We’ve made it known that we do not sell cheap composite doors. It may seem like we sell cheap front doors when you compare us to higher priced companies or those supplying wooden front doors, but what we supply are competitively priced, reasonable and excellent quality composite exterior doors. We pride ourselves on providing good customer service – we don’t use forceful sales techniques, we don’t use misleading information, we are attentive to the customers needs throughout the ordering process and our after sales are quick and effective. With an insurance-backed 10 year guarantee, you can rest assured that if a problem arises, it will be dealt with.
If you’re still struggling to afford one of our composite front doors, here are some tips on getting the best price:
- Choose supply only. If you are competent at DIY, or you have a willing friend/relative who can help, you could save hundreds by getting the door delivered to you for free and installing the composite door yourself. We provide a comprehensive guide on our website to assist with the installation of our composite doors.
- Choose a cheap style. Our cheapest composite door style is the Westminster composite door, a basic but smart panelled style.
- Choose a door without glazing. If glazing is a must, clear glazing can be half the price of fancy glass designs. If you need privacy, choose an obscure backing glass at no extra cost.
- Keep hardware to a minimum. If you don’t really need a spy hole or door knocker, opt out to keep the costs down. Think carefully about what you need and choose the basic options instead of upgrading. If you already have a doorbell, use that instead of getting a door knocker.
- Choose a white front door. White composite doors are cheaper than coloured or wood-style composite doors.
By making conscious choices, you can get a smart, functional and affordable new front door for your home.
When buying a new front door, there are many options to consider. It is by no means an easy task, since there is so much riding on it. Not only are front doors quite a costly purchase, but they need to be both functional and attractive.
When it comes to function, a front door needs to do more than open and close, although it needs to be hard-wearing enough to withstand this sort of daily use (in most cases) over long periods of time. The perfect front door allows entry to be smooth and without fault (no sticking in frames, tricky locks etc.). When closed, it needs to offer optimal protection from the elements. It also needs to provide high levels of security to prevent potential attackers from gaining entry to the property it is within. And, it needs to perform at the same high level for many years. These are just the basic functions a front door needs, there are still many other functions to consider, although these are down to personal choice (such as how the door locks, what type of handle, what hardware is needed).
Aesthetically, a front door needs to suit the property it is in. It is usually the first impression, to both friendly visitors as well as criminals. For this reason, its appearance needs to be both pleasing as well as allowing people to see the quality of security it provides.
So when it comes to glazing, what do you choose? Both glazed front doors and unglazed solid front doors have their advantages and their disadvantages.
Glazed front doors
- + Glazing in a front door can give an attractive appearance.
- + Glazing allows light to pass into the room, allowing for both light and warmth.
- - Glazed front doors cost more money.
- - Glazed front doors are slightly less energy efficient.
- - Privacy and security are slightly more compromised. These can be dealt with by choosing an obscure backing glass for privacy and laminated glass for security, unfortunately costing more money.
Solid front doors
- + Solid front doors cost less money than the same door with glazing.
- + Solid front doors do a better job at keeping heat from escaping and have better energy efficiency.
- + Solid front doors provide maximum privacy and security.
- - Solid front doors block the sun, which can have a gloomy effect on the room if there are few windows present and make the room feel colder.
Unforeseeable problems are often unavoidable by their nature. Even products which pass quality control tests and seem to be perfect at the beginning can suddenly have an unusual fault develop. When natural materials, such as wood, are used in the manufacture of products, weaknesses can hide within the wood’s grain that, when worked over time, can become more and more of an issue.
Because nobody can predict these faults, it is important to have a good guarantee to ensure that if any faults become obvious after continuous use, you are covered.
That is why with our composite doors you get a comprehensive 10 year guarantee. If you have had a bad experience in the past when working with a small company that has provided a guarantee and later gone under, you don’t need to worry as our guarantee is insurance-backed. This means that in the unlikely event that our company stops operating before your guarantee has finished, you are still fully covered.
As long as your new composite door is treated within the guidelines for use (i.e. is not regularly subjected to an unacceptable amount of force or other wearing usage that is not expected of a domestic front door or back door), you will be covered for damage to the functionality or any severe deterioration of the appearance of the front door that is not within the acceptable range. Slight fading is expected over many years of exposure to the elements but it should not detract from the aesthetics of your front door.
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