The benefits of composite doors

When buying a new front or back door, it’s important that you choose a door that not only looks good, but is also robust, durable and energy efficient. So to help you select your new external door, we’ve outlined some of the benefits of composite doors.


Black Italia Collection Naples Stable Door - Composite Doors Yorkshire

Safety and security is the number one factor that needs to be taken into consideration when buying a new external door - an area that composite doors excel in.

The core of a composite door is often made from wood alongside other insulating materials and many other layers, which are then protected by a robust, weather resistant thermoplastic skin. These multiple layers allow greater strength and durability than the single layer offered by timber or PVCu doors.

We also use an outer frame from Kommerling on all of our composite doors; these are reinforced with galvanised steel to provide an even greater level of security. Read our previous blog post to learn more about the security features of our doors.

Environmentally friendly

Our Solidor composite doors are also one of the most energy efficient, environmentally friendly options on the market. The main reasons for this are:

  • Each door is made using a thermally efficient, 48mm thick solid hardwood timber core
  • All of the timber is harvested from forests that are managed and sustainable
  • Every one of our doors can be recycled at the end of its life
  • All doors are manufactured in the UK to reduce our carbon footprint
  • The profile of each door has 5 chambers and is completely lead free
  • All doors have lead free skins and edgebanding
  • If you opt for glass panels in your door, we only use low emissivity coated, energy efficient Pilkington KS Glass. 


Choosing a composite door is great for adding a new element of style or character to your home. Solidor composite doors (with matching frames) are available in a choice of 20 different colours. The option for dual colours also means that if you want to, you can have a front door that’s bright and cheerful from the outside, and neutral to match your interior colour scheme inside.

And if you love the appearance of a timber door, but want the durability of a composite door, they are also available in realistic wood grain finishes such as Golden Oak, Irish Oak, Walnut and Rosewood.

Solidor Colours - Composite Doors Yorkshire

Solidor Colours - Composite Doors Yorkshire

As well as the colours available, composite doors can be made entirely bespoke to fit your requirements. So whether you have a shaped door, it’s particularly small or large, or you’re looking for French or stable doors, these are all easily achieved with a composite door.

Easy to maintain

An added benefit of composite doors is that they are very easy to maintain. They’re robust enough not to worry about them cracking, like PVCu might, and you won’t need to varnish, paint and seal them as you would a hardwood door.

All you need to do is make sure you keep your composite door clean, using a soft damp cloth, mild cleaning solution and clean warm water. We also recommend you lubricate the hinges and locks at least once a year using a silicone spray or 3-in-1 oil. For more information on how to maintain your door, read our maintenance guide here.

Composite Doors Yorkshire are a specialist supplier and installer of both standard and bespoke composite doors. If you’re looking for a new external door, see our full range here, give us a ring on 01484 544571, or get in touch via the website.