uPVC Front Doors & Composite Front Doors
The latest Upvc Doors are highly secure, long lasting, have very low maintenance requirements and also look amazing. Available in many variations of colours, from Teak through to Rustic Cherry with smooth or Wood Grain effect finished surfaces.
All come with multi-point locks, reinforced frames and (for units with larger glass areas) toughened safety glass.
The materials used in the manufacture of the unit are what give composite doors their name.
There are some small variations, but most doors of this type are made of a hardwood sub-frame that contains the composite material, such as polyurethane and are usually fitted in a UPVC steel reinforced frame.
Available with Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) outer surfaces, the average Composite Door is more than 5 times more thermally efficient than wood, including hardwood, so they will help to save on money on your heating bills.
- High security locks – keep out intruders
- Damage resistant , draught & Storm Proof
- Energy Saving – save on heating cost
- Long lasting – no fading, cracking or warping.
- Low maintenance – no painting needed
- Guaranteed, stylish with superb appearance
- Wood grain or smooth exterior finishes, available in many different colours
- Match your doors to new windows
Range of Sizes
Unless you are experienced & familiar with how residential doors are measured – it is advised to have a proper survey & written quote from a certified installer.
A typical entrance door size will be:
these are the sizes of the doors themselves and do not take into account the threshold or frame design.
- 6′ 6″ x 2′ 6″ / 6′ 6″ x 2′ 9″
or in metric measurements
- 1981 mm x 762 mm / 1981 mm x 838 mm
For opening that are significantly wider or higher than these dimensions then you may need to use side & top panels.
Colours & Finish:
You have the choice of over a dozen different colours, in either wood grain effect or with a smooth finish surface, both of which are easy to clean – just rinse them down with soapy water.
Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) outer surfaces offer exceptional resistance to wear & tear being up to 5 times less likely to dent than normal hardwood.
They don’t crack, warp, twist or split and retain their looks for many years.
PVCu Composite doors are probably the most secure in the market, having multi-point locks and 5 lever mortise locks fitted as standard.
The latest locks are designed to defeat picking, bumping and snapping, whist the reinforced construction of the whole entrance itself makes it very hard to force entry.
Front & Back Doors
In terms of front doors, most householders want to have a nice one that makes a god impression upon visitors or passers-by.
The most popular options for front doors are hardwood or UPVC.
Hardwood doors are a good option, but a lot of folks think they are expensive and that may not be the case as you can find them at approximately the same price as a UPVC Composite Door circa £500 to £600 – supply only.
UPVC front doors can be very cheap for supply only, but at the lower end of the market you may get less quality.
The higher end price for UPVC front doors would be Composite versions. These are fantastic looking entrances that are very tough, energy efficient & secure.
There are 2 main differences in design to choose from such and that would be whether you want a sliding door or one that is hinged at the sides.
A typical patio door would be a sliding patio door or Bifold version and the most popular hinged type would be a French patio door or a Tilt / Turn Door.
The design that would give you the biggest clear space when opened would be the bifold door. The panels fold to the sides to give an amazing up to 90% clear opening.
For French doors being used in a wide opening, you would probably need to fit side panels, as each standard door of the pair would be around 3 feet wide.
A standard front door is between 2ft 6ins to 2ft 9ins wide, so any opening over 8 feet could need a side panel.
Front Doors Prices
|TYPE OF DOOR||MATERIAL||SAMPLE PRICES|
|Front door: Standard||uPVC||from £400|
|Front door: Standard||Composite||from £599+|
|Cottage Door:||Composite||from £500+|
Patio Doors Prices
|TYPE OF DOORS||MATERIAL||SAMPLE PRICES|
|French: 2 panel||White uPVC||from £1,500|
|Sliding Patio: 2 panel||Various||from £950|
|Sliding Patio: 3 panel||Various||from £2,500|
|Bi-fold Patio: 4 panel||Wood (engineered)||from £3,100|
For certain homes it may be that in order to be in keeping with the style of the property you might find Cottage Doors or Stable Doors useful.
Available in wood or uPVC with are choice of colours & finishes.