Climadoor brand internal bifold doors give you peace of mind for quality and ease of fitment. Exceptional value for money. Available in white, oak and a variety of glazing options.
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762mm - 838mm / 30" - 33"
For many people, the front door is the most important door in your home.
It needs to look stylish and to make your property look attractive. It needs to be secure so intruders can't get into your home. It needs to be energy-efficient and keep your heating bills down.
Your front door needs to be so many things. It's easy to see why choosing a new front door can be a difficult decision. Your front door has to fit your home perfectly and that can be intimidating to find.
At Express Direct Doors, we're confident our range of external front doors will contain your dream door. Whether you want a composite front door or one made of wood. Whether you want a bright modern door to suit your new build house or a traditional stable door to compliment your cute cottage. We've got so many entrance doors to chose from that we think you'll find one you like.
We even have a range of door furniture including hinges and locks to help you keep your front door secure and in style.
When choosing a front door, the first thing you have to decide is what material you want your door made from.
Exterior doors can be constructed from a range of different materials. They all have different benefits and drawbacks, and no single material will suit everybody.
There's no denying the biggest benefit of a timber front door is its appearance. This material is a perennially popular choice for all external doors because it just looks so good.
Timber and wood front doors are also flexible in design and in style. A straightforward panel design is given extra and depth and elegance when it's made of wood. And the contrast between glass stained with colour and a varnished oak door is stunning.
Another benefit that comes with wood doors is that you can choose your finish to suit your needs. If you want a quick, easy install job then a fully finished door would be a great choice. But if you'd rather add a personal touch to your door, then an unfinished or primed timber door could be a perfect fit.
The main drawback of timber front and back doors is their price.
Timber has an appearance of quality and brings the impression of traditional elegance to any house frontage. It has the kerb appeal most homeowners dream of.
But timber can be expensive. Manufacturing entrance doors that hold their good looks for years can be expensive. Wood doors are stunning, but they come at a price.
Another downside of an engineered timber door is that it can be higher maintenance than a composite door. To maximise their life span you may need to spend some time on upkeep.
If you're looking for a front or back door that you won't have to worry about after installation, then composite doors might be a better choice for you.
A composite front door is made using a modern method. It is made using a range of different materials that are all blended together under high heat and high-pressure conditions.
Composite doors are a popular choice because their strength brings enhanced security. They also offer impressive energy efficiency due to the density of the composite materials.
Another appealing aspect of composite doors is that they look great. They are often manufactured to mimic the appearance of real timber, with a glossy grain effect that adds depth to their visual appeal.
They are also manufactured in a range of colour options, making them a versatile choice if you want a specific style of door to suit your home.
UPVC doors are a low price option and you can really tell. Their plastic appearance often looks cheap or flimsy and that's not the impression you want to create with your home.
A composite door looks far more attractive. You can get one that mimics real wood, a traditional material that always suggests quality. You can also choose the colour of a composite door, and won't have to settle with a dull white that shows every scratch and speck of dirt that are inevitable with external doors.
Composite doors are also more robust. They will last longer and offer better security than a simple UPVC door. Even better they are a lot more efficient and will help keep your heating bills down.
The initial price of composite doors may be higher, but they will look more attractive, last longer and function better than any other style of entrance doors on the market.
It is impossible to say definitively which front door is best. For many people, the traditional good looks of a hardwood front door will be the final finishing touch to their home. For others, the security and stability of a composite door is the perfect fit for their property.
From the contemporary chic of aluminium and glass to the cheap choice of UPVC, style, security and quality will all depend on what material a front door is made of.
The best door for you will depend on your exact specifications.
When buying new front doors many people will feel the lure of a glazed door. As well as looking stylish, installing a front door with glazing will maximise the light getting into your hallway. This can be important as hallways can be small and cramped.
In the past, choosing a glazed external door would mean sacrificing the performance of the door. If you wanted a beautiful glazed panel, stained with colour and punctuated with lead, you would have to accept rattling around the panes. Glass panels and energy efficiency were mutually exclusive.
These days, modern manufacturing methods such as composite doors and double or triple glazing mean you can welcome sunlight into your home with glass in your front door without seeing a hike in your energy bills.
However, some people may be concerned that having glass in your door might compromise its security. And with it, the safety and security of your home.
Choosing a door with panels of glass will let extra daylight into your hallway. It will help make your home brighter, airier, maybe even happier, even if you struggle with a lack of windows.
But picking a new front door with panels of glazing in it won't necessarily make it less secure. Most modern front doors will use toughened glass for glazing at least. Toughened glass is often used in windows as well as front and back doors as it is safer than traditional glass. When broken, it will shatter into tiny pieces rather than jagged shards.
A lot of front doors even use laminated glass. This type of glazing is even more secure for use in entrance doors and windows. After the installation of effective locks, a modern glazed door will be just as secure as a solid door. It doesn't have to be a choice of style over safety.
Whatever style of exterior door you're looking for we have a wide range to choose from here at Express Doors Direct. Whether you're looking to create a grand entrance or a country cottage doorway, our range of styles will have something to suit you.