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Solidor’s lower ‘U’ values

Solidor’s new 62mm slabs gracing the new Residence 9 door

Composite door pioneer, Solidor, has re-engineered its door slabs in a move to further lower their U-values, thanks to a new specially selected, fully sustainable species of low density wood. This includes the newly launched and market leading 0.9 W/m2K 62mm door blank for their 88mm KBE and dedicated Residence 9 door frames.

As a company that continues to innovate and lead in their respective sector, the latest developments to the make up of their composite door slabs by Solidor is all part of an on-going process. The standard 48mm door slabs now achieve a U-value of 1.35 W/m2K, well under the current Building Regulations and without the need for any foam infill.

The new 62mm slab achieves a highly impressive U-value of 0.9 W/m2K and has been designed to work with a KBE System 88 and Residence 9 door frame, with the option of specifying a Passivhaus compliant option with a few further enhancements. These include 44mm triple glazing and inserts to the door frames and these test figures have been verified independently by the internationally renowned, ift Rosenheim GmbH in Germany and by Build Check Ltd in the UK.

These latest door slabs were on show at the FIT Show in various guises and colours including Rich Aubergine, along with Winkhaus’s new patented blueMatic AV2-B battery operated automatic multi-point locking system, which is perceived by many as the next generation of keyless locking solutions for composite doors.

Pierre Mifsud, operations director of Solidor comments: ‘These are important developments for our customers and the new 62mm slab helps to further set us part and cement our reputation as the innovators in the sector. We’ve got a thirst for innovation which shows now sign of abating for our solid and fully sustainable doors.’

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Now part of Masonite International Solidor is the Door Systems Division of DW3 Products Group. Solidor itself has become the go to brand for premium, solid core composite doors, with a reputation for true product innovation and unrivalled marketing.

Residor is the new mid-market GRP composite door and is the most secure of its type in the composite door sector. Like Solidor, it’s offered with the unrivalled3 Star Ultion cylinder as standard, with upgrade opportunities to Lock Lock. Completing the three-tier product strategy is Nicedor, offering quality door panels at a strong price point.

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