No matter your property, whether it is a new build or an 18th century home, it is important to get a front door that matches in with your house style. At some point you will need to consider a replacement, and when that time comes, believe it or not there is plenty to think about. What type of door do you want? How do you want it to look? What security features do you want it to have?

New front door advice from the Surrey Doors specialist

With the majority of Cosyhomes Windows customers being based around Chessington and Surrey, we understand that the ideal choice of front door should fit in with the style of the Surrey based properties. As a Surrey doors specialist, Cosyhomes Windows can guide and advise you on the ultimate choice, starting with these main design aspects:

Materials: When choosing a new front door, there are a number of material options available. No matter what material you choose, your decision will always be based on 3 main factors: price, durability and security. Either way, you will have a choice between wood, uPVC and composite. uPVC offers the cheapest front door whilst wood can sometimes be the most expensive. Composite doors are without doubt the best solution and offer a durable and hardwearing installation with a skin of Glass Reinforced Plastic – that’s the stuff they use to make the hull of a boat – offering excellent protection.

Design: Next up is the design of your new front door. Appearance is the first port of call for most people. It is important that a door fits in with the overall style of your home. It also needs to look good with the existing windows and doors. When you find a door that meets these requirements, you can add personal touches such as a decorative glass design or front door furniture. Both our composite and uPVC door ranges accommodate traditional and contemporary door designs.

Colour: One of the most important aspects to your new front door is colour as you need something which matches your property. In this day and age houses are painted anything from white to pink to blue. White and black front doors are still the most popular options but you could opt for a bold approach and choose green, red or even blue. Our own composite door range has recently seen a new selection of contemporary door colours added which include ‘Poppy Red’, ‘Chartwell Green’, ‘Duck Egg Blue’ and ‘Grey’

Security: Another consideration is the function of your door. If you live in an area with a high-crime rate or have valuable possessions in your home of which require extra security, you need a door that can keep any potential attackers out. Criminals often learn tricks to get in through doors that use standard security measures, so it is important to have the highest security possible which prevents this from happening. Multi-point locks keep the door secured to the frame in several places, providing a higher level of security than locks, which hold only the centre of the door.

Energy Efficiency: More and more people are concerned with energy efficiency, whether it is because of environmental concerns or due to the rising costs of energy bills. Choosing a front door with good thermal insulation can prevent heat escaping and reduce your energy bills. Composite doors can also help block out the sounds of the outside world, perfect if you live near a busy road or have noisy neighbours.

Extras: It is not just a case of choosing a front door for your home; there is also all the extras and trimmings to decide on too. This includes the letterbox, handles, knockers and even a spyhole to give you that little bit of added security. Cosyhomes Windows can supply all the extras you need to get that complete bespoke look.

Looking for Surrey Doors? Then Choose Us!

Cosyhomes Windows are based in Chessington, Surrey, and have over 35 years experience in the home improvement industry. We offer French, Patio, Residential, Bi-Fold or Composite doors in a variety of finishes, designs, glazing options and panels.

To find out more about our selection of doors we have on offer, please visit our Surrey Doors page or contact a member of the team on 020 8397 4040.