So many tempting options when choosing a new front door

In recent years, more and more people have been willing to adopt new ideas in interior and exterior design, partly because of the wide choice of materials, accessories and the like on the current market, and partly as a result of the continuing popularity of home makeover shows on the TV. Now, more than ever, is the time to let your ideas and concepts come to life.

One of the more intriguing areas for improvement is also one of the most obvious: the good old front door. As well as improving the kerb appeal of your home, especially perhaps when you’re looking to sell it, the front door is also the first place that your visitors will encounter. In effect, it can be seen as the house or flat’s handshake. So therefore, it pays to get it right when you’re looking to redesign.

If you plan to change your door in the coming months, the good news is that you will have a fabulous range of designs to choose from. First and foremost, you’ll need to think about the actual material that your door is going to be made of. Solid wooden doors, and panelled ones as well, are a popular choice, but perhaps the one that will tick all the right boxes will be made from uPVC.

One of the many benefits of uPVC windows and doors is the sheer toughness of the construction. With a uPVC front door, you won’t need to worry too much about maintenance in the years to come, because as a general rule all you’ll need is an occasional wipe-down with soapy water and a cloth. The extremes of weather that might come your way won’t usually represent a problem, either.

Colours and styles to suit all tastes

So if you’ve decided on uPVC, what next? Too many people seem to think that uPVC doors are only available in white, but this simply isn’t the case. You can take your pick from a great range of colours, so fitting in with the overall look of the house won’t be difficult. And if you prefer the look of wood, there are wood-effect uPVC options available as well.

Of course, once you’ve chosen the material and the colour you’ll want to focus on the design of the door. There are a number of choices available, so you’re sure to find one that hits all the right notes. As well as a solid door with no panes, there are designs such as a half-moon window, glass panels, half-arched and many more. If you like the idea of just opening the top half from time to time, it’s also worth thinking about a stable door.

Unfortunately, we live in a world in which burglaries and home invasions are a reality, so the security of your new door will be an important factor in the choice you make. The majority of uPVC front doors have a multi-point locking system in place, which makes things more difficult for criminals. Needless to say, you can also request further security measures with a new door, such as hinge bolts, sash jammers, door chains and more.

With so many options to choose from when you think about getting a new front door, it’s easy to see why a little advice from the experts can go a long way. To find out more about this matter, have a chat with the team from A-Class Glass and Joinery today. We can be reached on 01382 792 044 or via email at We look forward to hearing from you.