What’s the best option for my entrance?

Aluminium doors, composite doors or uPVC doors: what’s the best option for my entrance?

A quality front door is key to improving the curb appeal of your home and is a welcoming focal point for your property. But with a wide range of styles and designs on the market, how do you know which door is right for you? At Sussex Glazing, our aluminium doors, composite doors and PVCu doors all offer a range of unique benefits. We take a look at some of the key deciding factors to help you choose a door that is best suited for your entrance.

Style and Design

The type of door you choose really does depend on your own personal taste, as well as the type of property you own. Our aluminium doors, composite doors and PVCu doors all offer an aesthetic to suit your personal preferences.

Known for their slim, sleek design, aluminium doors are considered one of the most premium door types, suiting both modern and traditional homes. Available in a range of different shapes, profiles and colours, aluminium doors can be customised to your style including handles, hardware and decorative details.

Composite doors really do give you the freedom to create your own bespoke door and are perhaps more suited to homebuyers wanting to create a traditional feel. Composite doors come in a wide range of styles and colours and can even be designed with a realistic wood grain effect. This design option gives you the look and feel of a timber style but on a much more durable door. In fact, at Sussex Glazing, we have an interactive composite door designer to help you create and customise the perfect door for you.

Similarly, modern PVCu doors are stylish in design and can be personalised to your taste. These doors come with a number of finishes, colours and glass, including obscured and decorative styles.


Aluminium doors are the most durable in comparison to other door styles, followed by composite doors and then PVCu. All door types are robust and require little maintenance, though aluminium doors and composite doors feature slightly more long-lasting qualities.


Aluminium doors, composite doors and PVCu doors all provide high levels of security for peace of mind that your home is safe from intruders. At Sussex Glazing, we have a variety of options to upgrade and increase the level of protection for your home.

Our aluminium front doors have multi-point locking mechanisms, adjustable hinges and lock keeps, and our composite doors feature TruLock, a low friction hook thrust plate for smooth operation. You may decide to opt for Entry Guard, an upgraded guard bar which is stronger than a traditional chain. Our PVCu doors feature the latest cylinder lock technology with ‘anti-bump’ cylinder guards and multi-point locking mechanisms.


Energy Efficiency

In terms of energy efficiency, modern front doors made from aluminium, composite materials or PVCu all offer a good level of insulation, helping to keep bills down while making sure your home stays warm.

An aluminium door or composite door is likely to perform slightly better than a PVCu door due to their insulation qualities. Composite doors are well insulated and unaffected by changes in temperature. Aluminium doors have a polyamide thermal barrier which slows heat passing through the aluminium frame, keeping them warm on the inside, whatever the weather. At Sussex Glazing, all our PVCu doors feature draught-proof designs, meaning the frame is triple sealed and they have thermal inserts which sit inside the frame, adding even more energy efficiency.

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First impressions count! If you’re looking to upgrade your front door, Sussex Glazing’s friendly team of experts are on hand to help you enhance the curb appeal of your home. Speak to us today to transform the entrance to your property.

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