NORDAN is introducing an enhanced Homeguard entrance door to the market.
An external door set should provide the right level of resilience against forced entry and tough weather conditions, NorDan revealed, whilst creating a ‘welcoming and impactful’ first impression.
In 2016, as a £20 million venture undertaken by the NorDan Group, work began on its Powodowo factory in Poland. This delivered a new factory boasting a FOX powder coating facility and a standalone door manufacturing platform that was specifically designed for the manufacturing of the HomeGuard.
The HomeGuard door features sustainable, high quality timber. The external doors have been designed to withstand the roughest of Scandinavian coastal weather, having been tested against the ‘highest levels’ of air permeability, wind resistance and water tightness up to 2400 pascals, NorDan explained.
HomeGuard also utilises a Part M-compliant threshold manufactured in GRP to address cold bridging and condensation from metal thresholds.
NorDan added that the weather performance, coupled with the fact the frame of the door has been treated with NorDan’s vacuum impregnation process, gives the lifecycle of the door a ‘prolonged guarantee’. Additional design elements incorporated into the product include aluminium sheets imbedded into the core of the door to increase structural integrity and boost moisture control.
HomeGuard door sets are fully accredited with Secured by Design. Different options and variations can be made, such as different locking mechanisms and two surface finishes, which are chen-chen veneer for a woodgrain finish and compact laminate for a smooth, contemporary finish
NorDan’s dedicated door champion Mike Stevenson, who has been central to the relaunch of the HomeGuard product, said, “NorDan have been at the core of industry innovation for many decades now and in times like these, when there is such a large focus on supplying high performance and high quality products for projects small and large alike, we realised that there was a need to put a fresh focus on our HomeGuard entrance door range. We are proud to be able to offer the very best of Norwegian quality through HomeGuard. It is well known that the Scandinavians take pride in ensuring that every single item is manufactured to an impeccable standard and their reputation for this is evident with the fine details of the HomeGuard door being carefully considered, from its functional design all the way to the selected hardware.”