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How to choose the right doors for your home

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

uPVC is a popular choice for front and back doors if you want a simple style, with a large choice of colours. 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 are a good choice. 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 popular for 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 outdoors, 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. A modern showstopper for any home.

A great way to connect you to your garden, and make the most of a view. They also help improve air flow through your home on even the warmest day. Perfect too for maximising your indoor space, making it feel bigger and more open.

Introduced in the late 90s, Bi-fold doors have become a must-have for a stylish modern home. Beyond their looks they are practical, durable and secure as well, making them a great investment.

French doors

French doors are the way to go if you want to embrace the outdoors, but remain traditional at the same time. Made from either wood or uPVC, frame the best view of your garden or fling them open for a fresh breeze on a warm day.

A great way to add flow from home to garden, perfect for those who like to entertain. Strong locks, good energy ratings and durable materials mean these doors are a great way to combine classic with modern.

Patio doors

uPVC sliding patio doors are perfect when you want light and space, but don’t have the space for a door that swings open. The sliding mechanism is easy to use, and comes with secure locking mechanisms too.

They create a contemporary feel to your home by opening up our living rooms and giving access to our gardens. 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 look the part, but be practical and secure too. We provide four different styles of garage doors:

  • GRP one piece
  • Aluminium roller
  • 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.

Steel sectional doors open upwards, sliding up and back into the ceiling, helping you save space. They’re a great option if your garage is an extension of your living space, thanks to their insulation.

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.