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Posted on June 26, 2012 by Rodney Hewitt

Ban the foam !

 

That’s the clear message within the industry with regard to Composite Doors. The majority of Composite Doors on the market today have a laminated timber frame, but the rest of the door is filled with either a memory foam or expanding foam. It is an efficient and cost effective way of constructing such a door.

 

The problem with constructing a door in such a way however is that:

1. You cannot be guaranteed to fill every area of space and so you could end up with hollow sections inside your door.

2. Foam does not have a great deal of weight or strength.

3. Foam has a tendency to disintegrate over time.

Every Composite we install is manufactured with a 50mm Solid Timber Core, that’s 16 sheets of ply-wood laminated. Not only does this give the door nearly 3 times the weight & strength, it also gives the door a far higher level of insulation, to both cold and noise.

 

So: When replacing your door, insist on a Solid Core

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