8 Things to Consider When Choosing a New Front Door


The front door of your home serves as a focal point and plays a crucial role in creating a lasting first impression. When choosing a new front door, there are several factors to consider to ensure you make the right decision. Here are eight essential points to keep in mind. 


The material of your front door not only impacts its durability but also contributes to the overall look of your home. We are proud to offer doors in a variety of materials including uPVC, composite and traditional redwood and hardwood timber. Providing you with a range of materials to suit any home and budget. 

Budget Considerations:

Our front doors come in a wide range of prices to suit every budget. Determine how much you’re willing to spend on a new front door and explore options within your price range. Keep in mind that investing in a high-quality door can pay off in the long run by enhancing your home’s value and energy efficiency. 

Style and Design: 

Your front door should complement the architectural style of your home whilst also reflecting your taste. Whether your home is traditional, contemporary, or somewhere in between, there’s a door style to complement it. From classic panel designs to sleek, modern options, the style of your front door can significantly impact your home’s overall appearance. Glass inserts add elegance and allow natural light into your home’s entrance. Take a look at our uPVC, Timber and Composite Door selectors for inspiration. 


The colour of your front door can dramatically enhance its visual appeal. Choose a colour that complements your home’s exterior; consider vibrant tones for a striking statement or timeless shades for a classic look. 

Size and Configuration: 

Our front doors are made-to-measure to perfectly accommodate different doorways. Other factors you may wish to consider are sidelights, fanlights, and double-door configurations based on your space and design preferences. 

Security Features:

A front door should provide a sense of security for your home and family. All our doors feature high-security locking mechanisms.

Our Palladio Doors, renowned as the most secure composite doors in the UK market, boast a 65mm Reinforced Fiberglass monocoque structure for unparalleled strength-to-weight ratio. Peepholes and other security enhancements are also available. Our uPVC Doors meet the Secured by Design Standard.

Energy Efficiency: 

An energy-efficient front door can help reduce heating and cooling costs while keeping your home comfortable year-round. By choosing a well-insulated front door, you not only lower energy costs but also create a comfortable living environment. Our doors are designed with advanced features like double rebate designs and triple-glazed options for optimal thermal efficiency.

Durability and Maintenance 

Choose a front door that can withstand the elements and daily wear and tear so it’s essential to choose a door that can withstand the test of time. Different materials and finishes also have varying maintenance needs. 

Consider the time and effort you’re willing to commit to carrying out routine maintenance of your door. While timber doors may require periodic painting or staining; composite and uPVC doors are generally low-maintenance and easy to clean. 

By carefully considering factors such as material, style, security features, energy efficiency, durability, maintenance requirements, and budget, you can choose a front door that not only enhances your home’s beauty but also provides security and peace of mind for years to come.

If you’re looking to purchase a new door, why not get in touch to arrange a free, no-obligation quote?  

Inverness Showroom: 01463 224040

Caithness Showroom: 01955 641303

Email: info@norscot.co.uk