Choosing a traditional composite front door | Your options & what makes a high-quality front door
Traditional composite front doors are available in a huge range of colours and designs and can transform the look of your home. Boasting features such as pastel colours, detailed panels and sophisticated accessories – a traditional front door can provide a homely, welcoming feel. Choosing a high-quality material such as composite can also help to increase the value of your home. Find out more about how composite front doors can increase property value here.
Here, we take you through the benefits of traditional composite front doors and discuss what you should look for in a high-quality traditional composite front door.
In this guide:
Find out what is meant by a traditional composite front door, and what features to look for.
Read what colours are available when it comes to buying a composite front door.
Read the key differences between modern and composite front doors, and when you may want to consider an aluminium option.
Find out more about Vufold Composite Front Doors and what they offer.
We answer common queries on choosing composite front doors.
What should you consider when choosing a traditional composite front door?
Your front door design sets the tone for the rest of your home's style. Finding a design that resonates with your taste is essential. Choosing a traditional composite front door is not just about aesthetics; it's about finding the perfect harmony between style, functionality, and personal taste.
Traditional composite front doors often embrace the warmth and appearance of natural wood. However, they are also commonly designed in colours such as green, blue, and grey. Light pastel colours are typical of traditional front doors and can help to brighten up your home’s exterior. When choosing a traditional composite front door, consider doors with intricate detailing, such as decorative panels and accessories, as they add a touch of refinement and sophistication. Traditional front doors typically feature timeless hardware pieces, such as silver or gold handles and accessories.
Are you looking for a traditional composite front door?
Shop Vufold’s Belfry Front Doors
The impressive looking Belfry Farmhouse composite door features a unique LVLF core and GRP skin giving unrivalled security, strength and efficiency. Belfry composite front doors are available in a range of standard sizes with and without sidelights.
When buying a new traditional composite front door, we also recommend considering the following factors:
- Thermal efficiency – increasing energy efficiency in the home has become a popular topic in recent years, with the government taking steps to increase energy efficiency in properties in the UK. Ensure you check whether the door offers a high level of thermal efficiency before purchasing. At Vufold, our traditional composite front doors offer U Values of 1.4 W/m2K (Energy Rating B).
- Guarantees - checking the guarantee will allow you to understand how long the door will last and help to keep your home as secure as possible in the future. Read more about our high-quality door guarantees here.
- Supplier – consider whether you are shopping from a high-quality supplier. Find out what makes Vufold a high-quality supplier here.
- Glazing – glazing can have an impact on both the style and appearance of your door , its security, and its thermal performance. Read our guide to front door glazing here.
- Size or configuration – it is vital that you choose the right door for your home and the space you have available. Contact us today if you are unsure how to measure for your front door.
What colours are available for traditional composite front doors?
Classic colours like stately blacks or welcoming greens work well with traditional designs, evoking a sense of warmth and comfort. For example, the light green shade below is a popular option for a traditional front door:
At Vufold, we offer traditional composite front doors available in an inviting dual colour option of light green and white, as well as a blue and white option. If you are looking for a simpler option, we also provide classic, timeless options of black and white, and grey and white. Read our full guide to choosing a composite front door colour here.
Modern vs traditional composite front doors
As opposed to traditional composite doors, contemporary options are often sleeker and more simplistic in their design. In terms of design, modern front doors typically feature clean lines, sleek hardware, and simple panelling, creating a minimalist option. Shop our complete contemporary composite front door range to find out more.
Are you looking for a contemporary composite front 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.
If you are looking for a modern front door and durability is your key priority – you may want to explore our aluminium front door range. Aluminium front doors tend to come with a higher price range, so this is an aspect to bear in mind when comparing the two materials.
Vufold’s traditional composite front doors
Combine traditional beauty with modern engineering and you have our Evolution composite doors. Our composite front doors feature 3-star cylinder for security, LVL subframe for rigidity, and PU Foam core for the best levels of thermal efficiency. Available in four designs and several colour options, they are all backed by our 10-year guarantee.
For further advice or information on our range of composite front doors, please contact our team today.
Frequently asked questions: composite front doors
Do composite front doors expand?
Unlike wooden front doors or uPVC doors, composite doors are not affected by prolonged exposure to heat or water or problems such as warping. These conditions can make some types of front door expand and contract and, eventually, the door will become warped making it difficult to open and close.
Why choose a composite front door?
Composite front doors are extremely durable and reliable options, so you can rest assured that they will keep you and your home safe from bad weather and potential intruders. They also offer excellent thermal efficiency, and are available in a huge range of styles and designs.
Do composite front doors offer good security?
The security enhancement that comes with composite front doors is one of the most significant boosts to property value. It is important to check that the front door features multi point locking systems that have been tested to the latest British standards. Most burglars gain access to a house through the front door, making it imperative that homeowners invest in a strong and dependable entrance. Composite can decrease the chances of a break-in, thanks to their reinforced locking systems, sturdy combination of materials, and options of double and triple glazing.
Should you choose a bespoke composite front door supplier?
Choosing a bespoke supplier can allow you to customise your door and choose a design, style and colour that works for you. This is a vital factor to consider when finding a new door.