The Design-5 timber / aluminium composite hinged door system is available in the following options: • Open in single or double door • Open out single or double door. The hinged door is part of the composite solution designed and produced in the UK and also includes: Open Out Casement and Reversible Windows • Tilt & Turn Windows • Folding Sliding Doors • Curtain Wall • Sliding Patio Doors

The Design-5 composite hinged door can be produced with mid rails, muntins or slim-line astragal bars and have glazed or panelled areas so facilitating a range of aesthetically pleasing design options. To form a screen arrangement the door can easily be connected to windows manufactured from one of Design-5 composite window systems.

INTERNAL TIMBER The timber sections of the door are jointed using traditional mortise and tenons. FSC® accredited Pine is offered and some hardwoods may also be specified.

Double vacuum preservative treated providing a 30 year guarantee against insect attack and fungal decay. The timber is then fully factory finished with either a translucent stain or opaque paint.

Aluminium extruded from alloy EN AW-6063 T6 in accordance with BS EN-755. Polyester powder coated to BS 6496-1984 with full RAL and BS range available or anodised to BS 3987.
The Design-5 composite hinged door accommodates three Peder Nielsen butt hinges as standard – the lower one of these being height adjustable. The 3 hinges will carry a maximum loading of 100kg and extra hinges can be used to accommodate greater weights. The standard lock used on doors is the FUHR 856 Multisafe lever operated latch with dead bolt and two hook bolts.
The Peder Nielsen Friction Brake Arm from the Combi hardware system is an additional option ideal for open out doors. The slave door on a double door is firmly held in place by two sturdy edge fixed flush bolts. A face fix closer can be provided. Both open in and open out doors include a low threshold feature as standard. An extra trickle ventilator is available through the head of the door.

Dual component solid/cellular EPDM compression gasket gives a complete and effective seal.

A 28mm overall glazing thickness for glass or panels is offered as standard. The aluminium cladding retains the glass and high bond glazing tape is used as an extra security feature.

The Design-5 composite door is designed to be a low maintenance, high performance door for low to medium ‘traffic’ situations.

Various cill options, frame extenders and coupling arrangements are available.

Open in single and double door horizontal section


Open out single and double door horizontal section




  • Traditional timber construction with aluminium cladding sections.
  • Designed to accommodate PN Combi hinge system.
  • 6mm gap between sash and frame maintained with any sash type.
  • Aluminium corners and transom/mullions mechanically connected.
  • Concealed drainage.
  • All areas can be externally or internally glazed.
  • Timber section designs can be tailored to aesthetic ‘taste’.
  • Multi-point espagnolette locking.
  • Security tested to BS 7950.
  • High performance weather tested.
  • Excellent thermal performance.
  • High acoustic performance - dependant on glass specification.