Monday, 2 September 2013

New front door

Earlier this year I blogged about getting a quote from the Anglian Home door company. Long story short - it was the sort of sales technique that makes my skin crawl. The opposite of that experience was dealing with the (aptly named) Composite Door Shop. You could fill out a virtual door designer, stating all your preferences for a bespoke service, and even with the addition of a letterbox (that Anglian couldn't manage) and swapping the location of the handle around (again, Anglian weren't sure about doing this...) we got the door exactly as we wanted it, for £1,000. Our builders installed it in less than a day.

I'll update with a picture of the outside of it when I remember to take a snap (FYI It's navy blue with silver 'furniture'). Here are a couple of shots taken early evening, showing how much light comes through now. The glass is opaque enough to let the light in, but not enough to see any detail on the other side. When I have my face up to the glass I can just make out colours but no shapes.

The door itself has multi-point locking mechanism, and if looked after should last for more than 30 years.

5 comments:

Andrew Jackson said...

Excellent ideas.It consumes less space and looking beautiful.This glass door is better enough to see any detail on the other side.

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Lee Jones said...
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Lee Jones said...

Looks great. I got ours from a local supplier I use for work that we normally buy window frames from. The bigger companies such as anglian had very little choice in designs. I'm lucky as I can fit them myself as I have no faith in some of these companies fitting skills at all, especially when it comes to front doors which need to be as secure as possible.

You cant go wrong with a composite door.

John Barringer said...

Doors keep us safe inside our homes and keep unwanted visitors away from it. This is why, opting for an efficient door is the right choice. And as any other door, no matter their make, looking after it will ensure that it's going to serve you for long. Congratulations!
John @ Beach Windows & Siding

Brittany Hubbard said...

Great ideas.It makes use of significantly less space or room looking beautiful.This clear glass door is more effective sufficient so that you can use whatever characteristic on the other guitar side.