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Choosing composite front door accessories | Your options and what to consider

John Collins - Managing Director

Author: John Collins - Managing Director

Composite front doors are available in various style options and colours, and you are guaranteed to find an ideal option for your preferences. However, you also need to consider the types of accessories you need to pair with your door. Here, we take you through the different options of composite front door accessories, and how to choose the best accessories for your front door.

Why is it important to choose the right accessories for your composite front door?

It is important to put some thought into choosing the right front door accessories, as this is vital for both security and aesthetic reasons. A secure front door handle is imperative for improving door security and keeping intruders at bay. It is therefore important to consider both the material and the practicality and reliability of a handle. In fact, Vufold’s recent survey found that over 50 percent of British homeowners feel it is important to use high-quality materials in exterior design to increase property value. Find out more about choosing a secure front door handle here.

Your accessories can also either make or break the style of a front door, so it is vital to ensure your accessories portray our personal style and complement your existing 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, as shown below:

Lytham composite front door

Vufold Lytham composite front door

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 og 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.

What accessories are available for composite front doors?

Choosing the proper door hardware and accessories for your composite front door is important. Exploring handles, letter box options and other hardware can help you to create an entirely different character for your door and your home’s exterior.

Important accessories and hardware for composite front doors include:

Handles and locks

Types of handles for your composite front door


Lever handles are the most widely used door handle for front doors, as they provide optimum practicality as well as an attractive aesthetic. With many styles available, you’re certain to find a lever handle that suits your home’s décor. These types of handles will need to be locked when you leave and enter your home.

Vuflod composite front door.

Shop our range of composite front doors to find out more about the different options available.

Find out more about choosing a secure front door here.


Long bar and short bar handles are a minimalistic, sleek way to provide extra decoration for your door as well as a functional handle which will allow you to push or pull the door open and closed from the outside. They provide a much modern feel to a door and are ideal if you are looking for a contemporary and fresh feel rather than a more traditional option. However, these door handles do not offer anything in the way of security so you would need to also choose a lock for your door. At Vufold, we also offer double long bar handles for your composite front door.

When choosing a composite front door, you can choose between:

  • Steel lever handles

  • Long bar handles

  • Double long bar handles

  • Short bar handles.

Vuflod modern composite front door.

When choosing a new lock for your composite front door, ensure you consider the material of your door, the security standards you need to meet, as well as your home insurance requirements. Checking your home insurance policy also allows you to find out whether a specific type of lock is specified.


Our pick:

Shop Vufold’s traditional composite front door range

Vufold composite door
  • 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 traditional composite front door range.

What is a multi-point locking system?

When it comes to choosing a lever lock, the higher the number of levers, the more secure the door is. This type of lock is one of the most secure locking systems you can buy and is always operated using a key, and many insurers specify a five-lever lock as standard. At Vufold, our composite front doors feature a multi-point locking system, 3-star security cylinder and laminated glass as standard. View our composite front door range to find out more about the options available.

Letter boxes and letter plates

There are many colours and styles available for composite front door letter boxes and letter plates, and they offer both practicality as well as making a visually attractive addition. Fully weather sealed letter plates with an integral rubber gasket in the outer part ensures no drafts or rain water.

Choosing a secure internal fixing feature means the letterplate can only be removed from the inside of the house. Vufold letterplates have an anti-snap feature, meeting TS008 security standards.

Popular colours for letter boxes include black, white, and silver. You may also want to look into a lockable postbox with a letterslot if you are looking for a busier feature. We offer postboxes as an optional extra with our composite front doors.

Read our full guide to front door security and hardware here.

Shop our complete range of composite front doors to find out more about the accessories available.

Spy holes

Installing a peephole, or spy hole, will allow you to investigate who is at the door and make a conscious decision about whether to open it. They are a great option for providing you with peace of mind. Spy holes are available in numerous sizes and finishes, such as satin stainless-steel.

What to consider when choosing the right accessories for your composite front doors

Your preferred style

When choosing a new front door accessory, you also need to consider whether you would prefer a more modern or traditional door style. If you are looking for a modern and minimalistic style, you may want to look at sleek options such as bar handles. Read our guide to choosing a modern composite front door here. On the other hand, a lever handle can make a much more traditional option.

The material

There are many materials available for handles and other accessories, including aluminium, brass and stainless steel. Consider durability, aesthetic, colour options, and more.

Ensure you choose a reputable supplier

Finding a reputable door supplier will go a long way towards guaranteeing top quality and secure materials. Be sure to go through the proper channels in securing a reliable vendor. Front doors with a lower price is often an indicator of their quality and can sometimes hinder security.

At Vufold, our front doors offer excellent benefits, such as low maintenance, enhanced security, and energy efficiency, with a lifespan of up to 35 years. Find out more about our guarantee offerings here.

What else should you consider when choosing a composite front door?

When choosing a new composite front door, it is also vital to consider the following factors:

  • Configuration
  • Style
  • Colour
  • Guarantees
  • Glazing and panel options
  • The look and style of your home.

Read our full guide to choosing a composite front door here.

Vufold Composite Front Doors

Today’s contemporary front doors are just as impressive on the inside as they are outside too. 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.


Our pick:

Shop Vufold’s traditional composite front door range

Vufold’s traditional composite front door

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Richard Collins - Operations Director


About Richard Collins

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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