Published On: Wed, Jan 10th, 2018

Striking Lumi composite door is a family favourite for designer

It was an obvious choice for Apeer R&D engineer Paul Vajda to have one of the doors he helped to design for his own home near the company’s Ballymena factory recently. So it was just as natural, when his father-in-law wanted a new front door, that Paul would recommend the company’s radical Lumi system. The result, a striking combination of Lumi composite door with two full-height glazed sidelights in Chartwell Green exterior, with Winchester foil inside to complement the oak flooring, was obviously well-received as the customer is now looking to order matching Lumi windows.

Just as with the acclaimed Lumi windows, the entire system, door frame and sash is made of glass-fibre reinforced profiles and is triple glazed as standard. As well as U-Values as low as 0.8 W/m²K, the Lumi door is exceptionally strong and of course every component, from windows, entrance doors, patio and bi-folds, is perfectly co-ordinated in the same iconic styling that has marked Lumi since its launch in 2015. The door was fitted by Apeer’s own fitting team manager Gary Neil, who said: “The system was designed for easy retrofit installation as well as new-build and that proved to be the case here. Once the old door was out, the new one was in and complete in just a couple of hours.”

Apeer Marketing Manager Linda Tomb added: “The look of the finished door shows once again that the Lumi system is just as much at home in a traditional setting as in the contemporary it was initially designed for. We can’t wait to see how the whole house will look when it has the full set of Lumi windows to match.” Lumi proved to be a show-stopper from day one when the radically different window system was unveiled at Grand Designs London in 2015. Demand has grown exponentially since then and the system has been extended with the addition of patio and bi-fold doors as well as entrance doors, so now there is no installation, retrofit or new-build, that could not be completely fulfilled with Lumi.