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Is A Composite Door Or UPVC Door Right For Your Home?

Your entrance door has to play numerous roles. It needs to be inviting to help your house make a good first impression, and also be energy efficient and secure.

Oak Composite Door

Is your existing front door satisfying each of these roles successfully and still serving its overall purpose? If not, you should prioritise buying a new front door from Hazlemere.

Our replacement door range is predominantly made up of a variety of composite doors and UPVC doors (we also have Extreme Solid Core Doors in stock!).

To be able to judge whether a composite door or UPVC door will best suit your home, read on and find out more about what they both have to offer:

Composite Doors

Rather than being manufactured from one sole material, composite doors are crafted from multiple constituents, which are jointly meshed together to create an immensely dense door profile.

This makes a composite door far stronger, far more secure, and far more thermally efficient than most door offerings.

The weather-resistant outer skin can fight off the elements quite easily, and you can have it supplied with a woodgrain effect if you want to imitate the styling of a traditional timber door, or in multiple coloured finishes.

They do cost more than UPVC doors, but just think of how much money a composite door will save you on fuel costs over the next decade or more.

UPVC Doors

UPVC stands for unplasticised polyvinyl chloride and is a material that’s long been used for door manufacturing purposes.

Cheaper than aluminium and timber, it requires virtually no maintenance, just the occasional wipe down, as its rigidity ensures that it won’t ever rot or be afflicted by irreversible weathering.

UPVC also provides a very standard of energy efficiency, so any UPVC door will bring down the cost of your heating bills, whilst managing to insulate your hallway sufficiently.  

They’re a more affordable option than composite doors; however, UPVC doors perform extremely admirably for their relatively low price tag.


You might also find it useful speaking to one of our door consultants about composite doors and UPVC doors. Book an appointment to receive a FREE hour of their time and talk through the options.  


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