Choosing a Composite Door to Fit Your Home

When selecting a new front door for your home, consider how it will blend in with the rest of your home’s design. Evaluate why you need to replace your front door. Do you want to increase the security and energy efficiency of your home?   All of our composite doors with side panels provide remarkable and proven security, as well as high thermal performance from the door, frame, and glass.

Overall, a new front door makes a good first impression of your home. Here are a few tips to find the perfect composite door.

Traditional or modern style

A classic-style composite door can enhance a traditional home, and changing the color or style will quickly modify the appearance.  Solidor, Truedor, and Liniar composite door series provide a large selection of conventional door designs.  Some have even been created to seem like the original timber doors that would have been installed when the home was built.

Most doors come in a variety of colors, with a distinctive color on the inside and a large selection of classic lead, patterned, or ornamental glass.  Handles and door accessories are available in a wide variety of shapes and finishes.

Contemporary composite front doors feature a basic style that complements both modern and traditional houses.  Our advice is to consider your house’s external features when selecting the color and design. Plain doors complement more modern homes, whereas glazed, partially glass, or paneled doors are ideal for older Edwardian or Victorian homes. If your property has older elements but you want a contemporary front door, consider the wood effect shades in these modern models.

Choosing the arrangement

A single door is ideal for small spaces and cottage-style homes.  If you have a higher door opening, a glass light above will highlight the entrance while also increasing the amount of natural light entering through it.

If your home currently has a door with a glass side panel, double doors are an excellent upgrade.  Remove the panel to radically change the appearance of the front of your house, as well as to make it easier to transport big stuff in and out.

A bigger door opening allows you to choose between a single door with two side panels and a double door set with matching side panels.

Solid core or insulated core

One of the most essential factors to consider when purchasing a new composite door is the materials used in its construction.  You can choose between solid timber-core doors and composite doors with an insulated core reinforced with aluminum or timber.  The solid-core door is the more costly option, providing a highly realistic appearance and feel to a composite door that sounds authentic when someone knocks on it.

A composite door with an insulated core is lighter but equally secure and thermally efficient. Both door alternatives are safe, durable, and weather-resistant. They are also quite dependable.

Composite doors get their name from the fact that they are made up of two or three components.  Both door styles feature an outside GRP covering that has the appearance, texture, and feel of a wooden door, but at a fraction of the cost and with almost no upkeep.

Your decision to go with a solid core or an insulated core is determined by the door style, choices available with that door type, and, of course, your budget.

Choosing colours

Interiors and fashion have always been linked, and choosing a color for your door falls into three categories: traditional, bold, and on-trend. To choose the right shade, examine the property’s style and location.

Traditional colors match period qualities wonderfully. Keep in mind that listed buildings may have restrictions on the colors you may choose for your door, however, they typically include colors that match the design of the house. Classic hues such as black, scarlet, dark gray, sage green, and dark blue can help to reflect your home’s formidable character.

Color may help make your terraced house stand out. A splash of vivid typeface on the door will appear joyful and have a significant impression. You can achieve this with an eye-catching Poppy Red color choice.

We love the classics, and Chartwell greens and pastels match the natural surroundings beautifully, exuding timeless charm. Muted tones lend a touch of refinement and charm to a contemporary house. Greys and blacks are excellent options for any architecturally built home.

If you can’t decide on the ideal composite door colour, look around your home for ideas. If you live near nature, earthy colors such as greens and blues are excellent choices. However, if you’re seeking the ideal color for your townhouse, a bright strong shade might assist give color to a bland row of similar-looking buildings. If you’re unsure, neutral colors provide a timeless effect; even rich reds and blues have been popular for decades.

While the appearance of your front door is essential because it is the first thing you see when you arrive home, so is the interior! It is the last thing you see before leaving the house, so why not leave a lasting impression? White is usually a fantastic choice since it complements practically any color scheme and reflects light, brightening your hallway. You might even use the same color as your interior walls to get a seamless design.

Top tips for choosing your composite doors

  • Choose a composite door company that provides both solid timber core and foam insulation, allowing you to compare.
  • Consider how your new door will fit in with the architecture of your home.
  • Request to view the most recent trend colors, such as Duck Egg Blue, Chartwell Green, Aubergine, and modern greys.
  • Make sure you have a large selection of handles, such as conventional lever handles or the most recent modern satin or polished stainless steel.
  • Ensure that your selected door company can provide both classic and modern sand-blasted or acid-etched glass.
  • Check that the appropriate door accessories, such as door knockers, door numbers, spyholes, and door security, are accessible.  These are best installed when the door is built, not later.


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