Door Stop International entered the composite door market in 2008, and they have been dominating it ever since. No other UK manufacturer has come close to producing such a versatile door range and high quality product.
The manufacturing plant in Nottinghamshire is huge, so much so that Door Stop can deliver a door to site from point of order in a staggering three working days. If you are looking for a quality product at a competitive price, this could be the range for you.
Having a door that is easily reglazable is more important than you might think. Have you ever considered what might happen if the glass unit gets damaged or fails? The Door Stop patented glazing cassette can be easily removed from the inside so you can change the glass over in a matter of minutes and re-use the cassette. Anyone who remembers trying to glaze a composite door when they first emerged will tell you this is a god send!
One common problem with composite and uPVC over the years has been furniture that corrodes over time. This seems a problem nobody has ever cracked…until now that is.
This groundbreaking new hardware suite from Trojan is manufactured from 304-grade stainless steel, and comes with a 10-year corrosion guarantee. In the three years we have been using the stainless steel range we have not had one report of any corroding, so you know this is guarantee you will never have to call upon!
There are standard lever and lever pad options available, along with a range of accessories such as letterbox, numerals, chain and a door knocker. The knocker in particular is a great design as it is face fixed, so there are no ugly boltholes on the back of the door.
The stainless steel range is a prefect hardware option for any home.
The new stainless steel range from Yale takes things up another notch – this hardware range is made from marine grade stainless steel (the highest available), making it perfect for homes in coastal areas.
The Superior cylinder and Platinum handle combination is accredited with the TS007* BSi Kitemark – the most secure available for composite doors and locks.
If you are looking for hardware that is ultra secure and can face the toughest of elements, this is the range for you.
The Avocet Affinity hardware suite has a modern feel whilst still retaining an elegant quality. This is a popular suite as it comes complete with a 3D adjustable butt hinge, making this a good option if you are installing the door yourself.
The other big attraction of this hardware range is the ABS snap secure lock – widely regarded as the best cylinder on the market today. This is the only cylinder that has the TS007 3 Star rating and also the Master locksmiths association’s Sold Secure diamond standard.
This is be a good option if you are concerned about break-ins or attacks on the cylinder.
Fab & Fix are one of the longest running furniture manufacturers in the front door industry, and the fact that Door Stop offers their range is testament to their solid reputation.
The Fab n Fix range lets its reputation do the talking, and is one of the most requested hardware suites with trade customers. We think this is down to the fact that this suite is no-nonsense – good, solid quality handles and letterplates, and a very low corrosion rate makes them appealing to both homeowners and installers.
Due to its robust nature, this furniture may be worth considering if your door gets a lot of use.
|Corrosion Resistance||240 hours||1,000 hours|
|UV Light Resistance||120 hours||500 hours|
|Abrasion Resistance||5 litres of sand||18 litres of sand|
|Smear Resistance||100 double rubs||1,000 double rubs|
New for 2015, Door Stop has just released a stunning range of stainless steel contemporary hardware.
These sleek handles options are the perfect addition to the more contemporary door styles, and there is also a traditional key only option as well – a hugely popular option for many homeowners.
It seems today everybody is going crazy for the modern long bar handle, and its easy to see why. Lever handles look great on a traditional door style, but these handles just add something special to a contemporary door design.
The Door Stop offering comes with a clever internal finger pull on the inside, or you can upgrade to an internal long bar handle for an extra cost.
The look is completed with a brushed satin letterbox and designer ingot knocker.
Available with either a long or short bow handle, this is an elegant handle that really defines an entrance door.
Like the long bar suite, this suite includes the satin letterbox and ingot knocker as optional extras, and also comes with the internal finger pull. We recommend a thumb-turn cylinder with any bar style handle; otherwise you will need a key to open the door from the inside every time the door is shut.
This option is for the super contemporary property, and is a fresh new take on the traditional doorknob.
The square handle is a good size, which makes it a great feature of the door, and it is perfectly complimented by the square stainless steel doorknocker.
Customers with an eye for aesthetics are sure to love this hardware suite, and combined with the right door style and colour this is sure to turn a few heads.
We predict this suite is going to be a huge hit with customers – the reason is that for some homes a lever handle option is just not suitable. Some of the most beautiful entrance doors in the world have the classic centre knob, and for many period homes this is the only option.
The classic suite will give your door that period look whilst still maintaining the security you expect from a modern door. You can also compliment the look further with the ingot stainless steel knocker.
Door Stop offer six different locking mechanisms – please see the chart across for a comparison of each locks features. All locks meet the highest security standards, and you can even choose any locking option with any furniture suite. Please note by default we supply the Yale lock with stainless steel hardware.
No matter which lock you go for, your door will be BS6375 and PAS24 approved and have a kite marked cylinder lock as standard. You can upgrade to the Police approved Secured by Design specification with just one click – and we will still get the door to you in 3 working days.
This lock is different from the rest in that it has a traditional mortice key, so there is no Euro cylinder because the key engages directly with the multi-point lock.
This gives you two benefits – firstly the door has a traditional locking system that gives a classic feel to the door. This is a good additional if you have a period house. No cylinder also means there is no risk of forced entry by attacking the cylinder, which is the primary way that burglars try to enter a front door.
Traditionally a lever handle had to be lifted up in order for the hooks to throw into the frame at the top and bottom. The slam lock changes all of this; so that when the door is shut into the frame the hooks automatically throw into the doorframe.
This is peace of mind that the door is secure as soon as it is shut, and it can be bolted from the inside by a simple turn of the key.
This cylinder is one of the best available on the market, and has gone through an impressive array of tests. The cylinder is anti-bump, anti-snap, drill, pick, torque, tamper and force resistant.
This cylinder also comes with an impressive 5 security keys as standard, which is why we now supply this cylinder with every Door Stop door by default at no extra cost. The lifetime warranty isn’t bad either.
The Yale Keyfree handle is a customer favourite and an innovation in door technology. This handle lets you secure the door using either the keypad or the fob (yes, you can open the door just like you would your car!).
Door Stop introduced this handle in 2010, and over the years we have found it to be extremely reliable and a real addition to any door. If you want a state of the art locking system that won’t let you down, look no further.
The future of the planet is something that Door Stop take pride in, and they take steps to ensure they are reducing their carbon footprint. That’s why all doors are offered with a thermal upgrade option to help reduce energy bills.
The welfare of the planet has always been a priority for Door Stop International, which is proven by the extensive recycling program they run at the factory. They also avoid the use of lead based additives in the manufacture of the door frames, opting instead for a calcium zinc based compound. The core of the door is also CFC-free.
Door Stop Doors are rated by the British Fenestration Rating Council, and in 2011 supplied the first A rated composite door. New energy regulations for doors mean manufacturers have to provide compliance – every Door Stop door will come with a BFRC energy rating certificate for your peace of mind.
This is not a generic document that some manufacturers provide – every individual door has an energy rating calculated based on the individual options.
Every Door Stop door exceeds current building regulations for energy efficiency, meaning that every door has a U value of at least 1.8. The U Value is a measure of the doors energy efficiency; the lower the U-Vale, the more efficient the door.
You can increase the U value and energy efficiency of a Door Stop door very easily by choosing a thermal upgrade.
Door Stop are always taking steps to reduce their carbon footprint – all doors are made right here in the UK, and delivery routes are carefully planned to minimise the amount of fuel used.
Information from HAPM (Housing Association Provident Mutual) and BRE (Building Research Establishment)
|Door Type||Expected Life||Maintenance|
|Softwood Door||25 Years||Paint, 5 Years|
|Hardwood Door||35 Years||Paint, 5 Years|
|Steel Composite Door||30 Years||Wipe Clean|
|PVC Composite Door||25 Years||Wipe Clean|
|GRP Composite Door||35 Years||Wipe Clean|
|PVC Panel Door||20 Years||Wipe Clean|
Door Stop offers a complete coloured door on both sides in both rosewood and golden oak options. All hardware is coordinated in this colour, from the threshold to the door drip and edges to give a striking appearance. This option is perfect for period and classically styled homes that do not long for white UPVC.
The Door Stop low aluminium threshold is a great addition to the door – colour coded to the frame colour in powder coated aluminium, these thresholds are part M complaint and suitable for wheel chair access.
We also recommend this threshold as standard – not only it is robust and easy to clean, it is less of a trip hazard than standard PVC thresholds
Aside from the usual glass options, Door Stop offer a range of matching composite side panels that perfectly compliment the door. Choose from the full colour and glass range – you can even select the letterbox in the side panel too.
Door Stop offer their own outer frame as standard, but there are also other options to cater for different projects or requirements. The Rehau frame is a notable addition, considered possibly the finest uPVC profile on the market. There is also a sculptured option available.