Choosing the Right Composite Front Door for Your North East Home: A Guide to Making an Informed Decision


In the picturesque locales stretching from York to Sunderland, and their surrounding areas, homeowners are increasingly considering the upgrade to composite front doors.

This move is not just about enhancing the aesthetic appeal of their homes but also about investing in security, energy efficiency, and long-term durability. However, the journey to selecting the perfect composite front door is fraught with concerns and questions.

This article aims to navigate you through these, ensuring you make an informed choice and get the best product for the right price.

Understanding homeowner concerns

When contemplating a significant purchase like a composite front door, homeowners typically grapple with several fears:

Quality assurance

How can I be sure of the door’s quality and durability?


Will my new door provide sufficient protection against intruders?

Aesthetics vs efficiency

Can I find a door that looks good but also insulates my home effectively?

Cost vs value

Am I getting the best value for my money?

The GFD Homes advantage

At GFD Homes, we understand these concerns intimately. With years of experience in the UK home improvement market, particularly in the North East, we’ve tailored our offerings to meet and exceed homeowner expectations.

1. Unmatched quality & variety

Our composite doors are sourced from leading brands, ensuring they meet the highest standards of quality, durability, and security. Whether you’re looking for the robust elegance of aluminium or the warm, traditional appeal of composite materials, we’ve got you covered. Our products boast the latest in security features, including multi-point locking systems and advanced cylinder locks, offering peace of mind alongside aesthetic appeal.

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2. Tailored solutions

We recognise that every home and homeowner is unique. That’s why we offer a bespoke door design service. This allows you to customise your door to fit the specific style and security needs of your home. From the choice of materials and colors to hardware and glass options, every aspect can be tailored to suit your preference.

3. Expertise and support

Choosing the right front door is a significant decision, and we’re here to guide you every step of the way. Our expert team is on hand to provide advice on everything from design to installation. We understand the local climate and architectural styles of the North East, ensuring your new door not only looks great but performs exceptionally too.

4. Value for money

We believe in transparent pricing and offering the best value for our customers. By eliminating unnecessary overheads and focusing on quality and service, we ensure that you get premium products at competitive prices. Our extensive range includes options for various budgets, without compromising on quality or security.

Making an informed choice

When deciding on a composite front door, consider the following:


Look into various brands and materials to understand what suits your needs best.


Utilise design services to ensure your door reflects your personal style while meeting your security and energy efficiency needs.

Professional advice

Don’t hesitate to seek expert guidance to navigate the options available to you.

Investment perspective

View your front door not just as a purchase but as an investment in your home’s future value, security, and energy efficiency.

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When it comes to your front entrance, always remember that your front door is the gateway to your home, reflecting your style and ensuring your family’s safety and comfort. In the North East of England, where the charm of heritage and the demands of modern living intersect, choosing the right door is crucial. With GFD Homes, you’re not just buying a door; you’re investing in peace of mind, knowing you’ve made an informed choice that balances aesthetics, security, and efficiency.

As you embark on this journey, remember that the right front door can transform your home’s facade, enhance its energy efficiency, and provide a safe haven for your loved ones. Trust in our GFD Homes team to guide you towards the perfect choice for your home, ensuring a blend of quality, value, and service that’s hard to beat

Taking the Next Step with GFD Homes: Discovering Your Perfect Composite Door

Once you’ve decided to enhance your home with a new composite front door, the journey towards finding your perfect match begins. At GFD Homes, we understand the importance of this decision and offer tailored guidance to make the process as smooth and informative as possible.

Here’s what you can do next:

1. Speak with an expert

Your first step could be to call our team and speak directly with one of our door experts. Our team has in-depth knowledge of the various door ranges we offer, from Comp Door and Door Stop to Solidor, Signature, and our exclusive Designer doors. They can answer any questions you may have, offer advice tailored to your specific requirements, and help you navigate through the choices to find the perfect door for your home.

2. Visit our showroom

For those who prefer to see and touch the products before making a decision, arranging a visit to our showroom is the perfect next step. We’re proud to boast the North East’s largest composite door showroom, showcasing a wide array of brands and styles. It’s a unique opportunity to experience the quality, design, and security features of our doors firsthand. Seeing the variety of options available can significantly aid in making an informed decision.

3. Explore options for every budget

We pride ourselves on offering door ranges that accommodate all budgets without compromising on quality or security. If you’re looking for a simple, sturdy door to enhance your home’s security or a bespoke design that makes a bold statement instead, our showroom and expert team can guide you to the right choice within your budget. 

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Whether you live in Teesside, North Yorkshire, Wearside, Tyneside, Durham or Darlington, we’re confident that our selection includes the right fit for your home.

Find the perfect composite door for your home with GFD Homes

Choosing a composite door from GFD Homes means investing in a product that combines aesthetic appeal with functionality. Our extensive range includes options for all tastes and budgets, ensuring that every homeowner can find a door that not only looks great but also provides superior security and energy efficiency. 

We’d love to invite you to take the next step towards finding your perfect composite door. Whether you choose to start with a conversation with our experts or a visit to our expansive showroom, you’re making a move towards securing a product that will enhance your home for years to come. At GFD Homes, we’re committed to helping you make an informed decision, ensuring that you get the best product for the right price.

Your perfect door awaits, and we’re here to help you find it. Contact us today to speak with an expert or arrange your showroom appointment.

Let us guide you towards the ideal composite door for your home, crafted to meet your aesthetic preferences, security needs, and budget.

Comparing our door ranges

(For more information on our newly introduced Designer doors, contact us.)

Door Stop GRP Composite Doors

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Price – £601

Comp Door Solid Core Composite Doors

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Price – £795

Solidor Timber Composite Doors

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Price – £894

Signature Aluminium Composite Doors

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Price – £1,538

Designer Aluminium Composite Doors

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Price – £2,500

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FAQs about choosing the right composite door for your home

What is a composite door?

A composite door is a type of entrance door made from a combination of materials, typically including uPVC, wood, insulating foam and glass-reinforced plastics.

When it comes to door options, composite doors often stand out as a great choice, thanks to the durability, security and energy efficiency they offer a home.

How does a composite door differ from other types of doors?

Unlike traditional wooden or uPVC doors, composite doors combine various materials to offer a balance of strength, insulation and low maintenance. They tend to outperform single-material doors in terms of durability and security.

What are the key benefits of choosing a composite door?

Composite doors have the following benefits:

  • Superior insulation
  • Security features
  • Durability
  • More resistant to weather conditions
  • Less likely to warp/ rot
  • Minimal maintenance

As well as this, they also come with a wide range of style, colour and hardware options, so you can find something that truly matches your home.

How much does a new front door cost?

The cost of a new front door depends on a wide range of factors including the type of material the door is made from, the size, whether you choose a standard style or create something more bespoke.

For supply only, prices can range from £300 (uPVC doors) to over £1050 (aluminium composite doors).

How do I measure for a composite door?

While measuring for a front door may seem like a simple and straightforward task, it can in fact be a little tricky at times.

To ensure you get it right, we’d recommend following the do’s and don’ts listed in our ‘How to measure a door for replacement?‘ article.

What security features should I look for in a composite door?

Look for doors with multi-point locking systems, strong hinges and reinforced frames. Some doors also come with advanced security features like anti-snap cylinders and laminated glass for added protection.

At GFD Homes, all of our doors come with a 3-star cylinder as standard (this is the most secure lock on the market), so you don’t need to worry about what lock/ lock cylinders to choose for your home.

Are composite doors energy efficient?

If you’re looking to enhance your homes energy efficiency, composite doors are a great option. The use of multiple materials in their construction provides excellent thermal insulation.

The Comp Door composite door was the first solid-timber composite door to achieve a U-value of 1.4, making the door the most thermally efficient in its class.

What is an Aluminium Composite Door?

An aluminium composite door is a type of entrance door that combines the benefits of aluminium and other materials to create a durable, energy-efficient and aesthetically pleasing door.

With the large number of benefits they offer a home, aluminium composite doors are quickly become the go-to entrance door for many homeowners across the UK.

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