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Urban Front: doors for architects

Over the last 15yrs, Urban Front have worked closely with architects on various exciting commercial, domestic and personal projects in the UK and internationally. We are involved in various stages of a project from initial planning for budgets, to floorplan stage and tenders.  

Keep reading below to learn more about the benefits of working with Urban Front as your door partner. You'll also find our full range of door specifications for download and the option to request .dwg files.

how we can help you

Investing in an Urban Front door means you are investing in every hour we have spent making our doors the best they can be.

We consider new designs, the quality of our glass, the detail of our frames and the ways in which we can minimalise visible elements to keep the doors attractive. High security is a standard feature for all our doors. We will work closely with you to achieve all the little but important details that give you the end result you want. 

Full support & design services

We provide advice at the early stages of a design build to help you choose the best Urban Front door(s) to suit your design aspiration, location and the exposure. 

And we're also delighted to offer the following:

1. Solutions for frontages and internally with advice on best product and performance 

2. Advice for eco-friendly solutions, those with budget restrictions and projects with multiple doors by developers. 

3. CAD drawings and detailed specifications 

4. Samples, visual examples and useful information through CPD presentations and material 

5. Useful and necessary advice that you can pass to your clients for your piece of mind 

Talk to a product expert

Our staff collectively have over 100 years experience designing, making and developing new ideas on doors.

We aren't just experts on our doors but on frontages as well and can advise you on elements that you hadn't even realised were important. Like how to support the front door correctly in Architectural glazing or considering the right door for an air test. 

You can contact us any time by:

  • calling our office: 01494 778 787
  • emailing us: info@urbanfront.co.uk

or using the contact form here.

RIBA CPD offerings

Since 2013, Urban Front have been part of the RIBA CPD Network.

We offer:

1. An in-house CPD seminar entitled "Specifying hardwood timber external doorsets"

2. An inspirational, RIBA certified book "Door Couture" is available from our online shop and Amazon online. 

3. A large selection of CPD certified reading materials and blogs across this website - you can view them all here.

For most of us the front door is the threshold between our public and our private lives. The Door Couture book celebrates one of the most important components in any home. Beautifully illustrated and conceived and a must have for anyone interested in design. Heinz Richardson, Jestico and Whiles Architects

pricing, features & specifications at a glance

Find a summary of all our offerings in the dropdowns below - scroll to the next section to find all our specification downloads.

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Front door specifications

e80 hinged

Suitable for renovations and new build properties where a good level of insulation is required – any location

  • Steel reinforced for extra stability and high security
  • 80mm thick with overall frame size up to 1040 x 2100mm as standard, with bespoke sizes up to 1500 x 3200mm.
  • 3D concealed hinges
  • 39mm ventilated paraffin insulation especially designed to prevent moisture build up and eliminate warping
  • Insulation value of 1.1w/m2k for door leaf
  • Double weather seal on all parts of the frame/cill
  • Hardwood laminated frame section 115 x 70mm
  • Grade 4 multipoint security locks, security keys, high grade stainless steel fittings
  • Available in all woods and designs 

e80s LPS1175 SR2

Suitable for renovations and new build properties where a good level of insulation is required – any location

  • Steel reinforced for extra stability and high security
  • 80mm thick with overall frame size up to 1040 x 2100mm as standard, with bespoke sizes up to 1500 x 3200mm
  • 3D concealed hinges
  • 39mm ventilated paraffin insulation especially designed to prevent moisture build up and eliminate warping
  • Insulation value of 1.1w/m2k for door leaf
  • Double weather seal on all parts of the frame/cill
  • Hardwood laminated frame section 115 x 70mm
  • Grade 4 multipoint security locks, security keys, high grade stainless steel fittings
  • Available in all woods and designs

e80 pivot/sprung pivot (self closing)

Suitable for renovations and new builds in semi-exposed locations

  • Steel reinforced for extra stability and high security
  • Pivot system hinge – door pivots on an offset vertical axis
  • 80mm thick with overall frame size up to 1200 x 2400mm as standard, with bespoke sizes up to 1500 x 3200mm
  • 39mm ventilated paraffin insulation especially designed to prevent moisture build up and eliminate warping
  • Automatic weather seals to the top and bottom of the door
  • Finger safe frame
  • Hardwood laminated frame section 115 x 58mm
  • Class 4 multipoint security locks, security keys, high grade stainless steel fittings
  • Available in all woods and designs

e98passiv (not available as pivot)

  • Suitable for passive houses and new build properties where a high level of insulation is required – any location
  • Certified by Passiv Haus Germany
  • Multi-axial 3D non-concealed hinges
  • 98mm thick with overall frame size up to 1100 x 2200mm
  • 59mm ventilated paraffin and PU insulation especially designed for increased insulation and to prevent moisture build up and eliminate warping
  • Tested to BSEN1154
  • Doorset certified for insulation value of 0.8W/m2k
  • Double weather seal on all 4 parts of frame/cill
  • Hardwood laminated frame section 115 x 70mm
  • Class 4 multipoint security locks, security keys, high grade stainless steel fittings
  • Available in all woods
  • Available in limited designs

e98flush

Suitable for passive houses and new build properties where a high level of insulation is required – non exposed location

  • Multi-axial 3D non-concealed hinges
  • 98mm thick with overall frame size up to 1100 x 2200mm
  • 59mm ventilated paraffin and PU insulation especially designed for increased insulation and to prevent moisture build up and eliminate warping
  • Doorset certified for insulation value of 0.8W/m2k
  • Double weather seal on all 4 parts of frame/cill
  • Hardwood laminated frame section 98 x 70mm
  • Class 4 multipoint security locks, security keys, high grade
  • Stainless steel fittings
  • Available in all woods
  • Available in limited designs
Security, hardware & features

e80 hinged, e80 pivot and e98passiv

  • Class 4 security multipoint lock
  • Each lock is also fitted with an anti-snap security escutcheon, a high security antidrill cylinder and three security keys 

e80 hinged:

  • 3D concealed hinges – multi-axial 3D concealed   hinges, maximum weight 100kg, maximum horizontal stress 360N – tested to BSEN1154
  • Double rebated frames

e80 pivot:

  • Maximum weight 400kg, tested to BS EN1154
  • Top and bottom automatic seals
  • Finger safe frame

e98passiv:

  • Multi-axial 3D non-concealed hinges maximum weight 100kg, maximum horizontal stress 360N – tested to BSEN1154
  • Double rebated door and frames

double rebated frames e80 and e98passiv

Double frame rebates and continuous silicone double base weatherseals on all four sides for enhanced security and weather tightness.

authentication stamp

  • All Urban Front doors are stamped for authentication.

optional extras

  • Mechanical self-locking multipoint lock (with latch-open option).
  • Motorised fully automated lock
  • Electric latch for automated entry
  • Finger print automated entry system
  • Concealed automatic door closers
  • Sprung pivot

internal door specifications

Urban Front specialise in making handcrafted oversized-feature internal doors hinged or pivoted up to 1.5m wide by 3.2m high. Suitable to create an impressive division between entrances and living areas, also applicable for high end commercial areas such as; exhibition halls, hotel lobbies, restaurants, etc.

specifications

  • Sizes up to 1500 x 3200mm including frames
  • Fire rated to FD30 and FD60 depending on sizes
  • Acoustic values from 36DB to 42DB
  • Maximum stability
  • 6mm natural hardwood construction on both sides
  • Matching natural hardwood frames with acoustic seals on all four sides
  • Concealed 3D hinges
  • Pivots and oversized doors available 

types

  • 3D Hinged Doorsets – single / double
  • Pocket doorsets – single / double
  • Pivot doorsets – single

overall frame sizes

  • Made to size single doorset up to 1500mm wide x 3200mm high overall frame size
  • Made to size double doorsets up to 2500mm wide x 3200mm high overall frame size

Urban Front specialise in making handcrafted oversized-feature internal doors hinged or pivoted up to 1.5m wide by 3.2m high. Suitable to create an impressive division between entrances and living areas, also applicable for high end commercial areas such as; exhibition halls, hotel lobbies, restaurants, etc.

specifications

  • Sizes up to 1500 x 3200mm including frames
  • Fire rated to FD30 and FD60 depending on sizes
  • Acoustic values from 36DB to 42DB
  • Maximum stability
  • 6mm natural hardwood construction on both sides
  • Matching natural hardwood frames with acoustic seals on all four sides
  • Concealed 3D hinges
  • Pivots and oversized doors available

types

  • 3D Hinged Doorsets – single / double
  • Pocket doorsets – single / double
  • Pivot doorsets – single

overall frame sizes

  • Made to size single doorset up to 1500mm wide x 3200mm high overall frame size
  • Made to size double doorsets up to 2500mm wide x 3200mm high overall frame size 

structure

  • Exterior layer 6mm of natural solid wood lamination
  • 44 or 54mm composite stabilizing core on natural hardwood
  • Exterior layer 6mm of natural solid wood lamination
  • Natural hardwood frames 58 x 100mm (optional bespoke size frames)

characteristics

  • Overall door thickness 54mm or 64mm on natural hardwood doorsets
  • Overall door thickness of 54mm only on painted doorsets

acoustic seals

  • Acoustic automatic bottom cill
  • Acoustic insulation value Rw from 33dB as standard to 42dB on demand

fire rating

  • Fire rating BS 476 Part 22 for FD30 and FD60 doorsets (limitation on sizes)

hardware

  • Heavy duty mortice lock with low friction latch delrin.

EN 12209

  • Non Fire Doors: multiaxial 3D concealed hinges, maximum weight 120kg, maximum horizontal stress 360N – tested to EN 1935:2002
  • Available on request: multipoint locks, fingerprint locks, fire exit quick release locks, automatic door closers, master keys, electronic cylinders, fingerprint entry system with fully automated locks.

finishing

  • Oiled or RAL painted

 

Garage door specifications

2+2 bifold

  • Up to four side folding door wings,outward or inward opening
  • Available in all of our standard e80 range door designs and all wood
  • e80 style, steel reinforced, insulated and fully weather sealed
  • Maximum structural opening 5200mm x 2400mm high
  • available only as an automated option
  • Steel reinforced for extra stability and high security
  • 80mm thick with overall frame size
  • 3D concealed hinges (outer hinges only)
  • 39mm ventilated paraffin insulation especially designed to prevent moisture build up and eliminate warping
  • Door leaf producing an insulation value of 1.1w/m2k
  • Hardwood laminated frame sections 115 x 70mm
  • Automated - locked and maintained by automation
  • Available in all woods and designs
  • CE marked to EN14351-1 

side hung

  • Two door wings, outward or inward opening
  • Available in all of our standard e80 range door designs and all woods
  • e80 style, steel reinforced, insulated and fully weather sealed
  • Maximum structural opening – 2800mm wide x 2400mm high
  • Available manual or automated
  • Steel reinforced for extra stability and high security
  • 80mm thick with overall frame size
  • 3D concealed hinges
  • 39mm ventilated paraffin insulation especially designed to prevent moisture build up and eliminate warping
  • Door leaf producing an insulation value of 1.1w/m2k
  • Hardwood laminated frame sections 115 x 70mm
  • Grade 4 multipoint security locks, security keys, high grade stainless steel fittings
  • Available in all woods and designs up-and-over
  • Maximum structural opening 6000mm wide x 2400mm high
  • Available in limited designs and timbers
  • Automated
  • Choice of all our natural hardwood or painted options
  • Two remote operators per door with multiple functions
  • Motor with integrated locking system resisting up to 300Kgs of force
  • Two multi-led light beams
  • Infra-red indicator for correct parking position 

optional extras

senso

For recording temperature and air humidity in the garage. The carriage automatically opens the door a bit if necessary, ensuring perfect circulation. When the optimal value has been achieved, the door is closed, reducing the risk of mould formation.

intelligent control technology

  • This module offers a wide variety of setting options on your smartphone or tablet by means of the Web app.

remote control

  • Four-command transmitter
  • Noticeable quality of radio control system thanks to vibration for confirmation of reception

 

Internal door specifications

Urban Front specialise in making handcrafted oversized-feature internal doors hinged or pivoted up to 1.5m wide by 3.2m high. Suitable to create an impressive division between entrances and living areas, also applicable for high end commercial areas such as; exhibition halls, hotel lobbies, restaurants, etc.

specifications

  • Sizes up to 1500 x 3200mm including frames
  • Fire rated to FD30 and FD60 depending on sizes
  • Acoustic values from 36DB to 42DB
  • Maximum stability
  • 6mm natural hardwood construction on both sides
  • Matching natural hardwood frames with acoustic seals on all four sides
  • Concealed 3D hinges
  • Pivots and oversized doors available

types

  • 3D Hinged Doorsets – single / double
  • Pocket doorsets – single / double
  • Pivot doorsets – single

overall frame sizes

  • Made to size single doorset up to 1500mm wide x 3200mm high overall frame size
  • Made to size double doorsets up to 2500mm wide x 3200mm high overall frame size 

Urban Front specialise in making handcrafted oversized-feature internal doors hinged or pivoted up to 1.5m wide by 3.2m high. Suitable to create an impressive division between entrances and living areas, also applicable for high end commercial areas such as; exhibition halls, hotel lobbies, restaurants, etc.

specifications

  • Sizes up to 1500 x 3200mm including frames
  • Fire rated to FD30 and FD60 depending on sizes
  • Acoustic values from 36DB to 42DB
  • Maximum stability
  • 6mm natural hardwood construction on both sides
  • Matching natural hardwood frames with acoustic seals on all four sides
  • Concealed 3D hinges
  • Pivots and oversized doors available

types

  • 3D Hinged Doorsets – single / double
  • Pocket doorsets – single / double
  • Pivot doorsets – single

overall frame sizes

  • Made to size single doorset up to 1500mm wide x 3200mm high overall frame size
  • Made to size double doorsets up to 2500mm wide x 3200mm high overall frame size

structure

  • Exterior layer 6mm of natural solid wood lamination
  • 44 or 54mm composite stabilizing core on natural hardwood
  • Exterior layer 6mm of natural solid wood lamination
  • Natural hardwood frames 58 x 100mm(optional bespoke size frames)

characteristics

  • Overall door thickness 54mm or 64mm on natural hardwood doorsets
  • Overall door thickness of 54mm only on painted doorsets

acoustic seals

  • Acoustic automatic bottom cill
  • Acoustic insulation value Rw from 33dB as standard to 42dB on demand

fire rating

  • Fire rating BS 476 Part 22 for FD30 and FD60 doorsets (limitation on sizes)

hardware

  • Heavy duty mortice lock with low friction latch delrin. 

EN 12209

  • Non Fire Doors: multiaxial 3D concealed hinges, maximum weight 120kg, maximum horizontal stress 360N –tested to EN 1935:2002
  • Available on request: multipoint locks, fingerprint locks, fire exit quick release locks, automatic door closers, master keys, electronic cylinders, fingerprint entry system with fully automated locks.

finishing

  • Oiled or RAL painted
Bespoke options

flush doors with flush side panels or overpanels

In order to achieve larger looking and ‘secret doors’, we’ve introduced our flush doors that have no visible frame jambs or sections where they meet a boarded panel above or to the side of the door. These doors are also flush with the frame jambs and always come in the e80 /e98 range. See image on page 83.

oversized doors – up to 1.5m x 3.2m

Our oversized external doors can be made up to 1.5m wide x 3.2m tall including frame. These doors are made as a bespoke construction, similar to our e80 range, but with bespoke steel reinforcement and insulation.

metallic finishes

We have a few different metallic copper/silver/bronze/black finishes to choose from and samples are available from our office. Please email info@urbanfront.co.uk to arrange samples to be posted to you.

pet flaps

We offer a specialist petflap solution which is invisible externally (disappears into the wood), Passive House, high security and automated.

concealed handle – option 20

If you like your door simple with no visible hardware other than the lock, then Option 20 is your solution. It’s a concealed pull handle that can be grooved into your door. This option is available on most doors, please call our office for details.

triple glazing and commercial grade security glazing

Do ask if you’d like either of the above options which are now available on all of our doorsets
and sidelites.

finger print entry systems

Quite a few of our clients are now requesting
higher security entry systems which allow entry without a physical key and entry using their phone. Do call or email us for the options available. 

sprung pivot

We now supply sprung pivots as standard.
These are suitable for pivot doors going into architectural glass and also for those needing
a self-closing option with a stand-open function. The sprung pivot doorsets come with a Corian threshold.

high-security self-locking multipoint lock

This is a self-locking 5point lock with a hold open latch option. With the flick of a small snib the lock retracts and the door works without a lock engaging. This works well if you’d like to pop out to your driveway and not worry about carrying a key with you.

Certifications

passive house

The fully certified e98passiv is a highly insulated doorset made with a steel reinforced core and achieving up to 0.8W/m2K and 32db sound insulation with an airtightness up to class 3. The doors achieved Passive House certification in October 2013.

These doors are available in most of the Urban Front contemporary door designs (including vision panels with triple glazing) and in all of our hardwoods including Iroko, European Oak, American Black Walnut and Fumed Oak. The doors are made with triple rebates, steel reinforcement and various bespoke sizing going up to a maximum of 1100mm wide and 2200mm high. 

ISO 9001 certification

With all of our audits behind us for a year or so, we are happy to announce that we achieved our ISO 9001: 2015 certification in December 2016 with certificate number 1390.

Here at Urban Front we are continuously striving to improve our procedures and quality and are extremely proud to have committed to the ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems.

Going forward we will be audited once a year to make sure that we are keeping all of our standards up to the level accepted by ISO and within the guidelines that we have agreed to. These audits are completed in our offices and workshop and cover all aspects of our working and technical procedures.

LPS1175 – SR2 for e80s

We are very pleased to announce that we have completed and achieved LPS1175-SR2 security testing for our e80sdoorset in sizes up to 1200 x 2400mm (size includes frames).

LPCB’s Window and Doors High Security scheme is carried out to Loss Prevention Standard LPS1175 and involves assessing their resistance to intruders. This standard comprises a range of manual intervention tests and can be applied to doors manufactured from most commonly available materials. The e80s withstood rigorous testing in the areas of: glass, frame and lock security including vision panels, leaf hardware and door construction.

LPS1175 is a requirement of the current Part Q building regulations.

Secure By Design

In 2017 Urban Front joined Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative, which accredits products, which are sufficiently robust to resist physical attack to deter opportunistic burglars. SBD has accredited one of our front doors, which has been certified to LPS 1175 SR2, after rigorous physical testing.

SBD Development Officer, Doug Skins said:

“This product has been tested for a more determined attack to resist tools of a higher mechanical advantage, such as claw hammers and drills – going beyond tools like screwdrivers and pliers. For a hardwood door to achieve this standard is an enormous achievement.”

the difference between LPS1175 / PAS 24 as quoted by BRE Global 

LPS1175 differs in a number of ways from PAS 24 (used in LPCB’s Residential security scheme), notably in its approach to intruders that are willing to risk making noise in their attempts to enter a property.

PAS 24 considers resistance to opportunist criminals who wish to gain entry by stealth and without making noise that might attract attention. PAS 24 does not, for example, address breaking glass as an entry method. Products approved to PAS 24 are therefore best suited to domestic properties and others with either 24/7 occupancy or high volumes of personnel passing near the door/window concerned. 

LPS1175 evaluates a product’s resistance to forced entry by a wider range of intruders, including those unconcerned about making noise. Under LPS1175, breaking glass is – as in the real world – recognised as a mode of entry for prospective thieves and is part of the assessment process.

LPS1175 approved products are therefore well suited to scenarios where criminals can either work out of sight or where they are not fearful of being spotted. It is therefore a generally more secure standard than PAS 24, and designed for door manufacturers with target market for high end residential and commercial premises.

Architects pack

To help with your research into our product range please feel free to order an Architects pack. Included in this pack is a hard back copy of our brochure, a copy of Door Couture (approved as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)) and samples of our wood finishes.  

Quotation

To get a quotation you can email info@urbanfront.co.uk, call us on (01494) 778787 or complete a quotation form

Pricing

Front door pricing

  1. Our hardwood front door prices start from £3400 + VAT which includes:

2. If you need a larger size, our pricing starts from the following:

a) Up to standard front door size for pivot/hinged 1200 x 2400mm = £4488 + VAT (plus all additional points in pricing option 1)

b) Up to oversized front door size for pivot/hinged 1500 x 2700mm = £7048 + VAT (plus all additional points in pricing option 1)

Garage door prices

Garage door prices vary depending on the type of garage door you are specifying in addition to the design, size and finish. 

Please find below starting prices for garage doors in the different door types: 

Up and Over garage doors in European Oak at 2500mm x 2400mm in a Parma design from £14,000 + VAT 

Side hung garage doors in European Oak at 2000mm x 2100mm in a Parma design from £9500 + VAT 

Bi-fold garage doors in European Oak at 4000mm x 2400mm in a Parma design from £24,000 + VAT 

These indication prices exclude handles and delivery but do include automation for the side hung and bi-fold options. 

Internal door prices

Internal door prices vary depending on the choice of design, finish, size and whether or not they are FD30 or FD60 (fire ratings). 

As an indication please find some examples prices for our hardwood internal doorsets. 

Raw internal doorset (including frame) in European Oak up to 1000mm x 2400mm £2068 + VAT 

Root internal doorset (including frame) in American Black Walnut up to 1000mm x 2100mm £2650 + VAT

Ordering

How do i place an order?

Orders need to be placed by phone or email. We require 50% of the total invoice to secure the order and to have it placed into production. We take payment by credit card or bank transfer.

What is your lead time/how long does it take to get a door?

Our lead time varies throughout the year depending on how busy we are. Our normal timings are:

  • between 8-10 weeks for a standard design
  • up to 12 weeks for doors going international
  • up to 12 weeks for some garage doors & metallic doors.

You will be informed at the quotation and/or ordering stage if there are any forseeable changes to this timing structure.

When do we need to pay for doors we have ordered?

We require 50% at the time of order and 50% just before delivery.

What payment types do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards including American Express, bank transfers and cheques.

What happens once i've placed an order?

Within three days of placing an order, you should receive your CAD drawing for sign off. We are only able to send these out if you have given us your final sizes.  Once the CAD drawing is signed off, the lead time we stated on your quotation will start.

Can i cancel my order?

As long as we have not made your door, yes you are able to cancel your order. However, if we have sent you CAD drawings there may be a small admin charge.

Can I make changes to my order once it’s been placed?

Yes, as long as you have not signed your CAD drawings or the door is not made yet and we are able to make a change.

Request CAD .dwg files

We're very happy to supply CAD .dwg files. Follow the link below and select the option in our General Enquiry form to request them.

request CAD .dwg files

download centre for architects

We've grouped our specification downloads into 5 sections below. Please feel free to download and review as many as needed.

Front Door Specifications

e80 door specification sheet

Download

e80 pivot door specification sheet

Download

e98passiv door specification sheet

Download

e80s door specification sheet

Download

e98flush door specification sheet

Download

Garage Door Specifications

bifold garage door specification sheet

Download

side hung garage door specification sheet

Download

up and over garage door specification sheet

Download

Internal Door Specifications

internal door specification sheet

Download

Cill & Frame Sections

e80 cill section

Download

e80 pivot cill section

Download

e80 door frame section

Download

e80 door section

Download

Door Finishes

metallic finishes specification sheet

Download

fumed oak colour variations

Download

Beyond the obvious functionality, front doors have long had strong symbolic and aesthetic roles to play in the design of our homes. Their contemporary role is no different yet the messages have changed. The beautifully designed, Door Couture book inspires us to think in greater detail about the role it now plays and how this translates into the ever important first impression. Expert in sustainable architecture and TV Presenter, Oliver Heath