A correctly chosen front door will not only keep your home secure but can also improve with great kerb-appeal. Our guide gives you some useful tips and advice on what to look for when buying a composite door.
What to look for when buying a composite door.
In choosing a new front door for your home, it is important to consider how your new door will fit in with the style of your house. Think about why you need a new front door. Perhaps you are looking to improve the security and energy efficiency of your home? All our composite door products offer exceptional and certified security and you can also expect great thermal performance from the door, the frame and the glass.
Above all, a new front door gives that important first impression of your property and there are a few things you can do, with our help, to get it right.
Modern or traditional style?
A traditional style composite door will improve an older property and simply change the colour or the style and you will easily change the appearance. Our Solidor, Truedor and Liniar composite door ranges offer you a big choice of traditional door styles. Some have even been designed to replicate the look of the original timber doors that would have been fitted with the house was built.
All our doors come with a choice of colours, a different colour on the inside and a huge range of traditional leaded, patterned or decorative glass. The handles and door accessories also come in a big range of styles and finishes as well.
Contemporary composite front doors offer a minimalist design that works well with either a modern or older house. Our advice is to look at the external feature of your house and use that as the basis for choosing a colour and a style. Plain doors work very well with more modern houses, glazed, partially glazed or panelled doors are great for older Edwardian or Victorian houses. If your home has older features but you desire a contemporary front door, look at the wood effect colours in these modern styles.
Choosing the best composite door arrangement.
Tastes in home improvements are constantly evolving and front doors are no exception. If you are not sure what door arrangement is best, we offer some tips and advice.
A single door is great for smaller openings and for cottage-style houses. If you have a taller door opening a glazed light above will make a feature of the door and add more natural light coming through it as well.
Double doors are a great transformation if your house already as a door with a glazed side-panel. Remove the panel and you will dramatically alter the front of your house, not to mention add convenience for moving big items in and out of your home.
A larger door opening gives you the option of a single door with two side panels or a double door set with matching side panels as well. Contact us to take a look at our range of door arrangement options.
What is best? Solid core or insulated core?
What materials your door is made from is one of the important things to look for when buying a new composite door. At Newlite we offer a choice of both solid timber-core doors or a composite door with an insulated core with aluminium or timber reinforcement. The solid-core door is the more expensive product offering a very authentic look and feel to a composite door that sounds authentic when someone knocks on the door.
A composite door with an insulated core is a lighter door but no less secure or thermally efficient. Both door options are secure, robust and weather resistant. They are also very reliable.
Composite doors are so-called because they are made of 2 or three different materials. Both door types have a GRP skin on the outside that gives the look, texture and feel or a wooden door, at a fraction of the cost, and virtually maintenance-free.
Your choice of whether to choose a solid-core or an insulated core depends on the door style, options available with that door model and of course, your budget. Contact us today for a price and to see a sample.
What to look for when buying a composite door. Our top tips.
- Choose a company that offers a choice of both solid timber core and foam insulation so you can compare.
- Consider how your new door will blend in with the architecture of your house.
- Ask to see the latest trend colours such as Duck Egg Blue, Chartwell Green, Aubergine and contemporary greys.
- Ensure you have a big choice of handles such as traditional lever handles or the latest contemporary satin or polished stainless steel.
- Ensure your chosen door company can offer a range of both traditional glass as well as the latest sand-blasted or acid-etched versions.
- Check that the right range of door accessories such as door knockers, door numbers, spyholes and door security is available. These are best fitted to the door when it is made, not afterwards.
Looking for a price on a new composite door? Contact Newlite.
Our range of composite doors is carefully selected to meet the architecture of local properties, as well as giving you real choice if you seek a modern door or an alternative design. Contact us today for a free quotation and to ask any questions.