A typical foam filled GRP construction has only a small section of the door which is actually solid. The door is made up from two GRP skins bonded to a sub frame which is then filled with high density foam. The Gel coated GRP skins which are bonded to the frame are vulnerable to scratching, and not easily repaired if dented.
Painted GRP skins are liable to fading and are commonly mismatched with supposedly matched frame colour, particularly on wood grains.
The SOLID CORE door is made from sixteen layers of laminated veneered timber called Kerto®. This ensures the grain is not running in one direction. The grain direction can sometimes be a weak point of timber and can lead to warping, or splitting. By using a specially orientated layup of sixteen veneers, the grain is running in multiple directions ensuring the Kerto® core has significantly increased strength, rigidity, and vastly improved security. Bonded to this are two robust coloured PVCu skins that offer a realistic wood grain effect or smooth finish in a range of colours.
The door comes complete with a Sculptured frame (Chamfered is available on request) in a choice of twenty two coloured foils as well as plain white or cream. There is also the options of a 57mm low PVCu threshold instead of the normal 77mm as well as a 24mm aluminium which can also have wheelchair ramps fitted. Timber is naturally renewable and our Timber is purchased from sustainable managed forests and can be recycled at the end of its useful life and not destined for land fill.
None of the 22 Colour variants require painting of any description. Bonded to the core are two robust coloured PVCu skins that offer a realistic wood grain effect or smooth finish in a range of colours. These skins are laminated with coloured Renolit foil, which is the same foil used on the vast majority of PVC windows and doors. The result is that the slab and frame are an exact material match.