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Why choose a Benchmark door?

We all want to make a statement with the doors to our home. After all, it’s the first impression you give! These days, we are all so much bolder when it comes to the colours we use throughout our homes. So why can’t we apply that same vibrancy and stand-out individuality to our front doors? With Benchmark doors, you can do just that!

With its affordable range of colours and styles to suit every property from country cottage to Edwardian townhouse, the Benchmark range is helping homeowners with an eye for cost-effective options to #BanishBadDoors.

Here’s six reasons why we love Solar Calibre Doors’ Benchmark range here at Kettell:

Choice of colours

Benchmark offers a truly fabulous choice in colour, catering for every personality. Its nine standard colours range from Golden Oak to the ever-popular Anthracite Grey. For those looking for something a little more unique, there are 34 premium colours ranging from the evocative Stormy Seas to the delicious Very Berry, and Clotted Cream!

Choice of traditional styles

There are no fewer than 18 traditional styles to choose from.

The exquisite half-moon window of The Amber and the double-arched windows of The Sandhill each make a strong statement on both style and beauty. Alternatively, the half-glazed door of The Lathkill allows light to pour into your home.

Find your perfect colour with our step-by-step door designer.

Choice of contemporary styles

Looking for something more contemporary?

There are 14 modern styles on offer. The alternative glazing configuration on offer for both The Milton and The Farndon means you can choose positioning on the left, right or centre to best accommodate for privacy and to direct daylight into your home. The Hilton attracts admiring glances for its grained finish and three-piece glass design. The Sheaf offers linear etched detailing and uses colour-matched cassettes to bring your design to life.

Built to last

Benchmark offers quality to last, with the reassurance of a 5-year guarantee for GRP (glass reinforced plastic) composite doors, surface finishes, PVC-U door frames and glazing, aluminium and PVC-U thresholds, and a choice of guarantee of between one and five years for hardware.

Benchmark’s composite GRP doors are beautifully presented but also hard wearing and low maintenance. GRP skins are available in an impressive 43 colours and woodgrains.

Incorporating an LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber) subframe, Benchmarks doors provide the strength and rigidity required for your home. The door protects your home from the elements, with its PU foam core reducing heat loss and providing unbeatable thermal performance. Its reinforced PVC-U door frame meets unrivalled security standards, at the same time needing very little maintenance. Added to that, its low threshold means easy access for everyone, including wheelchair users.

Wide range of decorative glazing options

Which decorative glazing option you choose will have a powerful impact on the aesthetics of your doors. There are an impressive 19 different glazing styles and patterns for the traditional ranges like Moorgreen, Butterley and Kingston, and 17 for the Milton and Farndon contemporary ranges.

Variety of toplights, sidelights and panel options

Eight side panel designs are available to complement your Benchmark door and, together with the extensive range of 43 door colours, the options to add your own personality are almost endless.
A full range of frame extenders, sills and threshold options are also available to effortlessly meet the individual requirements of your entranceway.

What makes Kettell an expert fitter of Benchmark doors?

  • Our time-served knowledge and understanding of matching the most appropriate option to your requirements. 
  • An unshakeable commitment to quality. 
  • Bespoke, made-to-order doors worth the wait! 
  • After-sales support you can rely on, whether it be technical advice on performance or on product care.

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Could a Benchmark door be the perfect match for your home?

Why not call us for a chat, complete the form for a quote or download the Solar Calibre Benchmark brochure.

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