Frequently Asked Questions
Some questions we are commonly asked about our products and service. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please call us on 01246 380283 and we’ll be happy to assist you further.
Are all of your external doors Part L compliant?
Only some of our range offer the benefit of Part L.
Our Nuvu, Climadoor, and Laporte folding sliding & French doorsets are all fully Part L compliant for use in England & Wales.
Any Oak external door which shows ‘Warmerdoor’ in its title is also fully Part L compliant. Or where the U value in the technical data is less than 1.8w/m2K.
As with any interet based Company if you have any questions, you should call or email us – and certainly if you have a size that isnt in out standard range, we can offer you the best advice to achieving your requirements without blowing your budget!!
Are the doors made up of a solid or engineered construction?
All of our doors are made using modern engineered construction techniques. These modern techniques help our doors to acheive better levels of performance and stability.
Engineered production within the timber industry also helps to reduce the environmental impact of timber based products.
Our engineered doors may contain laminated, finger jointed, or solid sections and also mdf or particleboard components.
Do the prices on screen include VAT?
Yes all of the prices shown on our website include VAT.
Do you have a showroom?
We do have a showroom facility. Our Showroom is open Monday to Friday 0830 – 1700 where no appointment is required. We do open on a Saturday morning 0900-1200, by pre arranged appointment only. Please email us for an appointment. Address: Vivid Doors Ltd, Unit 2 Sinfin Central Business Park, Sinfin Lane, Derby DE24 9HL
Do you offer a fitting service?
We do not offer a fitting service at this time. In general it is much more cost effective to use a local reputable tradesperson.
How much do you charge for delivery?
Please visit our DELIVERY page to find out how much it will cost to deliver your items. We also offer FREE delivery for all orders over £750.
If you are buying online and you qualify for free delivery (over £750), this will automatically show at checkout.
I want to compare imperial and metric door sizes, is there an easy way?
All dimensions are stated Height x Width
|mm||inches||feet & inches|
|1981 x 457 x 35mm||78″ x 18″||6′ 6″ x 1′ 6″|
|1981 x 533 x 35mm||78″ x 21″||6′ 6″ x 1′ 9″|
|1981 x 610 x 35mm||78″ x 24″||6′ 6″ x 2′|
|1981 x 686 x 35mm||78″ x 27″||6′ 6″ x 2′ 3″|
|1981 x 711 x 35mm||78″ x 28″||6′ 6″ x 2′ 4″|
|1981 x 762 x 35mm||78″ x 30″||6′ 6″ x 2′ 6″|
|2032 x 813 x 35mm||80″ x 32″||6′ 8″ x 2′ 8″|
|1981 x 838 x 35mm||78″ x 33″||6′ 6″ x 2′ 9″|
|2032 x 813 x 40mm||80″ x 32″||6′ 8″ x 2′ 8″|
|2082 x 836 x 40mm||82″ x 64″||6′ 10″ x 2′ 10″|
|2133 x 914 x 40mm||84″ x 36″||7′ x 3′|
|2040 x 526 x 40mm||80 1/4″ x 20 5/8″||6′ 8″ x 1′ 8 5/8″|
|2040 x 626 x 40mm||80 1/4″ x 24 5/8″||6′ 8″ x 2′ 0 5/8″|
|2040 x 726 x 40mm||80 1/4″ x 28 5/8″||6′ 8″ x 2′ 4 5/8″|
|2040 x 826 x 40mm||80 1/4″ x 32 5/8″||6′ 8″ x 2′ 8 5/8″|
|2040 x 926 x 40mm||80 1/4″ x 36 5/8″||6′ 8″ x 3′ 0 5/8″|
|mm||inches||feet & inches|
|1981 x 762 x 44mm||78″ x 30″||6′ 6″ x 2′ 6″|
|2032 x 813 x 44mm||80″ x 32″||6′ 8″ x 2′ 8″|
|1981 x 838 x 44mm||78″ x 33″||6′ 6″ x 2′ 9″|
|2082 x 864 x 44 mm||82″ x 34″||6′ 10″ x 2′ 10″|
|2134 x 915 x 44mm||84″ x 36″||7′ x 3′|
Is the glass in the glazed doors toughened safety glass?
Yes. All of the glass in any of our pre-glazed doors are toughened safety glass and conforms to both British and European standards.
My door is larger than my opening. How much can I reduce the door?
On average we would not recommend reducing the door by more than 12mm in width & 20mm in height. Any reductions must be removed equally from each edge.
We work with a variety of suppliers and manufacturers so please always check the recommendations of any specification sheets provided with the door.
What does FD30 mean?
If you see the FD30 logo next to a door, this means that it is a fire rated door. A Fire resistance rating relates to how long the door will hold back a fire based on its resistance to temperature.
An FD30 fire rating will acheive 30 minutes of protection.
What does Part L mean?
Part L or Approved document L of the building regulations relates to the conservation of fuel and power.
Doors with Part L have been specifically tested to meet with this government requirement and each door will have a U value rating.
A U value rating is the measurement of rate of heat loss through a specific material.
What does the code RM2 mean?
The “RM” refers to raised mouldings. Raised mouldings are seperately machined beads fixed to the face of the door.Raised mouldings are applied around fielded panels and glass openings to give the door a more traditional character and visual depth.
The “2″ refers to the raised moulding being on both sides of the door.
What is the difference between a dowel construction and M&T construction?
Dowel construction doors are jointed using drilled holes and fluted dowels. This method is widely used within the door industry and now has the added benefit of modern high spec adhesives to give a strong hardwearing joint.
M&T is a more traditional joint using tenoned rails and mortised stiles that are fitted together using a wedge system for added strength.
What products should I use to finish my doors?
Only a fully paint finish (primer, undercoat, gloss) or high performance stain/lacquer should be used.
Where do your doors come from?
In order to maintain the highest level of quality and product selection our doors are sourced from all over the world including Spain, Indonesia, Malaysia and China.