Modern living dictates modern styles, a statement which also applies when considering doors. For generations the typical “Englishman’s home has been his castle” and the castle to which most of us have aspired to has been a modest home of our own, with its own front door and a little bit of land for privacy purposes
A door is defined as an entry means that incorporates a locking mechanism and hinges, but what is a modern or contemporary front door is it modern or contemporary in its construction, or, should it be the style which dictates whether it is defined in this manner.
Style is timeless and can only continue improving, with changes that make the door look different in appearance, the operating functions will undoubtedly continue to improve but their primary functions remain constant.
The construction of doors have developed and changed through the use of new and innovative materials, timber, UPVC , aluminium, steel and fibreglass and the latest being a combination of a number of materials to produce the “Composite” Door. The process of manufacturing composite front doors uses modern machinery and bonding techniques in a quality controlled environment. This allows the creation of strong sturdy doors that are virtually maintenance free and which have a life span estimated at thirty plus year. This is possible because their construction incorporates a hardwood reinforced sub frame, and a high density polyurethane foam core for high thermal and sound insulation, clad each side with a through coloured highly durable GRP skin. These doors also have the added benefit of pre-engineered frames that ensure a perfect fit every time, plus as a minimum multi adjustable hinges and secure three point locking systems for additional security.
Entrance doors are the main focal point to any home or building’s exterior, so, ensuring that the design and style suits its architecture is really important. The front door is one of the first design elements that guests see when arriving at home or office and it should be inviting and aesthetically pleasing to match the properties exterior whilst still fulfilling its primary functions of providing security and being, durable and weather resistant.
Developers of new builds both domestic and commercial, often choose modern styles to enhance their developments, providing a quality finish to increase their value. With the resurgence of such properties as barn conversions, apartment and loft apartments often the more traditional patterns of doors do not fit with the “modern” living which requires a slick “Hi-tech” appearance. Fortunately, many older properties do lend themselves to a more fashionable, current look and the fitting of new contemporary modern front doors will often substantially increase the value of an older home.
In the majority of instances, that which is considered modern or contemporary when describing a door is defined by –
- The face finish -vertical grooved matchboard is currently very popular.
- The glazing – the size, the shape and the number of the external glazed panels, which are set in different locations on the door face.
- The hardware – which is invariably bold and futuristic in appearance.
The Global door range of door styles is pretty extensive providing options suitable for all locations including contemporary external doors which would match the requirements of any modern lifestyle. Visit the Global door web site, use the door designer facility and you will find the diamond, the four square, the circle, the three square and the twin side all of which are certified “security by design” and PAS 23 & 24 they may be contemporary external doors, but they are as solid and durable as any traditional pattern door. To assist in personalising your door Global Door also offer a range of seven timber grained colours, forty two glass patterns and a multitude of accessories, in a choice of chrome, gold or black.
Contemporary living deserves the best, we invite you to investigate the Global Door range and we are sure that you will not be disappointed.