In today’s ultra-competitive world, we understand how important added value and differentiation are for you as a developer.
At Urban Front we’ve provided our contemporary doors for many standout development projects over the years. And we take great pride in the bespoke services we offer.
But in case you always thought a door is just ‘a door’, we’re here to show you how choosing the right door (or doors) can really help set you apart. And most importantly, how it can be the difference between ‘another house’ and a ‘dream home’ for your buyers!
Read on to learn more about the benefits of working with Urban Front, our offerings & prices and a selection of some previous development case studies.
The doors in your development not only form an important part of the fabric of the building(s) in terms of aesthetics. But vital performance functions like security and durability over time.
While it goes without saying that no one wants to spend additional money on features they deem unnecessary. There is a very strong argument that investing in exceptionally high quality doors can only deliver added benefits for you and your customers in the long-run.
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
Our free design service is offered during the quotation process. We will help you choose the right doors for your project and make sure they fit into the planned budget and design aesthetic.
We provide the door, frame, handles, locks, hinges and cill all fitted.
If you scroll down to our FAQ's below, the dropdown "What's included in a doorset?" gives a bit more information about what is and isn't provided fitted.
We can create single or multiple sidelights, storeylights, boarded panels, secondary doors and so on.
We can also provide our door(s) to fit into existing aluminium or frameless glazing or make you any of these additional pieces.
All Urban Front doors are delivered with a free box of maintenance supplies as well as the fitting manual to keep for future reference. See the image for reference.
Some of our clients like to offer their buyers a choice of product finish etc. or the ability to upgrade their door if they've bought off plan. So we can provide you with a sales leaflet to help them make their decision.
We supply a variety of fitting videos to help your fitters if they have not installed one of our doors before. If necessary, we can also send someone on site to help with details before ordering and after.
Your buyers can order keys and maintenance essentials once they've moved in from our website shop here.
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.