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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Security doors for remote areas from Secure House

Security doors in remote areas

We often receive calls enquiring about installing security doors in homes, offices and other premises located in remote areas.

Achieving a higher than usual level of security is paramount in such locations since there may be no-one in the vicinity for days on end, thus giving would-be intruders the opportunity to gain unfettered access without ever being noticed.

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Burglarly attempt thwarted with supreme security doors from Secure House

Secure House saves the day with supreme security doors!

The last thing we ever want to hear from a client is that their home, office or commercial property has been attacked and burgled. Luckily, if this does happen, we’re safe in the knowledge that our supreme security doors have withstood the attempted burglary!

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Security door with facial recognition system from Secure House

It’s all about facial recognition

From 18th to 20th June we exhibited at IFSEC International 2019 at ExCeL in London. Whilst at the show, we were pleased to see an ever-increasing interest in facial recognition for added home security.

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Secure House at the Homebuilding and Renovating Show 2019

Back on show!

We’re delighted to be returning to the Homebuilding and Renovating Show 2019 at Sandown Park in Surrey on 29th and 30th June.

This show offers us the perfect opportunity to meet with people who are planning to build a new home or improving and enhancing their existing one; there are always so many exciting projects to discuss.

You’ll find us all on stand 1G where we’ll be ready and waiting to discuss your very own building projects and how we can help to take them to the next level with our super stylish steel security doors.

Whether you’re creating a brand new home or refurbishing your existing property, our experts will be more than happy to help and advise on just how our steel security doors and windows could enable you to create your dream house.

You’ll be able to view the UK’s top selling security doors and take a look at some of our latest new designs and styles that include liquid metal finishes, timber clad doors, fully automated security doors, heritage doors for conservation areas and much, much more.

We look forward to meeting you at the Secure House stand at the Homebuilding and Renovating Show 2019 and finding out all about your inspirational ideas and plans for your home!

 

Secure shop fronts can stop smash-and-grab moped thieves in their tracks

Made in Chelsea’s Spencer Matthews has been caught up in a smash-and-grab attack by a moped-riding gang at a jeweller’s in London. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-48435132

The reality TV star had to hide in the shop’s vault after the armed robbers struck, driving their mopeds at the store and smashing its windows with large hammers.

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