What makes solid core timber Door Stop composite doors special
Premium collection Nordic timber
A premium collection of beautiful doors with a robust Nordic pine centre and outer structure, all encased in glass-reinforced plastic (GRP, the same material used to make the hulls of boats) for exceptional strength and all weather performance.
GRP solid core the longest life span
|Door type||Expected life||Maintenance|
|Softwood door||25 years||Paint, 5 years|
|Hardwood door||35 years||Paint, 5 years|
|Steel composite door||30 years||Wipe clean|
|PVC composite door||25 years||Wipe clean|
|GRP composite door||35 years||Wipe clean|
|PVC panel door||20 years||Wipe clean|
Door designs - billions of combinations
33 door types in 13 colours inside/out in 36 decorative glass varieties, surrounded by 28 frame types in 12 colours, 8 kinds of side lights/panels each with their own decorative glass choices, several hardware families each with their own handles, letterboxes, knockers, etc. Please use our unique on-line solid-core composite door designer.
Please note these lovely doors are made in the UK by Door-Stop, up close the door frame profile is different but colours are similar to our own windows & doors. As usual side panels/lights will be manufactured separately to the door including a reinforced coupler for added strength.
Energy Efficiency (Approved Document L Compliant)
Under new energy regulations for doors, all door manufacturers/resellers must prove compliance. Unlike dubious certificates that give all doors the same U-value, after ordering, Door-Stop's doors come with a unique energy rating certificate, created for each particular door.
- Full threshold for best seal and insulation.
- Half threshold, still UPVC but half height.
- Low wheelchair threshold, only 15mm high, Part M compliant, matches the external frame colour.
- MDS25 integrated cill threshold, wide at 115mm, 25mm tall, superior weather performance tested to 150Pa air and water.
- All doors have PVC edging and to make the lock very strong, the lock edge has been fitted with a full length of 4mm thick powder coated aluminium lock strip. Strength has been tested with swinging a 30kg ball in 9 places.
- PAS24 and BS6375 accreditation, with Ultion cylinder with £1000 break-in guarantee from Ultion.
- Ultion security cylinder with £1000 break-in guarantee and "key control". Register here
- Police approved Secured by Design (SBD) with spyhole, security chain and Ultion cylinder. Recognised by many insurance companies.
- Yale Conexis smart door lock that uses mobiles and an app for access without a key, with many advanced features like allowing access to specific people for specific times and also come & go notifications.
Unique to Door-Stop, patented reglazable cassette system. In case of glass breakage or for an upgrade, it's easy to replace just the door's glass without needing to replace the entire door.
A great variety of hardware, in suites/families of Sweet, Avocet, Fab-n-Fix, Yale secure and Stainless in up to 5 colours and also
contemporary knobs and bars in chrome. Manufactured from 304-grade stainless steel with up to 10 year warranty.
Fab & Fix hardware has a 'Hardex' finish which is extremely resilient, over 4 times the industry norm.
Contemporary hardware comes in round & square knobs, short & long bows, long bars and long square bars on some doors.
Sweet's simplicity creates long lasting beauty and is available in four colours. See photo.
Glass side panels from 270mm to 1000mm wide in a large range of obscure glass.
Also composite sidepanels in 7 designs and 10 colours from 491 to 710mm width, with obscure or premium glass designs. Composite sidepanels can have a letterbox and are foam filled to comply with energy regulations.
Door slab: against fade, crack, chip, blister, flake and peel for 10 years, except Darkwood & Oak 5 years.
Thermal movement in timber products is normal and excluded from guarantee.
Frames: for colour stability, shape retention, impact stability for 5 years.
Sealed glass units: against condensation inside the double glazed unit for 10 years.
Ultion cylinders: £1000 snap guarantee for replacement cylinder and door for 10 years. Register here
Hardware: satisfactory operation for 10 years, except Fab & Fix and Contemporary suites for 5 years.