Rather than being foam-filled, a Solidor composite door has a 48mm solid hardwood core. This gives the door a solid feel that you just don’t get with lesser quality composite doors, and lets you feel the quality of the door every times its opened. Timber core doors are also proven to be more resistant to warping and bowing.
Although best known for their ultra modern ‘Italia’ range of doors, Solidor offer the largest range of door styles in the UK, which means they offer many traditional styles as well. The cottage range is particularly popular for replacing original cottage doors, which most manufacturers struggle with due to the odd sizes.
Who needs a showroom when we have such a comprehensive gallery of real life Solidor’s for you to look at? We recommend browsing through the gallery before making a decision, as these high res images show the doors in their natural state.
We think you’ll agree from viewing these images that these doors make a very impressive entrance once fitted!
Nobody could accuse Solidor of not being versatile!
They also offer a range of more bespoke items, including stable doors (available across two thirds of the entire door range), French or double doors (both 50/50 split and offset options) and arched doors as well. If you need something a little out of the ordinary, the Solidor range is definitely for you.
Oh, and Solidor also have the largest colour range available in the UK (OK now they are just showing off). The 18 colours are available on both sides of the door and 9 are available with a matching frame as well.
Personalise your door
The hardware choice for a Solidor is huge, and a great way to add some personalisation to your door.
There are the usual classic accessories available, as well as some sexy designer handles, state of the art electronic locks for tech-lovers, and if your home is quite literally a castle there is even a spooky range of black gothic hardware!
A brand new addition to the Solidor hardware range, the Radlington cill range is an innovation in the composite door market.
This deep nose sill is the perfect replacement for original timber sills. Many replacement doors sit on original timber sills, that are usually quite deep and aligned with a course of bricks. Removing these and replacing with a standard uPVC sill has never been ideal – often it requires more work on site to compensate for the floor level and some customers feel the original charm of the original sill is lost.
The Radlington cill is the answer – engineered at 55mm high and with a projection of 165mm, this sill makes it a lot quicker and easier to install to install on site and is certainly more robust than a standard cill. A standard uPVC sill in comparison is 30mm high and typically has 80mm projection.
This new cill is available for the entire Solidor range and is available in nine finishes.
This multipoint lock comes as standard on any door that is fitted with a designer handle or door knob option. This lock boasts a central latch and hooks top and bottom (similar to the Avantis), but rather than requiring a lever handle to throw the hooks this can be done by another turn of the key. This lock is very convenient and functions like an old Yale style lock – meaning you always need a key to open the door from the outside. We recommend selecting a thumb-turn cylinder if choosing this lock; otherwise a key is required every time you want to open the door on the inside. Feedback from previous customers is that this is very annoying
The Avantis lock comes as standard with any lever operated handle. One of the industry’s finest 3-point multipoint locks, The Avantis features the industries largest deadbolt, and has built in compression and dampeners to give a smooth operation. The Avantis lock is PAS24 and Police approved 9Secured by Design), and features larger hooks top and bottom to form a more secure seal into the frame.
If you are looking for a composite door that still has a traditional ‘Yale-style’ lock, then this is the option for you. This lock has a traditional rim latch at eye level (yes, just like your old timber door) but there is much more to this lock than that. Still a multipoint lock there are hooks top and bottom that automatically close into the frame when the door is shut. This automatic slam-shut feature is very handy, and a thumb-turn cylinder on the inside is fitted as standard so you don’t need to go hunting for a key when the delivery driver arrives.
Buy a Solidor fitted with a 3 star Ultion cylinder and 2 star Lock Lock handle and your door qualifies for the Solidor £5,000 homeowner guarantee. Upon registration within 14 days of installation with the manufacturer Solidor, your home will be covered for up to five thousand pounds of uninsured losses. It is required that you lubricate your Ultion lock every six months with Solidor graphite lubricant to keep the guarantee valid. Solidor offers this guarantee because they are confident that the high level of security of 3 star Ultion cylinders, and Lock-Lock will keep burglars out!
Solidor use the sleek Prolinea letterbox from Mila, which has a modern smooth finish and no ugly black gasket lines.
Fitted as standard with a slim-line, modern face fixed flag hinge that is PAS24 approved. Traditional butt hinges are also available on request.
Choose from a huge range of lever options and traditional doorknobs to compliment your door.
Upgrade to traditional handmade ironmongery and add an authentic touch to your door.
Choose from a range of stainless steel designer hardware availably exclusively on the Italia range.