As the composite door market has opened up more companies have emerged but they seem to offer little in the way of new developments, nor do they back up their green claims. Solidor now believes it’s time to stand up!
Solidor was developed by Nice Door Panels 5 years ago and while a significant proportion of the industry has adopted the Nan Ya foam filled slab, Solidor have continued to develop their unique solid timber-core based door. Given the fact that high performance door skins are bonded to a timber core in their UK manufacturing facility, the company is able to offer any colour inside or out including foiled oak and rosewood and there is also no restriction on glass type.
The company also back’s up its environmental claims with a ‘Green Promise’ which is also supported by the fact that the company specifies a 5-chambered Kömmerling/KBE door frame that’s extruded with a lead-free compound with each slab. Also the timber core can be recycled at the end of its life, unlike the foam filled door blanks. Solidor also enforces a stringent recycling programme including off cuts, packaging and shared transport.
Solidor was also the first in the sector to adopt Werbar from Window Widgets, a recycled PVCu window energy reinforcement bar. As you would expect from a high performance door, Solidor also carries the latest specifications including PAS23/24 and the factory is ISO9001:2000 accredited.
Gareth Mobley, managing director comments: “We’ve been a long established player in the composite door market and that has allowed us to make some unique developments in our product and service. We want to offer something that little bit special to the installer at the right price and support it with a real ‘green’ philosophy, as our newly updated website shows.”