We are proud to present The Palladio Door Collection by Profile Developments, a unique range of beautiful composite external doors. Over ten years’ research and development left no stone unturned, in our quest to design and manufacture the perfect front door. It is our passion. Our client feedback and market growth are testament to the result. Our Palladio Door is the most superior composite door in the Irish & the UK markets today. And it comes with a 12 year manufacturing guarantee.
Our approach to this has been innovative and radical. Our doors are patented in Europe (patents in the USA and Canada are pending). A Palladio door has a unique monocoque structure and when tested shows superior strength and durability. Our one-of-a-kind, best in class manufacturing facility in Glin, Ireland, uses the world’s most advanced Composite Door design process. Palladio doors are the closest reproduction of a natural timber door, embracing the original wooden door they are based on, that makes their exterior finish resemble a natural timber-grain. Our doors have an excellent U-value rating of 0.205 as tested by the Lambda testing method. The U value for a solid door is 0.85, while that of a glazed door is 0.98.
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These doors are proven to withstand weathering and ageing using the best of tradition and technology. A Palladio door goes through a complex construction process. Every door is high-pressure moulded to reflect a natural wood door. After each mechanical step, there’s a quality check to ensure consistency. Also there’s an advanced tagging system that maintains traceability giving each door its individuality. Once formed, the door’s outer scale is put in a mould which is then reinforced by fibres by pre-programmed robots. After high-pressure has been exacted, the first half of the pigmented monocoque structure is complete- no matter the colour or finish, each door has the same high quality. The robotic arms apply a precise level of glue to both halves before they are evenly joined and then pressed together. These doors come with a renolit foil finish. Only a door that remains 100% true to its original nature will see the end of the journey.
The glass, too, undergoes a similar process to match the finesse. We use warm edgetech warm edge seals for the lowest U value possible of 0.7. Combined with our new range of patinated glass designs that consists of a sandblasted glass with a clear border, it is meant to give you a modern and contemporary look. In-house artists and cutting-edge machines work together. After the lead effect is complete, optional inserts are available. The finished glass is triple-glazed, adding to the strength and efficiency of the door. The traceability is an indispensable requirement at this stage as an intuitive robot recognises the requirements for each component and routers the door accordingly.
The steps that are involved in this glass-making process are:
Step 1: Spacer Bar Preparence
Step 2: Hang For Assembly
Step 3: Wash Glass
Step 4: Unit Assembly
Step 5: Unit Compression
Step 6: Hot-melt Extrusion
Step 7: Unit Inspection
Last but not the least we are very proud of the door furniture that completes our doors. The stainless steel door furniture such as the knobs and handles, letterboxes and levers are available in various colours and come with a 5 year Anti-Corrosion Guarantee. What’s more is the fact that we have also designed and manufactured a hinge exclusively for our doors, which keeps it visually concealed, unlike the more common flag hinge, which is unsightly. Our glazing system with beads that look like wood is also quite attractive. The entire tooling is made in-house.
To put it simply, a unique monocoque structure refers to the door’s external appearance and structure. Triple glazing can reduce condensation on the glass and has an extra layer to insulate the house. Double rebated refers to having two seals, where the first one makes contact with the outside of the door and the other one on the inside. Renolit foil finish refers to an exterior film meaning the doors don’t need to be painted. U-values measure how effective a material is as an insulator.
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