Why would any developer spend more on products like doors if they don’t have to? A door is ‘a door’ right? We are hoping to sway any of you developers out there to the idea that doors form an important part of the fabric of a building and are just as essential to performance and maintenance as other main elements in a new build.
Making sure you stand out as a developer and that your buyer then stands out in turn is definitely the way forward. We all appreciate that added value and differentiation are essential but what could a good quality door add to your build? Here is a list that we hope you all agree is worth considering:
As a developer:
So, if a door is the first thing a buyer sees and experiences on their visit to a new home, surely creating a beautiful entrance can be the difference between a house being just that or someone’s dream home.
No doubt at all that buyers are becoming more savvy, the majority - certainly after a certain price point are looking for better quality, better designed products and are less willing to compromise. We have always believed people will pay a premium for a better specification, they do really care about the quality of the fabric of the building not just the finishing items. Robin Squire, Bristol Regional Managing Director of Acorn Property Group
Design Service: this is a free service which is offered during the quotation process. We can help you choose the right doors for your project that fit into the right budget and design aesthetic.
The doorset: door, frame, handles, locks, hinges, cill all fitted. If you scroll down to our FAQ's there is a bit more information about this.
Additional pieces: side lites, storeylites, boarded panels, secondary doors etc. We can provide our door to fit into existing aluminium or frameless glazing or make you any of these additional pieces.
Maintenance Box: all doors are delivered with a quality maintenance box containing maintenance supplies and the fitting manual for future reference for keeping in a garage or storage. See picture to the left.
Leaflet about the door for selling purposes: Some of our clients like to offer their buyers a choice of product finish etc and the choice to upgrade their door if they've bought off plan, so we can provide you with a leaflet to help them make their decision.
Fitting Videos: We supply a variety of fitting videos to help your fitters if they have not fitted one of our doors before. If necessary, we can also send someone on site to help with details before ordering and after.
An Online Shop: Your buyers can order keys and maintenance essentials once they've moved in from our website shop here.
People are realising the need for quality, and are more understanding that it comes at an increased price. In recent years we have found our overall product is more niche and people are prepared to pay more in order to buy something that is different to the norm and that they can be proud to own.
Director of TG Designer Homes, Teresa Ralph
Here is an indication on our pricing structure. We offer Trade Discounts to developers so please do ask one of our Sales team. Scroll over the images to see the prices.
Yes we do.
The price package examples above show the retail price of our doors. For developers we give pricing discounts for quantity and type of doorset purchased. We also do pricing based on how many projects you work with us on a year.
Our usual delivery time is 8-12weeks depending on the type of door you have ordered. However, if you are in need of doors quicker please ask as we are sometimes able to make doors in 6weeks or less.
Yes this is possible but any design we come up with would have to be something that can be made in the same manufacturing processes that we currently use.
Maintenance depends on the door finish chosen but looks a bit like this:
Painted RAL doors - approximately 4-6yrs before they need repainting
Liquid metal doors - need waxing every 3-6months - this can be done in 20mins
Oiled hardwood doors - need oiling anything between every 2months to once a year depending on location
Lacquered hardwood doors - approximately 4-6yrs before they need re-lacquering and this can take a few days to complete.
The most cost effective doors we make are the painted RAL doorsets.
If you are looking to keep the price of the doors down, then you should stick to standard sizes, and go with our simplest designs like the Raw, Porto, Parma and Terano. You can see these doors by clicking here
Standard sizes are usually 1040 x 2100mm, 1200 x 2100, 1040 x 2400mm, 1200 x 2400mm. These sizes are for the door and frame and include cills.
All of our doors are delivered as two pieces, with the door leaf in a plywood box and the frame wrapped separately. This is to make it easier to fit the frame and then fit the door into the frame.
We don't recommend leaving the doors in the boxes for long. Advice about this is explained clearly on the box.
Our doors are always made to include:
The Door, frame, hinges, locks, any additional features like finger print entry/ alarm sensors/ door knockers, and door viewers.
What is not fitted:
The glass into the frame of any sidelites or storeylites, these are left tacked in so that you can screw behind the glass when fitting. If in doubt, we have videos on fitting glass and pivot doors etc so please ask us to send them to you.
Our doorbells are not fitted , as they are only a push button and not the actual chime feature.
We spend a lot of time with our clients suggesting doors and various options to help you keep within budget and still get the best looking product you can.
This service is free during the quotation process and we are able to provide photoshopped images of how this will look on your development too.