New range

Phoenix Doors has rebranded its Continental and County composite door ranges under the ‘Sovereign’ brand in response to evolving trends in the marketplace, the company has said.

“The big news is that both the conventional lift-up lever handle multi-point locking system and the latest ‘slam-shut’ locks with an escutcheon are now available throughout the Sovereign range,” sales director Haydon Statham said.
“This satisfies those customers fond of the traditional door handle and others who prefer the convenience of a key-opening and ‘statement’ handle appearance – whatever the door style. We have greatly increased the choice for our customers.

“Latest developments in hardware have created locking systems with smaller backsets. This means they can be positioned between the edge of the door and the glass, opening up greater scope in door design.”
The addition of a GU auto-engage lock across the range is proving popular and Haydon predicts that by next summer 60% of the doors they sell will be using this style of lock.

Homeowners like the added convenience of securing their properties as the lock engages when the door is pulled shut and simply opened again with the turn of a key.

“Trends are shifting towards fresher, more neutral glazing designs set within sharper, cleaner-looking entrance doors,” Haydon said. “As one of the UK’s major players in the retail door replacement market, we know this marketplace very well and that’s why we’ve launched new products specifically designed to appeal to today’s purchasers and contemporary lifestyles.”