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Frequently Asked Questions


No, Value Doors is just our brand name. We sell some of the best doors on the market.

Delivery and installation will vary depending on the type of door you have ordered and the time of year. Be aware that each door is bespoke and made to order.

Every product we sell comes complete with our solid ten-year guarantee. Full written details of this guarantee are available upon request.

If you have integral blinds, then they are a 5-year guarantee.

Each door is made bespoke to your requirements and you can choose from a wide selection of numbers, letter plates, door knockers, and handles and you can even select even what side you want the hinges.

Every door we sell comes with toughened safety glass in various styles and obscurity factors. We also offer laminated glass and other glass options for a small additional charge.

If you build your door online you will see all of the glass options available to you.

For the glass in our windows and doors, we can offer Low E options, laminated glass, solar control glass, triple-glazed and more.

Each choice will be energy efficient and offer high levels of security so that you can have peace of mind about the performance of your glazed glass panels.

You can keep it with pleasure but our installers will be more than happy to remove and dispose of your old door and frame at no additional cost to you.

Depending on your door type the payment methods vary.

If you build your door online, then get to the final stage of checkout, you will see all of the available options to pay.

The vary from card payments securely y Stripe, Klarna, 0% interest-free, 3 to 10-year interest bearing and buy now pay later up to 12 months.

All of our payment methods are fully secure.

Please note we do not accept PayPal.

The size of your customised door will differ depending on the type of door you choose, but it can be entirely designed by you.

Our aluminium doors, such as bi-folds, French doors and patio doors, tend to have more width and height compared to a composite door, but both can be heavily customised.

You can check the maximum sizes of each type of door on our door builder, along with tons of other design options.

No matter what door you choose, all of our door types can be made-to-order in a range of colours, including our standard colours of black, white and anthracite grey.

If you are looking for a colour that is more out there compared to our standard colours, our doors and windows can also come in a variety of RAL colours for a slightly uplifted cost.

A FENSA certificate (otherwise known as a “Building regulation control certificate”) is only required on doors with more than 50% glass compared to the overall opening size i.e. brick to brick dimensions. Therefore, in most cases, you will not need a certificate.

If you do require a certificate, then our we will supply one to you automatically after the installation.

Composite Doors

Absolutely! All of our doors meet and exceed PAS 24 2016 security standard requirements, in addition to being fitted with a 3-Star anti-snap Ultion locking system, making it extremely difficult to break in.

Composite doors are also a very solid material that is very challenging to break through or damage, especially when compared to other materials, like uPVC or timber.

If you are looking for a brand new composite door supply only without a professional fitter to install it, you can expect it to be delivered within 3 weeks.

Alternatively, if you want to get a composite door fully fitted in your property by an expert installer, the lead time on your door will be around 5 weeks instead.

When designing your own composite door, there are up to 38 different styles that you can choose from, including some of the most popular designs, such as Whitmore, Middleton, and Richmond styles.

You can see all of the stylistic options for yourself for composite doors on our door builder.

A composite door is made from a variety of different materials, each giving its own unique benefits to the front door.

Some of the materials that are used to produce composite doors include glass-reinforced polymer (GRP), timber, and uPVC, with one of the reasons behind composite doors’ high standard of security being the layers of different materials.

The biggest difference between composite doors and uPVC doors is the strength and durability of the materials. Composite doors are much more durable when met with force or extreme weather conditions, whereas uPVC doors can be easily damaged.

On top of this, uPVC doors are far more likely to expand and contract in changing temperatures, which can make them misshape and reduce how energy efficient it is. This would also mean that uPVC doors require more repairs and replacement than composite doors, with the latter potentially being the more cost-effective option despite the initial price.

Of course! When personalising your very own composite front door, you are able to choose the colour of your door and the colour of the outer frame, which can be completely different colours.

You can even choose different colours for the inside and outside of your composite door, though this will likely come at a higher cost.

On our door builder, you can customise your composite door with an array of standard and RAL colours to choose from.

Aluminium Bifold Doors

Yes, you can get integral Venetian blinds with your aluminium bifold doors of any size. These blinds offer complete privacy and block views from outside to in and vice versa.

They have the best operating system available so that anyone can use them with ease.

The lead times for aluminium bifold doors and aluminium French doors as supply-only is 3 weeks, similar to composite doors.

However, if they are ordered with integral blinds, it can increase the lead times by another 2 weeks to manufacture and deliver.

For French doors and bifold doors that are fully installed into your home, the production and delivery time can be up to 5 weeks.

Although, much like the supply-only option, integrated blinds can add 2 weeks to the overall lead time.

We offer tons of different customisation options, including the different sizes and configurations that you want for your aluminium bifold doors.

This includes the number of panels, with 2 to 7-panel bi-folds available, as well as which way they fold and if they go inwards or outwards.

Aluminium is the best material to use for bi-folding doors, as it offers lots of different advantages to bi-folds that other doors cannot provide.

The durability and security of aluminium bifold doors are far greater than those of uPVC and wooden bifold doors.

Aluminium is less prone to warping or cracking in hotter temperatures compared to other materials, making it a worthwhile long-term investment.

When purchasing a door for your home and getting it installed, you expect the door to be there for a very long time, which is exactly the case with aluminium bifold doors.

Due to aluminium being a very low-maintenance material, you can expect your bifold doors to last well over 30 years and up to 45 years if looked after and maintained well.

Aluminium bifold doors are more resistant than other materials to warping or misshaping, so you usually only need to look after them with some warm water and soap to keep them clean.

Yes, aluminium bifold doors can be used for properties in a range of different climates and temperatures as they are more resistant to extreme weather conditions.

This allows them to withstand hot temperatures and moist air conditions without expanding and misshaping.

This also makes them the most energy-efficient of the bifold door materials in the long run.

Energy Efficiency

New Government legislation introduced in October 2010 states that all replacement windows and door side and toplights will have to conform to a ‘U’ value rating of 1.8W/m2K or less.

In simple terms, a ‘U’ value is the measurement of heat transfer through a given material. The lower the ‘U’ value, the more energy efficient your home is.

Every product Value Doors UK sells is compliant and in the vast majority of cases exceeds the new legislation. You will receive a certificate of compliance with your purchase, where necessary.

Value Doors UK uses ‘soft coat low-emissivity (or low-E) glass’ in all our windows and door side and toplights. It has a special coating designed to reflect or redirect radiant heat back towards the source of the warmth between four and twenty times more efficiently than uncoated glass.

In addition to reducing your ‘U’ value and saving you money each year on your heating bills, our soft coat low-E glass creates far fewer cold spots and drafts near windows and doors; the inner surface of the glass stays warmer, thereby reducing condensation and less tint on the glass means a brighter, more comfortable room.

Yes! All of our glass units come with argon gas fillings, as well as being gravity fed. This means that when the argon gas is filled into the glass, it will fall and then slowly start to rise and fill out more of the panel, meaning the insulation of the panel is much more spread out.

Argon is considerably more efficient at reflecting heat than regular air. This means that unwanted heat is deterred from entering the home and interior heat is prevented from leaving, with the result being a much more stable climate all year round.

The difference between a window with argon gas and a window without can be as much as 0.2W/m2K.

uPVC Doors

At Value Doors, we offer competitive pricing on all of our products, including uPVC doors. The usual cost of a uPVC door is around £600-£700, along with installation, but this can change depending on any optional extras and add-ons.

uPVC doors are a budget option compared to composite front doors, meaning if you are looking for something cheaper, they should be the preferred choice.

When ordering a uPVC door that is supply only and not fully fitted, you can expect your door to be delivered within 3 weeks.

If you are looking to get a uPVC door fully fitted in your home, the total time for production and delivery will be up to 5 weeks.

uPVC, also known as “unplasticised polyvinyl chloride”, is a plastic commonly used for doors and windows in modern homes.

One of the reasons for its popularity is how low maintenance it is and its ability in a range of different climates.

Whilst uPVC doors aren’t nearly as secure and strong as composite doors, you can still expect a very good level of security and protection from uPVC doors and comply with PAS 24 2016 regulations.

When looked after with regular maintenance, a uPVC will last as long as 30 years, which makes it a long-term part of your home.

It is a good idea to regularly clean your doors with warm, soapy water, as well as get your door serviced to make sure it hasn’t warped or misshapen too badly.

uPVC Windows

All of our uPVC windows have double glazing as the standard when they are manufactured, which offers a greater level of energy efficiency and soundproofing.

This is due to the 2 panels of glass that are fitted within the door frame, which also makes them stronger and more secure.

If you are looking for something even better than double glazing, other types of glass are available depending on your preferences.

These options include triple glazing and solar control glass, which can further enhance the level of energy efficiency and insulation of your windows.

Although it is true that aluminium windows are stronger and more durable than uPVC windows, there are still tons of advantages to getting a uPVC window.

uPVC windows are a cheaper option, so if you are looking for a budget window, uPVC should definitely be at the top of your list.

Furthermore, uPVC windows are still very energy efficient and are known for their heat retention, allowing you to save on your energy bills.

Condensation is when water vapour in humid locations comes into contact with a cold surface, which in this case would be your window pane.

This can cause damage to your window by deteriorating the glazing and allowing mould to grow.

Double and triple glazing on your uPVC windows can prevent condensation and the damage it causes. Reducing the temperature inside your home during colder weather can also help combat condensation.

We offer both uPVC casement windows and uPVC sliding sash windows, which can be used to suit different kinds of properties or styles.

A casement window is one of the most popular and common types of windows in the UK, as it is hinged on the side and has the standard opening that you would find in most UK properties.

uPVC sliding sash windows are windows designed with a sliding mechanism, as the name suggests. Sliding sash windows can be vertical or horizontal and will have one panel slide behind another panel to allow an opening.

Absolutely! You can get a pattern or design on the glass panels of your windows, as all of our doors and windows are made-to-order.

We have a selection of different glass patterns to choose from, with tons of elegant and unique designs to make your uPVC windows stand out.

Looking for something else?

For more information on energy efficiency or to browse our wide range of composite doors, bifold doors, uPVC windows and accessories, please contact us today. Alternatively, you can request a brochure at the link above.

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