For those seeking the appearance of traditional Art Deco style steel doors but requiring modern thermal and security performance, IDSystems’ Heritage Doors offer the ideal alternative.
Traditional appearance, modern performance
Unlike traditional steel windows and doors where the frame was typically formed from a single piece of metal, IDSystems Heritage Doors are manufactured from thermally broken aluminium with a polyamide thermal break between the inside and outside of the frame.
The inclusion of the thermal break prevents cold bridging between the exterior and interior surfaces of the frame and preventing condensation from building up on the inside surface of the doors. As a result the system is able to provide vastly superior thermal performance with low U-values from just 1.5W/m²K, exceeding the requirements of Building Regulations Document L.
Adding character to builds
The neo-industrial style dates back to the 1880s before becoming hugely popular during the Art Deco era of the late 1920s and early 1930s. As glass manufacture developed larger panes became more achievable and the style went out of fashion, but the renovation of urban lofts and former industrial sites in recent decades has rekindled demand.
Today the Art Deco style is incredibly popular amongst those seeking to renovate traditional properties and is also perfectly suited for those wanting to add character to a more contemporary new-build project.
Cost effective alternative to steel
The hand-made nature and more complex manufacturing process involved in the production of traditional steel doors is reflected in their price. IDSystems aluminium ‘steel-look’ Heritage Doors offer a more cost-effective alternative, making them an ideal solution for those completing a self-build, renovation or extension to their home.