This article was published on November 18, 2019
When we decided to launch a new range of wooden front doors, there were a few boxes that we needed to tick. The doors needed to:
Also, when you name a range the ‘Prestige Collection’, you need to be sure that the doors live up to their billing. Because, when you’re talking quality, it doesn’t get much better than Prestige as a label.
By opting for insulated wood, we’re confident that we’ve come up with the perfect complement to our Signature Collection. One that offers prestige benefits at an affordable price. In addition, this range comes with 0% interest free credit over a 12 month period.
If you decide that a Prestige wooden front door is the right door for your entrance, first of all, great choice. They look good, right? Secondly, beyond the aesthetics, here’s what you’re getting:
Each Prestige door is manufactured at the ERW workshop to meet the exact specifications of your entrance. Your door also comes factory finished, fitted with all hardware and ironmongery and delivered in an engineered redwood frame – the same frames used in our Signature range. This ensures a fuss-free installation with minimum disruption to your home.
Because the last thing you want is to spend a full day without a front door while installers try to make it fit correctly.
What does that mean?
It means your door is incredibly efficient at keeping warm air in your home, thus saving you money on heating bills. The lower the U-value, the more energy efficient the door is. It’s a requirement for all new doors to have a U-value of 1.8k (m2k) or less. Our insulated wooden doors far exceed that requirement.
We could have gone for 10 or even 20 colours to choose from. But then we’d risk not having the colour you want. And we wouldn’t want that to happen. With 150 colours, there’s a very good chance you’ll find the right one for your entrance.
Once you’ve chosen a colour, we apply it in our factory using a water-based micro-porous paint to deliver superb colour retention. This paint also allows for easy redecoration. So if you ever want to freshen up or change the colour of your door, you’ll only need one coat to do it.
Insulated wood is naturally secure by design. By adding TS007 1 Star Kitemarked Euro cylinder locks – accredited to BSEN 1303:2005 – to doors, we’ve created an impenetrable barrier against unwanted intrusion.
If those numbers don’t mean anything to you, just know that your door locks securely into the hinge and frame, at the top, middle and bottom.
A thermally efficient door is only beneficial if drafts around the door and frame are eliminated. Our energy-efficient seals are tested and approved to BS6375 Part 1 to keep heat in and cold out.
Each door is factory glazed to the highest standards using low emissivity glass, tested and approved to BS EN1279 Part 3. Low E glazing is designed to minimise the amount of infrared and ultraviolet light that comes through the glass, without compromising the amount of light that enters your home. It also has a coating that reflects heat to keep interior temperatures consistent.
If we’re offering a choice of colours, it’s only right that we offer a range of letterboxes, door knockers, handles, locks and catches for you to customise your door. All hardware and ironmongery are available in various finishes including gold, antique black, graphite and polished chrome.
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ERW has been a major contributor in improving the physical appearance and energy conservation in our property which sits in the middle of Stokesley’s conservation area. In four phases of design and installation since early 2018 you have helped transform our property with complete distinction.
From assistance given to lodging planning applications with Hambleton District Council through advice on window design and final installation, I can give no higher praise than commending ERW on every aspect of installation.
I first visited your showroom and workshop in the Autumn of 2017 and was impressed with the factory tour afforded me by Kirsty Semark (Customer Service Supervisor). I was convinced that ERW could provide the solution to upgrading our ageing timber windows and appreciate the help and courtesy extended from you and all your staff – many of whom I have met during our four phases of installation.
The very recent installation of a new ‘Eton’ front door enhances the front elevation with perfection.
Please convey our sincere thanks to everyone involved with the workmanship, installation and administration.
Mr U, Stokesley
Thank you for proving excellent service through the planning and design of the windows, from following through with the planning authority to securing an appropriate outcome and faultless installation. Your staff polite, respectful and highly skilled, thank you again, myself and my tenants are delighted.
Mrs R, Stokesley
We are delighted with the product supplied. The leaded windows look really good and very much in character with the house and with the previous windows. The installation team have been very helpful and informative throughout and are a credit to your company. An excellent job and done exactly as per your contract program (which makes a nice change from some of the builders we have used in the past!). Thank you.
Mr & Mrs D, Stockton on Tees
I remember visiting your showroom and saying that I wish my windows could be as good as the ones on your display and they are! I am absolutely delighted with them. They have transformed the front of my house. All installation staff involved were extremely polite and professional in their approach. They treated my home with respect and ensured that they cleaned thoroughly after. Please pass on my thanks to them for the quality of work they have done. It has been much admired by so many people, so I will not hesitate to recommend your firm in the future.
Mrs R, Stokesley
We're not able to carry out installations in your postcode area, however, we can still design and create your door, and you can liaise with a local fitter in your area to install it.