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Things to Consider When Choosing a New Front Door

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Choosing the right front door for your home can be an exhausting process but we’d like to help! We’ve highlighted some key factors that have helped many of our customers navigate this daunting task.

Your front door is the first thing visitors see when arriving at and entering your home. It’s also the last thing they’ll see when leaving. So choosing the right front door is an important part of home design.
If you’re considering a composite door, which is a very popular choice, then we think the key factors are:

  • Range of door styles
  • Types of door glazing
  • Range of door furniture
  • Door cost considerations

Range of front door styles

Composite doors are manufactured by different companies and will come in different styles depending on the manufacturer. For example, at Three Counties we use Solidor and Doorstop for our composite doors. Both manufacturers have a great range of styles, so you’re bound to find one that works for your home. However, it’s worth taking some extra time to make sure the style you choose is one you will love for years to come.

Types of front door glazing

Some door designs come with no glass, which means you can skip this factor if you know you want a glass-less style. However, for a door with glass panels, or possibly even a glass side panel, you will need to consider the type of glass and what design you would like for it. With clear, frosted, and patterned glasses all in different designs, some with leading and some with etched designs, there are virtually endless combinations. Plus, if you are wanting matching glass in a side panel and in the glass portion of the door, you will need to make sure the design you choose is available for the door and the panel.

Range of door furniture

When it comes to a front door, you usually will have a letterbox and a handle. There is the additional option of a knocker or spyhole, and all of these come in different colours and styles. It’s worth researching all of your options and taking a look around – perhaps in your local area – to see what you particularly like the look of. Door furniture will usually come in complete sets, where each piece can be made in the same colour, but some furniture options may not be available in certain colours.

Cost considerations when buying a new front door

Finally, the cost is an important factor. Different design options will naturally be different prices, so it’s important to have everything priced up to make sure it’s within your budget. This is especially true if you are looking to complete other home improvements around the new front door. Three Counties are proud to offer a free quotation service, so do get in touch, regardless of what product you are looking for!

Other considerations when choosing a new front door

There are other factors to consider too, such as whether to update the surrounding area by adding side panels or constructing a porch, even replacing side doors and windows at the same time. We’d be more than happy to talk through these considerations with you and offer tailored advice. We know this is an important decision and we’d like to help you get it right.

Colin Drumm
Colin Drumm
2022-04-14
We used Three Counties to replace our front door and porch. Throughout the process, from design, quote, survey and installation the service and level of communication has been fantastic from all involved. The installation team were great, friendly and courteous, working cleanly and tidying up after themselves. We would have no hesitation using Three Counties again, or recommending their services.
Clare Rogers
Clare Rogers
2022-03-29
Fantastic service from start to finish. Kept me upto date all the way through the process. Very prompt coming out to measure up and discussing what windows I would like. The install was done professionally by a fab team (James and Josh), cleaned and tidied as they went, friendly team. Would highly recommend
Donata Noad
Donata Noad
2022-03-28
Very happy with Three Counties. That’s the second time we have ordered services from this company and both times it was flawless. Prices are very competitive, customer service very good and workmanship excellent. I trust this company 100% and will be definitely be using them in the future. Paul, gentleman who fitted the door, done an amazing job. There is nothing there that person like myself (with slight touch of OCD) would have an issue with. Highly recommended local company that you can trust.
Steve Colvin
Steve Colvin
2022-03-17
We replaced all windows and doors with 3-Counties. Efficient and tidy, the workmanship is great. Very happy with experience of using them and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them
Paul Thompson
Paul Thompson
2022-02-15
We used Three Counties to replace 7 windows at our property in February 2022. From the initial quotation, through survey to installation I was extremely impressed with them. The installation was completed by Dan and Cam who I cannot praise highly enough. Their workmanship and attention to detail / finishing was exemplary. They were polite and worked hard / efficiently to complete the job in 1.5 days. They took great care to protect carpets and furnishings whilst working and spent time tidying up, leaving the property very clean. I would not hesitate in strongly recommending this company.
Ryan Wel
Ryan Wel
2022-01-14
Professional installation by the team including brickwork and windows will definitely be using again for other windows at the property
MissS
MissS
2021-12-09
Excellent service all round from Three Counties. I fully recommend this company, the fitters Ron and Liam were brilliant, thorough, polite, continually clearing everything away, very tidy, helpful, punctual and never wasted time. The windows and doors are great, one very happy customer.
John White
John White
2021-12-07
The quote was the price (no hidden extras).The quality of the doors we purchased and the fitting of them was top notch It is nice to find a company that keeps you informed as regards fitting etc at all times We had a problem through no fault of 3 counties and they sorted it efficiently and effectively.We were kept up to date at all times. I have no hesitation in recommending them to anybody thinking of any form of double glazing. This revue would not be complete without a big thankyou to Kate and the fitters.
Tim Padday
Tim Padday
2021-11-17
We are so pleased with our new bi-fold doors supplied and fitted by Three Counties. The job was done professionally and in the time frame provided. Dan and Cam took the upmost care on installation to ensure everything was perfect and they were a pleasure to deal with. Credit to the administration team also who kept us fully informed of the process and schedule. I would highly recommend Three Counties for their workmanship and already have to our friends, who have employed them to do their conservatory