Published: 28th September 2022
According to the UK home office, the front door is the most common point of entry in reported burglaries. Most of these entries are made by attacking the lock or forcing the door, which makes the installation of a strong and secure front door one of the most effective ways to protect your home against the threat of intrusion. Intruders will struggle to get past the superior strength, durability and security that a Hurst GRP composite door provides. Here’s why.
Fully accredited and manufactured to the highest standards
When shopping for a composite door, it’s important to double check the manufacturers accreditations and the materials used within the make-up of the door.
Hurst composite doors are manufactured to the highest standards and are CE marked, meaning they meet the strict conformity criteria for products sold into the European Economic Area. Our doors are also BS:EN 6375, PAS 24:2016 accredited which is both recognised by the police and insurance companies for weather and enhanced security performance and as a requirement to meet building regulations.
Hurst Doors also carry the Q-mark for enhanced security. In order to achieve all of these accreditations, our doors had to be put through rigorous third-party testing, so you can be assured of a quality door and be confident that they will keep your home safe.
Advanced locking systems and cylinders for ultimate security
We provide a choice of multi-point locking systems depending on what type of handle and mechanism you would prefer, from a standard lever/ lever handle with a lever operated latch system to a pull handle with automatic slam lock.
The majority of composite doors which are commonly specified with a lever/lever and lever/pad handle are supplied with a Kubu Equipped Door Lock as standard. This high–performance, dedicated composite door multi-point locking system is not only set for smart technology, it provides the UK’s largest hooks and centre dead bolt at 25mm, which makes for greater compression and security on a closed door. When combined with the Kubu Smart Kit, you can monitor whether your door is locked or not using a simple APP on your phone.
Meeting the requirements of PAS 24 and Secured by Design, the lock comes with a 10 year mechanical warranty and an additional £1,000 security guarantee. Visit the Kubu page for more details.
Our multipoint Slam Locks, which are generally paired with pull handles are also PAS 24 accredited. The mechanical self-locking system ensures that the door is securely locked against uninvited entry when simply pulled shut.
No matter what lock you choose, you can be assured that all of the engineered locking systems available with Hurst GRP composite doors meet the highest standards for enhanced security performance.
Meeting the requirements of Secured by Design and PAS 24, all of our composite doors come as standard with a Kitemarked euro cylinder. Made from hardened steel, the cylinder is designed to protect against drilling, picking, twisting and bump attacks.
In addition, we also offer the ABS Ultimate Euro Cylinder (carries additional surcharge) which has been designed to combat against all known methods of attack on a euro cylinder. The manufacturers of this 3 Star cylinder, Avocet, are so certain of its security they’ll offer to pay £1000 in the event of any home intrusion through front doors where an ABS Ultimate Euro Cylinder is fitted.Secure and durable construction
Hurst composite doors are made with a CFC free insulating polyurethane (PU) foam core which is both supported by a reinforced frame and high impact, 4mm glass-reinforced polyester (GRP) skins on either side of the door. As well being an impervious weather barrier and helping to maintain your door’s appearance against everyday knocks and scratches, the GRP skin offers exceptional durability and an added layer of protection to your front door, helping to keep your property safe and secure.
Recognised for their security by a UK police initiative
Secured by Design is a flagship UK police initiative supporting the principles of ‘designing out crime’. All of Hurst’s GRP composite doors are able to meet the requirements of this accreditation, by adding a door viewer (spyhole), door chain, laminated glass if glazed and a letterplate with security cowl. Most UK insurers recognise Secured by Design (SBD) as being the mark of a safe home. In order to meet the organisation’s strict standards and to carry the Secured by Design accreditation, Hurst composite doors have been rigorously tested against a variety of forced intrusion attempts.Browse our collection of classic, cottage or contemporary composite door designs today.