Match your composite back door to your front door

Posted on 23.11.2022

More homeowners are choosing composite back doors for their property due to their durability and inherent strength. Our composite doors are extremely strong and secure, giving you the peace of mind that unwanted intruders will struggle to gain entry. External doors should make an impression, and by specifying a composite back door, you can keep the rear of your house as safe and secure as the front.

Chartwell green composite door

What is a composite door?

A composite door is made from combining a selection of materials, thus making the new material stronger than the individual components. Our range of composite doors is manufactured using materials that create a stronger door which won’t fade, crack, or ever need to be sanded, varnished or painted. The door is designed to appear like a traditional wooden door, but because of how it is manufactured it is more weather resistant, energy efficient, stronger and durable.

Benefits of composite doors

A composite door is the most secure option for a home, featuring stainless steel reinforcements, strong frames and multi-point locking systems. All doors are tested to PAS24 standards (a standard of testing to measure the security performance of windows and doorsets to ensure they can resist a level of attack from an opportunist burglar) and Secured by Design (SBD), the official police security initiative that works to improve the security of buildings.

Here are some benefits of our composite doors:

  1. Doors are strong and durable
  2. Little or no maintenance
  3. Great kerb appeal
  4. Excellent thermal efficiency
  5. Available in a huge range of colours and styles
  6. Reduces outside noise
  7. Highly secure
  8. Weatherproof
  9. Wide range of glazing and hardware options
  10. Carry a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty

Is there a difference between front and back doors?

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There is no difference between a front and back door, they both need to be energy efficient, strong and secure.  As the back door isn’t as visible to visitors as the front door, homeowners don’t always have the same enthusiasm when selecting a new door, but with unwanted intruders favouring a garden route, rather than a road lit up with streetlamps, a composite back door will better protect your home, especially now that the nights are drawing in. A classic back door tends to feature a solid bottom half and fully glazed top half, with clear or obscure glazing, while a front door is typically a lot ‘fancier’, with furniture, such as letterplates, knockers, and decorative glazing.

Do you have to have a door at the rear of your property?

Every habitable room in a property must have a means of escape, this could be in the form of windows or doors. So no, you do not legally need a back door, but one is recommended so that you can exit your home quickly and safely in the event of an emergency.

Should my back door match my front door?

Anthracite Grey Composite Doors Bowalker Doors Hove

Many homeowners choose to have a front door which has kerb appeal, in bright colours, fancy glazing and shiny chrome furniture, with a plainer back door, but it really is a personal choice.  You may not want your back door to deflect from your garden by choosing a simple white or cream colour.

Choose the perfect composite back door and front door for your home with Bowalker Doors

We have a huge range of styles, colours, glazing and hardware options, and will have the ideal door to suit your property style and personal taste, whilst ensuring your home is safe and sound. Talk to our expert team on 0800 881 5640 or email info@bowalkerwindows.co.uk

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