A Reading couple found a novel way to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year with a bespoke pink front door from composite door supplier Hurst Plastics.
Nyree Forton and her husband Mike moved into their three bed Victorian terrace in August 2012 and immediately set about transforming the interior. Although the exterior of the property was in good condition, the original timber front door had little kerb appeal so the couple began to look for a better alternative.
Hurst composite door installer APS Window Company in High Wycombe had just installed a composite door at a friend of Nyree’s so she approached them to discuss the options. “Our old door had seen better days and it was draughty and not very secure,” says Nyree. “I knew I wanted a door that was a bit different to the norm, but it had to complement the period features of our house. This composite door was so authentic looking with its woodgrain finish and I knew it would be ideal for our home. With the help of the team at APS, we then started looking at all the designs and colours available.”
Using Hurst Plastics’ WindowCAD software, Nyree and APS worked together to design a pretty cottage style composite door with a simple central glazing cassette. The white PVC-u frame incorporated a specially created toplight to allow more light to flood into the property. Nyree then turned her attention to the colour and reviewed all the shades available in the extensive RAL colour range. Having narrowed her choices down to a few shades, APS then sourced some colour samples for the couple to try at home. They finally selected a muted heather pink shade to contrast with the brickwork of the property. The new door also features a smart chrome door handle and letterbox.
“We are so pleased with our new front door,” adds Nyree. “It looks just like a timber door but without any of the maintenance and it has eliminated all those draughts we used to have. And we love the unique colour! It’s not what you see everyday, but it suits our home perfectly.”
Paula Schulz, Partner at APS Window Company, added: “The sheer number of styles and colours available in Hurst Plastics’ Bohemia collection opened up a wealth of possibilities for Nyree and Mike. The WindowCad software was invaluable in helping them to visualise how the door would look on their home and it made it really simple for us to price their final selection.”
With its new door styles, unique colours and architectural hardware, The Bohemia collection of composite doors from Hurst Plastics brings a modern twist to the Hurst range of composite doors. There are seven standard composite door colours and 12 premium door colours within the collection, all of which are available with a matching door frame. There is also a bespoke option, which includes many more shades from the RAL colour range.
Hurst Plastics is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of high quality PVC-U door panels, infill panels, composite doors and associated laminated products. Products are manufactured at Hurst’s 50,000 square foot purpose built factory in Kingston-upon-Hull and supplied to both the domestic and commercial markets throughout the UK and Europe. Hurst Plastics is a member of the Hurst Group, which was established 40 years ago. With expertise in joinery, building services, ceilings and flooring, the Group is recognised as a major force in the contracting and glazing industries.
For more information please visit www.hurst-plastics.co.uk