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The Benefits of installing a Steel Door

12 Feb
February 12, 2014

 

When picturing a luxurious home or holiday you probably don’t consider the doorways however next time you’re a guest in a prestigious hotel or staying in a private mansion take a look at the doors.

You’ll find there’s much more than meets the eye.

Most modern hotels of 4stars plus now have the added luxury of a steel door for their rooms. Even if this extra isn’t available for every guest it’s almost certain it will be for those staying in the upper decks, suites or honeymoon rooms.

It’s so common these days that you probably take it for granted, noting only the weight of the hotel room door as one of you holds it open while the other fetches the luggage. You’ll be all too familiar with the scene where you fumble with a key card as you precariously balance your bags, slotting it into the wall so you can benefit from some light.

You’ll also remember times when you or a family member has popped outside for a second only to be left stranded without your key as the door closes swiftly behind leaving you locked out of the room.

These may seem like slight annoyances yet the steel doors of hotels give back so much more so these small facts can be ignored.

Why Does Steel Suggest Luxury?

We all know the expression that first impressions count, and the entrance to your hotel room is no different. Immediately, before you’ve even unlocked the door you are rewarded with a sense of safety and security.

Step Inside

Once inside, with the steel door as your boundary you can be confident your privacy is protected as no one can simply drop in without a key.

Sleep Soundly

Steel doors, although revered for security are also incredible at soundproofing a room so once you’re inside you can talk without being overheard and sleep soundly without the noisy hen party across the hall waking you up!

Fight Fire

Capable of resisting extreme temperatures, the steel door is ideal for keeping you safe in the event of a fire. In a hotel fitted with high quality steel doors, even if the hall outside is on fire, you’re unlikely to experience the heat or the smoke through the door. Of course following procedure and getting out of the building altogether is the key but this does provide extra peace of mind.

Don’t be a Hero

Nobody wants to be in a siege situation like in the popular series of 24 but it’s nice to know that if the hotel was ever under attack you wouldn’t have to adopt Jack Bauer’s bravery as the steel door will keep you safe.

The door will ensure no tools, bullets, weapons or flames penetrate making your hotel room the sanctuary you deserve it to be, no matter what happens on the outside.

It certainly shows why steel doors are now common procedure for new hotel builds or refurbishments as they add the extra luxury, privacy and security that every holidaymaker deserves.

Famous Door Knockers in London

10 Dec
December 10, 2012

Modern people don’t care as much about door knockers as they used to. We have intercoms and electric buzzers so the classic door knockers aren’t really useful anymore. But in their golden years they were not only about utility. They could have been a pure form of art and actually London had quite a few famous door knockers.

Probably the most beautiful door knocker in London is Duke’s of Devonshire at No. 80, Piccadilly  It is said that it was made at his command and based on his own designs and many of his guests liked it so much that they wanted a duplicate. Although there’s no certainty towards the existence of these duplicates, the beautiful detailed face and the lovely border locked in a circle complete each other into one truly special piece of door knocker.

Although simpler in design, the door knocker at No. 17, Doughty Street is also a very well known one. It was the property of Charles Dickens and it was a symbol of his happy early years of marriage, because this was the place where he and his young bride moved from Furnival’s Inn. Naturally, it was also a witness of Charles Dickens the younger’s birth and it was also there during the times when the author made his first contacts with the great men of his time.

And since we’re talking about Charles Dickens, know that another famous door knocker is at No. 8, Craven Street. However, unlike most of the other well known objects in his category, this one is not famous because it was owned by a celebrity. No, not at all. Instead, this one is said to have inspired the famous character Scrooge in Christmas Carol.

But wait, there’s another one that’s somewhat related to Dickens. It’s actually one that was touched quite often by the author in his early years, when he was not yet famous and visited Thomas Carlyle a lot. The author of “Sartor Resartus” resided in Cheyne Row, Chelsea and lived there for five decades. Throughout all this time, the faithful lion head held the knocker and, at least for the first decade, it announced the visits of Forster, Serjeant Talfourd, Maclise, Macready, Landor, Leigh Hunt, and Thackeray.

Our door knockers are not as complex and the truth is that there is no special demand on the market for them today. Just as almost every other element in design, it tends towards minimalism. However, they’re a beautiful reminiscent of the past and deserve to be remembered as such. Of course, if you want to, we can put a door knocker on your custom design, but these days it’s easier to stand out through a great variety of door models and colors  combined with your own personal touches. And by the way, you can see our gallery here.

YET ANOTHER HOMEOWNER EXPERIENCING THE DEVASTATION OF A BURGLARY 04/07/09

04 Jul
July 4, 2009
 
 CALL ASL ON 08448 04 04 04 AND LET THEM REPLACE YOUR WOODEN DOOR AND DOOR FRAME FOR ONE OF THEIR SECURITY DOORS
YET ANOTHER HOMEOWNER EXPERIENCING THE DEVASTATION OF A BURGLARY AGAIN IF A TITAN STEEL SECURITY DOOR WAS FITTED THE OUTCOME WOULD HAVE BEEN TOTALLY DIFFERENT CALL ASL ON 08448 04 04 04 AND LET THEM REPLACE YOUR WOODEN DOOR AND DOOR FRAME FOR ONE OF THEIR SECURITY DOORS
 
 

TAKE CARE OUT THERE

AMANDA

CRIME PREVENTION BY A.S.L.

 

MORE BURGLARY IMAGES 04/07/09

04 Jul
July 4, 2009
THIS PHOTOGRAPH CLEARLY SHOWS ACTUALLY WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A DOOR IS FORCED OPEN THIS DOOR WAS FITTED WITH A BRITISH STANDARD INSURANCE APPROVED DEADLOCK AND A RIM LOCK YOU CAN SEE HOW THE WOOD SURROUNDING THE DEADLOCK GIVES WAY THIS CANNOT HAPPEN WITH A TITAN STEEL SECURITY DOOR CALL ASL ON 08448 04 04 04 AND WITHIN TWO WEEKS YOU WILL ELIMINATE THIS PROBLEM

TAKE CARE OUT THERE

AMANDA

CRIME PREVENTION BY A.S.L.

THIS PHOTOGRAPH CLEARLY SHOWS ACTUALLY WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A DOOR IS FORCED OPEN

THIS PHOTOGRAPH CLEARLY SHOWS ACTUALLY WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A DOOR IS FORCED OPEN

 

 

VIOLENT BURGLARY, HAFER ROAD, BATTERSEA, LONDON SW11 28/06/09 AT 22:30 PM

29 Jun
June 29, 2009
Replace your wooden door now with a TITAN security door

Replace your wooden door now with a TITAN security door

VIOLENT BURGLARY, HAFER ROAD, BATTERSEA, LONDON SW11  28/06/09 AT 22:30 PM

 

This particular burglary was quite typical, apart from the time it occurred. The occupier locked up, and went to bed. Around 10:30 in the evening 2 man approached the Victorian house, which was converted into flats. They slipped the main entrance door lock, and although there were several flats in the building, they kicked in the ground floor flat door. The occupier was aware somebody was in his apartment and then all of a sudden found 2 man in the apartment, one escaped, while the other was confronted with the occupier there was a struggle and unfortunately the occupier was cut across the face, and needed hospital treatment and stitches.
You really cannot rely on your standard rim lock and deadlock to keep these people out of your home there is a solution, visit our website steelsecuritydoors.co.uk . Our doors are specially made to resist a forced entry of your main entrance door.

 

Take care out there,

Amanda

08448 04 04 04

Burglaryr Pevention By A.S.L.