Our guide is designed to help you choose the right door(s) for your home. It’s worth considering your reasons for buying? Are your current ones looking a little worse for wear, are they high maintenance or dated in appearance? If you are torn in making a decision, let us help you in find the perfect replacement. We stock and supply extensive designs in attractive styles, materials and sizes. Whilst most homeowners have a general idea of what they want, once they start exploring the possibilities they are often are amazed at the variety of products available.
Types of doors
The front of your property gives a lasting impression. It’s a focal point and the first thing people notice on a property. Changing the visual appeal of your home makes a statement about who you are and what people can expect when they walk into your home. Simply adding a new front door can have a positive impact on the value of your property, it’s a renovation investment. The energy efficiency of the newer doors (and windows) makes it possible to recoup your investment even quicker. Colours can play off your home’s surroundings offering high energy and warmth. Strength and security should be considered and be at the forefront of decisions. Thought should be given to fire doors, these are rated to fire resistance, a door with 30 minutes resistance could save lives in getting yourself and your family out of a burning house. External doors need to be strong to withstand our changeable climate. If you choose a style and material that complements your home’s exterior and that fits in with your lifestyle you’ll get many, many years of service.
Garden: Patio, Bi-folding, Sliding or French
Modern living and trends have allowed us to create a ‘living area’ or ‘room’ in our garden, it’s an area for entertaining and somewhere to relax. Bringing the outside inside has an architectural design element in getting the sense of openness and creating a seamless transition from indoors to out. When choosing styles, consider if you are seeking a glass wall effect, wishing to change light elements, consider your lifestyle and imagine a warm summer’s day. French doors not only create a feeling of openness, they bring in more light, making a room look bigger than it actually is and adding beauty and style to your home. Bi-folding doors open by folding back on itself in sections. Folding doors are similar to French doors but they are able to open a space further and can easily open up to 7 metres or more. Estate agents will agree, your garden is now viewed by potential buyers as another room to your property. Today’s modern garden features dedicated dining areas with sofas and chairs. We offer a range of doors that will fit your budget as well as your home’s aesthetics.
Whether you are seeking to replace Exterior or Garden: Patio, bi-folding, sliding or french, consideration needs to be given to the material. Each material has its own unique advantage to consider:
Aluminium doors are low maintenance and will blend in easily with modern homes. Offered in a variety of styles, aluminium is extremely versatile in allowing you to get creative with your design. Light-weight, durable and resistant to wear and tear a popular choice.
uPVC doors are virtually maintenance free. A quick wipe with a cloth is all you need to do to get rid of dust and grime. We stock and supply uPVC doors in a variety of colours and styles to suit modern and traditional homes. Incorporating double glazing is a great noise insulator. Highly energy efficient, they stop the cold air from getting in and heat from escaping.
Find out more about Markwell’s range of doors in Herts.