Composite doors are very commonly used in homes. Composite doors have been designed to counteract the common flaws that doors made of singular materials often have. The doors are made using a combination of materials that have been carefully selected for their properties. These allow those flaws to effectively be ‘designed out’.
Composite doors have a high resistance to weathering, and they won’t react to seasonal changes like a singular material door would. They also have a higher thermal resistance than wooden doors, thanks to an insulating foam core.
A composite door is often designed to look like a wooden door, with an attractive wood grain pattern. However, thanks to the materials used, the door won’t fade, discolour, or need any maintenance beyond a quick wipe with a damp cloth.
With iwantadoor.com, you can design your ideal composite door yourself, to make sure that you have a door that fits your home and your style.
You Choose the Style
We have dozens of different styles available for you to choose from. If you’re overwhelmed by the choice, break it up into parts.
Where will the door be used? Is this for the front or back door? Front doors can be solid, or have some glass panels to add interest or let some light in. Back doors tend to have larger panels of glass, so look at styles with a larger space for glass.
Do you want glass in the door? Glass panels are popular, as they give another place for light to get into your home, making your hallway feel lighter. If your hall is dark, this can help a lot. However, glass isn’t for everyone. Maybe you live on a busy road and don’t want people to be able to see in. Or maybe you just don’t like the way it looks.
Do you want a traditional or modern design? Composite doors can be classic or modern. Look for design features like panels, and glass that create the right feel for what you want. Doors with arched shapes and panels tend to look more classic, whereas more graphic shapes or square panelling are more modern. Both can have glass inserts, and the layout of the glass will make the door feel modern or traditional.
Choose the Colour
You can choose between seven standard colours, or from our range of 32 premium colours. Think carefully about what colour you want.
What colour will suit the style of your house. White is one of the most common colours for front doors, but white can soon look grubby if you don’t look after it. Would you prefer a darker shade to make it easier to care for? Do you want a door that matches your neighbours? Do you want a door that stands out from the street?
You could pick a bright colour to add a pop of cheerfulness to your front garden, or to make your house stand out. Choose a soft pastel shade if you want something lighter and brighter. You could try to match the colour to the house, such as matching it to your windows, or to other details on the house.
Choose the Glazing
Depending on the style of door that you have chosen, you may be able to choose between a few different glazing options.
Choose clear glass, frosted, or patterned glaze. Clear glass looks modern, and allows the lightest, so is a good pick for dark spaces or more private front gardens.
Frosted or patterned glass will still let the light in, but it offers a little more privacy. People outside won’t be able to see directly into the house, beyond vague shapes.
Choose the Hardware
You can choose between chrome, brushed chrome, or gold hardware. We have different shapes of handle and letterbox available in these finishes, so you choose hardware that will match your door.
Gold is ideal for more classic style doors, whereas chrome, brushed chrome in particular, can look much more modern.
What handle style do you want? Choose a classic door knocker for a traditional door, or pick a long, straight handle for a more modern door.
These choices all come together to create your ideal door, that will suit the front of your home and your personality. With the right choices, you can have a composite door that will be sturdy, secure, smart-looking, and that will make you smile every time you get home and see it again. If you’re struggling to choose, call the iwantadoor.comservice team for help and friendly advice.