As the rain lashes against the windows and the wind howls around every corner – Abigail has blown in and out – Barney huffed and puffed a bit – Clodagh definitely wins the prize for the stormiest so far with the first falling flakes of the white stuff, can’t wait for Desmond the next in line.

We at GFD HQ are pretty sure that we cannot be the only ones who are beginning to think that every weather forecast sounds more and more like that Beautiful South hit “ song for whoever” the one that contains the lines

“Oh Shirley, oh Deborah, oh Julie, oh Jane
I wrote so many songs about you I forget your name
(I forget your name)
Jennifer, Alison, Phillipa, Sue, Deborah, Annabel, too
(I forget your name)”

Except none of the above names appear in the full Met Office list are included still to come from the official list we have – Eva, Frank, Gertrude, Henry, Imogen, Jake, Katie, Lawrence, Mary, Nigel, Orla, Phil, Rhonda, Steve, Tegan, Vernon and Wendy. By our calculations if the Met Office gets to use all of the selected names we have eighteen weeks to look forward to – which would suggest the Met office is anticipating winter will not end before April

If they are correct in their assessment will rarely have been a better time than now to treat yourself to a new front door – eliminate all of those draughts stop that frustrating letter plate rattling and best of all save money on your energy bills.

If you have not renewed your door for the last ten years the odds are it is showing the signs of age it may not fit quite as well as it did in fact it is generally considered that older doors can be the source of up to 11% of heat loss from any property. The figures are based upon comparison with a new composite door – a composite door as the name suggests is made up of a number of materials all selected to enhance the thermal efficiency and durability of the door. As all of the GFD Group of companies are manufactured under modern quality controlled factory conditions you can be assured they are a quality product.

In order to eliminate all of those draughts the frame and door are pre engineered to ensure a tight fit as a single unit in the factory and whether you opt for one of our –

Timber Composite Doors – timber cored Solidor Doors – such as

Solidor Conway Timber Composite Door in Red


Global Door – rigid polyurethane cored Doorstop doors – such as

Global 2 Panel 2 Angle Composite Door in Green

We here at GFD HQ guarantee that your home will be that little bit more energy efficient with any one of our doors as they are all superb at holding the elements out and the heat in. Our sincerest thoughts go out to homeowners throughout the land, who have felt the impact of this winters storms, sadly the names will be ingrained for a long time to come.