Visit our 360-degree trade stand!

Like thousands of other businesses, we’ve really missed seeing new and existing clients at trade shows and exhibitions this year. There’s nothing quite like meeting you to discuss your home refurb or new build projects in person rather than virtually – we can’t wait to get back to places like the ExCeL and NEC! In the meantime, why not visit our 360-degree trade stand over on our YouTube channel?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HA8n2apXEK0

Alternatively, we are more than happy to arrange a video conference tour of our Luton-based showroom where we can safely demonstrate and discuss a wide variety of security doors and windows from our extensive portfolio.

And don’t forget, we can also organise a number of other ways to enable you to choose your perfect high security doors, windows, garage doors, gates, and shutters. These include:

  • Scheduling a video conference call via Skype, Facetime, WhatsApp to discuss and demonstrate full scale doors, bespoke ironmongery options, locking systems, fingerprint recognition and much more
  • Emailing high res images of product photos as required
  • Colour sample requests to be delivered via post
  • Direct telephone calls at a time to suit
  • Our engineers can measure doors and windows at an agreed time to avoid any contact
  • We are able to take payments remotely by sending an invoice link via email

If you have any questions or would like to arrange a video conference call, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0207 859 4207 info@secure-house.co.uk

Louvred security doors

Louvred security doors: great ventilation, top security and super stylish

We’re delighted to announce the inclusion of a range of louvred security doors to our ever-increasing product portfolio.

Louvred doors can be used in a variety of locations and applications. They are particularly useful when a high level of ventilation or specific temperature is required such as in industrial premises, store or plant rooms and substations.

As well as providing excellent ventilation, the full width stainless steel louvres deliver top security and offer a super stylish solution for an aesthetically pleasing, French door-style finish.

Each louvre is placed uniformly to provide an interlocking system. This creates a lightweight door yet one that has superior strength and rigidity. This design, with varying levels of security up to Security Rating 2, prevents attack and break-in from intruders and provides high protection for plant, kit and products inside the building.

Multipoint locking systems can be fitted to the louvred doors for an extra layer of security and each door features protected hinges for even further protection.

Available in a number of different finishes and colours, our doors are galvanised and power coated for a smooth finish.

For more information on these louvred security doors or any of our other products, please don’t hesitate to contact any of the Secure House team on 0207 8594 207 or info@secure-house.co.uk

Communal entrance doors: low price, low maintenance, high life expectancy

Made from steel and using only the highest quality commercial application components, when you purchase communal entrance doors from Secure House you will gain a set of doors that are highly durable, easily serviceable and perform exceptionally.

Our communal entrance doors have the longest life span and deliver both longevity and practicality due to the inclusion of heavy duty hinges, commercial application locks and robust door closers that always ensure the doors are closed and secure at all times. Plus, all internal doors are fire rated to 30 or 60 minutes.

By implementing security electronic locking, you will have the peace of mind that your communal entrance doors are locked around the clock, 365 of the year. As an extra level of security, they can only be opened via intercom and with a manual key. If you are replacing a set of doors, our system can also be adapted to work with existing intercoms to ensure seamless, smooth operation. At the same time, we can provide a bespoke servicing contract to provide fast response in the event of an emergency.

 

We have a wide range of different styles, designs and finishes but, rest assured, every set of communal entrance doors from Secure House is:

  • Low priced and cost effective
  • Low maintenance with minimal ongoing costs
  • Delivers a high life expectancy
  • Includes electronic locks
  • Supply and professional installation upon request
  • Meets and actually surpasses current building regulation standards

What’s more each door set is low threshold as standard and can be made extra wide to facilitate easy wheelchair access. We are proud to be committed to delivering Access for All and ensuring our clients’ project meet Part M that requires all new non-domestic schemes and major extensions to have full disabled access.

For more information or for a free site survey, please don’t hesitate to contact any of the Secure House team on 0207 859 4207 or email: info@secure-house.co.uk

 

 

Edwardian, Georgian or Victorian – what’s your favourite home style?

New build, modern homes are great but there are three distinctive styles of classical architecture here in the UK that epitomise grand periods of history, conjuring up images of time gone by. So, if you’re a fan of older properties, what’s your favourite classical home style – is it Edwardian, Georgian or Victorian?

Each of the three periods has its own distinctive, yet subtle, characteristics and homes pertaining to each style can be found in many of our big cities and towns with some displaying some prime examples. Let’s look at some of the key features of each and share some our own favourite door designs that are available from Secure House and reflect all the iconic designs for each era.

“And the law of England has so particular and tender a regard to the immunity of a man’s house, that it stiles it his castle, and will never suffer it to be violated with immunity.”*

Georgian style

The Georgian period occurred from around 1710 to 1830. It gets its name from the fact that no less than four British kings named George reigned during this time. London and the Cotswolds both have a wide variety of beautiful examples of Georgian homes. Walk around Regent’s Park in the capital and visit Lansdown Crescent in Bath and take a step back in time to imagine what life was like in these luxurious homes.

Everything about Georgian houses is big and generous. Huge floor to ceiling, symmetrical windows and a fan window over the door will give this style away. Think grand, think scale, think spacious, think light & airy, these homes are some of the most popular amongst buyers according to estate agents, us Brits love their grandeur, columns and clean lines.

Here are some examples of some Georgian-style doors:

Victorian style

Dating from 1830 to 1900 in line with the time Queen Victoria was on the throne, Victorian style encompasses several of the features associated with Georgian style, namely large columns and symmetry. It is, however, the addition of renaissance and Gothic touches that underline Victorian architecture.

From pointed or arched windows, porches and doors with wooden trim on roof edges, to the use of iron and glass and intricate interior design and decoration, the Victorian style is a little more complex and detailed than its Georgian predecessor.

Here are some examples of some Victorian-style doors:

Edwardian style
Influenced by the Arts & Crafts movement of the 1900s, Edwardian architecture was at its height from 1901 to 1918 during the reign of King Edward VII.

During the early 1900s, Britain began to experience further industrialisation and the general population began to increase which demanded a new housing stock extending out of the towns and cities. Thus, the Edwardian style house was born and heralded a new era which was greener than ever before.

Perhaps one of the easiest ways to spot an Edwardian house is from its beautiful bay and sash windows, a look that is desired and recreated by many homeowners today. Smaller than Georgian and Victorian homes, columns continue to be a specific feature, but timber-cladding is part of the style now rather than full brick and doors and windows often also include smaller panes of glass for the first time.

Here are some examples of some Edwardian-style doors:

1920s and 1930s style doors

Back in 1910 when Edwardian style was at its height, the Art Deco period began. Bold, straight lines, symmetrical boxes, mirrors and striking design touches such as arched glazed panels with stained glass inlets, Art Deco was and still an extremely popular interior and exterior home decorating choice.

Art Deco front doors are timeless classics and are often selected for homes in conservation areas as well as more modern properties, they are hugely versatile and will complement any property.

Here are some examples of some 1920s and 1930s-style doors:

The very best side doors and back doors from Secure House

The very best side doors and back doors

Here at Secure House we firmly believe that every entrance to your home should not only look great but provide the ultimate level of security for you and your family. That’s why all of our side and back doors are just as secure and stylish as our high security front doors.

Take this beautiful half glazed, half solid security door installed at the back of a client’s property. It features high security glass, multi-point locking, a state-of-the-art fingerprint recognition and a bespoke brushed aluminium door pull.

Fully glazed doors continue to be an extremely popular choice for back and side doors simply because they are fantastic at letting light into the home. But choosing a glazed doors should never mean comprising on security, far from it.

We have a huge range of off-the shelf glazed doors that all feature high security glass and we can also create bespoke glazed doors to any specification, and that includes fitting the doors with bullet proof glass if required. It also doesn’t matter what shape or size of the aperture. We’re more than happy to visit the site, take measurements and create a truly unique door. Here are a few examples of recent fully glazed installations with some bespoke shapes and sizes in there too!

 

 

We make it easy, and cost-effective, to protect your home from the front, back and side. From fully glazed options, half and half, or solid back and side doors in numerous different colours and finishes, Secure House has all the high security doors and installation expertise you’ll ever need!

‘No contact’ door and window sales

In response to the Government’s advice on minimising the effect of coronavirus here in the UK, we’d like to outline alternative routes for customers wishing to find out more or purchase any of our products via various ‘no-contact’ sales techniques that we have available.

We appreciate that certain people may not want to venture far from their homes during this time. Likewise, some people may not want a salesperson visiting their home. We fully understand this which is why we would like to provide a number of other ways to choose our high security doors, windows, garage doors, gates, and shutters. These include:

  • Arranging a video conference call via Skype, Facetime, WhatsApp to discuss and demonstrate full scale doors, bespoke ironmongery options, locking systems, fingerprint recognition and much more
  • Emailing high res images of product photos as required
  • Colour sample requests to be delivered via post
  • Direct telephone calls at a time to suit
  • We are able to take payments remotely by sending an invoice link via email

If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0207 859 4207 info@secure-house.co.uk

Arched doors, a double design statement!

Over the years, we’ve noticed a real increase in the number of customers wanting to add arched doors to their homes. Why? Because they are a real design statement and they always look so good when our installation teams have fitted them.

An arched door is a door full of status and stature, and it can deliver real grandeur to any property, even on a budget. We are able to design and manufacture arched doors to any size or specification too. They can be made as part of the door frame or as single or double doors, making them the ideal choice for every home. We can even create bevelled glass doors like this beautiful example below!

Take these two very simple, yet hugely stylish arched security doors that we have recently fitted for customers. This traditional Victorian design is an extremely popular choice and is available in a wide variety of different colours, matt or gloss finish, and with the opportunity to include bespoke door furniture in an array of finishes and substrates including polished brass or brushed silver.

The glazed panel above the door can also be tailor-made to suit individual requirements and feature leaded or opaque glass and even include an etched house number or name.

As an arched door specialist, we know just how well arched doors can transform a property.

This fully glazed double arched door set is the perfect example of this. It is a bespoke front security door, complete with specialist security glass, that we designed, manufactured and installed to a customer’s own specifications. Not only does the door enhance the entrance, it ensures the home is inviting yet totally safe and secure.

It’s not just glazed doors that can have a truly transformational effect. These two timber-effect arched security doors look both traditional and modern at the same time and really complement each of the existing properties.

Finally, we have to show you two of our favourite recent arched door installations. Two very different styles but, we’re sure you’ll agree, two stunning doors that are befitting of each of the individual properties.

For more information on our unique selection of arched doors or to arrange a free site visit, please feel free to contact any of the Secure House team on 0207 8594 207 or email: info@secure-house.co.uk

what doors are the best for security?

What doors provide the best security?

With literally thousands of different security doors available on the market today, choosing the door that will provide the best security for your home can be quite a difficult task.

In the first instance, we would always advise you to plan and scope out exactly what you require before you even begin to search for a security door. We recommend that you contact a company that offers free site surveys, such as Secure House! A site survey is the best way to gain information and insight with one of our qualified industry consultants visiting your home to assess and discuss exactly what’s required because no two buildings are ever the same.

During the survey, our consultant will provide you with specific technical, professional recommendations, advise on functionality and safety considerations, help you to understand security levels and take precise measurements to ensure you get the best quote and solution for your property.

As previously, there are so many different products out there and lots of them are really not fit for purpose. When it comes to selecting the best security doors, there are two key elements to consider: you must look at both the security class and thermal value of the product. These two specific elements will ensure you get the best security door for your money and your property.

Security class ratings start with Security Class RC1 – basic protection against burglary – and go right through to Security Class RC6 – typically used in military bunkers. Our best-selling security door is our Skydas Standard 3, a product that has been rigorously and independently tested in a scientific laboratory. Achieving Security Class RC3, this burglar resistant door will protect from a skilled burglar using heavy-duty burglary tools and was specifically created applying the knowledge of all the possible ways and methods of burglary. And, by the way, Skydas doors are the most popular security doors in the UK!

The thermal value of a security door can contribute significantly to energy savings within your home. Our Skydas Standard 3 uses 50mm rock wool thermal insultation and the L-shaped bent frame ensures tightness to effectively seal the door. Its thermal transmittance is 1.3 W/(m2–K) – the lower the transmittance, the more heat is held in – making it the ideal energy (and cost!) saving security door.

So, there you have it. The Skydas Standard 3 is certainly a door that can provide the best security.

 

What's the best material for a front door?

What is the best material for front doors?

Front doors come in all sorts of different materials and many are manufactured using a combination of materials. But what is the best material for a front door?

It’s one the most frequently asked questions we are asked here at Secure House and, in our opinion, it has to be a door made from steel. Our steel security doors are the most advanced front door solution on the market today, and they’re our undoubtedly our best selling and most popular doors with customers.

Steel doors v. timber doors

Highly affordable and energy efficient (so they will save you money on all fronts!), our steel doors feature all the design benefits of a timber door plus they offer all the advantages of a steel door. These advantages include the fact that they are burglar and fire resistant, plus they also deliver excellent noise reduction, thermal, water and wind insulation.

Timber doors are always visually stunning which make them popular with many people. On the downside, even though they are often made from hardwood, they don’t provide the same level of security as a steel door; they also need to be protected from the elements so will need to be repainted or refinished regularly.

Steel security door with timber-effect finish

The best of both worlds

Our strong and durable steel security doors do, in fact, offer the best of both worlds since we have a wide variety that have wood-effect finish so they actually look like they’re made from timber!

All the materials that go into our products are the very best available. Our doors are the perfect marriage of artistic design with technical know-how and they are specifically designed to protect your home from intruders whilst delivering the ultimate kerb-appeal and turning heads for all the right reasons.

Stylish and secure, our steel security doors are beautiful and functional which proves that steel is the best material for front doors!

Secure House at Grand Designs Live 2019 at the NEC

Back again at Grand Designs Live!

Now autumn is here, it can only mean one thing – it’s almost time for the Grand Designs Live exhibition at NEC in Birmingham from 9-13 October.

We’ve had a presence at this exceptional show for several years now and it really is one of our favourites. We’ve lost count of how many friends we’ve made and how many people we’ve advised on their very own Grand Design or Build; always so many interesting projects happening!

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