Frequently Asked Questions
The market for composite doors is huge and bewildering and here we list some vital questions you must ask first before buying a composite door. We outline the pitfalls, pros and cons of the composite door marketplace – and why The CDC composite door is different from all others.
1 – The social housing sector requires large volume production, perhaps 5,000 or 50,000 units. These doors will come mainly in 2 or 3 different colours and are fitted with a standard clear backing glass. They are price-driven, usually put together very quickly and often fitted with the cheapest locks and hardware.
2 – The new-build sector varies from one housebuilder to the next. Budgets will decide what standard of door will be fitted. These doors will often be faced with a steel skin – which may be OK for 5 years. But the disadvantages are that the skin is about 3mm thick and when it dents you can not smooth out the dents. The paint is sprayed on, so one day it will start to flake off – see the pictures.
3 – The retail sector tends to demand a better door so it is important to choose a company that delivers value for money. The CDC composite door is a premium product both in design and the specification of its composite materials. We believe it looks elegant and offers superior performance to rivals – please check the right-hand column for the major trade accreditations and certification standards which the CDC composite door meets, especially the benchmark ISO 9001. You won’t find many other companies being as widely endorsed as CDC.