Choosing the Right Glass for your uPVC Front Door

Published: 07th February 2024

When it comes to enhancing the kerb appeal of your home, your front door plays a pivotal role. uPVC front doors are popular for their durability, energy efficiency, and low maintenance. However, one aspect that often gets overlooked is the choice of front door glass. With a wide selection of uPVC door glass designs, the right glass can not only contribute to the aesthetics but also impact the overall privacy of your home.

In this guide, we will explore the factors to consider when choosing the perfect glass for your uPVC front door.

What Considerations Do You Need for Your uPVC Front Door Glass?

When choosing your door glass for your new uPVC door, there are certain things to take into consideration. Let’s take a look at what these are…

If you are looking for an entry door with glass that still maintains privacy, consider obscured glass options such as patterned or sandblast. These provide an elegant solution by allowing light to filter through while preventing a clear view into your home. You can choose from various patterns and textures, such as those which feature in our Classic and Heritage Glass Collections, to match your aesthetic preferences.

Style and Aesthetics:
The style of your front door can greatly impact the overall look of your home. Choose a door glass design that complements the architectural style of your property such as our Harmony Glass range in our Modern 5101 uPVC doors with steel trims for a contemporary look. At Hurst, we have a wide range of glass designs from highly decorative to minimalist to choose from, including the option to personalise your glass with a complete bespoke design with our Digital Glass printing.

Natural Light:
If your entrance is in a shaded area, and you want to try and maximise the amount of daylight in your entranceway, consider using clear glass or a design such as sandblast which obscures the view but, still amplifies the light transmission. For homes with ample sunlight, you may explore options that diffuse light or add a touch of decorative flair and colour such as our Resin Fleur Glass or Ceramic Diamond.

All of our uPVC door panels and glass are extremely low maintenance and can be wiped down occasionally with warm, soapy water and a lint-free cloth to keep it looking great.


What uPVC Door Glass Options are Available at Hurst?

To help our customers differentiate between the different glass styles that we offer, we’ve grouped our glass designs into collections to help you easily choose a uPVC door glass for your style of home or preference. These include:

Classic Glass Collection – Designed for more traditional style homes, our Classic Glass Collection features timeless obscure, patterned glass styles the perfect accompaniment for any door on a period home.

Modern Trim Collection – For a more modern style door for your contemporary home, our Modern Collection boasts minimalist sandblast glass with stainless-steel trims. Available in white, colour grain or wood grain colour options, these doors will provide your home that stylish finish.

Harmony Glass Collection – Our newest and most exclusive glass collection, our Harmony Glass Collection features etched effect geometric designs on both sides of the glass, creating a three-dimensional effect. At present this glass collection is only available in the Modern 5101 door style but will shortly be available in an expanded range of door styles.

Heritage Glass Collection – Our Heritage Glass Collection is perfect for those wanting to add a splash of colour to their door glazing. Featuring colourful film, lead, resin and sandblasted opaque designs, this collection features traditional door glass designs, such as Climbing Roses and resin patterns to add something special to your door.

Bevel Glass Collection – A collection designed with privacy in mind, our Bevel Glass Collection features handcrafted cut bevels onto clear and opaque glass, offering beautiful glass designs that offer complete privacy, while still allowing natural light into your home.

Crystal Glass Collection – Perfect for all house types, our Crystal Glass Collection uses a combination of clear and coloured crystal designs with deep cut resin bevels against a textured backdrop with a splash of colour to create a dynamic and unique door glass design.

Platinum Glass Collection – As the name suggests, our Platinum Glass Collection is our most premium and luxurious decorative glass collection featuring glass bevels alongside intricate patterned backgrounds, which are then encased between two sheets of crystal glass for a unique finish.


Fused Jewels Glass Collection – Featuring a range of bevelled glass diamonds and shapes, our Fused Jewels Glass Collection is designed to sparkle and refract light and colour into your home


Selecting the right door glass for your uPVC front door or back door involves a careful balance between privacy, aesthetics, and practicality. By considering factors such as privacy, style and natural light, you can make an informed decision that enhances the overall appeal of your home.


For more information on our Panels and different glass download one of our brochures or contact the Hurst Team.