What is the CE Mark for Composite Doors?
If you are thinking of getting a new front door you might have more on your mind than checking for the CE Mark. If you haven’t done your research you may well not even be aware that such a thing exists or why it is important but, when you are buying something like wooden composite doors, it pays to check that they come with this crucial certification.
A new front door with a CE Mark means you are getting what you paid for, a solid quality door that will last for a long time.
What is the CE Mark?
CE Marking has been a legal requirement for the industry since 1st July 2013 and is the Quality Standard for all installed doors. Put simply it demonstrates that the door you have installed will perform in accordance with European Standards. In other words, it says that your wood core composite door will behave as it should.
CE Marking is compulsory – if your supplier has provided one without the mark or certification of conformity to the European Standard they are breaking the law and it should set alarm bells ringing. For instance, with respect to a fire door, the CE Mark provides proof that the door is made of material and thickness that is suitable for such use.
What does the CE Mark mean for composite doors?
When you buy a wood core composite door it should meet certain basic specifications under current EU law. These include meeting the requirements for:
- Water tightness
- Dangerous substances
- Resistance to wind load
- Impact resistance
- Load-bearing capacity of safety devices
- Ability to release
- Thermal transmittance
- Radiation properties
- Air permeability
Together, passing these test standards confirms that your door is safe to install and fit for purpose.
At the Composite Door Shop all our products come with the CE Mark and certification ensuring that your new front door is fire and weather resistant and is built to last. The average life expectancy for one of our doors is 35 years and comes with a 10 year guarantee.
Composite doors are composed from different materials, including PVC, wood, insulating foam and Glass Reinforced Plastic. This gives you a solid door that is very strong and secure and meets all the EU standards needed for the CE Mark.
Our composite doors exhibit a high weathering resistance which means they will not react adversely to seasonal changes in the same way that a normal, wooden door might, for example, by warping in extreme wet weather. As they have an insulating foam core, the doors also provide a higher level of thermal resistance.
Although our front doors are designed to look like normal wooden doors, because of the materials used all you will need to do is give it a wipe down to clean – the surface won’t discolour or fade over the years.
All our composite doors come with a Yale multi-point locking system and 6 pin cylinder which means it will be secure throughout its lifetime.
At the Composite Door Shop, whether you are looking for a bespoke solution to your needs and want to fit the door yourself, or you want to take advantage of our fitting service, you can be sure, with the CE Mark and certification, that you are getting a high quality door that will last for a long time.