Official blog of the leading composite door – Rockdoor
Rockdoor is delighted to announce the launch of a new mobile website m.rockdoor.com. This new website is designed to tailor the experience for homeowners, who are searching for the UK’s most secure composite door ‘Rockdoor’ on their mobile phone or tablet device.
A huge proportion of visitors to Rockdoor.com now use smart phones or tablets, so we wanted to create an ‘easy to use’ site that highlights why Rockdoor is the strongest and most thermally efficient composite door available.
The new mobile site for Rockdoor makes our whole range of composite doors easily accessible on a wide range of internet-enabled mobile devices, including the latest generation of smartphones and new tablet devices.
On visiting our mobile site, you’ll have access all of the information and content that is available on our desktop site, all in a great mobile form-factor. You’ll be able to browse by what matters most to you, whether it’s security, thermal efficiency, or style – and we’re industry leaders at all three!
You can also browse our gallery of front doors, back doors, French doors and stable doors. Whatever style you’re after, choosing the right composite door for your home is only 3 easy clicks away.
We’re delighted to be able to offer you this fully mobile experience – making sure you can pick ‘just the right thing’, wherever you are.
Of course, customers who still want to browse our full desktop site can easily click on a link which will take them to Rockdoor.com.
Why choose a Composite Door with Press Glazed Technology over Clip-on Cassette Glazing?
Rockdoor, one of the UK’s longest established composite door manufacturers provides a unique insight into the development of Press Glazed technology in composite doors.
Glazing a composite door has always presented a problem for many manufacturers. While we all want the most stylish front doors and glazing, the way composite doors are produced has made it difficult to fit glazing in a truly satisfying way.
When originally designed and developed in 1996, a Rockdoor featured clip-on glazing, as it was the only way at the time to make a composite door.
Whilst this may have been an adequate solution in the early 90’s, Rockdoor identified many weaknesses early on with clip on glazing. Issues include severe discolouration, poor aesthetics, water ingress, lack of flexibility, draughts, being a different material to sash and, most importantly, lack of security meant Rockdoor had no alternative other than to develop a new technique of glazing that countered these issues and gave Rockdoor installers a unique competitive advantage.
Press Glazed Technology in Composite Doors
In 1998, Rockdoor introduced Press Glazed Technology to the market. To this date, Rockdoor is the only composite door manufacturer capable of using this innovative technique.
A Rockdoor is made from scratch, and not a slab cut to size. This allows us to inject polyurethane foam around the glazed unit providing an airtight, thermally efficient and fully secure solution for the glazing aperture.
Competitors try and attack Press Glazed Technology for many reasons, but ultimately because they themselves cannot offer this solution as it’s not possible when cutting slabs down to size. While Clip-on glazing may have been rebranded as Cassette glazing, it still presents the same set of problems.
They may also mention that our glass units are not easily interchangeable, but in reality, with highly toughened glass units, 3M glazing tape as well as being encapsulated by thermally efficient PU foam – our double glazed units do not fail.
What is much more common is the need to replace glazing cassettes themselves on GRP or Steel composite doors, as it’s the cassettes that are attacked by burglars who view them as the weakest part of a composite door.
Our press glazing presents a true life-long solution to glazing your composite front doors and back doors, with the piece of mind that only comes with the solid, trustworthy security that Rockdoor brings.
So, when choosing your next front door, and especially your back door, choose a composite door with press glazed technology as standard.
The old saying “don’t move, just improve” was taken on board by many homeowners throughout the depths of the recession, as the housing market ground to a halt.
At Rockdoor we experienced this first hand, as we manufactured thousands upon thousands of secure composite doors to customers that were simply looking to give their home an affordable face lift. After all, the expense of changing all your windows and doors was understandably too great for many, but installing a new colourful composite door wasn’t.
Improve to move
However, over recent months we have seen increasing demand coming from homeowners who are looking to move house, as the economy finally turns the corner. Buyers are now coming back to the housing market which is being helped by government initiatives such as the help to buy scheme. Prime matters on buyers’ minds are the safety and energy efficiency of a new home. So, buying a new composite door, with the excellent security and energy-efficient ratings that Rockdoor carry, has become a popular choice in home renovation.
Making a great first and last impression
Homeowners, who are making a real effort to improve their property by installing a new thermally efficient composite door, are the ones that will find the most success in selling their home. Your door is one of the first thing buyers see when they pull up outside your property, and its one of the last things they see on their way out.
This means that by having a drafty, unsecure and cold wooden front door that needs constantly painting you aren’t leaving the best impression with potential buyers.
So before deciding to list your property with a local estate agent, why not consider a secure, thermally efficient Rockdoor composite door to completely transform your home?
The papers have been full of the recent news that the main energy providers in the UK have raised their prices by as much as 10%, just in time for winter. Debate in the Commons has been furious, and many people are concerned about their ability to keep warm in what looks to be yet another cold winter.
With heating so expensive, energy efficiency is a must for all homes, and we’re proud of our track record in developing and manufacturing some of the most energy-efficient doors in the UK. Our Ultimate series of doors carries a Door Set Energy rating of ‘A’ – we’re the only manufacturer in the UK to offer a whole range with this rating.
We have approved installers across the country, who we trust to make sure you’ll never hear so much as a whisper of a draft, and we only ever use premium insulation materials in our doors, even those with glass panels in, so you can be assured that our doors will help you to keep Jack Frost at bay.
If you want the most secure, energy-efficient doors available, get in touch and we’ll show which Rockdoor is right for you.
Are you carving a Pumpkin this Holloween? Have you got a camera or a smart phone? Then why not take part in our fun Rockdoor Pumpkin Contest to showcase your front door, back door, stable door or French door.
Send in your most exciting or frightening Halloween picture, featuring the best (or worst) carved pumpkins in front of your Rockdoor composite door to our email@example.com or tweet us @Rockdoorltd.
Be as wild and creative as you’d like! The top entries will be featured on our blog and twitter site from Monday 4th November.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN !
Chartwell Green is now available as a colour option across the Ultimate, Elite and Select Series of Rockdoor composite doors.
Homeowners looking for the most secure, stylish and thermally efficient composite door available in a Chartwell Green need look no further.
Make your Neighbours Green with Envy
By combining the soft gentle shades of Chartwell Green with one of many exclusive Rockdoor styles, you are sure to make your neighbours green with envy.
Many designs which are exclusive to Rockdoor, ranging from the English Cottage and Stable Door to the Newark and Portland, will work exceptionally well with Chartwell Green in properties both new and old.
Sleep Soundly at Night
As you’d expect from Rockdoor, all our Chartwell Green doors feature the same levels of unbeatable security as our other composite doors, meaning you and your family can sleep soundly at night knowing you are protected from burglary by a Rockdoor – the UK’s most secure composite door.
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Energy Efficient Composite Doors
All Chartwell Green Ultimate Series Rockdoors are available with a Door Set Energy Ratings of A. Find out why Rockdoor is the most thermally efficient composite door available.
A perfect pairing, the Rockdoor English Cottage from the Ultimate Series, working together in perfect harmony with the new up and coming colour – Irish Oak.
Rockdoor first launched Irish Oak back in 2012 and is fast becoming a popular choice for homeowners looking for a realistic wood effect composite door, with the all the security features available as standard from Rockdoor.
Rockdoor is renowned for being ‘made to measure’, not ‘cut to fit’, making our door just right for you and your home. This gives our door the ultimate in security, keeping your family safe and secure for many years to come.
The English Cottage, exclusively available from our Ultimate Series of composite doors, is suitable for any style of property both new and old. The English Cottage looks stunning when combined with Irish Oak, but equally looks just as good when used with other popular colours including Black, Grey and Cream.
We’re still hard at work researching, designing and developing our new composite doors , and training our ever growing network of trusted specialist installers.
At this time of year, you’re probably thinking about spending long evenings and weekends with family and friends in your garden, and perhaps getting ready for your family summer holiday.
Stable doors will provide you with better airflow and more ventilation, whilst french doors can really open up your home, and give you and your family easier and better access to your garden, whether you’re eating outside, or your children are playing outside.
When you’re getting your garden furniture out, tidying up the garden, and thinking about painting the fence, why not make sure that your doors still work well too?
A cold and wet winter combined with warped wooden doors, old locks and door handles can mean that your doors might have warped, and so can be hard to open and close properly. Instead of wrestling with a sticking door, why not get a new Rockdoor fitted instead?
If you’re going on holiday, you’ll want to know that your home will be safe whilst you’re away. Doors are often seen as a vulnerable area, so if you’re in the slightest bit concerned, you’ll want to do something about it.
For your reassurance, all Rockdoor composite doors are designed and manufactured with security in mind, and Secured By Design , and we’re proud that Rockdoor is the only back door that beat the bobbies (see here).
If you’re interested in a new Rockdoor front door, back door, stable door or patio door, then why not get it fitted now? Our approved specialist installers are generally quieter in the summer than in autumn, winter and spring, so you’re likely to be able to get your door fitted sooner, and at the most convenient time for you.
Getting your new door fitted during the summer can work out cheaper too. Contact your nearest Rockdoor installer for your no obligation quote , and see for yourself why Rockdoors are in demand all year round.
As the UKs leading composite door manufacturer renowned for strength and security, Rockdoor was recently asked to help an elderly couple who sadly became the victims of a burglary whilst they were away on holiday.
Their story was featured on the new BBC1 daytime programme called ‘Crime Scene Investigates’ in which Rav Wilding (a former Crime Presenter and Police Officer) and his team undertake the ultimate support for victims of burglaries, working to secure their homes, give them a security make-over and try to put the heart back in their homes.
The elderly couple from West Yorkshire had their old timber front door completely removed and replaced with a high security made to measure Rockdoor. Their new Rockdoor composite door features industry leading levels of security as standard including multi point hook locks, carbon fibre reinforced frame, 50mm thick door sash and cylinder guard protectors. Never again will they need to worry about the fear of a burglar gaining access through their front door.
Other crime prevention work carried out at the property to improve the couples security included new uPVC windows featuring laminated glass, new exterior lighting and the planting of prickly bushes to deter would be criminals.
Whilst burglary is distressing enough, often the fear of crime is just as stressful for some families. As a result of the show several homeowners have chosen to secure their homes with a Rockdoor composite door.
We are pleased to inform Rockdoor customers that Ultimate Series Rockdoors are now available with ‘new and improved’ Fab n Fix Hardex-Graphite Satin Chrome Handles, Letterplates, Knockers and Numerals as standard.
Hardex- Graphite Satin Chrome Handles, Letterplates, Knockers and Numerals are designed to significantly improve the weatherability over and above the existing product offering.