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Why Are Composite Doors So Popular In the UK?

The number of monthly searches for “composite doors” in the UK skyrocketed from 21,276 (Dec, 2015) to 81,106 searches (Mar, 2021). At the same time, the number of searches for the term “composite doors” in the UK makes up 90% of the global searches for this term. So, that brings us to this question – why are composite doors so popular in the UK? There are a plethora of reasons for that but we’re going to mention the main ones.

Durability and Resistance to Elements

Ten years ago, timber, aluminium, and uPVC doors dominated the market. However, for instance, uPVC doors are not durable at all. In the best-case scenario, uPVC doors will last for around 5 years, and then start changing colour, or become brittle, less energy-efficient, and so on.

Composite doors, on the other hand, can last for 20+ years so you don’t have to worry about the quality of your new door degrading at all. The wise pick of materials composite doors are made of makes this type of door super strong, resilient, and good-looking on top of that.

However, as we all know, the weather in the UK is mild, the summer never gets too hot, and it’s not overly cold during the winter, but it is raining quite often, and the wind is nasty, too! Outdoor and weather elements can affect the durability of our external doors, big time. Still, the weather has absolutely no chance against composite doors, and that’s why British homeowners love this kind of door so much!

Thermal Values

Although we’ve already touched upon this topic in the previous section, we can’t stress enough that composite doors could be a perfect choice for energy-conscious homeowners. If you are looking for top-notch thermal performance, then look no further. Composite doors, double-glazed models especially, can make sure that your home is warm and cozy even when the temperatures drop below 0 or when the freezing cold wind is howling outside.

Wide Variety of Colours & Designs

As you already know, there are so many types of houses in the UK – detached or semi-detached, cottages, mansions, end-of-terrace houses… The list goes on and on. Composite doors simply make a perfect match with any of these types.

Not only can you choose between different designs (Afforde Doors’ online designer program lets you design your dream door in just a few clicks) but you can choose between multiple colours, too. In fact, with us, you can choose between 23 bold or vibrant colours, different decorative glass, and a myriad of door knobs, letter plates, and door knockers. Knowing all this, finding or designing the ideal composite doors that match your wants and needs and fit into your home’s design just perfectly takes very little time.


Composite doors are the highest-quality doors you can equip your home with. If you live in the UK, the aforementioned factors can really make a difference in your budget if you think long-term. If you have any questions or would like to request a quote, feel free to contact us anytime and we’ll respond as quickly as possible.

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