4 steps to choosing the perfect door for your home

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Whether you are looking to replace your front door, back door, French doors or bi-folding door system, your choice of design will make all the difference to that all-important final look. As leading suppliers of high quality doors and windows, we make the process of choosing new units as simple as possible for our customers. It’s important that they can reap the many rewards that an upgrade brings.

We offer the full range of doors, including high security and toughened glass doors, meaning you and your family can live in safety, enjoy natural light and limit heat loss. The sheer volume of choice available can make shopping for the perfect door a little daunting. In this post, our experts share their top tips for selecting the right door for your home and your budget.

Choose a fitting design

We provide more than 10 different styles, each of which can be customised to cater for your exact needs. As well as choosing a more traditional or contemporary design, you need to decide whether your door requires a side light. This could unlock a whole host of additional design options. Your design finish can be tailored further with your choice of glass design. The finished design of your door will ensure a great impression every time, especially if you are choosing a design for your front door.

Consider your materials

Finding the right style door for your home is more than just casting an eye over its design. The selection of materials available is just as diverse as the choice of colours and styles. Weighing up the pros and cons of materials is the best place to start to ensure quality and the best possible door finish at your property.

Alongside PVC-U and veneered doors, composite doors are an extremely popular and advantageous option. Timber core composite doors are installed in the majority of new build homes but are just as popular with those looking to upgrade their existing doors, and for good reason. Real Homes explains just some of the reasons why timber core composite rules on the door installation and upgrade scene:

“More environmentally friendly than GRP composite doors, are timber core composite doors; the timber for which is sourced from sustainable forests and can be recycled at the end of the door’s lifetime. Solid timber core doors with high-performance security features are the most secure front door available, and with a robust thermoplastic door skin, they’re also the most durable. If you look for a brand with colour applied as a vacuum-formed thermo-plastic ‘skin’, you’ll minimise scratches and eliminate the need for re-painting or touching up.”

We supply a number of composite door designs for use in traditional and contemporary homes.

Select a colour

We may have covered the coloured window frame options available in a recent blog post, but the range of colours available to you is even greater when choosing your doors. Choosing your perfect palette is no longer restricted to white and woodgrain finishes.

Choose from red, blue, green, grey, dark brown, and many (many) more and discover a colour that complements your home and reflects your personality.

Don’t forget the finishing touches

As the saying goes, the devil is in the detail. This phrase is certainly applicable when adding those finishing touches to your new doors. We stock a wide range of high quality door furniture for your perusal, leaving you to find the perfect handle and hardware to guarantee security and complete your look.

Want to know more about the striking doors we supply? Browse our doors brochure today to view the full range or contact our team direct to discuss your options.