What Your Doors Say About Your Home

Upvc Door With Brass Handles

Often underestimated, your doors can make or break the personality of your home. There’s many factors to consider if you’re in the market for an upgrade. Let’s discover which aspects you should be thinking about before making your purchase.

Which Material Should Your Doors Be?

There are many different materials and styles that doors come in. For property entrances, we recommend choosing either uPVC or composite. uPVC is strong, sturdy and secure, not to mention easy to maintain. Composite is very similar in appearance and performance, but could be considered as a premium option with far more robust qualities. If you’re looking for something that will last for a very long time, composite is probably your best option.

You can also choose aluminium for increased security and performance. Aluminium is a beautiful material that can withstand a lot while also being very lightweight. No matter which material you choose, you can find something with the right glazing, handles, locks and hinges to suit your needs.


You can choose from many different colours, particularly when you’re using uPVC or composite as a material. Your front entrance could be bold in a statement colour, or could be a traditional, modern white. We always recommend considering how your new door will look in relation to the entire exterior of your home. You may find that the colour you’ve always dreamed of just doesn’t look that great next to your garage. If you’re ever unsure, have a chat with a trusted supplier like Southwest Building Supplies today for practical advice.

Opening A Upvc Door

Styles & Structures

There is a huge range of styles and formats to choose from. Your front door will probably want to be something with minimal glazing for optimum security. However, the doors around the back or side of your house can be a little more creative. French patio doors create a beautiful open feeling with their wide windows. The transition between the outside and inside can feel seamless with large glazed sections. If you want to let in more natural light, have a look at bi-fold and French styles and see if something takes your fancy.

For Doors, Choose Southwest Building Supplies

If you need to purchase some new doors, get in touch with Southwest Building Supplies today. We stock a range of models and materials for you to choose from, so your only worry is finding the one you like best. Contact us today for further information, or visit our location in Exeter.


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