What is a Composite Door and Why Should I Choose One?

What is a Composite Door and Why Should I Choose One?

With their superior strength and versatile style, composite doors have been the preferred door of choice amongst homeowners worldwide for over 25 years – but why should you choose a composite door?

Published: 31st October 2019

What is a Composite Door and what are Composite Doors made of?

Composite doors have been the entrance door of choice for the past 20 years owing to their durability and reliability.

Composite doors are made up of a variety of materials such as PVCu, a CFC-free polyurethane (PU) insulating foam core and a weather resistant 4mm Glass Reinforced Polyester (GRP) surface. These materials have all been specifically selected to ensure quality, strength and security of the highest standards.

In addition to composite doors being a durable and robust option, they are also available available in a variety of beautiful door styles, glazing designs, colours and hardware.

Why should I choose a Composite Door?

There are many reasons why you should choose a composite front door. We’ve covered the 6 top reasons why you should choose a composite door below.

1. Composite doors are available in a vast array of styles to suit any home

Whatever your preference, be it traditional, cottage or contemporary, Hurst can make the perfect composite door for your home. With over 1600 different RAL colours to choose from, combined with a diverse range of styles, glazing and accessory options, be inspired to design a door that will make you the envy of your neighbours.

You can even use the Hurst door designer with clever visualiser, to mix and match the various elements of your composite door and see what it will look like before purchasing it.


2. Composite doors keep you and your family safe

Hurst Composite doors hold the highest accreditations for quality and security, thanks to their rigid polymer subframe, high density polyurethane core and integral security board.

The composite doors we make at Hurst have also been reinforced with a high impact GRP skin and come with high security multi-point locking system as standard.

composite slice - Hurst Doors

3. Composite doors can be accessorised with a variety of furniture options

Composite doors can be enhanced with a variety of features, from classic, stylish lever handles or contemporary, stainless steel pull handles to antique doorknockers and letterplates. Once you’ve chosen your perfect composite door, don’t forgot to accessorise.

Hurst Composite Hardware

4. Composite doors are the best for thermal efficiency

Hurst GRP composite doors have been independently tested and are 19% more thermally efficient than a 48mm solid timber core door and 17% more efficient than a 44mm traditional timber panelled door. With a Hurst composite door, you can be sure you’re keeping the cold out and the warmth in, cutting the cost of energy bills whilst minimising your impact on the environment.

composite efficiency - Hurst Doors

5. Composite doors are easy to take care of

Composite doors require little to no maintenance due to their water-resistant surface. You’ll never need to worry about recoating or varnishing your doors even years after it’s been installed – all you’ll need to do is grab a lint-free cloth, some soapy water and give it a quick wipe to get it looking brand new!

6. Composite doors are manufactured to the highest quality

The reason composite doors are so durable goes beyond the materials they’re made from. The composite doors we make at Hurst are manufactured to the highest standards.

Hurst composite doors are fully accredited to meet the criteria of weather and security performance certification, Q-marked for enhanced security and are able to meet the requirements of Secured by Design, a police initiative backed by the Home Office Crime Prevention Unit. You’ll always feel safe with a Hurst composite door.

Secured By Design - Hurst Doors


Where can I buy a composite door?

You can purchase your composite door from our network of 1,800 independent retailers which are nationwide. Simply enter your postcode to find a composite door installer near you.