Guide to who makes the best aluminium front doors

Choosing the best aluminium front doors for the home improves the property with a durable, secure and highly attractive product. At the same time, these products need not be expensive. In this article, we explain the main features of aluminium front doors, how they’re made and the different looks you get. We also provide some pointers on who we think makes the best aluminium entrance doors.

Features of the best aluminium entrance doors.

Often the front door is the last item in a substantial home improvement project.  Composite doors are a cheap and high-quality alternative to a front door. Some of the best aluminium entrance doors provide all the advantages of a composite door with even more features and benefits.

To choose the right aluminium front door for your home, it is worth looking at their construction and design. There are three common types of construction for aluminium doors.

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  • The aluminium door with an inset decorative panel.
  • An aluminium door manufactured with the panel as an integral part of the structure.
  • A structurally bonded aluminium front door.

Understanding front door panels

The aluminium door with an inset decorative panel is essentially, old technology. There’s nothing at all wrong with these doors. However, they don’t offer the flush and seamless appearance of a quality product. Instead, the glass gets replaced with a decorative panel. Therefore, it’s exactly the same type of glazed door you’d have as a side, porch or back door.

All types of aluminium entrance doors provide security and reliability.  Where they tend to differ is in their appearance and their price point.  The aluminium door with the inset decorative panel is usually much cheaper.

On the other hand, the doors manufactured with the panel as an integral part look different and better. First of all it’s not obvious it’s a glazed door. Looking at the door you see a full panel arrangement with clean lines, and visible no clips or beads holding the glass in place.

Glasswin doors, Dutemann Haus Doors, Spitfire versions and all the other high quality products come in this better all-round look. This flush look is the first clue as to how good the design of your doors truly is. A simple glazed in panel is fine. A flush look, seamless edge, minimal style tells you the engineering and quality are superior.

Therefore, the structurally bonded door is the more high end product, expertly made and providing an incredible product whether as a hinged or pivot doors. They’re of course, the most expensive types too.

What to expect as standard with the best aluminium front doors

Generally speaking, all quality front door products Whichever of the two types of aluminium entrance doors you look at all will come with the following specifications as standard:

  • Durable powder-coated finish in a big selection of colours.
  • Extensive options for handles, locks and door furniture.
  • Secure multi-point, manual or electronic locking systems.
  • Single or double door options.
  • Excellent thermal performance as well as U-Values.
best aluminium front doors
Contemporary aluminium front door and side panels, one of the most popular front door styles.

Advantages of aluminium front doors.

Aluminium entrance doors we consider superior to plastic PVCu doors as well as composite doors.  While composite doors such as the Solidor or the Endurance are solid and secure, aluminium front doors provide some key benefits. These benefits are enhanced when there are other aluminium products in the home as well, such as bifolding doors, sliding doors and aluminium windows.

  • Higher thermal insulation
  • Even better security as aluminium doors accepts substantially more locking points.
  • Exceptional acoustic insulation
  • Very stable front door sets.
  • An exact colour match to other aluminium products in the home, not a near match like composite doors or foiled PVCu doors.

Understanding the aluminium door and frame system.

It is worth knowing that often the panel and the door profiles are two different products, frequently from different manufacturers.  There are companies that specialise in making panels for aluminium entrance doors. These panels are integrated within aluminium residential door systems, for example, in the Dutemann Haus entrance door that uses the renowned Schuco system.  The aluminium system used is very important when choosing some of the best aluminium entrance doors.  The reason for this is the design, testing and engineering of the door profiles irrespective of whether it is panelled for a front door or glazed for a back door.

So one consideration in choosing some of the best aluminium entrance doors is knowing the system that is behind it. Ask what system is behind the overall product.

The system behind a new front door

Dutemann Haus, Hormann, Internorm, Spitfire, Pirnar doors and many others all utilise sophisticated aluminium systems and high quality construction. Other quality front doors use profiles such as Comar Architectural Systems or Smart Systems. We’d also suggest looking at the Smart Systems Designer door range as another product suggestion.

The Glasswin Front Doors product is another brand offering front doors at very good prices with the benefit of premium aluminium systems in their construction. They use either the company’s own, Schuco or Reynaers aluminium profiles. There’s also a very unique hybrid version using aluminium on the outside door skin and PVCu on the inside.  This product is also one way of getting an aluminium door at a composite door price.

These doors come with quadruple glazing, German Winkhaus locks and even a hidden door sash design and hidden handles. There are many excellent aluminium front doors on the market and we suggest also checking out Glasswin doors,  starting at just £1500.  Their other aluminium ranges come with the same and even better specifications than brands costing two or three times as much.  

Smart Systems designer front doors are another standout product. Upgraded to the 10 point locking system, it’s like having a premium steel door lock. Excellent designs, well-priced. In fact, some traditional door designs are so good, they’ll fool you into thinking it’s a timber door.

What you need to know about Origin front doors.

Origin we’ve mentioned making popular front doors for the home.  These come with the same frame profiles as their successful folding sliding doors.

The appearance of Origin Doors is the basic glazed panel design where others prefer the flush look like Dutemann’s Haus, Glasswin or Spitfire. Choose an Origin front door and you also get matching side or back doors as well as garage doors.   Finally, you get some of the best colour and personalisation options and a 20-year manufacturer guarantee on the frames.

Some websites mention Origin doors as being substandard. This is not only incorrect but also not true. The quality of Origin’s profiles is excellent. The powder coating process is within very strict industry standards, coated by certified and professional powder coaters. As well as this, the panels come with a very high-quality build. In short, these are just as good as other doors.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with doors where the door panels and the aluminium door profiles are from different suppliers. Even more important, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with using bifolding door profiles to make front doors. Virtually every bifolding door brand on the market has the ability to create single or double doors from these profiles. Above all, the Origin name and its guarantee are excellent.

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Glasswin doors come with excellent design and use Shuco, Reynaers and other top brand components.

Understanding aluminium panels in front doors.

The other important component in some of the best aluminium front doors is the door panel. A quality aluminium door panel will comprise:

  • A thick aluminium panel. Over 40mm is ideal.
  • Internal and external aluminium skins that have a good thickness, typically 3mm.
  • A thermally efficient inner core as well as suitable reinforcement within. U-Value of about 1.0Wm2K or less indicated a better product.
  • A door panel that feels weighty and solid.  A good test is to knock on the door and see how it feels.

By nature of the panel construction, thermal efficiency will come as standard.  If your door panel has glass elements, these should be precise in their detailing and fitted from the inside with hidden fixings or an internal bezel.

There are several ways to construct aluminium entrance doors around the panel.  These are typically:

  • The glaze-in arrangement.  This is where the panel glazes into the door just like glass. The door leaf steps away from the panel creating an attractive border.
  • The door panel having an extended leg covering the inside, outside or both sides of the door. This creates a flush looking door without the ‘picture frame’ detail of the glaze-in method.
  • More expensive doors that are built around the door panel or structurally bonded.
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Origin front doors come in aluminium with beautiful wood effect finishes.

The technology used in aluminium entrance doors.

Technology in aluminium door construction, security and design have advanced significantly in recent years. As a result, modern aluminium doors offer high engineering, intelligent features and high insulation the maximum in security and thermal efficiency just like their PVCu and timber counterparts.

Aluminium doors have far better hardware solutions compared to plastic or composite doors being available with a broader choice of locks and handles owing to the absence of a ‘eurogroove’ upon which so many plastic and composite doors are based.  There are other benefits not available with PVCu such as completely concealed door hinges, a far more comprehensive choice of pull handles, more ironmongery options too.

When it comes to appearance, gadgets, security and customisation, there is a lot of choice with some of the best aluminium entrance doors on the market. Aside from a vast choice of colours, textures and subtle detailing, accessories are on-trend.

The upper-tier of aluminium entrance doors come with a lot of technology built-in. Examples include:

  • Top-quality materials including all aluminium, hybrid aluminium-timber or aluminium and steel.
  • Automatic or manual closing.
  • Features such as integrated LED lighting.
  • Automatic door locks, fingerprint scanners and connection to home automation systems.
  • Electromechanical locks also offering access control.
  • Quadruple-glass units.

What you want on your door depends on the product and your budget.  It is possible to spend upwards of £10000 on a high-specification, technology-laden aluminium front door.

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Choose the right product and recreate traditional styles with aluminium

Choosing contemporary or traditional front doors.

Every quality door panel manufacturer and supplier will be able to demonstrate a range of both contemporary door sets as well as the more traditional designs.  As a result, whatever style you want for your home won’t differ very much in construction.

To modern or traditional doors comes a choice of glass options, locking systems, door accessories and a selection of door handles.

Door designs vary around the country and many homeowners like to replicate the original front door style in composite or other materials. Glasswin Front Doors is one company we know of offering aluminium front doors in some of the best traditional styles.  Even better with these doors, the decorative mouldings are full aluminium.  

Understanding door sizes and designs.

One of the main reasons to choose an aluminium entrance door over the composite door is more flexibility in panel sizes and overall door sizes. For example, composite doors can be unsuitable for cottages and older houses with narrow doorways owing to panel size limitations. While aluminium entrance doors are can also be restricted by size, there is usually more flexibility for smaller doors.  For large door sets, aluminium has the biggest advantage.  Here is how door sizes compare for and double doors. Also included are some composite and timber doors to provide a comparison.

BrandSingle Door Maximum SizeDouble Door Maximum Size
Dutemann Haus Entrance Door1200 x 2390mm2390x2390mm
Glasswin Front Doors1250×2250n/a
Solidor Composite Door1013x2163mm1927x2163mm
Rocal Endurance Composite Door1004x2050mm1996x2050mm
Smart System Designer Door1200x2400mm2200x2500mm
Origin Residential Front Door1130x2700mm2260x2700mm
Spitfire S200 Front Door1150x2250mm2190x2200mm
RK Door Systems Exclusive Front Door1300x3000mm2300x2200mm
Bereco Timber Front Door1181x2500mm2073x2500mm
Express Bifolds Aluminium Front Door1200x2550mm2390x2550mm
Pirnar Front Doors by Arkay Windows1300x3000mm2700x3000mm
Hormann Thermocarbon Front Doors1200x3000mm2200x3000mm
Conventional Glazed Aluminium Door1200x2400mm2400x2400mm

So taking some well-known brands, the size advantages of aluminium over composite doors is significant. An aluminium door comes up to 30% bigger than a typical composite door.

Colours and Textures.

All the principal front door manufacturers offer RAL, anodised, textured or metallic colours.  Options include satin, matt or gloss finishes and mixtures of different colours inside and out. Origin, Smart Systems and other brands also provide a range of wood effect finishes using the sublimation process. 

Some doors use a conventional powder-coated method others offer enhanced protection finishes.  Then you get innovation using a combination of aluminium and PVCu such as the excellent Alumina system, customised into a front door.

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The Alumina front door using a combination of both aluminium and PVCu

Glass options for aluminium doors.

With some of the best aluminium entrance doors, triple glazing comes as standard. Also standard is toughened or laminated safety glass. There’s even quadruple glazing available with some products within the aluminium panels.

The glass options available with front doors are extensive with traditional and contemporary glass designs. Door numbers, acid etching, sandblasting, colouring and custom-designs come with most door brands.

Customising aluminium entrance doors for your home.

Aside from the handle choices and door accessories, aluminium doors provide great customisation options. Doors are available with glazed panels to the sides or above.

You can integrate these doors within a two-storey screen or one-off design of entrance screen. Accessibility is taken care of with a choice of standard rebated or low thresholds for wheelchair access.  Finally, you can use all the colour advantages of powder-coated aluminium.  Powder coating allows single or dual colours, wood effect finishes, contrasting doors and frames and much more besides.

As a result, you can integrate your front door within a screen or create an individual stand-alone front door.

How secure are aluminium front doors?

It goes without saying that as a current and highly engineered front door, the best aluminium entrance doors are certified to several security standards. Some of these standards are British.  Other doors originate from Europe and are certified to European standards.  British certification includes Secured by Design, Document Q, PAS24 and others.  European standards you will see include WK2, WK3, RC2-4 and others.  Many of these are harmonised standards. Therefore you have relative peace of mind.

The locking systems on the best aluminium entrance doors like the excellent Dutemann or Spitfire products use some of the best door locks such as Winkhaus. Front doors are substantially more robust and secure than many side and backdoors in our homes.

Other security features in some of the best aluminium entrance doors include hidden door hinges, laminated glass, toughened safety glass, concealed fixings and internal beading of any glazing.  We must mention the frame construction of aluminium doors generally that is one of the most secure mechanical methods of door construction with cleats and brackets as well as sealants all creating a sturdy door and frame joint.

Origin bespoke front doors come with some of the best personalisation options.

How much do aluminium front doors cost?

Because of the considerable choices in aluminium front doors, it is challenging to provide a good indication of prices.  The styles, glazing options, hardware choices and the supply chain all affect the price you pay. However, as a very approximate guide, the below prices are based upon a single coloured door with a combination glass and panel construction and standard high security locking system.

Prices include VAT and fitting.  We strongly recommend you obtain a firm quotation.

Brand Starting Approximate Prices
Glasswin Front Doors £1500

Origin Residential Front Door £1600-£3500

Dutemann Haus Door£3000
Smart Systems Designer Front Doors £2500
Hormann Thermocarbon Front Doors

£3200 upwards
Pirnar Front Doors £4000 upwards  
Spitfire S500 Front Doors £6300 upwards
Express Bifolds Aluminium Front Door £3200 upwards
RK Door Systems Front Door £4500 upwards

You can integrate a decorative panel into virtually any aluminium residential door system. Some brands do this in a very simple way to make aluminium front doors affordable. Other brands go the extra mile with better design, construction and door performance.  Here are just some of the brands to consider.

Mid-Range Front DoorsHigh-End Front Doors
Hallmark Architect CollectionDutemann Haus Door
Lumidorr by Arkay WindowsHormann
Origin Residential Front DoorRK Door Systems Excellence Front Door
Smart Systems Designer DoorsSpitfire S700 pivot doors
Spitfire S200Spitfire S500 Luxury Series
Express Aluminium Front DoorHörmann ThermoSafe
Sunflex Front DoorsPortaNova Doors
RK Door Systems Entre Economy RangeReynaers Pivot Doors
Hörmann Thermo65Schuco Adeco Door Panels
Alumina by Liniar residential doorInternorm AT400 Series
Pirnar Optimum and Premium RangePirnar by Arkay Windows

Summary – Things to consider when buying aluminium front doors.

You can expect to pay more for an aluminium door than any composite door. Some high end aluminium doors are also on a similar price point to timber front doors.  Price aside, here is what you should consider before you buy a new aluminium entrance door.

  • Traditional door styles are more limited than contemporary designs.
  • Current ‘gadgets’ such as fingerprint scanners or access control systems may be obsolete/difficult to work with in years to come.
  • We do not recommend you buy these doors on a trade supply only basis. Expert installation is essential.
  • Some door companies will require a qualified electrician where electrics are involved.
  • Avoid stock size doors sold online. Always have a professional survey carried out.
  • The panelled front door glazed into the door sash provides the most affordable option.

Composite doors often try to mimic the authentic product of which aluminium doors are one. In choosing the brands mentioned in this article or any of the many quality products, you are getting some of the best aluminium entrance doors you can buy. 

These superb products are unlike the multitude of me-too composite doors on the market. They are individual, their looks justify the price and are an investment in your home.  Try to view these doors side by side with a composite door and the differences are immediately noticeable.

The appearance, opening and closing action and the quality of construction are unlike any composite front door.

Above all, the slim lines and strength of aluminium, not only give you neater looking doors but also without the size limitation of composite door.

We can help you with aluminium doors, designed at similar price points to composite doors, contact us for more information.

More information about entrance doors for the home

Use our contact form for more information about buying aluminium front doors. We can help with products, and where to purchase in your area.

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Comments

  1. Mrs George says

    SUCH A HELPFUL ARTICLE. THANKS NICK. Its 2021 and we are looking at aluminium from doors and have been quoted by Just Value doors . They don’t seem to have any brands that you mentioned. Are they still reliable. Any company you would suggest in Essex.
    thanks
    Mrs George

    • Nick Dardalis says

      Thanks for getting in touch. If you’d like to get in touch via our contact form we can help you further with your enquiry and question.

      To try answer your question the aluminium doors appear to be separately bought door panels fitted with an existing aluminium door system, although there’s little information on either the panel or the brand of door. So you can ask the supplier what system they’re using for the door and the make of aluminium panel.

      Hope this helps
      Kind regards,
      Nick

  2. Imran says

    Hi
    Great article.
    We are looking for aluminium front door in Yorkshire area, near Malton. Any recommendation?

  3. Ben Johnson says

    Hi Nick,

    Like the blog! Very informative.

    Just a quick note to say your information on RK Door Systems ‘Excellence’ doors is incorrect. Excellence door sizes go up to 1300 x 3000mm. Their Pivot doors also go up to 2000mm wide x 4000mm high! The pricing also needs to be updated as they start at about £2000 +VAT for standard sized doors.

    All of this information can be found on their website: http://www.rkdoorsystems.co.uk

  4. Andy says

    Hello,

    Thank you, this article has been really useful for me in starting my decision making process of potentially selecting an aluminium front door. The approximate cost table is particularly helpful as guessing which options to go for based on your budget is so difficult when all the companies and installers keep their prices so close to their chest. I noticed you put the smart systems designer door in the ‘mid’ price range category. I really like the choice available in them as opposed to say the origin door that I was initially looking at. How might they compare price wise? You indicate in your table that they have the option to go wide in a double door option but I can’t see this referred to in any of their materials (thinking of putting double doors on to garage attached to house for security and to match the front door I choose).

    Thanks.

    • Nick Dardalis says

      Hello Andy, thanks for your kind comments.
      I think with most panelled doors the sizes also depend on the maximum panels sizes you can glaze into them. It’s hard to comment on the prices between the two, all you can do is get comparable quotes.

      The technical manual states the Modern traditional, cottage and vintage ranges at up to 1200mm maximum width including the frame and up to 2400mm high if this helps you.

      Kind regards
      Nick

  5. Pierre says

    Hi Nick,
    Thank you for this detailed and informative guide. Could you indicate any recommended supplier for east London (E1W)?
    Regards,
    Pierre

    • Nick Dardalis says

      Hello Pierre

      Due to the increasing volume of comments, we are struggling to manage these via the comment forms. Therefore, please can you use our contact form where these are managed and always responded to and can offer a suggestion of suppliers.

      Kind regards
      Nick

  6. Oliver Hanff says

    Hi Nick, we live in South West London. I have been in contact with a German manufacturer NOBLESSE as i have seen their door at a friends house in Germany. I really like their product, but they strongly suggest to use experts that know how to accurately measure and install the doors. Would you know who could help? Thanks Oliver

  7. Dave says

    Hello,
    very informative article. I am looking for a contemporary aluminium entrance door with glazed side panels in the mid to high end category. Could you suggest any suitable Companies who could supply and fit in in Looe Cornwall (not far from Devon border) please?

    Thank you

  8. Tom says

    Hi I am looking for mid range front aluminium door supplier and fitter in Leicestershire Northamptonshire Area
    Would you be able to provide this please

  9. Clive Anderson says

    Hi Nick,

    we’re currently looking at getting an aluminium front door and have looked at Lusso doors by Joedan. Are they good doors and how do they compare with the likes of, say, Origin?

    • Nick Dardalis says

      Hello Clive, thanks for your question.

      Assuming Joedan are still using their Architectonics system then yes it’s a very good residential door. Origin doors have other features such as a bigger range of panels, a longer warranty, more luxurious door handles when upgraded to Hafi and the colour matched door gaskets.

  10. Simone says

    Hi Nick

    We’re looking for either a mid range or cheaper high end very plain/modern black aluminium front door that will be suitable for high winds and sea salt air please. And either solid side panels or wide door/doors (width approx 1730mm wide and 2350mm high). Not sure if we can change handles on any of these? From your lists above so far we like the Hormann 860 or 300 and RK Systems ‘Excellence’ RK450. Plus a recommendation on installers in Brighton, East Sussex area please?

    Thank you

    • Nick Dardalis says

      Hello Simone, thanks for your question. You need to look at the durability of the finish with these door systems and if you are exposed to sea salt/air consider upgrading the paint finish to one with an insured powder coated surface. To do this your installer/manufacturer needs to fill out a marine guarantee form. This states the location of your property, distance from the sea and other factors. With this information, only the powder coating company offers a specific guarantee as well as maintenance instructions such as routine cleaning to ensure the paint finish retains its warranty and looks good over the years.

      If you’re looking at aluminium doors the Origin door is a well-priced door. Also worth looking at Dutemann front doors and the latest Smart Systems Designer front doors.

      I can suggest the below to help you.

      Newlite Home Improvements.
      http://www.newlite.co.uk
      77 Bohemia Road
      St Leonards
      TN37 6RJ
      07801 514793
      01424 892013
      info@newlite.co.uk

      R & D Goatley Ltd
      1-3 William St,
      Portslade,
      Brighton
      BN41 1PZ
      01273 411177
      https://www.randdgoatley.co.uk

      Dutemann Ltd
      01322 771213
      Unit R3, Northfleet Industrial Estate,
      Lower Road,
      Northfleet,
      Kent,
      DA11 9SN
      sales@dutemann.co.uk

      Hope this helps, please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’ve any questions or need further information. 
      Kind regards
      Nick 

  11. Lesley Hills says

    Hi Can you suggest suppliers/installers of mid range aluminium entrance doors within reach of Cardiff / Bridgend please?

  12. Dee Jones says

    Hi Nick
    Really informative article. We are looking to replace our timber front door with aluminium. We live near Newport, South Wales. Do you know of any suppliers in this area (mid range / contemporary) who would survey & install ?
    Kind Regards
    Dee

    • Nick Dardalis says

      Hi Dee, thanks for your question, you’ve got in touch via our contact forms so have replied to you directly.
      Kind regards
      Nick

  13. Jeanne says

    This is a great article, can you please suggest any low-mid range that cover the Derby area

    • Nick Dardalis says

      Hello Jeanne, can suggest the following products for you.

      The Origin range front doors. Get in touch with us for details of where to find your local installer.
      Also worth looking at the Smart Systems Designer range of doors. http://www.smartsystems.co.uk
      Alumina by Liniar also offer an excellent range of foiled aluminium doors that are well worth looking at.

      Do get in touch via our contact form and I can suggest some local suppliers.
      Kind regards
      Nick

  14. Anu says

    Hi Nick,

    How good are Alumen doors supplied by Panaromic Group UK. Any reviews please.

    Thanks
    AS

    • Nick Dardalis says

      Hi Anu, they use the Cortizo system for their slimline slider and their other range of products. Good European system, well engineered and you should be fine with this, correctly made and fitted.

      Hope this helps
      Kind regards
      Nick

      • Anu says

        Hi Nick,

        Many thanks for your reply. Just realised Alumen entrance door only had 3mm aluminium skin to outside rather than inside as well. Are these any good. Please advise.

        Thanks

  15. K Kaur says

    Great Article. Could you recommend anyone local to Wolverhampton please. We are looking for an Aluminium Entrance Door with glass panels either side. The architect has put 1380 width on the plan for a Aluminium door. We have been told this is the same as a composite door which has a Aluminium frame? Can you advise please?

    thank you

    • Nick Dardalis says

      Thanks for your question, I’m not too sure if you’re looking for a front door for a dwelling or is this for a commercial building/block of flats?
      If you’d like to get in touch with us via the contact form with a bit more information I can try to help you. Composite single door generally do not go this wide unless there is a glazed sidelight to the side, but do get in touch or if you have a sketch and will be happy to help.
      Kind regards
      Nick

  16. Melanie Davis says

    Excellent informative article. Thanks!

    I’m looking for a mid range supplier near Romsley in Worcestershire. Any recommendations?

  17. Rose McDonnell says

    Hi,
    I have contacted a couple of companies from your website – very informative. I’m looking for an aluminium glass door supplier where I can put a home automation lock on the door. We are based in South London and looking for mid-range.
    Thanks,
    Rose

    • Nick Dardalis says

      Hello Rose, worth getting in touch with us via the contact form. Is it an automatic swing door you want or a sliding door? If you can let me know and whether this is for a dwelling too, I can try to help.
      Kind regards
      Nick

  18. jim maskrey says

    Sorry Nick also as part of the project we are to have a large aluminium bifold door and Sky latern for a flat roof as well. Are their any companies that could supply a system for all so that it is mathcing ?

    Many thanks

    Jim

  19. jim maskrey says

    Hi Nick,
    Great information, could you recommend any companies with mid range products who supply and fit in derbyshire, possibly Nottinghamshire?

    Many Thanks Jim

  20. Dave says

    Hi Nick,
    Really informative article found it very useful, looking for a Aluminium Entrance door with side panel either side, could you suggest anyone for supply and fit York area please, did look at Origin brochure but no design stood out.
    Kind regards,
    Dave.

    • Nick Dardalis says

      Hello Dave, thanks for your question. There are a lot of door styles on the market and the choice of panels really depends on the styles each business chooses to offer. So not every style will suit everyone.

      Have a look at the dutemann range of front doors and also a new range giving you composite doors with an aluminium frame called Virtuoso doors. They have some really nice styles.

      Finally worth speaking to SUNFLEX as they can make front doors with a panel design to pretty much any style. Many of the front door manufacturers you see buy standard designs from Europe and other manufacturers of decorative door panels. SUNFLEX do not and might be able to help you.

      SUNFLEX UK
      Unit B1
      Rhombus Business Park
      Norwich
      NR6 6NN
      01603 258649 (Any enquiries)
      info@sunflexuk.co.uk
      http://www.sunflexuk.co.uk
      sarah.jermy@sunflexuk.co.uk for a local dealer.

  21. steve a says

    Hi
    Very useful site
    Can you help with a local installer of Al front door and glazed side panels in the budget to mid range please?
    In the Trowbridge Wiltshire area
    Thanks

    • Nick Dardalis says

      Hello Steve, thanks for your question. There are a few I can suggest.

      Unit A12, Fiveways Industrial Estate
      Hawthorn
      Corsham
      Wilts
      SN13 9RG
      Telephone: (01225) 811663
      Fax: 01225 811420
      E Mail: enquiries@corshambp.co.uk
      http://www.corshambp.co.uk/

      Techniglaze Ltd
      Westfield Industrial Estate
      Midsomer Norton
      BA3 4BS
      http://www.techniglaze.co.uk
      0870 7702 802

      Also worth trying to find a local Origin installer and looking at their range of aluminium front doors if you visit the Origin website you can locate your nearest showroom.

      Hope this helps
      Kind regards
      Nick

  22. Ian Harris says

    Can you provide details of mid/high end door suppliers in West Sussex for replacement entrance door and triple glazed side panel

    • Nick Dardalis says

      Hello Ian, worth checking out the below suppliers that can help.

      R & D Goatley Ltd
      1-3 William St,
      Portslade,
      Brighton
      BN41 1PZ
      01273 411177
      https://www.randdgoatley.co.uk
      R&D Goatley provides Sunflex products which are excellent and worth looking at.

      Also worth checking out Hehku providing Origin, Air Doors and other good brands.

      Hehku
      Concept Centre,
      Imberhorne Lane,
      East Grinstead
      West Sussex
      RH19 1RL
      http://www.hehku.co.uk
      0800 542 4197

      Hope this helps
      Kind regards
      Nick

      • Ian Harris says

        Ended up going for Spitfire S500 door, with finger print scanner and 6 point automatic locking. Stunning piece of kit, solid engineering, triple glazed side panel, brilliant security and better than Passiv Haus insulation/sound proofing. Not cheap but worth every penny.

        • Nick Dardalis says

          Hi Ian, great doors, lovely product, good company, excellent choice! Our view is a cautious one when it comes to front doors with technology applied to them. Automation systems and technology changes so fast and we’ve never had a firm answer from any door company offering automatic locking, scanners and other tech as to how these doors are to be supported in years to come – and especially if the hardware is no longer made or doesn’t support future software upgrades etc. This is not to suggest you are to have problems with your doors and we agree they’re great. However, when we ask these door companies what their position is on supporting older models and hardware, we’ve rarely had a definitive answer.

          Even mechanical and modern locks get improved and superceded so we think this is a reasonable question.

          If any door manufacturers reading this thread would care to comment, it would be appreciated.

  23. John Mckenzie says

    Hi,
    Can you advise where we could find a reputable supplier/installer of mid or high range aluminium front door and glazed side panels (to replace current wooden ones) in Warwickshire.

    Thank you

    • Nick Dardalis says

      Hello John, there are a number of good doors to choose from. Suggest Dutemann front doors. Origin front doors. The Pirnar doors are very high end and also worth looking at.

      The below should be able to help.

      Lite Haus UK
      http://www.litehausuk.com

      For Dutemann Doors, get in touch directly with Dutemann and hopefully they can put you in touch with an installer.
      http://www.dutemann.co.uk

      Hope this helps
      Kind regards
      Nick

  24. George Malcolm says

    Hi,
    Can you suggest suppliers/installers of quality aluminium entrance doors within reach of Bath please?

    Many thanks

  25. Christine says

    Hi,
    Can you advise where we could find a reputable supplier/installer of mid or high range aluminium double opening doors and glazed side panels (to replace current wooden ones) in Cambridgeshire.
    Thanks

  26. K says

    Hi Nick,

    Similiar to the above requests, recommendations for a mid-range aluminium door with a supply & fit company with showroom in North London area (towards Cockfosters) please.

    Thanks.

  27. Sean Considine says

    Hi Nick

    We are looking for a reputable supplier for a Mid Range door with side panels too. Can you recommend a supplier in OXFORD please?

    Cheers Sean

    • Nick Dardalis says

      Hello Sean, the below should be able to help you.

      Milena Windows Ltd
      Unit 11
      Nimrod
      De Havilland way
      Witney
      OX29 0YG
      http://www.milenawindows.co.uk
      E: info@milenawindows.com
      T: 01993 776229

      Stonehouse Corinium (Moreton-in-Marsh Showroom)
      Old Market Way, 
      Moreton-in-Marsh, 
      Gloucestershire, 
      GL56 0AJ
      01285 653 999
      http://www.stonehousecorinium.co.uk/

      Slightly further afield but also worth speaking to with a good range of doors is
      Open Living
      http://www.openliving.co.uk
      01767 448005
      11 Amor way
      Letchworth Point
      Letchworth
      Hertfordshire
      SG6 1UG
      Hope this helps, please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’ve any questions or need further information. 
      Kind regards
      Nick 

  28. Tim Jarvis says

    Hi Nick

    We are looking for a reputable supplier for a Mid Range door with side panels too. Can you recommend a supplier in Norfolk please?

    Thanks

  29. Taz Moles says

    Dear Nick
    Re: mid range aluminium door in the NW London area of Edgware.
    Please can you recommend a showroom and supplier near above
    Thanks in advance

  30. Robert Waddleton says

    Similar to above but looking for a reputable supplier in the West Berkshire area for mid range door with side panels.

    Kind regards
    Rob

  31. Peter says

    Re Purchase and fitting of mid-range aluminium entrance door with side lights.
    Please advise Merseyside area suppliers and showroom.

    Thank you

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