At Newlite, We offer some of the best selling composite door brands in the UK. To help you choose we are going to discuss the differences between Truedor or Solidor Composite Doors. Both Solidor and Truedor products offer you a quality composite door that is highly secure, of great quality and built to last.
Choosing between Truedor or Solidor Composite Doors.
There is no ‘best’ door on the market as every customer requirement is different. However, composite doors differ in engineering, quality of components and longevity. For instance, all our composite door ranges differ is in the colours available, the styles you can buy and the various hardware options available. This is why we choose to offer you a choice of products, so the majority of the options available are covered.
One of the most important elements of the composite door is the core. This can be either a high-density foam or a solid timber core. Again there is no better product when both door types meet or exceed the latest security standards. However, a solid thick timber core found in Solidor doors, is better than the synthetic core of the Truedor. As well as being solid timber, it also gives a more solid ‘thud’ when closing the door, making it feel more like a real wood door too.
Therefore a foam core will give you a more cost-effective door. An engineered timber solid core will give you a heavier feel door that arguably is more in line with a real wood door especially when you knock on the door and feel the solid timber core inside. So for this reason, Solidor is the more quality product overall.
Your choice of product will depend on what styles are on offer, the glass patterns available, the handle and locking options and of course, what you like the look of the most.
Outer frame considerations with a composite door.
All composite doors feature a PVCu outer frame. Typically this is the outer frame available with regular PVCu doors that are used to house the composite door leaf. There are many different PVCu systems companies such as Liniar, Rehau, Kommerling, Synseal, Decueninck and others. All these different PVCu profiles can differ in their choice of aesthetic, wood grain foil choices and other colour options.
Your choice of composite door, therefore, may also come down to the outer frame and especially if you already have PVCu windows installed and want to keep to a similar appearance for the frames.
What is best? Truedor or Solidor composite doors.
Both Truedor and Solidor composite doors are made in the UK. Truedor is endorsed by Channel 4’s “Restoration Man” George Clarke. Solidor is one of the finest composite doors you can buy offered in a huge range of colours, styles and of great quality. The styles of Solidor offer a bigger choice, better colours and outstanding Heritage finishes too. Solidor also come as fully glazed French Doors for the back of your home.
Advantages of Truedor Composite Doors.
- Multi-point locking as standard with additional hinge side triple dog bolts.
- Comes in Traditional, Cottage, Harmony, Contemporary and Fire Doors.
- Foiled Frame, white inside in Brown, Black, Grey and Cream.
- Woodgrain colours in Rosewood and Golden Oak.
Truedor composite doors feature the latest fitted locks meeting the requirements of PAS 23/24 standards. They also meet BS EN ISO 1303 Building Hardware – Cylinders for Locks.
A Truedor composite door is fitted with a special dog bolt system. The hinge side of the door has two triple hinge bolts that engage to provide security on both sides of the frame.
Advantages of Solidor Composite Doors.
- 20 different colour options.
- Solid engineered 48mm core.
- Comes with designer door furniture
- Sculptured or Chamfered frames.
- Highly contemporary designs are available.
Solidor composite doors feature the Ultion Lock. Widely regarded as the UK’s leading locking cylinder system, Ultion provides superior door protection. Ultion actively senses an attack and engages a hidden lock even when the cylinder has been snapped twice. It stays locked when locked and gives you the ultimate peace of mind security.
As you can see, all our composite doors offer industry-leading levels of security with locks, cylinders and handles manufactured from the best known names in security such as ERA and Ultion.
They are extensively tested for security using many different methods of attack to ensure protection for your home.
Therefore a Solidor composite door will give you the overall better product in terms of design, top-of-the-line hardware, top-class door cylinders and the varied styles and colours.
Contact us today for a brochure, a quotation and to find out more about our Truedor and Solidor range of composite front doors.