Door to luxury development
While managing their own fenestration and construction industry businesses in Greater Manchester, siblings Bradley and Natalie Beazant recently completed a life goal to build their own properties as part of a private development in a rural village, near Warrington.
The luxury family homes are contemporary in style and finish and the project duo wanted to install bespoke windows and an entrance door that would enhance their properties.
The Beazants had a good idea of where to research and compare the ranges of PVCU, composite, aluminium and timber front doors. They had high expectations for their front door, requiring a statement entrance as well as desiring security function and durability.
Bradley said: “We looked at all the well-known brands of residential door manufacturers and suppliers. For me, aluminium came out top because of its contemporary, sleek look, but I didn’t want the door to look commercial.”
Having visited the FIT Show earlier in the year, the Beazant family – owners of Regency Glass – came across Spitfire Doors and its S-500 Series Inotherm range.
Natalie and Bradley visited the showroom at Spitfire Doors, the UK and Ireland’s exclusive supplier of Inotherm entrance doors, based in Cheshire. Here they viewed Spitfire’s collection of timber fusion, engineered timber, and its premium S-500 Series aluminium entrance doors.
“For me, a statement front door was important to meet the grandeur design of the properties,” Bradley said. “Being introduced to Spitfire Doors’ range was a step up in quality and style. I particularly loved the wood-effect finish of the aluminium S-500, which gave them a luxury residential aesthetic.”
Natalie said: “As soon as we walked in and saw the doors in the showroom, we knew for a fact the luxury S-500 range would fit our development perfectly.”
The doors can be made up to 1.2m wide and 2.7m high and are manufactured using Schueco aluminium sections, to ensure structural integrity, thermal performance, and security.
With over 600 styles, colours and surface finishes to choose from, the siblings were able to create their exact style using Spitfire Doors’ designer software, with 3D imagery showing the designs in situ.
There is a wide range of design and technology features, including fingerprint recognition, key fob and automatic opening and built-in LEDs, plus the S-500 provides unique styling options with Swarovski crystal embellishment and carbon, rust or split oak finishes. The S-500 range offers traditional georgian styles through to the latest designs.
Natalie and Bradley chose high gloss black with walnut wood, as well as fingerprint recognition opening, which allows up to 1,000 fingerprint scans to be recorded with timed access settings for dog walkers, housekeeping, gardeners and childcare assistants etc. Complete with brushed steel house numerals and satin glass panels, the doors were ordered and delivered within eight weeks.
The doors were fitted by Patrick Joinery, which was installing S-500 for the first time. The installation process was straightforward and required no adjusting or re-sizing to fit the entrance way.
“Without seeing the doors first hand, it is hard to describe the quality as there is nothing else that compares to the S-500 range on the market,” Natalie said. “This makes them even more desirable, in my opinion, and we have recommended the doors to several trade peers because we recognise the potential of this emerging product in the UK. They really do offer customers a special statement door and are a unique opportunity for the trade to add a high-end product to their portfolios.”