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Redrow Door Quality

Hello, does anybody have any experience with Redrow new build front doors. The one we have seems to have very little in the way of sound reduction. Possibly looking at a new Rockdoor but wanted to be sure that there would be improvements. Also the internal doors are one step up from useless for sound reduction.

Any experiences/suggestions greatly appreciated.

Owd Pepper Pig

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  • jimbo6977
    jimbo6977 Posts: 1,222
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    Does the door seal to it's frame correctly? The sound could be coming through any gaps rather than through the material of the door. 
  • jonnydeppiwish!
    jonnydeppiwish! Posts: 1,108
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    The one I viewed was exceptionally poor in comparison to our current rockdoor
    2006 LBM £28,000+ in debt.
    2021 mortgage and debt free, working part time and living the dream
  • ProDave
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    I have never considered the sound proofing of an external door to be a critical thing.  If it is to shut out noise, then I would be questioning if you actually want to live in such a noisy location?
  • smyluk
    smyluk Posts: 13
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    jimbo6977 said:
    Does the door seal to it's frame correctly? The sound could be coming through any gaps rather than through the material of the door. 
    If this is the issue, you could look at installing a secondary door seal. Something like a sponge weather strip or brush seal from https://www.sealsdirect.co.uk/shop/category/glazing-door-seals-561

    This would allow you to fill any gaps between the frame and door, stopping air and potentially reducing sound. 
  • peter3hg
    peter3hg Posts: 365
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    I live in a Redrow house and the front door feels as solid as the Rockdoor in my old house. It seems to keep the cold out well but with it being in the hall and on a quiet road I can't say I've ever noticed how well it keeps noise out.

    My old house was on a busy road and the Rockdoor didn't make much difference to the noise compared to the old uPVC door it replaced, mainly became the noise was coming in through a variety of places.
  • Ok, thanks all for your comments
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