When Mrs Chippendale decided to replace her front door, she knew she wanted a Solidor. “I’m from Holland, where building finishes are way ahead of the UK,” she explained. “I’m used to modern, clean lines and I knew that a Solidor door would give me exactly that.”
Indeed a Solidor is a perfect choice for the style-conscious homeowner. With the beautiful appearance of timber and all the benefits of low maintenance composite materials, Solidor is the only hardwood timber core composite door made in the UK. A robust thermo-plastic door skin means Solidor customers need never worry about the colour chipping, cracking or fading. And with a ‘Secured by Design’ accreditation, a national Police security initiative, a Solidor front door offers peace of mind when it comes to security.
Mrs Chippendale has lived in her mock Tudor property for ten years and a new front door is part of the first wave of changes making up her home improvement project. “We plan to be here for another four to five years and want to maximise the value in the house before deciding to sell. Upgrading the whole house is quite a big undertaking for us, so we’ve split it into two phases – the first phase is underway now. We’re having everything done inside, from new marble-effect floors to freshly decorated walls, and to make the most of the property’s kerb appeal from the outside we’ve chosen to change all 13 windows and the front door. The second phase will be an extension to the rear, with bi-fold doors out to the garden.”
Eden Windows, a Premium Solidor installer, was recommended to Mrs Chippendale by a friend. “The look we’re going for is complementary tones of grey, with black and white as our accent colours,” Mrs Chippendale told us. “The windows we’ve chosen are anthracite grey, so we opted for a matching Solidor Palermo door. The surveyor from Eden Windows came to measure up for the door and we were really happy when he told us we could have anthracite grey outside with white inside, so that we can keep the interior neutral.”
On the day of the installation, Mrs Chippendale was impressed with Eden Windows: “The fitters came on time, they were very professional and worked very neatly. The door was installed really nicely, with absolutely no damage to the surrounding area – I couldn’t believe we didn’t have any paint to touch in. We are genuinely thrilled with our new door and would recommend both Solidor and Eden Windows to anyone.”