Curved glass provides panoramic views, enhancing the connection with the outdoors.
  • Energy Efficiency: Advanced manufacturing techniques allow for the creation of insulated curved glass, which helps in maintaining energy efficiency by reducing heat loss.
  • Design Flexibility: Curved glass can be customized to fit a wide range of architectural styles and requirements, allowing for unique and innovative designs.

Considerations

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There are a few considerations that you should take into account when selecting curved glass. These include:

  • Cost: Curved glass is typically more expensive than flat glass due to the specialized manufacturing processes required.
  • Installation: Requires skilled labour and precise installation techniques to ensure proper fitting and performance which is why you should always employ an expert installer such as Secure House.
  • Structural Support: Curved glass installations often require additional structural support to ensure stability and safety so this needs to be taken into account at the design stage.

Manufacturing Techniques

As stated, there are a number of different manufacturing techniques that are used to create curved glass.

  • Heat Bending: Glass is heated until it becomes pliable and then shaped using a mould. This method is commonly used for creating large curved glass panels such as those used in doors or oversize windows.
  • Cold Bending: Glass is bent at room temperature using mechanical force and held in place by a frame. This technique is typically used for applications requiring slight curves.
  • Laminating: Multiple layers of glass are laminated together with a plastic interlayer while being curved, resulting in a strong and safe glass panel.

Examples

  • Residential Buildings: High-end homes often feature curved glass doors and windows to create a modern, luxurious appearance.
  • Commercial Buildings: Offices, hotels, and retail spaces use curved glass for facades, entrance doors, and interior partitions to create an inviting and upscale environment.
  • Public Buildings: Museums, galleries, and cultural centres utilize curved glass to enhance their architectural presence and provide unobstructed views.

Curved glass in doors and windows is a versatile and stylish choice that enhances both the form and function of architectural designs, making spaces brighter, more open, and visually appealing. If you’d like to add some curved glass in your home, please don’t hesitate to contact the professional team here at Secure House on 0207 859 4207 [email protected]

Building Entrances

Doorway Dynamics: Social Impact of Building Entrances

Delving into doorways may seem like a dull endeavor, but don’t dismiss the significance these spaces hold in our social fabric.

You might not notice it, but the design, location, and appearance of a building’s entrance can greatly impact the social dynamics within, and even around, that particular structure.

It’s about time you considered the crucial role that entrances play in orchestrating first impressions, influencing interactions, and shaping community perceptions.

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But how do these silent, stationary structures hold such sway over social scenarios? Stay tuned to find out!

The Psychology Behind Building Entrances

You mightn’t realize it, but the design of a building’s entrance can significantly influence your social interactions and behaviors. The entryway isn’t just a physical threshold—it’s a psychological one too. It sets the tone for your subsequent experiences within that space. It’s the first handshake, the initial eye contact, the opening line. It’s more than just aesthetics—it’s about communication and interaction.

Take a museum entrance, for instance. If it’s grand and impressive, you’re prompted to speak in hushed tones, to move respectfully. You’re not just entering a building; you’re entering a space of learning and reverence. The entrance has already shaped your behavior.

In contrast, consider a casual restaurant’s entrance. It’s welcoming, warm. It’s saying, ‘Come in, relax, enjoy your meal.’ You’re encouraged to laugh, chat, and enjoy your time. The entrance is shaping your social interaction here too.

The Influence of Building Entrances on Community Dynamics

In navigating various social spaces, it’s interesting to observe how building entrances significantly shape community dynamics. These entrances aren’t just physical barriers; they’re social gateways, subtly dictating the flow and nature of interactions.

Think about it. You’ve likely experienced a cozy café whose entrance invites you in, fostering a sense of camaraderie. Similarly, the imposing doors of a corporation might inadvertently promote a sense of hierarchy or exclusivity. The design and aesthetics of entrances have a profound impact on your perception of the community within.

Moreover, accessibility plays a crucial role. Entrances that are easily accessible and welcoming encourage inclusivity, while those that are hard to navigate can unintentionally exclude certain sections of the community.

Gateways to Shared Experiences and Connections

Stepping through communal entrance doors often sparks shared experiences and fosters deeper connections among community members. These doors serve as physical gateways, opening up to common spaces where you interact, bond, and create shared memories with others. They’re not just mere architectural features; they’re symbols of community and unity.

Here are three ways these doors impact social dynamics:

  1. Creating Shared Experiences: You’re not just entering a building; you’re stepping into a communal space shared with others. These shared spaces often become the backdrop for shared experiences, from casual chats to shared celebrations.
  2. Fostering Connections: Communal doors symbolize openness and hospitality. They invite you in, encouraging interactions and relationships. You’ll find yourself engaging more with your neighbors, fostering a sense of community.
  3. Promoting Social Cohesion: By using the same entrance, you’re participating in a collective ritual. This shared experience can promote social cohesion, reinforcing bonds and fostering a sense of belonging.

Building Entrances as Social Hubs

Beyond the confines of communal spaces, building entrances also serve as social hubs that notably influence neighborhood dynamics. As you walk through the entrance of your apartment or office building, you’re not just moving from one physical space to another. You’re also crossing a social threshold, engaging with the community in a way that shapes the entire neighborhood.

Building entrances are where neighbors meet, where conversations spark, and where relationships form. They’re the stage for casual greetings, shared news, and the exchange of kind gestures. Whether it’s helping a neighbor with heavy groceries or having a chat about the latest local news, these interactions aren’t just incidental. They’re building blocks of a strong, vibrant community.

Entrances, therefore, act as social catalysts. They can foster a sense of belonging, encourage community involvement, and even reduce crime rates through increased vigilance. By understanding the social role of entrances, you can appreciate the subtle, yet powerful, impact they’ve on your daily life. So next time you pass through your building’s entrance, remember: you’re not just entering a building, you’re stepping into a social hub that shapes your neighborhood’s dynamics.

Exploring the Role of Building Entrances in Community Cohesion

You mightn’t realize it, but your building’s entrance plays a crucial role in fostering community cohesion. It’s the initial point of contact for everyone who lives, works, or visits the building. Here are three ways it impacts your community:

  1. Identity and Belonging: The design and upkeep of your entrance sends a message about who you are. It’s the face of your community, promoting a sense of identity and belonging.
  2. Security and Trust: A well-secured entrance creates a sense of safety. It builds trust among residents, knowing that their home or workplace is protected.
  3. Social Interaction: The entrance is a common area where people meet and interact, fostering relationships and community spirit.

Conclusion

So, you see, building entrances aren’t just physical gateways, they’re social catalysts too. They shape our interactions, influence community dynamics, and foster shared experiences. They’re more than just doors; they’re hubs of neighborhood activity, promoting community cohesion.

Understanding the social impact of entryways can truly change how we view and navigate our built environments. Remember, next time you pass through a doorway, you’re partaking in a unique social phenomenon.

trade doors

Maximizing Space and Style: How Trade Doors Transform Interiors

Trade doors, also known as pocket doors, are a remarkable solution for maximizing space and adding style to interior design. Here at Secure House, we’re more than aware how useful these particular doors can be! These innovative doors slide smoothly into a hidden compartment within the wall, thus freeing up valuable floor space and creating a seamless transition between rooms.

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In our latest blog post, we explore how trade doors can transform interiors and share our experience and knowledge with you:

Space optimization

Traditional hinged doors swing open which means they will always require clearance space in front and behind the door. In contrast, trade doors slide effortlessly into the wall and, in doing so, they eliminate the need for any swing space. This makes them ideal for tight spaces or rooms where every square foot counts, such as small apartments, utility rooms, pantries or compact bathrooms.

Room flexibility

Trade doors offer an unparalleled flexibility when it comes to room design. By seamlessly concealing the door within the wall, you can create an open-concept feel when the door is open and maintain privacy when it is closed. This versatility allows for fluid movement between spaces, making rooms feel more interconnected and spacious.

Enhanced aesthetics

Pocket doors contribute to a sleek and modern aesthetic. When closed, they create clean lines and uninterrupted walls, enhancing the overall visual appeal of the interior. Additionally, pocket doors come in a variety of styles and materials, allowing you to choose options that complement your décor and architectural style.

Improved functionality

Unlike swinging doors that can obstruct furniture placement or traffic flow, pocket doors operate smoothly and discreetly. They provide easy access to adjoining rooms without impeding movement or causing disruptions. This improved functionality enhances the overall usability and convenience of the space.

Maximize natural light

By eliminating swinging doors, pocket doors can optimize natural light flow between rooms. This is particularly beneficial in layouts where rooms are interconnected and rely on shared light sources. With pocket doors, you can maintain a bright and airy ambiance throughout the interior while still having the option to create separate zones when needed.

Customization options

Pocket doors can be customized to suit specific design requirements. Whether you prefer a traditional wood finish, contemporary glass panels, or unique hardware accents, there are endless customization options available. This allows you to tailor the doors to match the overall aesthetic and ambiance of your home.

In conclusion, trade doors offer a multitude of benefits for interior design, including space optimization, room flexibility, enhanced aesthetics, improved functionality, maximized natural light, and customization opportunities. Whether you’re renovating a small apartment or designing a modern home, pocket doors are a versatile solution that can elevate the style and functionality of any interior space.

Want to know more about the potential for including trade doors within your home or office space? Please feel free to contact the expert team here at Secure House on 0207 859 4207 [email protected] – we’re only too happy to help!

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The Importance of Quality Materials in Trade Doors

When it comes to quality materials, here at Secure House we always have (and always will) use only the very best in all of our trade doors. Quality is at the heart of everything we do and it’s our aim to exceed expectations whenever and wherever we possibly can. As such, quality materials are paramount when it comes to trade doors for several reasons as outlined in this blog post.

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Durability

It goes without saying that trade doors often face heavy usage compared to their non-trade counterparts. This means that they must be made from materials that can withstand constant opening, closing, and potential impacts such as increased footfall within a building or office environment. High-quality materials like steel, fiberglass, or solid wood are much more durable and resistant to wear and tear over time compared to cheaper alternatives which makes them the materials of choice when it comes to trade doors.

Security

Trade doors are a crucial aspect of securing the property in which they are installed. Quality materials provide a far better resistance against forced entry from any potential intruder, increasing the overall security of the premises as well as providing peace of mind for personnel working inside. For instance, solid wood or steel doors are much harder to breach than hollow-core or low-grade alternatives.

Insulation

Quality materials contribute to better insulation all round, helping to maintain optimal temperatures inside a building, particularly during colder months of the year. This is essential for energy efficiency and cost savings, especially in commercial or industrial settings where heating and cooling expenses can be significant.

Aesthetic Appeal

Trade doors often serve as the first impression of a business or establishment so they must look good and set a truly professional scene for both personnel and potential customers. Quality materials not only enhance the visual appeal but also convey a sense of professionalism and reliability. This can be crucial for businesses looking to attract customers or clients.

Long-Term Value

Making the initial investment in trade doors made from quality materials may typically require a higher upfront cost, but it pays off in the long run. So, we would advise that, if budgets allow, always opt for the quality material option/quote and you will be better off in the long-term – pay cheap, buy twice is a phrase you should consider! Doors made from quality materials will typically have a longer lifespan and require less maintenance, saving you valuable money on repairs and replacements over time.

Regulatory Compliance

In many industries, there is a wide variety of regulations and standards that govern the materials used in building construction, including doors. Using quality materials ensures compliance with these regulations, avoiding potential fines or legal issues.

To sum up

In summary, quality materials are absolutely essential for trade doors because they provide durability, security, insulation, aesthetic appeal, long-term value, and regulatory compliance. Investing in high-quality doors is a wise decision for businesses looking to prioritize safety, efficiency, and professionalism.

If you’d like to find out more about our extensive range of doors, please don’t hesitate to contact any of the Secure House team on 0207 859 4207 or email: [email protected]

 

Powder Coated

The Power of Powder Coated Steel for Doors

When it comes to the finish and colour of doors, the power of powder coated steel doors is difficult to beat for a variety of different reasons. Powder coated steel has been used for decades and continues to be a highly popular choice for doors in various applications due to its numerous advantages. In this blog post, secure-house.co.uk door manfacturer outlines a few of those advantages.

Durability

Powder coating creates a strong, durable finish on steel doors, making them resistant to chipping, scratching, fading, and corrosion. This level of durability ensures that the doors can withstand harsh environmental conditions and frequent use without deteriorating.

Water resistance

Powder coated steel doors are highly resistant to weather elements such as rain, snow, as well as UV rays from the sun. This makes them suitable for exterior applications where exposure to the elements is inevitable, without the risk of rust or degradation.

Aesthetic appeal

Powder coating on a door undoubtedly allows for a wide range of colours and finishes which, in turn, provides versatility in design options. Whether it’s a sleek modern look or a traditional aesthetic that you’re looking to achieve, powder coated steel doors can be customized to match the desired style and complement the overall architecture of a property.

Low maintenance

Unlike doors made from other materials, powder coated steel doors require minimal maintenance. They can be easily cleaned with soap and water, and periodic inspections for any signs of wear or damage are typically sufficient to ensure their longevity.

Security

Steel is inherently strong, providing excellent security for doors. Powder coating adds an extra layer of protection by enhancing the steel’s resistance to impact and tampering, making it more difficult for intruders to breach.

Environmentally friendly

Powder coating is an environmentally friendly process as it produces minimal waste and emits negligible amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Additionally, steel is a recyclable material, making powder coated steel doors a sustainable choice.

Cost effective

While initially, the cost of powder coated steel doors may be higher than some other materials, their long-term durability and low maintenance requirements make them a cost-effective investment over time. They typically have a longer lifespan than alternatives, reducing the need for replacements or repairs.

Fire resistance

Steel inherently has good fire-resistant properties, and powder coating can further enhance this. Powder coated steel doors can be designed to meet fire safety regulations, making them suitable for use in commercial and residential buildings where fire protection is a priority.

Overall, the combination of steel’s strength and durability with the protective and aesthetic benefits of powder coating makes powder coated steel doors an excellent choice for a wide range of applications, including residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings.

If you’d like to find out more about how to harness the power of powder coated steel for doors and they can be incorporated in your home or commercial property, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any of the Secure House team on 0207 859 4207 [email protected]

Door Barricades

Enhancing Home Security: The Importance of Door Barricades

Enhancing home security is a crucial aspect of ensuring the safety and well-being of your family and belongings and it’s something we’re very well versed in here at Secure House – it’s what we do! There are many ways to enhance home security but, in this blog post, we look at one specific yet highly effective method of bolstering your home’s security and that is by installing door barricades.

Door barricades provide an additional layer of defence against potential intruders and can significantly increase the difficulty for them to gain unauthorised access to your home and property. Here’s why we feel that door barricades are important.

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Deterrence

Visible door barricades can certainly act as a deterrent to potential intruders. When burglars see that the doors in your home are reinforced with barricades, there is a high chance that they may be less inclined to attempt a break-in, as the presence of door barricades indicates that your home is well-protected and not an easy target.

Physical barrier

Door barricades are purposely designed to create a physical barrier that makes it more challenging for intruders to force their way into your home. They typically consist of sturdy materials such as steel or reinforced wood, which can withstand significant force and prevent forced entry.

Delaying intruders

Even if determined intruders attempt to breach your doors, door barricades can delay their entry significantly. This delay can provide you with crucial time to alert authorities or take other necessary actions to protect yourself and your family such as accessing a panic room if you have one.

Peace of mind

Knowing that your home is equipped with door barricades can give you peace of mind, especially when you’re away from home for extended periods or during the night. It adds an extra layer of security that can help you feel safer and more secure in your own home.

Customisable options

Door barricades come in various designs and configurations to suit different types of doors and security needs. Whether you have traditional hinged doors, sliding doors, or French doors, there are barricade options available to enhance the security of each type.

Affordability

Door barricades are a relatively affordable security enhancement compared to other home security measures such as alarm systems or surveillance cameras. They offer excellent value for the level of security they provide, making them a cost-effective investment in your home’s safety.

Easy installation

Many door barricades are designed for easy installation and can be quickly installed by homeowners without the need for professional assistance. This means you can enhance your home security without significant time or effort.

To sum up

In conclusion, door barricades play a vital role in enhancing home security by providing a visible deterrent, creating a physical barrier against intruders, delaying unauthorised entry, and offering peace of mind to homeowners. Investing in door barricades is a proactive step towards protecting your home and loved ones from potential threats.

Want to know more about enhancing the security of your home and the inclusion of door barriers might be an option? Simply contact the expert team here at Secure House on 0207 859 4207 [email protected]

Rain Deflectors

Deflecting the Elements: How Rain Deflectors Shield Your Home

Protecting your home from adverse weather and deflecting the elements is a must and rain deflectors, also known as gutter guards or gutter shields, are essential components of a home’s exterior as they serve the vital function of protecting against water damage.

Rain deflectors are designed to act as barriers between rainwater and the structure of the house, preventing potential harm to your progress caused by excess moisture or water ingress. Here Secure-House.co.uk → steel door manufacturer presents you how rain deflectors work and how they shield your home.

Directing water away

Rain deflectors are typically installed along the edges of a roof, above the gutters. Their primary function is to guide rainwater away from the house and its foundation. By doing so, they prevent water from pooling around the base of the structure, which can lead to foundation damage, cellar flooding, and structural instability over a prolonged period of time.

Preventing clogging

One of the main issues with gutters is that they can easily become clogged with leaves, twigs, and other debris. When this happens, rainwater cannot flow freely through the gutter system, causing overflow and potential water damage to the roof, siding, and foundation of the house. Rain deflectors help prevent clogging by blocking debris from entering the gutters while still allowing water to pass through.

Reducing maintenance

Cleaning gutters can be a tedious and potentially dangerous task, especially if you need to climb a ladder to reach them. Rain deflectors help reduce the need for frequent gutter cleaning by minimising the amount of debris that can accumulate in the gutters. This not only saves time and effort but also reduces the risk of accidents and injuries associated with gutter maintenance.

Protecting siding and exterior

When rainwater cascades off the roof of any property without proper drainage, it can splash against the siding and exterior walls of the house, leading to water stains, mould growth, and decay. Rain deflectors create a barrier that prevents water from directly hitting the siding, thus preserving its integrity and appearance over time.

Preventing erosion

Without proper drainage, rainwater can erode the soil around the foundation of the house, causing it to shift or settle unevenly. This can result in structural damage and compromise the stability of the entire building. Rain deflectors help prevent erosion by channelling water away from the foundation and into the designated drainage system.

To sum up

In summary, rain deflectors can play a crucial role in protecting your home from water damage by directing rainwater away from the structure, preventing clogging of gutters, reducing maintenance requirements, safeguarding siding and exterior walls, and preventing erosion around the foundation.

Investing in high-quality rain deflectors and ensuring they are properly installed and maintained can really help to prolong the lifespan of your home and save you from costly repairs in the long run.

If you’d like more information about adding or updating the rain deflectors that will protect your home, please don’t hesitate to contact any member of the Secure House team and they will be only too happy to assist. Get in touch on 0207 859 4207 [email protected]