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Choosing a composite front door supplier | What to consider

John Collins - Managing Director

Author: John Collins - Managing Director

Choosing the right front door is an essential step in enhancing your home's security and curb appeal. Composite front doors offer exceptional strength and thermal efficiency and are available in a huge range of designs. However, it is vital to choose the best front door supplier to ensure you purchase a high-quality, reliable front door.

Here, we walk you through the factors you need to look for when choosing a composite front door.

When choosing a composite front door supplier, it is important to consider the following:

When choosing a composite front door supplier, it is important to consider the following:

Research their reputation and reviews

Begin your search by conducting thorough research. Look for suppliers with a solid reputation in the market. A good way of conducting research is through reading online reviews and case studies to provide you with useful insights, such as “before and after” images. A reputable supplier should have a track record of satisfied customers.

Quality of products

Ensure the doors meet industry standards for security (such as PAS 24), energy efficiency (check their U-value), and durability. High-quality composite front doors should come with a warranty, indicating the manufacturer's confidence in their product. Find out more about our door and window guarantees here.

Is there a large range of design options?

A high-quality front door supplier should offer a wide range of door style options, colours, and finishes. Customisation options are crucial for matching your door set to your home’s aesthetic. Check if the supplier provides bespoke design services to create a unique entrance tailored to your preferences.

At Vufold, we offer a large range of bespoke options for composite front doors, allowing you to choose the perfect door for your home. Shop our composite front door range to find out more.

Accreditations and certifications

Accreditations from recognised industry bodies signify adherence to industry standards and regulations. Ensure the supplier has the necessary certifications for quality and safety. If responsible sourcing and the use of environmentally friendly materials is important to you in a supplier – you should also research this prior to purchasing your door. Find out more about Vufold’s sourcing policy here.

At Vufold, every composite door complies with PAS 24 in line with Approved Document Q security standards. Find out more about the benefits of choosing Vufold here.

Ensure the supplier offers high-quality security features

It is important to consider security options when choosing a new front door. A reputable supplier should offer front doors that feature secure door handles, locks and other accessories to ensure they stand the test of time and keep you and your home safe from intruders. Find out more about choosing the best front door locks here.

Price and value for money

While price should not be the sole determining factor, it's important to get value for money. Obtain quotes from multiple suppliers to compare prices, but also consider the quality of the products, guarantees, and other aspects such as thermal efficiency. Opt for the best balance between cost and the benefits provided to ensure you get the best value for money.

At Vufold, we offer competitive prices and 10-year guarantees for our composite front doors. Visit our composite front door range here.

Does the supplier offer easy-to-install doors?

Consider your level of experience in door installation before choosing a front door supplier. If you are unsure on how to install your new front door – you may want to look for a supplier that offers ready-to-assemble doors, or doors that come with straightforward instructions.

For example – Vufold front doors are ready-to-assemble and come with clear instructions to help make your installation process as smooth as possible.




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What else should you consider when choosing your new composite front door?

  • Style and colour of your door – the style you choose can have an impact on the overall look of your door and home so should be carefully considered. For a more modern feel, we recommend going for a simplistic, sleek design with lots of glazing. On the other hand, more decorative panel options can help to create a more traditional feel. At Vufold, you can choose between traditional and contemporary front doors, and you can also choose the perfect door colour for your home.
  • Glazing – it is important to be aware of the glazing options available before you buy a composite front door, as this can have an impact on both the design of your front door, and the thermal performance of your door. Read our guide to front door glazing to find out more.
  • Size or configuration – it is vital that you choose the right door size for your home and the space you have available. Contact us today if you are unsure how to measure for your front door.
  • Handle options – a handle can play a huge role in the style of your door in addition to your door’s security. Consider the right handle material and style for your property.
  • Consider other accessory options – don’t forget about additional extras, such as letterboxes.

Why choose Vufold?

At Vufold, our quality composite front doors offer exceptional energy-saving performance for thermal efficiency, enhanced security and a 10-year guarantee for additional peace of mind. Our affordable and transparent pricing and seamless configuration system allow you to install a beautiful, strong and secure front door in your home within a matter of days. Other benefits of choosing Vufold include:

  • Outstanding thermal efficiency
  • Enhanced security features
  • Easy installation and maintenance
  • Sleek and stylish door front door range, offering various materials and colours.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can composite doors be customised?

Yes – one of the advantages of composite doors is their high level of customisability. Suppliers often offer a variety of colours, finishes, and design options to suit any home style.

What maintenance do composite doors require?

Composite doors are low maintenance. Regular cleaning with soapy water and occasional hardware checks are generally all that is needed to keep them in top condition.

Are composite doors energy efficient?

Yes, composite doors offer exceptional energy efficiency due to their insulating core. This can help reduce heating costs and improve the comfort of your home. Read our guide to choosing an energy efficient front door.

What are the benefits of composite front doors?

Composite front doors offer excellent durability and strength and are available in a large range of designs. Find out more about the benefits of composite front doors here.

What colours do composite doors come in?

Composite front doors are available in a huge range of colour options but, your colour choice will depend on the supplier you choose. Most suppliers will stock the most popular colours however, for more unusual shades, you may need to look around to find a supplier with the colour you want or a supplier who can create a bespoke door.

Composite front doors are coated in glass reinforced plastic which can be made in almost any colour, providing the doors with a number of options.

Are you unsure whether to choose composite or aluminium front doors? Read our guide to composite vs aluminium front doors.

How much do composite front doors cost?

The cost of composite front doors varies depending on the size, design, and specifications you choose. You can shop our composite front door range to find out more about the prices we offer.

For further advice or information on our range of composite front doors, contact us today.

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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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