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Are You Better Off Buying A Composite Or UPVC Door?

You’re under a certain amount of pressure when replacing your old front door. Why? Any new door fitted into your entranceway by TWC must be in keeping with the traditional character of the house so that it doesn’t look out of place.

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So, when viewing potential composite and UPVC door replacements, you need to be mindful of their appearance, style and colour.

Within our door range, we have composite and UPVC door solutions designed to suit new-builds, vintage properties, townhouses, cottages, and practically any other home type.

If you’re in two minds knowing whether a composite door or UPVC door will be your best choice of door, read and discover more about both options to help you decide:

Composite Doors

The word ‘composite’ means “made up of several parts or elements”, and that’s exactly what a composite door is – made up of materials including PVC, wood, insulating foam and GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic). Collectively meshing together these materials makes a composite door frame incredibly thick and robust.

Composite doors are also much weightier than most door offerings, and they incorporate a multi-point locking mechanism, so you can be confident in their ability to keep thieves out when locked.

To mimic a timber door, you can have the door supplied in an authentic woodgrain, or pick from one of the many attractive coloured finishes available.

They’re more expensive than UPVC doors, but composite doors are worth the extra bit of money.

UPVC Doors

A UPVC door unit is noticeably leaner than a composite door unit, but the insulated steel frame that’s encased in unplasticized polyvinyl chloride (UPVC) ensures that it still provides superb strength.

Less costly than a composite, UPVC doors have a shiny finish that you can easily maintain by just wiping the frame down with a wet cloth, rather than needing to retouch it with a fresh lick of paint every few years.

UPVC doors are also notoriously good at insulating spaces, so you’re unlikely to feel cold weather coming through the frame.


Wait until you have seen the wide selection of composite doors and UPVC doors and spoken to our team of door experts in our Swindon showroom before you commit to one or the other.


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