Our range of exterior doors
At St. Ives Windows, we offer a wide range of highly secure doors, from elegant front doors to bifold doors that open onto your patio.
Our doors are manufactured at our state-of-the-art facility in the UK, which means they can be made to your exact specifications. From the exact size, to the colour, material and decorative features you want, our team ensures you get the perfect door to suit your needs. All our quality products are installed by expert engineers for a professional finish.
When it comes to choosing doors, we know security is a top priority, which is why we participate in the police’s Secured By Design initiative. You can be sure that you are getting high-quality doors that are very difficult to break into.
Composite doors are one of the most secure options for your front door. These doors are made of a combination of materials, which are fused under high pressure to create an extremely hard-wearing material. When fitted with one of our multi-point locking systems, they’re very secure and come in a range of styles and finishes.
When it comes to back doors, we have styles to suit all sorts of homes. This includes sliding patio doors, French doors that can be opened wide on sunny days, modern bifold doors and even stable doors that are great for homes with kids or pets. Visit our local showroom and you can see how some of these doors work.
What's the most secure front door available?
There’s no doubt that when you are choosing a front door, security is your top priority. There are two main things you need to create a strong door: the right material and a good quality lock. Composite doors are some of the strongest doors you can choose, but people tend to opt for the former as it’s lower maintenance and looks good for longer. You also need a high-quality lock with a multi-locking point system, as this will be much harder for an intruder to pick.
What’s the best way to protect doors from intruders?
A strong door with a good quality locking system will present a challenge to any potential intruder and can be a good deterrent. At St. Ives Windows, we build doors that comply with the police-led Secured By Design initiative, so you can be sure of a high level of security. But you should also take a common-sense approach to security by keeping expensive items out of sight and making sure your home looks occupied when you go away for extended periods.
Should I invest in a new front door?
A new front door increases your kerb appeal and can improve the outside appearance of your home. If you are thinking of selling in future, it’s certainly worth considering a replacement, as it’s one of the first things that potential buyers see.
A high-quality front door also provides enhanced security, and because our doors are energy efficient, they can help keep your home cosy and cut your utility bills.
Are front doors thermally efficient?
There are a few things to check to help you determine whether a front door will be thermally efficient. Government legislation states that newly-installed composite doors need to have a heat loss rating, or U-rating, of less than 1.8W/m2k. The lower the U-value, the better. Some doors also have an energy efficiency scale, with A+ doors being the most efficient, and the scale going down to G, which is the lowest rating.
It’s worth investing in quality when it comes to front doors, as they keep your home insulated and weatherproof, preventing heat loss and reducing the noise from outside your home.
What type of patio door should I choose?
There are lots of options for doors that lead from your house to your outdoor space. Sliding patio doors have long been a popular choice, as they take up limited space, but it’s worth remembering that they don’t open fully. Bifold doors give you a bigger opening to get in and out of the garden and can fold up against the wall. French doors are another option to consider, as you can open them wide and let in lots of fresh air. The best thing to do is visit our showroom so you can see some of these doors and try them out for yourself.
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