The Benefits of Composite Doors for Your Home
Leading supplier and installer of composite doors
Composite doors are becoming increasingly popular for homeowners due to their numerous advantages. These doors are made from a combination of materials, such as wood, PVC, and glass reinforced plastic, resulting in a durable and high quality product. In addition to their aesthetic appeal, composite doors offer enhanced security features, excellent insulation properties, and low maintenance requirements. Whether you’re looking to improve the security of your home or increase energy efficiency, composite doors are a great option to consider.
Different types of composite door styles
You can design any type of composite door style that matches your home and taste, with a huge range of designs, colours, glazing, side panels, handles, letter boxes and number plate options, you can create a door to suit any type of property, whether it’s French, Georgian, Modern, Cottage, Stable, Edwardian and Victorian styled door. Take a look below and click through to see examples of what you can achieve when designing a new door for your home.
Our modern composite range features 10 stunning designs with stainless steel accessories to complement the door and a huge range of hardware, glazing and colour options are available to create a perfect modern contemporary door.
Discover our beautiful range of composite cottage styles featuring shiplap designs, bold door accessories and choose between minimal or eye catching colours, with a huge range of specifically designed cottage accessories available.
Looking for a door designed specifically for traditional styled properties? Our traditional range features 20 classic styles with a huge range of colours, matching frames and a range of traditional door accessories to compliment the door.
How composite doors work
Composite doors are a type of door that is made from a combination of materials, typically including wood, PVC, and glass reinforced plastic (GRP). These materials are bonded together to create a strong and durable door that offers enhanced security and insulation. The composite construction helps to prevent warping, cracking, and fading, making composite doors a popular choice for homeowners. Additionally, composite doors often feature a foam core or timber core, which provides excellent thermal efficiency and helps to reduce energy loss. Overall, composite doors are designed to provide a high level of performance and longevity.
Composite door benefits
Learn about the benefits of a composite door
Composite doors combine materials like uPVC, wood, and glass reinforced plastic (GRP), ensuring remarkable strength and security. Resistant to forced entry, they offer homeowners peace of mind. Their multi-layered construction surpasses the vulnerability of traditional wooden doors prone to being kicked in or forced open. Furthermore, composite doors frequently feature advanced locking mechanisms, further enhancing security. Whether safeguarding against high crime rates or ensuring family safety, composite doors stand as an exceptional choice.
Composite doors excel in insulation, ensuring optimal home comfort year round. Their construction with layers of materials like uPVC and GRP yields remarkable thermal insulation, surpassing traditional wooden doors. This translates to maintaining warmth in winter and coolness in summer, curtailing excessive heating and air conditioning. By stabilising indoor temperatures, composite doors reduce energy expenses and enhance living comfort. Whether shielding against winter chill or summer heat, composite doors prove a valuable investment for energy conscious homeowners.
Composite doors are built to endure and resist warping, cracking, and fading, making them low maintenance and long lasting. Unlike traditional wooden doors, they stand up to the elements, maintaining their appearance and functionality over years. Crafted from robust materials like uPVC and GRP, composite doors excel in strength and resilience, ideal for harsh weather conditions including rain, wind, and extreme temperatures. Their durability and minimal maintenance needs make them a wise, dependable choice for homeowners seeking a reliable and lasting door solution.
Composite doors offer a variety of styles, colors, and finishes to match your home’s appearance. Customisable with decorative glass and hardware, they create a distinct entrance.
Beyond durability, composite doors provide aesthetic value. With diverse styles, colours, and finishes, you’ll find a composite door that complements your home. Whether traditional or modern, there’s an option to match your preference. Customise with decorative glass and hardware for a unique entrance. Composite doors enhance curb appeal and leave a lasting impression. Blending durability and aesthetics, they’re a favored choice for homeowners enhancing their homes’ charm and functionality.
Composite doors’ layered structure minimises external noise, fostering tranquility. Combining materials like wood, PVC, and insulating foam or a timber core forms a barrier that effectively blocks out disturbances. This proves especially advantageous for homes in bustling or noisy areas, cultivating a calm atmosphere. Whether near a busy road, construction site, or loud neighbours, a composite door significantly reduces incoming noise. This elevates comfort and quality of life, fostering a serene ambiance. If seeking a quieter living space, a composite door is a wise investment for your home.
Discover more technical information, colours, designs and door accessories through our composite brochure.
Frequently Asked Questions
About composite doors
What is a composite door?
A composite door is a type of front, back or side door made by combining different materials, usually a robust timber or foam core reinforced with layers of fiberglass, uPVC, or metal. This unique construction gives the door the appearance of a traditional wooden door while providing modern benefits.
With hundrends of different types of door panels, glazing, hardware and colours available you can mix and match between variations to create any type of style of door you can dream of.
Why should I choose a composite door over other options?
Composite doors offer several advantages. They are exceptionally durable and won’t warp, crack, or fade easily, making them a long lasting investment for your home. Additionally, they provide excellent insulation, keeping your home cosy and energy efficient. With strong security features, like multi-point locking systems, you can trust in the safety of your property. Moreover, their low maintenance requirements save you time and effort, as you won’t need to repaint or stain them regularly. Lastly, they come in a wide range of attractive designs and colors, allowing you to find the perfect match for your home’s style.
Lastly they’re considerable cheaper than a steel or aluminium entrance door.
How do composite doors compare to traditional wooden doors in terms of appearance?
Composite doors have made great strides in replicating the charm of wooden doors. They are skillfully designed to mimic the appearance of real wood, offering a plethora of styles, grain patterns, and finishes to suit your taste and complement your home’s aesthetics.
Can composite doors suit any type of home?
Absolutely! Composite doors are incredibly versatile and blend seamlessly with various home styles, be it traditional or modern. With an extensive range of design options available, you can easily find a composite door that complements the unique character of your property.
Will composite doors withstand harsh weather conditions?
Yes, composite doors are engineered to be weather resistant and can endure the elements without compromising their integrity or appearance. Rain, wind, and sunlight won’t cause them to deteriorate easily, ensuring a lasting and beautiful entrance to your home.
Can I personalise the design of my composite door?
Of course! You can customise your composite door to your heart’s desire. Choose from an array of colours, glass inserts, door hardware (handles, letter boxes, house numbers and cat flaps), and panel styles to create a unique and welcoming entryway that reflects your style.
How do I maintain my composite door?
Maintaining a composite door is hassle free compared to wooden doors. A simple cleaning routine with a mild detergent and water will keep it looking fresh and clean. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners that might damage its surface. Again composite doors don’t need repainting, because the finish of the door does not fade over time.
Are composite doors energy efficient?
Absolutely! Composite doors are renowned for their exceptional thermal insulation properties, which means they help regulate indoor temperatures, resulting in lower heating and cooling costs.
Are composite doors secure?
Indeed, composite doors are designed with security in mind. Their robust construction, combined with modern locking systems like multi-point locks, make them highly resistant to potential intruders, keeping your home safe and protected.
How long can I expect a composite door to last?
A well maintained composite door can last you anywhere between 20 to 30 years or even more, depending on usage and care.
Can I install a composite door myself?
While it is possible for skilled DIY enthusiasts to install a composite door, we strongly recommend hiring a professional installer. Proper installation ensures a perfect fit and maximises the door’s performance and security features.
Are composite doors environmentally friendly?
Yes, composite doors are considered environmentally friendly. Many of them use recycled materials, and their energy efficiency helps reduce overall energy consumption in your home.
Can I replace my existing door with a composite door without changing the frame?
Although it’s possible to retrofit into an existing door frame, it can present a series of problems, depending how the existing frame is installed and if it’s compatibable with the new door, its advisabled to completely replace the frame and door.
Can I get composite doors in custom sizes?
Absolutely! While composite doors are available in standard sizes to fit most door openings, we can also create custom made doors to suit non standard openings. In some situations depending on opening size it may be worth looking at the steel or aluminium entrance doors as they can accomadate wider openinngs.
Do composite doors come with side glazed panels at the side of the door?
The option is yours, side glazed panels are available if required and can match the new composite door to further enhance the entrance to your home.
What type of composite door finishes are available?
All composite doors have a woodgrain effect on the finish due to the nature of the manufacturing process. They’re a few limited modern designs available in a smooth finish from Endurance.
If you’re looking for a silky smooth finish in a certain designs it’s worth condersining a steel or aluminium entrance door.
Do composite doors come with a warranty?
Yes, most reputable composite door manufacturers offer warranties on their products. Warranties vary, but they typically cover defects in materials and workmanship for a specified period, providing you with added peace of mind.
Can you colour match your composite door to your windows and garage door?
Yes, you can match the colour of your composite door to your existing window frames and garage door. Please be aware that colour variations can slightly vary depending on the poistion and light of the installed products. For instance if one product is installed on a different part of the property and is more shaded than the location of the composite door, the colours can look different when comparing.
What's the difference between a composite timber core or composite foam core?
A composite timber core door features a core made of solid timber or engineered wood. This type of core adds substantial weight to the door, contributing to its overall durability and a solid feel. The timber core provides excellent insulation properties, helping to regulate indoor temperatures and enhance energy efficiency. Composite timber core doors are known for their sturdiness and traditional feel.
A composite foam core door, on the other hand, has a core made of insulating foam material. This foam core is lightweight, making the door easier to handle and install. While it may not provide the same solid feel as a timber core, the foam core offers insulation, contributing to energy efficiency by maintaining indoor temperatures.
Who are the main suppliers of composite doors in the UK?
They’re many suppliers of composite doors in the UK each with their own manufacturing method, some of the leadining manufacuters in the UK are; Endurance, Solidor, Rockdoor, Apeer and Truedor. Each of these products have pro’s and con’s and are constructed differently.
How much does a composite door cost in the UK?
The cost can vary wildly, a low end composite door could be in the region of £800 to a £1000 installed and a high end composite door can be between £1500 and £2500 installed. This is due to the quality of the product your buying, the size of the opening and which designs, colours, hardware, glazing and side glazing panels are chosen. Also depending on the existing structure that surrounds your door and if any alternations are needed to install the new door, there will be an extra cost. Its always best to get an accurate quotation from a professional before proceeding with a company.
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We have a purpose-built showroom that displays a range of our products, your more than welcome to visit us and test the products we have on display and to answer any questions you may have about our products. Visit our showroom page to find out more information.
Areas we serve
Are you interested in a new composite door? We serve the whole of the north of England. Here are some of the areas we regularly visit; Boroughbridge, Bradford, Dewsbury, Halifax, Harrogate, Huddersfield, Ilkley, Keighley, Knaresborough, Leeds, Pontefract, Ripon, Rothwell, Selby, Skipton, Wakefield, Wetherby, York, Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley, Doncaster.
Inspiration for your next project
Explore our composite gallery which consists of installation work we have carried out throughout England. Find inspiration for your next project by viewing different types of door designs, colours, glazing elements, side panels and door hardware for side, front and back doors. If you prefer you can use our door designer software to create your down from scratch.