Composite doors get a new face

VBH’s customer The Door Factory:, based in Staffordshire, has developed a brand new concept for composite doors.

The external face of the company’s rebated doors can now be clad with a series of aluminium extrusions which lock together to replicate a traditional door construction. This means doors can be finished with vertical, horizontal or diagonal panels.

There are just 3 components; bottom/mid-rail, top/side-rail and the plank panels.

The aluminium facings are available in Golden Oak, Rosewood, Cedar and Walnut woodgrains, which are finished using the Decoral sublimation process. Powder coated RAL colours are also available, but on an extended lead time. Those opting for a RAL finish can also specify the texture of the facings.

The doors can be supplied complete in a Veka PVCu outer frame (70 Fully Sculptured or Matrix 70) or just the leaf, enabling fabricators to utilise their normal frame and locking system. Door leaves can be produced in various thicknesses to suit most frame systems.

Door Factory MD Bob Wakelin states ‘Composite doors continue to be a growth mass market, but we wanted to offer something different to attract high-end retail clients. The simple construction process means that customers can mix and match finishes to create their own truly bespoke door. For example, they can mix colours, textures, plank orientation or all three.

‘Hardware distributor VBH featured one of our doors on their FiT Show stand back in April. The door had a white textured inner and flat black outer to show the versatility of the cladding system. We geared it with greenteQ satin chrome hinges and furniture, and VBH also supplied a Maco Colonial high lock case door lock, a product for the bespoke, rather than mass market. The unusual lock case position and contemporary look of the door as a whole ensured our door received a lot of attention.’

For more information on The Door Factory’s doors please contact Bob Wakelin on 01543 575935 and information on greenteQ hardware and Maco door locks can be found at