Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


zyo



381 posts

Ultimate Geek


# 196722 10-Jun-2016 13:21
Send private message

We have been considering replacing our front entrance door with a double door.

 

 

 

The quote we received for a double aluminium door is well over our budget (6k including installation and glass) 

 

Fibreglass seems to be a really affordable alternative (not sure if they can be stained to look like wood?)

 

 

 

Any suggestions?


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2 | 3
22340 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1569406 10-Jun-2016 13:26
Send private message

When you say look like wood, are you talking about unpainted wood look? I have seen a fake grain on many non wood doors, it looks terrible, but so does most wood IMO.





Richard rich.ms

zyo



381 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 1569413 10-Jun-2016 13:37
Send private message

richms:

 

When you say look like wood, are you talking about unpainted wood look? I have seen a fake grain on many non wood doors, it looks terrible, but so does most wood IMO.

 

 

 

 

I am referring to a stained wood grain look


 
 
 
 


14996 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1569414 10-Jun-2016 13:41
Send private message

Consider PVC, you can do white or an oak look. Better material than aluminium generally. Ours were around $4K from memory. We used ThermalFrame recently.


zyo



381 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 1569424 10-Jun-2016 14:01
Send private message

timmmay:

 

Consider PVC, you can do white or an oak look. Better material than aluminium generally. Ours were around $4K from memory. We used ThermalFrame recently.

 

 

 

 

that's still pretty pricy though, I think Fibreglass is around 2-3k. 


15028 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1569428 10-Jun-2016 14:07
Send private message

Dimensions and does it have side windows? A colored glass door by itself I thought was about 2k. Solid timber after about the same. Painted doors are cheaper.

1957 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 1569431 10-Jun-2016 14:12
Send private message

If the entrance is exposed to rain then there are advantages to having double doors that are more dimensionally stable than wood.


22340 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1569433 10-Jun-2016 14:14
Send private message

Also the location of the bolt on the secondary door matters, I have seen it accessible from inside when both doors are closed on many wood doors, making a deadbolt ineffective since you can just pull the bolt and push both doors.





Richard rich.ms

 
 
 
 


14996 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1569434 10-Jun-2016 14:17
Send private message

I wouldn't buy wooden doors any more as they're higher maintenance. Never heard of fiberglass doors, a quick Google doesn't show up much.


zyo



381 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 1569435 10-Jun-2016 14:18
Send private message

mattwnz: Dimensions and does it have side windows? A colored glass door by itself I thought was about 2k. Solid timber after about the same. Painted doors are cheaper.

 

 

 

Currently there is a single door with side windows. It's a fairly modern house so I don't think colored glass will fit.

 

We want to replace the whole thing with just double doors (glazed)


zyo



381 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 1569436 10-Jun-2016 14:21
Send private message

richms:

 

Also the location of the bolt on the secondary door matters, I have seen it accessible from inside when both doors are closed on many wood doors, making a deadbolt ineffective since you can just pull the bolt and push both doors.

 

 

 

 

My understand is the whole frame will be replaced and the new double door will open inwards so I assume the bolt won't be accessible externally?

 

 

 

TBH there are lots of ways to get into my property, the bolts are least of my problems :)


zyo



381 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 1569438 10-Jun-2016 14:23
Send private message

timmmay:

 

I wouldn't buy wooden doors any more as they're higher maintenance. Never heard of fiberglass doors, a quick Google doesn't show up much.

 

 

 

 

Bunnings sell Duramax fibre glass entrance doors (I assume we can get two of these and make a double door?)

 

https://www.bunnings.co.nz/duramax-1980x910mm-vertical-woodgrain-entrance-door-fvwg_p00125409

 

 

 

 


22340 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1569440 10-Jun-2016 14:25
Send private message

Usually there is a rebate on the edges of double doors so that there is overlap. Not sure how that would be done on fiberglass if it was not done at manufacture time.





Richard rich.ms

14996 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1569445 10-Jun-2016 14:27
Send private message

Ah I just wouldn't bother with anything like that. Get a proper PVC or if you like aluminium door, with good seals, good insulation. Yes they're expensive, but they'll last a long time. Maybe fiberglass will, but given it can be trimmed to size it probably doesn't have all the seals. Plus if you buy PVC/aluminium someone else does the install, which makes it easier.


zyo



381 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 1569452 10-Jun-2016 14:39
Send private message

timmmay:

 

Ah I just wouldn't bother with anything like that. Get a proper PVC or if you like aluminium door, with good seals, good insulation. Yes they're expensive, but they'll last a long time. Maybe fiberglass will, but given it can be trimmed to size it probably doesn't have all the seals. Plus if you buy PVC/aluminium someone else does the install, which makes it easier.

 

 

 

 

Yea we are not going to buy two of these from Bunnings and DIY. At the moment we are just trying to get an idea what the cost will be for each option.

 

 

 

If we do go with either Fibreglass or aluminium it will most likely be custom made with our existing Yale lock fitted.


22340 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1569454 10-Jun-2016 14:43
Send private message

PVC ones usually have their own locking solution which is multipoint rather than just a single deadbolt like wooden doors have, so if you go that way you probably will not be reusing your lock.





Richard rich.ms

 1 | 2 | 3
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Intel expands 10th Gen Intel Core Mobile processor family
Posted 23-Aug-2019 10:22


Digital innovation drives new investment provider
Posted 23-Aug-2019 08:29


Catalyst Cloud becomes a Kubernetes Certified Service Provider (KCSP)
Posted 23-Aug-2019 08:21


New AI legaltech product launched in New Zealand
Posted 21-Aug-2019 17:01


Yubico launches first Lightning-compatible security key, the YubiKey 5Ci
Posted 21-Aug-2019 16:46


Disney+ streaming service confirmed launch in New Zealand
Posted 20-Aug-2019 09:29


Industry plan could create a billion dollar interactive games sector
Posted 19-Aug-2019 20:41


Personal cyber insurance a New Zealand first
Posted 19-Aug-2019 20:26


University of Waikato launches space for esports
Posted 19-Aug-2019 20:20


D-Link ANZ expands mydlink ecosystem with new mydlink Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug
Posted 19-Aug-2019 20:14


Kiwi workers still falling victim to old cyber tricks
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:47


Lightning Lab GovTech launches 2019 programme
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:41


Epson launches portable laser projector
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:27


Huawei launches new distributed HarmonyOS
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:20


Lenovo introduces single-socket servers for edge and data-intensive workloads
Posted 9-Aug-2019 21:26



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.