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When it comes to picking a front door, the choice can seem overwhelming. With so many colours, materials, finishes and styles available, where do you start? Well, if you break the choice down into sections, you will find that the process becomes a lot easier. Let’s start with materials. You have three main options for front door materials: aluminium, composite and UPVC. There are pros and cons of each, which we outline below. Ultimately, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to choosing a front door. The material that suits your home best depends on a range of factors, including your budgetary, security and stylistic preferences.

Front door materials:


The main benefit of aluminium front doors is that they are highly secure. The strength of the material, combined with high-performance security locks, means that homeowners can rest assured that their property will be well-protected from any risk of break-ins. The material is also energy-efficient, so can help homeowners save money on their heating bills – especially when combined with good insulation and new double-glazed windows! If you are put off by the prospect of sterile, grey–silver doors, don’t be: aluminium can be finished in many wood grains and colours to ensure that you achieve the perfect style of front door for your home.


It’s easy to see why UPVC is one of the most popular materials available for front doors and windows. As well as looking incredibly smart, it is very affordable. UPVC is a great option for homeowners that require good levels of energy-efficiency, security and soundproofing. A lot of UPVC windows come with multi-point locking systems to keep you and your family safe. UPVC is also a low-maintenance option – just requiring a quick wipe every so often to keep it looking clean. It is available is a wide range of colours and wood grains to suit your style.


As the name suggests, composite doors offer the best of all the different door materials. They have solid timber cores for added strength and security, and offer unbeatable energy-efficiency. They can be tailored with glass panels, a range of security features, knockers, peepholes and more to achieve your desired look – whether you live in a period-style home or prefer a contemporary appearance.

So, if you want composite, UPVC or aluminium doors for your home in Brighton, Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath or a surrounding area, just contact us at Unique Windows today!

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