A++ for Rockdoor

2007 was a busy year; Apple introduced the first ever iPhone, the new Wembley stadium finally opened its doors and Gordon Brown became Prime Minster. It was also the same year that we at Rockdoor started to make noise in the industry about the need for Door Energy Ratings to match windows, making it easier for homeowners and installers to know exactly what they are getting. A few years later the …

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UK's Burglary Hotspots

Have you ever wondered what the chances of an intruder breaking in to your home are? New crime statistics highlighting burglary hotspots were released recently, showing some startling results. Whilst London appears to be the worst hotspot in the UK for burglaries, Manchester suburbs of Chorlton and Barlow Moor have been named areas with the highest concentrations burglaries per 1000 occupants dur…

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Rockdoor invite Merseyside Fire & Rescue service

Earlier last week Rockdoor hosted Merseyside Fire & Rescue service, after their request to practise gaining entry to our doors which are installed across the country – both domestically and commercially. We accepted their direct service request from their Chief Training Officer as in the past it has been difficult for their team to gain access through Rockdoors using standard fire and rescue equ…

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Are You Safe This Winter?

According to statistics, break-ins and house burglaries rise significantly during winter months – approximately by as much as 15% when UK Crime Stats compared burglaries in June to burglaries in December. Rockdoor knows that anyone wanting to mitigate the risk of being burgled would majorly benefit from investing in one of our Ultimate Series Rockdoors – as they provide the highest level of se…

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Press Glazed Technology or Clip-on Cassette Glazing for Composite Doors?

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 glaz…

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Disturbing rise in lock snapping for uPVC Doors.

A recent news article published on the BBC news website has found that lock snapping ‘a technique used to snap a lock barrel in two to gain access to a home’ has accounted for a quarter of all burglaries in West Yorkshire since 2009. Unfortunately this is not ‘new’ news in the replacement door industry, and has been a common reason many homeowners across the UK have upgraded their old u…

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Posted by: Posted in: Composite Doors | Front Doors | Security | Timber Doors |

Once upon a time I was a highly desirable symbol of class, good taste and quality. Now I’m a shadow of my former self, unable to compete with the cutting edge technology of composite doors, which combine aesthetics as stunning as mine, with minimal maintenance, fuel efficiency and ultra security. Elegant in my youth, I’m now shabby and self conscious, as I haven’t been given the TLC …

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Deaf ear for burglar alarms

Home burglar alarms are becoming a thing of the past, with more and more people regarding them as noise pollution rather than a burglar deterrent. [caption id="attachment_214" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Burglar Alarm"][/caption] 10 or 20 years ago, if an alarm was heard it would instantly result in neighbours checking the property, or calling the police to check front doors, bac…

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