There are lots of doors on the market, but the two you’ll see mentioned the most are Composite doors and UPVC doors. We explain here the differences between both types of door, so that you can find the style that best suits your home…
What are Composite Doors?
‘Composite’ is defined as ‘made up of several parts’. Composite doors are, as you may expect, made up of several different materials, layered together, to create the strongest, possible door.
These layers are pressed and glued together under high pressure. Most are made from glass reinforced plastic; the material used to make boat hulls, which is testament to its strength! Composite doors are about 48mm wide.
What are UPVC Doors?
UPVC is an acronym for Unplasticised Poly Vinyl Chloride. It’s a synthetic plastic polymer and is often found in cheap window frames – the plastic-y looking white installations you may have in your own home, or have seen on others.
UPVC doors are about 28mm wide, so considerably less dense than composite.