According to Force 8, the unique Smooth finish Tudor Stable Door from the company has been a runaway success. Launched at The FIT Show earlier this year, the composite door has proved very popular, particularly with property development companies. “Traditionally this style of door has a timber grain finish, but with all the demand for the smooth aluminium look-alike doors, it seemed the natural progression”, comments Dennis Sumner, managing director of Force 8.
Interest has accrued from developers looking for something more contemporary, rather than just the standard timber look stable door, particularly in the new build sector, where anthracite grey has proved very popular. Force 8 added an in-house paint facility to their Stockport factory earlier this year, giving them the ability to spray the door and frame at the same time, giving a perfect colour match.
In addition to the above, the Force 8 Stable door can be fabricated to open outwards as well as inwards, giving it a unique versatility that, as far as the company understands, is not available from any other manufacturer.
One of the main selling points of the door is the bespoke locking system, which delivers impeccable security. Featuring a hook and anti-lift pin on both the top and bottom leaf, along with a combination of hook and deadbolt centre cases. The new lock has been carefully designed by Yale to complement both modern and traditional stable door styles in the Force 8 range. Add to this a PAS 24 and a perfect colour match frame, and you have a winning combination.
“We have brought all our knowledge and skills to this door system and believe that we have produced probably the best Stable Door on the market to date”.