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Safestyle new and improved composite door range

The Safestyle GuardDoor composite door rangeWe kicked off 2009 with the launch of the Safestyle GuardDoor, our new range of composite doors, and now as we go into the winter season we have new and improved designs and security features to upgrade the Safestyle composite door package. The original range was launched with quite an extensive gamut of lead designs, colours and glass types, but true to Safestyle nature we don’t stand still and have added some fantastic new designs, including bevels and thermally fused tiles not previously available in the range.

The newly improved composite door range from Safestyle

Security, as ever, is one of the most important requirements of any door, so the new Safestyle composite doors have further upgraded security features, including new “Secured by Design” rated handles to give the doors further robustness. If you remember, the Safestyle GuardDoor launched with the highest available British Standards for security and durability in domestic doors, the PAS 23 and PAS 24, and now with these latest new security upgrades, our composite doors are even more secure for our customers’ peace of mind.

Amongst the expanded glass design ranges are stunning new bevels and fusion tiles. These thermally fused tiles are small works of art in themselves, made from coloured glass pieces which are fused together under very high temperatures, giving a startling effect to the finished product, and with various colours available.

New arched head formation example glass designsVariety of colours is one of the most attractive aspects of the entire Safestyle composite door range, with all GuardDoors available in red, green, blue, black, white, and the realistic wood effects of Oak and Rosewood. The frets for glass designs can also come in the same colour as the door or white.

Finally, one of the most impressive new additions is the arched head formation, which allows you to create an array of designs around your door, including a sweeping arched glass design overhead and glass panels down the sides. This gives a stunning appearance to the entrance of the home, allowing your front door to give quite an impression!

Safestyle double glazing helping improve your security and safety

Security and safety review with Safestyle UKIf you’re concerned about you and your family’s security and safety then now’s a good time to have a review, and we’re not talking about learning karate! Today we’re looking at the various areas in your home which could be improved or upgraded, and how Safestyle can help.

With standard double glazed windows which are externally-beaded, burglars can remove the beading and sealed units to gain entry into your home. Safestyle Diamond Windows are internally beaded as standard to prevent this, as well as having the latest multi-point smooth-action security locking system for a much more robust defense against burglary. An important safety feature also available is the fire safety hinge, which allows a window to double as a fire escape exit.

The security level of doors is dependant on several factors, one of which is “key differs” – the number if different key shapes for your lock. Obviously the greater the number of different keys, the greater the security factor, as the less likely someone will have a key that will open your lock. Safestyle residential doors are fitted with 6-pin key locking cylinders for improved security and are of the highest grade achievable for durability, key-related security and maximum number of key differs. Safestyle doors are also fitted with security hinges which can not be removed, critical for the security of outward-opening doors in particular. For an interactive demonstration, see our Safestyle door viewer.

Composite doors
If you want an even greater security upgrade, as well as further improved durability, then the Safestyle composite door – the GuardDoor – is ideal for you, with its British Standards Kite Mark ratings BS PAS 23 and BS PAS 24 being the highest achievable for domestic door security and durability. What’s more, you can choose from a greater range of colours as well as the standard White and the realistic wood effects of Rosewood and Oak, you can choose to have your door in either Red, Blue, Green, or Black.

For the best security and safety improvements for your home, check out the Safestyle website now for the latest double glazing offers to help you save money!

A closer view of Safestyle doors

The new Door Viewer from Safestyle UKSafestyle’s latest technological innovation is an online one, the new interactive Door Viewer showcases an example from our standard range of residential doors in action, and in much more detail than you’ve ever seen before. If you’ve ever wondered about the intricacies of locking systems, or how a security hinge functions, or what role hook locks and roller cams play… or any other detail you can think of, well now you can take a look at exactly that!

Look at all the features of a Safestyle door close-upEach door feature is accompanied by useful little snippets of interactive information to tell you how each component works, what relevance it has to the door functionality, and the design features that go to make up a Safestyle residential door.

You can take a closer look at the locking handle mechanism and see how it locks and unlocks, or view the other high security devices such as the deadbolt, claw locks and roller cams in action, as the mechanisms engage and disengage.

Click on each door component for more infoAnother interesting feature is the security hinge, which you can view a close-up of it’s opening and closing movement, and if you click on the hinge itself you’ll see several small info icons which, when clicked on, will display various bits of information on various aspects of the hinge itself. This useful little info feature is available on most of the other door components in the viewer.

Zoom in and take a closer look at Safestyle doors with our new Door Viewer today!

Safestyle UK launch new composite door range

Safestyle launches new GuardDoor composite door rangeSafestyle are making a grand entrance to 2009! Our continuous endeavours to improve the technology and materials of our double glazing windows and doors have resulted in the latest range of brand new composite doors, the Safestyle GuardDoor!

The new composite door is the culmination of many developments in differing technologies and processes, but at the heart of its robust construction is a laminated timber sub-frame, stronger than single-piece timber, and a high-density energy-saving insulating core, that is almost as good as cavity wall insulation. This is skinned with high-impact, dyed-through Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) panels, incorporating patented ColourFusion™ technology, which ensures that the through-coloured surface is highly resistant to damage, wear and the elements. The edges of the door are stylishly protected by the EdgeGuard™ system.

Composite doors from Safestyle UK - the new GuardDoorAnother interesting GuardDoor technology is FlushGlaze™, which is a unique glazing system without unsightly gaskets or vulnerable beading. This improves the appearance of your composite door as well as the important security aspect!

Tested and certified to British Standards PAS 23-1 and PAS 24-1, our GuardDoor has achieved the very highest security, performance and durability ratings possible for domestic doors. This makes for a virtually unparalleled door system which is not only incredibly durable and long-lasting, but with its strength and locking systems, it is an ideal product for the security conscious. All while retaining a beautiful appearance with a look of classic elegance and nobility.

The range itself consists of 12 doors, and all are available in 7 different colours: red, greed, blue, black, white and the wood effects of Oak and Rosewood, which are highly realistic. Eight of the doors – the Amersham, Canterbury, Cheltenham, Exeter, Gloucester, Oxford, Stratford and Windsor – all have glazing options, while the remaining four – the Aylesbury, Richmond, Warwick and Worcester – are fully solid doors without glass. Glazing options for the GuardDoor are quite wide and varied, with some doors having over 20 designs specifically created for them, ranging from textured obscure glass to coloured glass, bevels, fret and lead designs.

The improved energy saving aspects of the GuardDoor, with its highly thermally-efficient insulation core, make for an excellent package when coupled with Safestyle’s ‘Energy Saving Recommended’ Diamond Window, which saves 90% heat loss and helps reduce household energy bills. Imagine all the energy and money that could be saved, not to mention the reduced impact on the environment, if all the nation had Safestyle double glazing technology in their homes!

Safestyle surveys customer feedback

Having won the G06 Best Customer Care Award and the G07 Installers of the Year Award and set up our website Customer Reviews section, we’ve been keen to get even more feedback from our customers to help improve our products and service.

We appreciate the value of customer feedback so whenever we’re asked for a free quotation, we also give our website visitors the option of completing a very quick and easy survey to glean some indication of their views and what’s important to them. The survey has been completed on average 1 in every 5 times that a quotation is requested, and we’ve found the results during 2008 so far have been interesting.

We’ve seen that around two thirds of survey respondents came to our website primarily for a quotation, while the remaining mainly wanted information, and that’s along similar lines of our belief that many people use our site as an information source as well as providing them with a quote.

When asked the main reasons for looking for replacement double glazing, the main response was “My windows and doors are old and need replacing”, followed by “To improve the appearance of my home”, “To save money on heating bills” and “To increase security and safety”.

Many people we surveyed had actually lived in their home for 5-10 years, while a significant proportion less than 6 months, so it seems that people are looking to improve their homes regardless of the amount of time they’ve lived in them.

We’ve found satisfaction in the fact that the majority of visitors found what they wanted on the website straight away, with nearly half thinking our site “looked great”, while a smaller but significant section thought looks were not important but rather they get what they wanted from their Safestyle web experience.

It was interesting to see that many people look for quotes online and sometimes already have one or more quotes from other companies, which shows that in this day and age of the internet that people are being intelligent with their research and want to make the right decision when making an investment in something as important and impacting as energy saving windows and doors. We’re proud that we can always say with huge confidence that we will beat any genuine like-for-like quote!

The main reason cited by visitors wanting a quote from Safestyle UK was overwhelmingly our distinctive advertising, followed by the influential factor of Safestyle being a big, national company, and also that we do great offers (who could ever forget our “BOGOF” campaigns!).

When quizzed on which factors most influence their choice of double glazing supplier, the biggest percentage – around a third – of survey respondents stated that “price” was the most crucial factor influencing them (again our pledge to beat any genuine quote is vital here), as you would expect in the current economic climate, while “product quality” followed a close second, well ahead of the next main reason which was “customer service”. “Reputation” is currently a small but influential factor and we’re hoping that all our efforts to improve products and customer care will mean many more people recommending Safestyle UK to their friends and relatives.

Speaking of which, over 95% of respondents said they would or might recommend us to their friends – an endorsement there which we’re very happy to hear – and we’re doing all we can to improve our uPVC products and double glazing services to make sure everyone will want to recommend us!

Check out our Safestyle Customer Review Centre to see what our customers are saying and the feedback we’re receiving.