What is a composite door? The pros, cons and costs

Composite front door with arched frame
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What is a composite door? It's a question that you’ll be asking yourself when on the lookout for a new front door. They are modern-day doors made from durable, long-lasting materials that come in a variety of classic and contemporary colours and styles. 

If you're replacing an old front door, a new composite door may also provide superior insulation and draught proofing, which is a further benefit in this age of rising energy prices.

Before jumping in and replacing a wooden or uPVC door with a composite front door you need to know the benefits of choosing one. Here we give you the lowdown on the benefits of owning a composite door and how much they cost. Plus we get the experts to give their thoughts on how you can pick the perfect door for you. 

Hugh Metcalf

Hugh is editor of sister title Livingetc.com and former digital editor of homebuilding.co.uk. 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.

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