Stylish and handmade Solar Calibre Doors

We only partner with the best at Kettell Windows and we’re delighted to offer Solar Calibre Doors as part of our portfolio of products.

What appeals to us about Solar Calibre’s engineered timber doors is that they look like really traditional original timber doors but with the reassurance of modern locks and draft seals. They’re also beautifully painted and can be refinished and repainted for a lifetime of service.

Why choose engineered timber doors?

Whilst aesthetically beautiful, traditional timber doors can be difficult to maintain. Wood in its purest form is not the best material for a door that needs to stand the test of time and the broad range of weather conditions we now experience in the UK.

Solar Calibre’s engineered timber door has “designed out” the limitations of a traditional timber door to create an all-round more reliable Craftsman door for your home.

Here’s seven reasons why we love Solar Calibre Doors:

  1. British craftsmanship in engineered timber

Solar Calibre have been building beautiful door sets since the 1990s from their state-of-the-
art premises in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire.
Their engineered timber doors require no yearly maintenance and are devoid of draughts caused by shrinkage. Added to that, they do not warp, twist, rot or deteriorate. Neither do they flake, stick, catch, or are susceptible to weather penetration.

  1. Breath of choice in style and colour

There are 30 door styles to choose from in 24 beautiful colours to match the style of your home.
Every door includes two water-based layers of colour, two of undercoat and a primer, each applied using the latest spray technology. These four layers are equivalent to a hard-wearing finish of an impressive ten coats of paint.

  1. Precision engineering built to last 

A combination of an insulated core, Sapele mahogany lipping and Tricoya facings provides a stable, hard-wearing, water-resistant door. Our double rebated doors have a 54mm thickness, and triple weather seals come as standard.

  1. Wide range of hardware and other options

All Solar Calibre Craftsman doors come with a handle, letterbox, and knocker in a choice of four colours, four sturdy stainless steel or brass hinges and a secure multi-point lock as standard.
A wide range of frame, sill and threshold options will complete your door specification, including Part M low threshold.

Should you choose to upgrade your door, there are several options:

  • Thermal doors with a Polyurethane insulating foam core for the very best in energy efficiency.
  • Ultion patented snap secure technology, which is anti-snap, pick, drill and bump resistant, and can be fitted without the need for additional prep or for cylinder guards or security handles.
    Ultion offer a free 10-year guarantee within 28 days of installation. Added to that, if your home is burgled in the following ten years as a result of your Ultion lock getting snapped, you will receive £1,000.
  • Keycap brings comfort to keys whether in your pocket or your hand. The colourful caps include glow in the dark options, so they are easier to use at night.
  • Keyring offers built-in Bluetooth so you can track and activate the alarm in your keys from your phone so you can locate them at all times.
  • Sweet ‘edgeless’ design brings streamlined design to your door handles, knockers, escutcheons, and letterboxes. Sweet’s multiple coatings of copper and nickel offers 20x more times protection than the required flagship EN 1906:2012 corrosion standard.
  1. Beautiful glazing

No fewer than 30 elegant glazing styles are available for many of the Craftsman door styles. Wherever possible, Low-E energy efficient glass is supplied as standard.

  1. Long-term guarantees

Craftsman doors capped aluminium frames, PVC-U frames and glazing are guaranteed for ten years. Hardware guarantees are offered from five years to 25 years, and thresholds for five years.

7. Safety, security and compliance

Craftsman doors are built to create an unrivalled defence for your home. The sturdy door blade with solid core and timber/aluminium capped frame is universally popular for its quality, strength and innovative engineering.

Solar Calibre Doors are also fully compliant with Document L Compliance (UK Building Regulations).

Find out more about Solar Calibre

 You can download Solar Calibre’s brochure here

If you’d like to place your order or to make an enquiry, please complete the form here and a member of our team will be in touch.

Alternatively, call us on 0116 2696721 to chat about your requirements or come along to our showroom to browse our extensive range.

Finance now available!

With our new finance options – including buy now, pay later, and our interest-bearing options – there’s never been a better time to invest in a new front composite door. Learn more about Kettell’s Financing options.

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