A guide to Doors

Door styles

When buying a new door, there are plenty of variations to pick from. With Anglian, you can choose from traditional wooden doors, bi-fold doors, French doors and many more styles, but how do you decide which is best for your home?

Here, we’ll break down the different door varieties on offer so you can make an informed decision on what style would best suit your lifestyle and needs.

If you're looking for front and back doors

Front and back doors can either be:

  • Composite
  • uPVC
  • Wooden
  • Aluminium

Generally, uPVC is a popular choice for front and back doors if you want a simple style, but with the freedom to choose the colour you like most. uPVC doors are sturdy and reliable, and the colour won’t fade, making them especially easy to maintain.

If you’re looking to add a bit of character to your home, composite doors provide a great opportunity. Not only are they secure, but you can choose as quirky a style as you like to complement your home.

Wooden doors are also ideal for their style, thanks to their traditional or vintage look. They’re often popular on period homes or those that need to blend in with their surroundings, as well as in conservation areas. 

If you're looking for something more open

Bi-fold doors

For those looking to blur the line between indoors and out in your home with a more modern look, bi-fold doors are the answer. They’re formed by a series of glass panels with an aluminium frame, and can be completely folded back in a concertina style to reveal a wide-open space.

Whether you want to make the most of a beautiful garden view, help light and air flow through your home, or even maximise the indoor space between a living room and a conservatory, bi-fold doors can really make a difference.

French doors

French doors are the way to go if you’re in search of a door that allows you to let light into your home, but also incorporate a more traditional style. Made from either wood or uPVC, they too can open fully, and thus create space while still retaining some level of boundary between the outside and in.

Patio doors

Patio doors are a solution for those looking to incorporate light and space, but don’t want to sacrifice the space needed for a door that swings open. The sliding mechanism is easy to use, while also letting you make the most of bringing the outdoor in.

They create a contemporary feel to your home, and can be made from either aluminium or uPVC. On top of this, there are a great range of colours to choose from too, so you’re sure to find a style that matches your home.

Something for the garage

A garage door needs to not only look the part, but be particularly secure too. We provide four different styles of garage doors:

  • GRP one piece
  • Aluminium roller
  • Elite steel sectional
  • GRP side hinged

GRP one piece garage doors are made from one piece of glass-reinforced polyester, and lift as one to sit parallel with your roof when fully open. They’re durable, and require very little maintenance.

Aluminium rollers are operated by a remote control, and when open, roll up into a drum. They’re ideal if you don’t want to have to operate your garage door by hand, and if you need full access to your garage roof. They also take up less space than traditional doors, too.

Elite steel sectional doors open vertically, which will help you save space in your garage. They’re a great option if you use your garage as an extension of your living space, thanks to their insulating properties.

GRP side hinged doors open outwards like a traditional front door. You can choose where you have the split, at either one-third or two-thirds. If you’re looking for something to add a bit of character to your property, side hinged doors do just that.

You can view all our door styles on our doors page. Be sure to take a look at our gallery for a first-hand view of each style.