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Composite vs UPVC Doors: Which Is Best For You?

You should view your front door as far more than just a door. It needs to offer you more than solely a route into your home as it must also help protect the building and add plenty of style to it.

Red Composite Doors

A lack of door security will increase the chances of your possessions being pilfered and any absence of style in your current entrance door could be impacting on the overall appearance of your property, and you certainly don’t want that if you expect it to impress people that come to visit.

For these reasons, if your front door is demonstrating signs of ageing, you need to invest in a replacement and the two most popular replacement door types are composite doors and UPVC doors.

We sell a wide range of composite doors and UPVC doors at Hazlemere, so we’re well placed to comment on the various assets of both door solutions:


Composite doors earn their name as they are constructed from a number of materials including timber. The use of wood explains why a composite door looks very much like a timber door and its Glass Reinforced Plastic skin helps to make it completely weather-resistant, with no need for repainting, varnishing or any other sort of wearisome door maintenance.

You may not know that UPVC stands for Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride. UPVC doors look different to composite doors as they have a slightly shinier finish and they no longer come in a select few colours such as traditional white or black thanks to the development of a whole host of other coloured offerings. What they do share in common with a composite door is their ability to resist the weather and retain their finish.


Buying a new composite or UPVC door from Hazlemere will be worth every penny – the 10 Year Guarantee you receive confirms that.

In terms of how much they cost, a composite door is more expensive than a UPVC door, but that shouldn’t put you off in the slightest as composite doors are unbelievably tough and absolutely gorgeous to look at.

On the other side of the coin, don’t disregard a UPVC door just because it’s cheaper than a composite equivalent as that doesn’t make it in any way inferior. It will still significantly enhance aesthetics, energy efficiency and security.


Speaking of security, the installation of a composite door or UPVC door will make you far more confident about leaving your house unoccupied as the likelihood of it being broken into will be massively reduced.

The door frames are so robust and a multi-point locking system is incorporated into both designs. We’ve tested the doors again and again to ensure that their locks can withstand serious force and not break.


Only after seeing our composite doors and UPVC doors in person at a Hazlemere showroom should you decide which door will be best. We have venues in High Wycombe and Welwyn Garden City.

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