Aluminium Front Doors: Pros, Cons, Costs and Design Ideas

an aluminium front door with sidelights
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Have you ever considered an aluminium front door for your home? While you may be familiar with timber, PVCu and even composite front doors, aluminium designs have a lot to offer in terms of practical benefits and bringing a contemporary style to your home’s façade. 

Whether you’re building a home from scratch, renovating an existing property inside and out, or are simply looking to replace an old door to improve your home’s kerb appeal or energy efficiency, an aluminium front door could be the perfect pick for your property. 

Hugh Metcalf

Hugh is editor of sister title and former digital editor of He has worked on a range of home, design and property magazines, including Grand Designs, Essential Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms and Good Homes. Hugh has developed a passion for modern architecture and green homes, and moonlights as an interior designer, having designed and managed projects ranging from single rooms to whole house renovations and large extensions. He's currently renovating his own Victorian terrace in Essex, DIYing as much of the work as possible. He's recently finished his kitchen renovation, which involved knocking through walls, and landscaping a courtyard garden, and is currently working on a bathroom renovation.