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      CommentAuthordjh
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2017
     
    I know that when I started building I was looking for insulated door blanks but it all proved too difficult so I went for expensive pre-made doors. And I know there have been various threads on here about making insulated doors. So I thought it worth while pointing out that I've just seen an ad in Passive House Plus for PHI-certified door blanks. I hope it's alright to post a link http://www.moralt-ag.co.uk/ferro-passiv.html They're available in the UK from James Latham. I have no connection with either firm, just thought it was something worth making people aware of. Neither have I any idea of the prices.
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      CommentAuthorfostertom
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2017
     
    Invaluable intel - great. It's got to be OK to tell about finds like this.

    Bit mystifying.
    2490 x 1150 x 98thk, can be trimmed by 10mm to all edges.
    Then it says 'When trimmed by a maximum at the bottom (120 mm) ...'

    'Minimum distance for glass apertures on all 4 sides: 180 mm' - no info on how to finish the cut edge.
    • CommentAuthorowlman
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2017
     
    The allowable trimming does seem a bit awry, and whilst they make a lot of the sales pitch stuff, if you dissect the construction, its an engineered timber frame with a solid insulation foam core and plywood exterior, and a bit of metal. All of that is within the capabilities of any laminating company with a press.
    The bottom rail too does seem light @ 70mm, -- or maybe I've read the wrong thing?
    I guess it's the certification that gives them the edge, but pure construction wise it' doesn't seem anything special.
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      CommentAuthordjh
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2017
     
    Posted By: owlmanAll of that is within the capabilities of any laminating company with a press.

    I guess it's the certification that gives them the edge, but pure construction wise it' doesn't seem anything special.

    The certification certainly counts for something, but in my case at the time the problem was that I simply couldn't find any product. So to my mind the main difference is between available product and the possible capabilities of somebody who I may or may not be able to find (and didn't).
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