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We are very aware of the need to create dependable doors, which are safe and secure for our customers. All the doors within the Doorsan collection are tried and tested so you can be sure that you are buying a well constructed, secure door to protect you and your family in your home.
After recently watching a film about a Russian nuclear submarine, I began to think about the importance of the doors on submarines. The safety and security of submarine doors must be a major concern for the men and women who sail on them. There are a number of water-tight hatches on a submarine, which act as doors for the vessel. For the safety of the passengers, the locking wheel which is used to close and release the door cannot be operated when the vessel is submerged.
In the film that we watched, the submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage and the crew fight to prevent a nuclear disaster. It was disturbing to see the crew members fear for their lives in the knowledge that the vessel was not sufficiently tested and the mission had been undertaken without the necessary safety checks. I can only imagine that there is a lot of pressure on the engineers responsible for designing and building submarines to ensure that the components and assembly of the parts are accurate and precisely constructed. Also there must be extensive testing prior to them being used.
While we are not under the same level of pressure as a submarine manufacturer, we do recognise that our customers require a certain level of quality and safety assurance when buying timber doors for domestic and retail situations. We can guarantee that all of the doors in our collection are fit for purpose if finished and fitted to our recommended standard and should provide the level of security required to protect your possessions and your family. In addition, when fitting external doors it is important to use the necessary security hardware to suit your specific requirements. A 5 lever Sash lock is still a popular choice see these on the hardware section of the 1 doors website.