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What Is A Composite Door?

You’ve probably heard of a composite door; whether that’s because your neighbour has one or you’ve seen a beautiful picture of one in a magazine. However, do you actually know what a composite door is? Here at Homeglaze, we’re here to answer all your questions. As the Which? Trusted Trader of 2017, we pride ourselves on providing honest advice about all aspects of your home improvements.

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What are composite doors?

Composite doors are the perfect combination of the best of uPVC and timber. Suitable for both front and back entrance doors, they have the attractive look of a timber door with the performance of modern materials such as uPVC. This gives you a secure, efficient door without compromising on style. They’re thicker than other types of doors with a solid wood core which gives them their superior levels of efficiency and security. They have a GRP skin (glass-reinforced plastic) which authentically resembles desirable timber and is impact resistant. This adds to its durability and keeps the colour looking good for years.

How do composite doors compare to uPVC, timber and aluminium doors?

Like the name suggests, composite doors have all the best features of other door materials like uPVC and timber. This creates a door that does everything you need and more. They are guaranteed to last you for 35 years at least. This is 10 years more than a uPVC or softwood door without any maintenance required. With weathertight seals, they offer your home protection against the harshest of weather conditions.

How energy efficient are composite doors?

Our composite doors are highly insulating and reach an A energy rating, keeping your home comfortable all year round. New doors fitted in England and Wales must have a U-value of 1.8 or less to comply with building regulations. When thermal glass is fitted, our doors can have the extremely low U-value of 1. Draughts become a thing of the past with composite doors and you will see a reduction in your energy costs too.

How secure are composite doors?

With their strong frame and core, composite doors inherently offer added protection against damage and intrusion. Our range is PAS24 accredited and Secured by Design approved. This gives you the peace of mind that your home is as safe as it can be. We use highly effective locking mechanisms including Yale to provide your home with the best security possible.

Are they difficult to look after?

All our composite doors need to stay looking good is a simple clean every so often. The GRP skin stays looking as good as the day it was installed and there’s no need to repaint.

Can I personalise my composite door?

The aesthetic value of composite doors is one of their most loved features. With the look of traditional timber without the hassle, they can fit in perfectly in period properties as well as modern homes. Choose from a wide range of colours including Red, Chartwell Green and wood effect finishes. Your new composite door can be tailormade for your home. With a choice of a sculptured or chamfered frame as well as decorative glass, you have so many options.

Are composite doors environmentally friendly?

Our door frames are made with a calcium zinc based compound which is more eco-friendly than lead-based additives. Our composite doors are made in the UK and every effort is taken to ensure they have as little a carbon footprint as possible. With their superior insulation benefits, they help reduce your home’s environmental impact as well.

Where can I get one?

Here at Homeglaze, we can install beautiful and efficient composite doors to homes across Essex. Our family-run approach puts you at the heart of your home improvements; we never use high pressure sales tactics. We have a long list of happy customers and are one of the highest rated companies on Checkatrade. With a 10 year insurance backed guarantee, your new composite door will impress for years to come. Get in touch today find out more about what a composite door could do for your home.

Customer testimonials

"Excellent from the meeting with the salesman and then through to the fitters, absolutely superb."

Customer in Epping

“I was extremely pleased with Homeglaze Home Improvements. A professional company who don't use the pushy sales approach that we had received from other companies. Great product at a very competitive price.”

Customer in Rainham

“Homeglaze done a fantastic job from start to finish. The staff in the showroom were very helpful and the fitters were polite, clean and tidy. The end result looks brilliant, would highly recommend.”

Customer in South Ockendon

“Polite and friendly workmen, kept me informed as to what they were doing, very neat finish and cleared all away afterwards, demoed the door lock and flap usage.”

Customer in London

“The windows look excellent and the house has been left like they were polite, tidy and very aware of us being in the house as well. Couldn't recommend them more.”

Customer in Brentwood

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