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Three tips for choosing an energy efficient front door

June 13th 2024

As a homeowner, you’re bound to be open to trying anything that will save you money – especially in a cost of living crisis.

Something you may not have considered is changing your front door. If you’re looking to make energy efficiency improvements to your home then it’s a good place to start. After all, ineffective doors can let draughts in while letting warmth escape.

Here are three things you should know when choosing an energy efficient front door.

Changing building regulations

Some good news for homeowners is that key changes made to building regulations in England in 2022 – which focus on thermal performance and energy efficiency – mean that installers have a responsibility to ensure the products they use are going to meet required performance standards.

Products must meet increasingly strict thermal performance criteria and should be seen as a key link in the energy efficiency chain of a building.

As of 15 June 2023, doors fitted into existing dwellings must achieve 1.4 W/(m2.K).

How building regulations affect products

While building regulations do not apply directly to individual construction products, timber door products such as ours do play a very important part in helping architects, builders and developers meet the new requirements.

Manufacturers have an important role to play in ensuring their products contribute to the good thermal performance of a home.

Under the building regulations, Solidors are classed as a timber product due to its 44mm timber core with 2mm ABS skins. All Solidor products are fully compliant with the latest changes, meaning they are some of the most efficient doors on the market.

Don’t compromise, go composite

A composite door is one of the most energy efficient products you can choose.

And unlike many doors on the market, Solidor products have a solid timber core rather than one made from compressed polyurethane foam. At 48mm, timber core composite doors are thicker than other types of doors. The core comes from sustainable forests and is easily recycled.

Unlike glass reinforced plastic doors, timber core composite doors have acrylonitrile butadiene styrene skins which provide a robust thermo-plastic door skin, making them incredibly durable.

The result is a product that is far more resilient than a standard UPVC door. It means our doors are not only better at protecting homes from unwanted intruders but also better at insulating them and contributing to improved energy efficiency.

Want a front door that will make your home more energy efficient AND match your décor? Look no further, Solidor has you covered.

Visit our Door Designer to create your unique door today.


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