How do you find the ideal windows and doors for your project? General tips are useful, but it is especially important that your windows and doors suit your situation and home. To find out what works best for you, you can now try out different possibilities. Just from the comfort of your couch.

Curious to find out which aluminium ramen en deuren your type of home? Whether it's classic or modern windows, a monorail or duorail sliding window or the IDA interior doors, the configurator makes it possible to visualize it all. Discover which style, colours, options, etc. suit your home and get inspired.

 

How do you proceed?

Surf to the online configurator of Windows and doors and choose first whether you go for an interior or exterior project. For a project with aluminium exterior joinery you then get the choice between three different types of houses and facing bricks. Then get started with modifying or adding window elements and adjust the desired options and colours. Finally, save the configuration so that you can find out which aluminium profile best suits your needs and take it to one of our dealers in your area for more information or a free quote.
Take a look at our range of aluminium windows and doors for more information.

Windows and doors must have a good standard security. This is especially important at the back of the house, where eighty percent of burglaries take place. Know that without basic security an electronic alarm system makes no sense.

 

1. Door security
Cylinder lock

Outer doors with furbeard locks, as used for inner doors, are out of the question. A cylinder lock is a must! A good lock must have a dead bolt (the moving part of the lock that moves sideways in the locking plate) that extends at least 20 mm. With better locks steel pins strengthen the dead bolt.

To prevent burglars from drilling the cylinder mechanism, internal steel pins are fitted in the better cylinders. Make sure that the cylinder never protrudes more than 2 mm from the door, otherwise it is possible to break off the lock with pliers.

Tip: prefer a multi-point lock to a one-point lock, so that the door is locked at several places in the frame.
Security hardware

The surcharge for security hardware is relatively small compared to the additional security it provides. Attach a solid security hardware to each security cylinder. The screws are only accessible from the inside.

In any case, it is best to equip the doors with multi-point locks. In this way, the door is anchored at three points: top, middle and bottom. There are also pin/hook closures, of which the hook really hooks into the frame. These are more difficult to force than ordinary pin closures.

Do you regularly doubt whether or not you have closed the door? Then go for self-locking front door fittings. Don't forget to always have the key in your pocket.

Place thieves claws when the hinges of your exterior doors are on the outside. Thief's claws are pegs on the hinge side that, when the door or window is closed, fall into an opening in the door frame. You can no longer break them down. You can also equip the hinges with special balls in the screws so that you cannot unscrew them just like that.
Key management

With a security certificate, prevent other persons in possession of the house keys from having copies made. For your comfort, you can use the same key for all the doors (locked at the same time). Also interesting are locks that you can open with the key if there is already a key on the inside (emergency and danger function).
2. Window security

Fixed windows are the safest, cheapest and most soundproof windows. Windows that you can open are equipped with a window handle with a lock that is best equipped with a drill protection. The preference is for mushroom-shaped lugs that are easier to hook in and more difficult to light because of their shape. The higher the number of cams, the safer. You can also equip the windows with an additional attachment lock. Aesthetically less interesting, but safe. An add-on lock makes the window more secure and prevents it from being twisted open.

There are also adapted safety devices for sliding and tilt&turn windows. Burglar specialists point out the danger that sash window systems would be less burglar-proof because the locking mechanism can be forced more easily. Although you can certainly take the necessary measures here, so that your sash windows can be executed in the known security classes.

Safety glass is worth considering for smaller windows (cellar, toilet, ...). They are often the target of thieves because they make little noise in case of glass breakage. We hereby put bars in order to complete the overview, because really

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