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What 5 things should you look for in a new front door?

23/08/2017
  • Thinking about a new front door for your home? You’ve come to the right place. We know everything there is to know about choosing the right door for your home, and as it’s the entry to your house you’ll want to make sure it’s perfect, as it sets the tone for what visitors can expect from the rest of the house. If you’re struggling to decide on a new door, you’re not alone. We get questions all the time from customers asking, ‘What should I look for in a new front door?’ If this sounds like you, here are 5 things you should start with.

     

    Good design

     

    You need a front door that looks great, so that it shows off your property to its full potential. There’s no excuse for poor design these days, and thankfully we have lots of stylish designs to suit a range of tastes and budgets. Whether you prefer more of a country cottage style door, or a sleek and contemporary door entrance we can advise and supply a great design.

     

    Material

     

    When it comes to choosing the right material for your front door, you’ll either have a mahogany door, which is a beautiful durable wood which can be painted, stained or treated to preserve its natural red and brown tones, or a GRP composite door. GRP, or glass reinforced plastic is a popular choice thanks to the many practical elements it has, like being exceptionally strong and long lasting and requiring very little maintenance to keep it looking great. Why not browse the full range of GRP front doors we currently stock on our website?

     

    Colour

     

    We can’t lie – colour is important, especially when it comes to our homes. Having the option to pick and choose (and update) the colour of your front door is important to some people. With our GRP composite doors you can choose your ideal door style from 24 different colours. With our mahogany front doors, you can choose to treat the wood so that you enjoy its natural colour, or you can stain and paint it the colour of your choice.

     

    Security

     

    Your front door needs to be extremely secure as it protects your home and all its contents. For peace of mind, our GRP doors all come with a 5 point locking system, or if you’ve decided mahogany is your preferred door style you’ll be relieved to know it is a very tough wood which is hard to damage so it’s an ideal choice for your front door.

     

    Practicality

     

    Design is important of course, but every front door needs to have a balance between how it looks and how it functions, which is why practicality is a big concern. If your hallway is dark, you might choose to add some much-needed light with a front door with side lights, or a front door with glass panels. If you’re concerned about privacy, you can choose to have sandblasted glass panels which will still provide light.