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General Door FAQs

What are the most important factors of a door?

When you're in the market for a door, you should focus on finding one that's low maintenance and also excels in security, durability, insulation, and noise reduction. Plan-It Windows installs doors that meet all of the criteria.

What difference does a door material make?

There are a variety of door materials available from Plan-It Windows, including PVC doors, aluminium doors, and composite doors. Each material comes with their own strengths, but they're all viable choices.

What customisation options are available for doors?

Everybody wants their door to stand out (especially when it comes to style ideas for a new front door) but how can you make sure your door DOES stand out? Doors from Plan-It Windows offer a variety of colours, glazing options, and hardware options to ensure they look their best!

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Red Composite Door
White uPVC entrance door

PVC Entrance Door FAQs

What is a PVC door?

PVC stands for Polyvinyl Chloride, which is one of the major thermoplastics used in all kinds of products, including doors. PVC doors are the most common kind of entrance door, thanks to the benefits they provide.

What are the key features and benefits of PVC doors?

PVC doors are pretty much the standard entrance door for UK homes because they provide extraordinary value for their price. They're cost-effective, low-maintenance, thermally efficient and when you get them from Plan-It Windows, come with A-rated glazing.

What customisation options are available for PVC entrance doors?

Plan-It Windows offers plenty of options for PVC entrance doors, including cut-to-size letter boxes, door knockers and numbers, each available in 4 naturally integrating colours. We're also able to accommodate for features like side panels.

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Composite Door FAQs

What is a composite door?

A composite door is unique because it's made up of a variety of materials. The materials can vary but they normally consist of a solid timber core, glass-reinforced plastic, and even some uPVC. The combination of these materials results in a door that is both exceptionally strong and durable.

How long do composite doors last?

Composite doors have an average lifespan of at least 30 years. We provide Rockdoor composite doors that come with a hassle-free 10-year guarantee in the rare event that there's a problem.

How do you clean composite doors?

The process of cleaning a composite door is exceptionally easy. With the Rockdoor composite doors provided by Plan-It Windows, all you need is a soft non-abrasive cloth and a bucket of warm, soapy water. A simple wipe with the cloth is all you need to make your composite door look as good as new!

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    Anthracite grey Rock Door composite door
    Grey uPVC french door

    French Door FAQs

    What are French doors?

    - French doors originated in the French Renaissance era, beginning as a single frame window that would open onto a balcony. Modern French doors are usually a hinged pair of doors that open onto your garden or patio whilst letting plenty of natural light into your home.

    Are French doors draughty?

    There's a misconception that French doors often experience draughts since they have so much glass. There's nothing to worry about, however, as a properly constructed and installed French door shouldn't experience any problems.

    How do French doors work/open?

    Like other hinged doors, French doors can open either inwards or outwards. They often act as external doors but still swing inwardly.

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    Patio Door FAQs

    What are Patio doors?

    Patio doors operate on a sliding mechanism, acting as a wall of glass that opens effortlessly, creating a sense of merging between your home's interior and the outside world.

    How do patio doors work/open?

    Sliding patio doors are normally available as either an inline option or a lift-and-slide option. Inline patio doors are permanently resting on the rollers whereas lift-and-slide patio doors lift the door onto the rollers. The only real difference between them is the opening mechanism.

    What are the benefits of patio doors?

    There are many benefits to patio doors, and with Plan-It Windows they're available with dual and triple track configuration. They've also gone through weather-resistant testing, in addition to the expected benefits of patio doors such as slim profiles, strength, and thermal efficiency.

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    White uPVC sliding patio door

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    We have a host of accreditations to our name, including being one of the few approved suppliers of Rockdoor designs and installations in the North West, so you know that when you choose Plan-it Windows, you are making a sound investment in world-class products and services.

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    Everything spot on

    Built 3 houses, was recommended Plan-it by a friend of the family, gave them a try and will be using them again. No hassle, left them too it, everything spot on. Houses look great.

    Mr Hilton - Tong Moor

    Really friendly & really efficient

    Suffered a burglary and so needed new French doors ASAP, received a flyer through the door the week before which was lucky, gave them a call, really friendly, really efficient and cheap too, they did everything quickly due to my circumstances. First class Plan-it. Thanks guys

    Miss McDonald - Darcy Lever

    Over the moon with the installation

    A friend told me about the service from Plan-it and I give them a ring. They came on time and didn’t take ages, price was really really good and we are over the moon with installation as we was told 3 days and they was done in two. One of best buys I’ve ever made.

    Mr Hynes - Bolton

    Very thorough & very friendly

    Great set of lads, very thorough and very very friendly, straight forward explained everything dead simple, no fancy jargon or strategies, just good customer service and real easy. Windows look great and the bi-fold is amazing.

    Mr & Mrs McCormack - Astley Bridge