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Frequently Asked Questions: Doors

Frequently Asked Questions: Doors

Planning your new doorway can include front/back doors, glass doors, patio doors, french doors or bi-fold doors, will always raise questions that need answering, there’s the size, cost and style of the door. Riverdale Windows have answered most FAQ’s briefly below to give you a quick understanding.

How much does installing a new front door cost?

The cost of installing a new front door will differ dependant on the type of door you want to install. The size, the style, material used, any glass features, locking system, and the cost of adapting any current structure in place on the property.

What is the standard size of a front or back door in the UK?

The standard doorway in a home in the UK has doors that are 30″x78, 32″x80, 33″x78, 34″x82, 36″x84. Generally, most external doors are 44mm – 54mm thick but can be up to 70mm.
If you are unsure of the size you will need, our surveyors will be able to measure your existing doors and advise on the size and style of door that will fit just request a quote today to arrange your home visit.

Coloured uPVC Doors & Windows

Can you paint a uPVC door?

If you are thinking about painting an old uPVC door you might want to consider replacing the existing door with a new composite / uPVC door as they are available in a huge range of colours, we also offer bespoke colours and colour match (choose from our RAL chart). Please read more about painting windows and doors here.

What is the difference between composite and uPVC doors?

Composite doors are made up of a mixture of materials including solid timber, reinforced steel, uPVC and other elements. uPVC doors are purely made from that one material, the other main difference is the price you pay. uPVC tends to be cheaper than composite, however, composite doors offer customers a higher level of home security, thermal efficiency and durability.

Can I Paint Plastic Garden Furniture?

Composite is by far the most secure type of door, their frame is reinforced to protect against break-ins and as standard come designed with the highest door security specifications, including 11-point locking systems, 2 steel hoots and 1 deadbolt, 2 pre-compressed rollers, 2 anti-lift bolts and 3 high security hinges.

If you have any questions regarding uPVC windows, doors, or conservatories then please get in touch and we would be happy to help.

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