The majority of people nowadays opt for uPVC front doors as standard. They use modern materials to create doors that are more resilient, long-lasting and weatherproof than traditional wooden ones. They are available in a choice of styles, including various shapes, sizes and numbers of glass panes. Despite the use of modern materials, there are some very traditional styles available as well as contemporary ones and doors can also be personalised with decorative glass panes, either subtle or elaborately ornate, to further enhance the door’s look.
Composite doors are so called because they contain a number of different materials, and are a composite of them all. These traditional and modern materials are assembled to create a very robust door with a long lifespan. They offer many of the same advantages as their uPVC counterparts, and are also highly secure doors as they tend to be very strong and resistant to break-in attempts using force. However, despite offering the same modern advantages they can be made to look a lot more like traditional wooden doors.
While uPVC and composite doors are both types, distinguished by their materials and methods of manufacture, stable doors are a style. They tend to fit into one of the other types, most often composite or – more rarely these days – traditional wood. The door is divided into a top and a bottom section, much like the door of a horse’s stable. The two sections can be locked together and opened or closed as one, or else just the top section can be opened while keeping the bottom section closed. In a home, these are often overlooked as an external door choice but they can be very practical. The top section can be opened to accept deliveries, talk to people who call, or simply let air into the house while the bottom section still provides some barrier in the doorway that would otherwise be wide open.