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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.

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Paul Wallis
Paul Wallis
We recently decided to replace our front door, and could not be happier with the result! Thanks so much to Kate, for her time and understanding. Cannot say enough good things about the installation, and Cameron was tidy and efficient. It's been a pleasure to work with Three Counties recently, doors and windows. Many thanks!
Danielle Horsley
Danielle Horsley
Lovely looking door
Agatha W
Agatha W
Three Counties have been superb, their customer service is great and their workman were polite, cleaned up after themselves and the workmanship is excellent!! I am very pleased with their work and would happily recommend them.
Tom Winter
Tom Winter
Excellent service!! We had 21 windows and 3 doors installed and very happy with it all. The process from start to finish was stress free and Ron and Lee who installed the windows and doors were great. Would definitely recommend!
Phil Redhead
Phil Redhead
Just had my tatty old windows replaced by Three Counties, and it’s been a highly professional job from start to finish. Communication from the administration team was prompt and courteous at all times, and installation ended up being much quicker than advertised projections. Installation was without issue and the lads who did the work were amenable to my requirements and did an excellent job. Very happy with the entire process. Three Counties were recommended to me by friends and I can certainly now recommend them to others.
Mark Boyce
Mark Boyce
Bought two new windows and a new front door from Three Counties, was very impressed with the attitude of all staff, who were friendly and informative. Price was good, and installation completed without a hitch - very happy with the final product, and would definitely use again.
Paul Picknett
Paul Picknett
We have just had all our windows (18) replaced, french doors (20 and side panels (2) by Three Counties. We could not be more pleased with their workmanship and the finished product. They left the property incredibly clean after each day, and this despite the messy nature of ripping out old windows and frames. We were kept informed at each stage and a minor snagging issue was resolved promptly and efficiently after installation. A first class service. We would not hesitate to recommend Three Counties.
Anna Trevelyan
Anna Trevelyan
Three Counties have now installed several windows and doors on our house and they're always my go-to company. I used another before I discovered them and they let me down, but I absolutely cannot fault Three Counties. From the moment you contact them they're courteous and professional, and they keep in touch with timescales and installation times. Friendly installers too, who go above and beyond. You'd think all this great service would cost more but they beat other companies on price. Highly recommended and trusted, I'd never go anywhere else now.