The Dutemann Haus entrance door is a contemporary range of aluminium doors entrance doors and front doors, exclusively manufactured by Dutemann Ltd in Kent.
Construction of the Dutemann Haus Entrance Door.
This modern aluminium door uses an aluminium frame and door leaf profiles with a premium aluminium panel. One of the best features of the Dutemann front door is its construction from Schuco profiles. If you’ve done your research on bifolding and sliding doors, you will frequently come across Schuco. Professionals in the door industry know Schuco as the German brand, renowned on a global scale for engineering, design and long-term performance. The frame and door parts of Haus doors use the sections from Schuco ADS70.HI system.
The benefits of the Schuco profiles are numerous, such as excellent certified security, impressive thermal performance and a modern looking door. For consumers and the trade, it is a huge selling point to know that one of the best brands in aluminium feature on the door.
The Schuco door is engineered to allow a range of infills to be used in the door creating the many different designs available with Dutemann Haus doors. Another feature of the Schuco door is three different panel options.
- A framed option is where the panel sits within the door sash just like a piece of glass with the door sash acting as a border or picture frame.
- The panel covering the door sash on the inside.
- The panel covering the door sash on both inside and outside.
The Dutemann Haus entrance door has the leaf-enclosing door infills on both sides. The benefit of this aesthetically is the appearance of a smooth door that looks wider and taller giving a solid door appearance that seems very modern without the door sash profile visible.
Features of the Dutemann Haus Entrance door.
The door panels are two quality pressed aluminium skins with a durable polyester powder coated finish. Between the 44mm thick panels is high-density insulation. There is a choice of solid aluminium panelled doors or partially glazed in a selection of designs. The glass is triple glazed with aluminium or stainless steel accessories.
Door locks and hardware including architectural handles choices is essential in a quality front door. Dutemann doors feature a range of architectural pull handles made with marine grade stainless steel. Options include brushed steel, coloured handles or contrasting colour handles.
The locking system is premium German engineered multi-point locks with options for automatic locking or the latest smart-locking. Should you wish to upgrade to the latest technology, proximity devices, fingerprint readers, even retina technology is available with a Dutemann front door.
Comparing the Dutemann Door with Other Brands.
One of the best features of the Dutemann Haus entrance door is the impressive size to meet customer demand for wider and taller door sets. Here is how Dutemann doors compare with some well-known brand of aluminium, composite and timber doors for sizes.
|Brand||Single Door Maximum Size||Double Door Maximum Size|
|Dutemann Haus Entrance Door||1200 x 2390mm||2390x2390mm|
|Solidor Composite Door||1013x2163mm||1927x2163mm|
|Smart System Designer Door||1000x2500mm||2200x2500mm|
|Origin Residential Front Door||1130x2700mm||2260x2700mm|
|Spitfire S200 Front Door||1100x2200mm||2190x2200mm|
|RK Door Systems Exclusive Front Door||1100x2200mm||2300x2200mm|
|Bereco Timber Front Door||1181x2500mm||2073x2500mm|
|Express Bifolds Aluminium Front Door||1200x2550mm||2390x2550mm|
The maximum door sizes from information provided in product technical manuals. The maximum sizes available for the infill panel styles affects the overall door size possible.
Why choose a product like the Dutemann Haus entrance door?
When it comes to aluminium front doors there is a lot of choice from a number of systems and manufacturers. There are also numerous benefits aluminium doors have over composite doors. Some brands of aluminium front doors make what we consider to be incorrect and misleading statements about aluminium compared to PVCu, timber or composite front doors. They imply that that integrity, security or resistance to forced entry is “far better” than other doors like composites. It’s good, however other materials deserve fair representation.
Both composite doors and aluminium doors go through the same independent security tests and achieve a pass result. Therefore, to state that an aluminium door is superior risks misleading the customer. Aluminium is, of course, stronger as a material compared to, for example, a PVCu door frame found in composite doors.
Choosing an aluminium door will give you a secure front door like all the others but an important reason for choosing an aluminium door over other materials is down to appearance, close up details and aesthetics generally.
- A door from aluminium is thinner yet creates substantially wider and taller doors than other materials.
- Aluminium front doors offer more creative scope for door designs than other doors.
- Aluminium front doors look very impressive when coloured and coated to achieve a woodgrain or textured powder coated finish.
- A bigger choice of colour comes with aluminium front doors provide than composite or PVCu doors.
- Dark colour aluminium front doors are less prone to thermal expansion than other materials.
The appearance of aluminium front doors like a Dutemann.
To appreciate a front door like the Dutemann Haus, it is close up examination that sets aluminium front doors apart. Study the doors in detail to understand the differences between aluminium doors and other materials.
The powder coated finish and the choice of colour has a more consistent appearance than the finish of composite doors as an example. Composite doors rely on other components that often undergo an alternative finishing process. This leaves an inconsistent colour match at times. Aluminium doors and all their colour matched components have a more consistent appearance across the whole door.
Choose your door supplier carefully and there should be little restriction as to the colour choices available. This is down to the 150 or more colours that come with aluminium.
Dutemann Doors. What we think.
The front door is often the last item to be changed in a property renovation. Homeowners tend to focus a lot of the budget on the other windows and doors in the house first. Composite doors provide solutions, but we know many installations where homeowners, impressed with the finish and appearance of aluminium windows, bifolding doors or sliding doors want the same at the front of the house. It is also fair to say that frequently, at the end of the renovation, the budget has been exhausted. This is why homeowners choose a cheaper alternative such as a contemporary composite door.
Some aluminium front doors can stretch into thousands of pounds making it hard for many to justify so much money on a front door. Our research shows Dutemann doors sit well at a reasonable price for what is without question a premium quality aluminium front door. It looks beautiful too. Bearing in mind the Schuco profiles and design, with the made-to-order nature of the doors and Dutemann is a viable proposition. Compared to far more expensive doors such as Spitfire Doors you get great features and benefits with Dutemann Haus.
The Dutemann Haus range gives a home a premium front door in aluminium, made to your specification and built to last. Superb, top quality locking systems, impressive U-Values, concealed hinges and triple glazing. These are just some of the good reasons to take a look at the Dutemann door for the home. We’ve seen these doors in homes and showrooms. What we see is an exceptionally well-made product with a very solid and positive feel to it. The door panel designs and finer details are impressive and extensive as well. Go try these fine doors out, they will impress.
Best of all, modern aluminium doors like the Dutemann Haus give a home an impressive statement-piece aluminium front door. Contact us for further information on these doors, where to buy them or to ask a question.