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A guide to buying wooden front door sets

Wooden front doors are often available to buy in sets that provide everything you need for your front door to be installed correctly and securely. Choosing the right door and set for your home will play a huge role in the overall look and quality of your new wooden front doors. This article will guide you through buying a wooden front door set and what to look for in the perfect set.

What to consider when choosing a new wooden front door set

Wooden front door

Before deciding on a new front door set, it’s important to consider different options and find a set that meets all of your needs. An external wooden door is far more than just a piece of timber so it’s important to think about the following considerations when choosing a set to ensure that you make the right decision:

Do you need a matching frame?

Door frames can have a huge impact on the thermal efficiency of your home and the security of your external door. Before choosing a wooden door set, you should check whether you need to purchase a new frame or if the door that you’re looking at will need to fit into an existing door frame.

Thermal efficiency

Any external door in your home should provide a barrier that keeps heat inside your home and prevents it from escaping and making your home feel cold. Different wooden door sets will provide different levels of thermal efficiency. Before choosing a front door set, you should consider the thermal efficiency it can offer, including the condition of your existing door frame.

A door’s thermal efficiency is the amount of heat that is allowed to escape into the environment from the inside of your home.

This is measured as a U-value. The lower the U-Value of a front door set, the less heat it will let out and the more thermally efficient it will be for your home.

At Vufold, our range of wooden front doors has a U-value of 1.6W/m2K when fitted with our optional frame kit. One of the factors that can play a part in the thermal efficiency of your front door is the glazing you choose. Read our guide to find out more about how to choose the right type of glazing for your external door.

Guarantees

Having a good guarantee for your front door set will ensure that the doors can be replaced in the event of any problems with it in the future. Front door sets can come in at a high cost, so this will save you a huge amount of money on a whole new set if a problem occurs in the future.

Vufold’s front doors are provided with a 10-year guarantee and won’t warp, twist or split in the same way as some wooden front doors.

Supplier

As well as comparing the pros and cons of different wooden front door sets, you should also pay attention to the service and products that your chosen supplier provides. Choosing a good supplier will ensure that the final installation is of high quality and that the process of purchasing your new front door is as hassle-free as possible.

Type of wood

The type of wood that you choose for your front door set will affect the appearance, thermal efficiency, price and installation process of your front door. Hardwood or timber doors provide a solid, durable and secure option for your home and will ensure that your door lasts for up to 10 years.

When to opt for a wooden front door set

Wooden front door

Front door sets are a great alternative to buying just a singular front door and come with many benefits. They include everything you need for your new front door installation so that your new door will fit into the opening properly. There are plenty of reasons when you might opt for a wooden front door set, including:

  • To create a completely new opening for your front door
  • If your old door needs replacing
  • If your door frame has become weak and needs replacing
  • Your current door will not open, close or lock properly
  • To upgrade the appearance of your home

What to look for in a new wooden front door set

When choosing a wooden front door set, you should research thoroughly to find the best quality door for your home. A poor quality front door set could cost time and money in the long-term and may not provide your home with the security or thermal efficiency you require.

Learn more about what to consider when choosing a wooden front door in our guide.

Door set quality

The quality of your door set will determine its durability and ability to protect your home from intruders. The best quality front doors are made from hardwoods, such as oak, and are made of the most sturdy materials that will last for a long time and withstand weather conditions as well as general wear and tear.

Wooden door sets provide durability and longevity but you could also consider composite front door sets too.

Composite doors have an external core of either timber or solid foam with two outer layers of glass-reinforced polymer. The layers are glued together with high pressure to make for an incredibly sturdy front door. Composite doors offer high-quality for an affordable price and come in a range of styles and colours.

Security

The security of your front door should be at the top of your priority list. The most secure front doors are durable and have an excellent locking system. If your wooden front door is loose in its frame, has faulty locks or is made from weak materials, it will not offer adequate security for your home.

Read our guide to find out more about the most secure types of front door.

What is included in a Vufold wooden front door set?

Wooden front door

All of Vufold’s wooden front door sets come with an installation kit that allows trimmed doors to be refinished before their final fitting. This is a great way to ensure that your new front door fits perfectly into the frame and that the installation is carried out properly.

All of Vufold’s front door sets come with optional extras including:

  • Frame kit
  • Long bar handle
  • Night latch and hinges
  • Dead lock
  • Door viewer
  • Post box
  • Letterbox

Vufold wooden front door sets

ProductColour options CostsPanel optionsSizes available 
OSLO external front door
  • Grey
  • Oak
From £479
  • Completely wooden door
  • One side light available
  • Two side lights available
  • 1981mm x 762mm
  • 1981mm x 838mm
  • 2023mm x 813mm
  • 1.44m
  • 1.94m
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Stockholm external front door
  • Grey
  • Oak
From £559
  • Completely wooden door with vertical glass panel
  • One side light available
  • Two side lights available
  • 1981mm x 762mm
  • 1981mm x 838mm
  • 2023mm x 813mm
  • 1.44m
  • 1.94m
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Malmo external front door
  • Grey
  • Oak
From £569
  • Completely wooden door with three glass squares
  • One side light available
  • Two side lights available
  • 1981mm x 762mm
  • 1981mm x 838mm
  • 2023mm x 813mm
  • 1.44m
  • 1.94m
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Bergen external front door
  • Grey
  • Oak
From £629
  • Completely wooden door with four glass squares
  • One side light available
  • Two side lights available
  • 1981mm x 762mm
  • 1981mm x 838mm
  • 2023mm x 813mm
  • 1.44m
  • 1.94m
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Contact our team to find out more about our wooden front door sets.

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