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A full guide to choosing a composite front door style | Finding a modern or traditional option for your home

John Collins - Managing Director

Author: John Collins - Managing Director

Your home's front door is more than just an entry point; it's a statement of style, security, and personality. Composite is a hugely popular material, offering strength, durability and a range of colour and style options. Choosing the right composite front door style for you is vital for complementing the overall character of your home.

Here, we walk you through the process of selecting your ideal composite front door style, and what to look for in a traditional or modern composite front door.

Finding the right aesthetic appeal: modern vs traditional

Your front door is a vital element of your home's overall design. Begin your journey by considering the architectural style of your home. Whether it's a contemporary property, a charming cottage, or a traditional family residence, Vufold offers a diverse range of composite front door styles to seamlessly integrate with any architectural theme. Find out how to choose a modern or traditional composite front door option:

Choosing a modern front door

For modern homes, consider sleek and minimalist designs with clean lines and geometric shapes. If your external doors are modern in design, you may also want to choose a front door in a similar design to match this theme Vufold's contemporary front doors provide an eye-catching style, minimalistic panels and provide a touch of class to any home. When finding a modern front door, choose a sleek, uncomplicated option for your home. Choose a colour option such as black, white, or grey. Read our complete guide to choosing a modern composite front door here.

Choosing a traditional front door

For traditional or period homes, you may want to look for a classic front door, and explore colour options such as green and white, or blue and white. These doors typically feature a busier design, with smaller glass panels. Our traditional composite front doors collection offers timeless styles that capture the essence of elegance. These doors are crafted to complement and enhance the classic charm of your home. For accessories, consider more classic options, such as a traditional lever handle and a matching letter box. Find out how to choose the best traditional composite front door here.

Lytham composite front door

Vufolds Lytham Composite front door - outside view

The beautifully styled Lytham composite door features a unique LVLF core and GRP skin giving unrivalled security, strength and efficiency. Lytham composite front doors are available in a range of standard sizes with and without sidelights.

  • High definition GRP skin
  • Uses a high performance LVLF core
  • Full range of accessories to complete the look
  • Tested to PAS 24 in line with Document Q Security standards
  • Laminated security glass
  • U value 1.4 W/m2K (Energy rating B)
  • 10 year guarantee.

Shop our Lytham composite front doors.

Should you choose a composite front door with glass panels?

A front door with glass panels provides an attractive style that increases the aesthetic appeal of the home and front entry area, while allowing a huge amount of natural light into the hallway or porch. Front doors with large glass panels also appear modern and bright, providing a vibrant finish to your home’s exterior. Huge glass panels are particularly ideal for complementing contemporary homes.

Are you considering buying an aluminium front door? Read how to choose an aluminium front door with glass panels.

Front doors with glass panels are also available in a huge range of designs and sizes, depending on your preferred aesthetic. For example, the design below features a smaller glass panel:

Vufold traditional composite doors

Vufold’s traditional composite front door range

Glazed front doors with glass panels can provide excellent thermal insulation and low U-values when high-quality glass is used, such as double or triple glazing with low-emissivity coatings. These doors feature enhance insulation and maintain thermal efficiency while allowing natural light into your home. Shop our range of front doors with glass panels here.

Choosing security features: Providing maximum security for your home’s entry

Security options are hugely important to consider when considering your ideal front door aesthetic. Front door hardware can either make or break the style of a front door, so it is vital to ensure your hardware options portray your personal style and complement your door colour and style. If you have a green and white composite front door, for example, a silver handle and letter box can go well alongside these colours. On the other hand, if you are looking for a striking contrast – you may want to look into options such as a black front door with a white and silver handle. Find out more about choosing composite front door accessories.

Your front door also plays a crucial element in safeguarding your home, so choosing a manufacturer or supplier that values security and safety is crucial. Vufold's composite front doors are equipped with advanced security features, providing you with peace of mind. Multi-point locking systems, reinforced panels, and durable materials work in tandem to create a barrier that deters intruders and enhances the safety of your home. Read more about front door security here.

Considering energy efficiency: Keeping comfort in and costs down

When picking out your ideal composite front door – remember to consider energy efficiency. Though composite front doors typically offer exceptional energy efficiency, the manufacturer you choose can play a huge role in the quality and energy efficiency of your door. Vufold's commitment to sustainability is evident in the energy-efficient design of our composite front doors. The incorporation of insulating foam not only enhances thermal performance but also contributes to lower energy bills by reducing heat loss. By choosing a Vufold composite front door, you're making a conscious choice to enhance your home's energy efficiency and reduce your environmental footprint. Read our guide to choosing an energy efficient front door here.

Are you looking for a contemporary composite front door?

Vufolds Contempory Range of front doors - outside view
  • Thermally Efficient - U Value of 1.4 W/m2K (Energy Rating B)
  • Safe and Secure - PAS 24 in line with Document Q tested
  • Easy Install - full fitting kit included
  • Guarantee - 10 Years.

View our contemporary composite front door range.

Why choose Vufold?

Choosing the right composite front door is only the beginning. At Vufold, we understand the importance of a seamless customer journey from start to finish to ensure that your vision becomes a reality. Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to delivering a hassle-free experience, from the initial consultation to the final installation. This commitment to excellence extends beyond the product itself, making Vufold a trusted partner in transforming your home's entryway.

At Vufold, our high-quality composite front doors offer exceptional energy-saving performance for thermal efficiency, enhanced security and a 10-year guarantee for added peace of mind. With a wide range of modern and traditional door designs to choose from, our composite front doors are superbly engineered. Not only will they offer eye-catching style but the highest levels of security, thermal efficiency, strength, and rigidity. All have a 10-year manufacturing guarantee. Available in various designs and colour options, you are guaranteed to find the best option for your home.

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John Collins - Operations Director


John Collins - Managing Director

About John Collins

John has built Vufold into a unique online door and window company and has spent 20 years bringing innovative products and designs to fruition, recognising niches in the market and placing them in the likes of Wickes and Travis Perkins, he started Vufold in order to sell them directly. John founded Vufold and has amassed a wealth of experience in product design and development, and in particular timber-based products

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