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Can A Composite Door Be Fitted To A Wooden Frame


Can A Composite Door Be Fitted To A Wooden Frame?

Myles Robinson
Written by Myles Robinson
Updated on 26th February 2024
Posted on 26th February 2024

Composite Doors with a Wooden Frame

Whether you want a composite front door or a back door, you may be keen to know if you can match them with a wooden door frame.

After all, many of us have older, more traditional doors and timber frames in our homes.

Black Composite Door

While fitting a composite door to an existing hardwood door frame isn't always recommended, it's worthwhile.

That's considering that a brand-new frame that perfectly fits a composite door can save you money in the long run.

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The Fundamentals Of Composite Doors

Composite doors are crafted from Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP), known more commonly as fibreglass. Composite doors are highly resilient, secure and versatile.

Some of the benefits of owning these doors include:

  • Long-lasting and able to withstand heavy, continued usage.
  • Extremely weather-resistant - they won't peel or fade in even the harshest elements.
  • Multi-point locking makes them secure for complete peace of mind.
  • You can complement your home's unique aesthetic with a wide variety of designs and colours.
  • Low maintenance: wipe with a cloth when dirty.
  • Excellent thermal efficiency so that you won't lose heat.

Can I Use An Existing Hard Wood Door Frame With A New Composite Front Door?

Although it may be possible, in certain instances, to fit a composite door to an existing hardwood frame, we wouldn't recommend doing so.

When purchasing a new composite door, consider purchasing a new door frame to ensure the door is secure and fits together.

The multi-point locks fitted to these doors are specially designed to work as snugly as possible into the corresponding points of the different door frame parts. Because of this, it can prove tricky to replicate with wooden frames.

Furthermore, if you keep an existing door frame made of wood, there's a good chance of draughts.

Trying to fit a composite door with a wooden frame is often not as snug as it could be, and you could risk losing a sizeable amount of heat from your home.

To save handsomely on your energy bills, we suggest purchasing a new composite frame to compliment your composite door beautifully.


Why are composite doors considered the best quality door?

These doors can withstand high force, come with a maintenance-free finish, are guaranteed, and have a much longer lifespan than many other types.

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How much does a composite door cost?

The cost of one of these doors depends on several factors, such as the style, colour, security extras and size.

However, we can be sure when you come to us, you'll be privy to some of the best prices on the market.

See our guide on new front door costs to give you an idea of what you might be paying.

Make Your House A Home With Value Doors

At Value Doors, we have a wide range of only the best composite doors to keep your home safe, secure, and warm when required.

Our variety of high-quality doors all come with a guarantee; even better, they won't break the bank.

Our composite doors are among the most competitively priced around. So, why not check out what we offer today and reap the benefits of owning these truly versatile doors?

Our blog also has advice on caring for your new door.

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Written by
Myles Robinson
Myles Robinson Marketing Director
Posted on: 26th February 2024
Topic: Advice

Myles is dedicated to sourcing and fitting the best composite doors and windows. His mission is to offer our customers exceptional deals on energy-efficient composite doors, focusing on reducing costs while making sure the most advanced technology is readily available for installation. This commitment is what motivates Myles in the door industry.

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