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What is a Composite door?

There are many different types and options of external doors that you can install in your home, however they are not all built to the same standards of quality and security as a composite door. There are numerous reasons for the differences in door quality; from the materials they use to the overall design and choosing a door made from poor materials with a cheap design can leave your home exposed to threats. This is not to say that

Structure of a Composite door

every home should have a reinforced steel door, just that it is possible to find a great compromise between style, strength and price.

Composite doors are the newest type of door used in homes. Composite doors have been designed taking into consideration the common flaws experienced in singular material doors. Using a combination of materials which have been selected for their beneficial properties, composite doors allow for the old flaws to be effectively ‘designed out’. Composite back and front doors have a high resistance to weathering and will not react to seasonal changes like a singular material door. Composite doors have a higher thermal resistance than wooden doors, due to the insulating foam core.

Composite back and front doors have a high resistance to weathering and will not react to seasonal changes like a singular material door. Composite doors have a higher thermal resistance than wooden doors, due to the insulating foam core.

A composite door is designed to appear as a wooden door, with an attractive wood grain, but thanks to the materials used, it won’t fade, discolour or require any maintenance beyond wiping with a damp cloth if it gets dirty. In short, composite doors are exceptionally well-designed modern doors made from several materials. Their superior quality sets a new high standard within the door industry.

What are Composite doors made from?

Composites are formed by combining materials together to form an overall structure that is better than the sum of the individual components

Composite doors are made up from a variety of materials, including PVC, wood, insulating foam and GRP (glass reinforced plastic). The combination of materials result in a door that is very strong and secure.

As aesthetically pleasing as a tradition solid timber door but using modern, low maintenance materials.
Unlike GRP, timber core composite doors have ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) skins which interestingly is the same material used to make Lego. The ABS provides a robust thermo-plastic door skin, making them incredibly durable. The added bonus with this door skin is that it’s ‘through colour’ so scratching is minimised and there’ll be no need to touch up or repaint.
Timber core composite doors are thicker than the previous types at 48mm, the core comes from sustainable forests and is easily recycled.

 

Composite doors, safe, strong & long lastin

Benefits of a Composite Door

• Low maintenance
• More energy-efficient – proven by energy rating labels
• Aesthetically pleasing
• Highly resistant to weathering
• Solid and robust – able to withstand any knocks and bumps
• More secure than a traditional timber door

 

How much does a Composite door cost?

The cost of composite door shop doors is dependent on several different factors, such as composite door style, composite door colour, composite door hardware, composite door security extras, composite door size, whether you want your new composite door installed by us etc. The easiest and fastest way to determine the cost of a composite door for your property, is to use our composite door designer. This special designer allows you to see the price of the composite door as you select the options you want. You don’t need to sign up or give any details, unless you want to save your quote or order a door.

Composite or uPVC doors

uPVC doors are extremely secure, but composite doors offer the highest level of security. The super-strong structural frame combined with glass-reinforced plastic, provide infallible protection against intruders. Plus, the laminated glass will not fall out of the door if broken. It will shatter but stay in place.

uPVC doors can have some variety (we offer uPVC doors in white, rosewood and golden oak), but with composite doors there are far more options available. You can choose from white, rosewood, oak, green, red, blue and black. You can also decide between a range of beautiful glass options.

 

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