Door buying guide for 2019

Doors have a big impact on the look, feel and integrity of a property. As @idealhome says, “They can make or break the look of your home and should dramatically improve energy efficiency and security.” Get it right and your new doors will help to make your home more secure, more stylish and more efficient. To help ensure you make the perfect choice, take a look at our door buying guide for 2019.

Restrictions

Before you start looking for new doors, it’s well worth checking if there are any restrictions in place that you need to abide by. If you live in a listed building, or if you live in a conservation area, there may be rules on the type of doors that you can install on your property.

Style

The style of door you choose will depend on the style of your property and where the door is going within the space. If you’re trying to connect the interior and exterior of your home, you could opt for folding or sliding doors. If you’re looking for a new front door, security and kerb appeal will probably be your main considerations.

Size

Doors come in a huge variety of sizes. Measuring your space carefully and accurately before you start looking for new doors will ensure you select the right product for your needs.

Durability

As doors are often exposed to sun, rain, wind, frost, and other harsh conditions, they need to be strong and durable. To confirm your new door feels tough and looks hardwearing, it’s always a good idea to see and handle the product in real life before buying.

Security

Whether you’re installing a new front door, new patio doors or a new utility door, you need to ensure it’s as secure as possible. Select a manufacturer who places an emphasis on security. Choose a qualified installer to ensure the door is fitted as accurately as possible.