Specifier Review

Bowater produces high-end read for door ranges


Bowater Doors – one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of energy-efficient composite doors and a company of the VEKA UK Group – has boosted its marketing support for fabricators and installers with a number of comprehensive and detailed brochures that outline the benefits homeowners can gain through fitting a Bowater composite door.

There are three brochures and an in-depth commercial spec guide to support the newly relaunched Bowater collection. The three ranges include: the standard ‘Mono PLUS’ Bowater composite door, the highly-specified ‘DUO’ double rebate range and the premium ‘DUO Diamond’ range of doors with decorative triple-glazing options. Along with the Bowater ‘DUO Guard’ flood defence door.

Bowater composite doors offer the look of traditional timber combined with the benefits of modern materials. They will not crack, split or warp and will never need repainting.

The ‘standard’ Mono PLUS single rebate door offers savings on energy bills and impressive levels of security as this Bowater Composite Door has a U-value of 1.6 or less and has been approved by the official Police initiative, Secured By Design. These doors are supplied with either mortice or barrel locks that cannot be bumped, drilled or snapped.

Aside from conventional mortice and cylinder locks, the range is available with the Yale Keyfree lock system so that residents can open the door using either a remote key – similar to a car key – or entering their personal code into a keypad.

The double rebate ‘DUO’ range provides outstanding thermal and acoustic insulation with a draught-proof weather seal. The entire DUO range can achieve a U value of 1.1 – far below the industry standard and – depending on the choice of glazing –  can even be as low as 0.8.

Backed by a 10-year guarantee, the robust DUO range is designed to offer strength, security and style, with 16 styles in five rich colours and two lustrous woodgrains.
The range meets or exceeds all current British standards, including PAS23, PAS24 and Secured by Design.

The Bowater ‘DUO Diamond’ range offers all the benefits of the DUO, with an exclusive range of glass designs to provide a palette of decorative effects to give homeowners even more opportunity to personalise their door. The DUO Diamond also features high performance 50mm triple glazing as standard, supplied with the TriSeries glazing cassette which eliminates unsightly screw ports. This premium door also has the option of the Yale Keyfree lock system.

Customers can use the new, beautifully-designed suite of brochures to choose their door or visit www.frontdoors.uk.com, where they can follow the simple step-by-step stages to design their own door and can even upload a picture of their home to see how the new door would look once fitted.

Alongside the three brochures, the new marketing support available also includes a spec guide detailing the Bowater FD30s fire door and DuoGuard flood door ranges.