August 14, 2023
Installing a composite door is typically a straightforward process for our network of skilled installers. However, it’s valuable to refresh your memory, as even small tasks can be overlooked on the job. This composite door installation guide is designed to assist installers who need a quick refresher before completing a successful installation.
Optimal doorset placement – When fitting a door, the frame’s positioning within the aperture is crucial. The new doorset’s placement should achieve the following:
Fixing distances – To establish proper fixing spacings, secure the three sides of the frame as follows:
Using installation packers – To prevent distortion to the outer frame during installation, employ appropriately sized installation packers. These should span the full width of the outer frame profile and must not compress or rot. Tighten fixings to securely hold the outer frame against the packers.
Perimeter sealing – To prevent water and air leakage, always apply a perimeter sealant. Ensure the sealant fills the entire gap between the aperture and the doorset.
Hinge adjustments – Vertical adjustment of +4mm (5mm Allen Key):
Lateral adjustment – Rotate the lateral adjustment drives in the necessary direction.
Lock-off screw – For outward-opening doors, tighten the grub screw to lock the pin in place.
Cylinder guard attachment:
Composite doors are a popular front door choice for UK homeowners, and at Dekko, we manufacture and supply Solidor composite doors to our trade customers. In addition to a stunning design, these doors set the standard for superior construction, thanks to a solid timber core that provides a robust layer of protection, and a weather-resistant GRP skin that makes them low maintenance and perfect for any style of property.
Enhanced security features – Solidor composite doors offer unparalleled security, as they feature a solid timber core and a sturdy composite frame. Additionally, they are equipped with high-security locking systems, anti-snap cylinders, and advanced multi-point locking mechanisms, offering the perfect door for superior protection against intruders.
Energy efficiency – Solidor composite doors provide excellent thermal insulation, which helps to reduce heat loss and energy consumption. Homeowners can enjoy a more comfortable living space while saving on heating and cooling costs.
Wide range of designs and finishes – With Solidor, you have an extensive choice of door designs, from contemporary to traditional styles. We offer a vast array of glazing options, colours, finishes and accessories including woodgrain effects, which replicate the appearance of real timber without the maintenance requirements. They are also available in popular colours such as duck egg blue, Chartwell green, Irish oak, truffle and forest green.
Low maintenance – Solidor composite doors are designed to be low maintenance, requiring only occasional cleaning with mild soap and water. The robust materials used in their construction ensure they do not warp, rot, or fade over time.
Durability and longevity – The combination of uPVC, GRP, and a solid timber core ensures that this style of door is highly durable and have a long lifespan, outlasting many conventional doors.
Solidor composite doors offer an excellent choice for trade installers, as they combine security, energy efficiency, and a variety of designs to meet the diverse preferences of homeowners. By understanding the benefits and installation process, you can confidently recommend Solidor composite doors and provide your customers with a high-quality and reliable entryway solution.
Dekko is a leading supplier of high-quality composite doors, uPVC and aluminium windows and doors, serving to the trade. For more information on our products and services, give us a call today on 0161 406 0055 or contact us online.
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