Different Types of Doors

  • Ely Victorian front door in Golden Oak
  • Dundee 1930s style front door in Sage Green
  • Close up of Dundee 1930s style front door
  • Ripon Georgian front door in Anthracite Grey
  • Wakefield Georgian front door in white
  • York Edwardian front door in Dark Woodgrain

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When you are looking to replace your front or back door or choose one for a new build property, the decision can be challenging. With types of traditional and modern doors sorted by material and colour, finding a design you love on our website is easy.

Inspired by architectural periods in British history, our traditional doors are available in composite, uPVC, wood and aluminium. Discover some of our more traditional types of doors below, or begin your journey on our doors hub.

Traditional Types of Doors

Victorian Doors

Instantly recognisable from their distinctive four-panel design with long, rectangular windows, the classic Victorian door is ideal for terraced houses. Available in composite, uPVC, wood and aluminium, our doors blend Victorian architecture with modern craftsmanship. See the Durham and Winchester Victorian-style composite doors.

1930s Doors

You can identify a 1930s style door by the placement and type of handle, which often sits at shoulder height and the inclusion of Art Deco stained glass. Our composite 1930s-inspired doors are the perfect upgrade for properties built in this era. Take a closer look at the Carlisle or Dundee 1930s-style composite doors.

Georgian Doors

Defined by six elegant square and rectangular panels, Georgian doors are perfect for wide door frames. This type of door is traditionally made of wood and often has glass inserted in the two upper square panels. Our wooden Georgian door collection includes the Ribble, Severn, Tay, Tweed and Wensum designs.

Edwardian Doors

Our Edwardian doors are inspired by British Edwardian architecture at the turn of the 20th century. With 6-10 solid or glazed panels, our Edwardian door styles are perfect for larger door frames, View the Spay, Tamar and Tyne designs in our Wooden Edwardian door collection.

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Different Types of Doors Made with Care

Glazed in Norwich

We are proud to be one of the only manufacturers who still handcraft the decorative glass for different types of front and back doors from our factory in Norwich. From the most delicate lead work to coloured stained glass – if you can imagine it, we can almost certainly create it.

Crafted with Care

Avoid the mass-produced types of doors available from big DIY chains and choose handcrafted doors made in the UK that stand the test of time. Anglian wooden front and back doors are finger-joined for strength and pressure-preserved to resist warping.

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Timber Colour Spray Technology

We spray our wooden doors the equivalent of 15 coats of paint colour applied by hand. This micro-porous paint won’t crack or flake even in the harshest winters and hottest summers.

How to Choose a Type of Door

  1. Match the style of your home

    Coordinate your new front door with your property style. For example, if you live in a period property or one with imitation period features, consider types of timber doors.

  2. Weigh up your priorities

    Think about what you need from a door and your budget. This might be one that matches your window material, or one with a particular colour or style of door accessory.

  3. Choose your material

    Anglian front doors are available in four materials: lightweight aluminium, durable composite, classic wood or budget-friendly uPVC.

  4. Glazing options

    Depending on the type of door, it is worth considering our decorative glass options. Choose from a wide selection of glazing options, including etched, brilliant cut, bevelled and coloured glass designs to create a door that is unique to your home.

  5. Energy-efficiency

    The type of door material you choose has an effect on thermal efficiency in your home. It is worth looking closely at the U-value to maximise heat retention.

Why Anglian?

  • Quality Guaranteed

    Your door comes with our insurance-backed 10 and 15-year guarantees.

  • Flexible Finance

    Spread the cost of your door with our low-rate finance plan from just a £249 deposit with 12.9% APR variable.

  • Delivered and Installed

    The price includes the survey, manufacture, installation and aftersales for your new door.

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Types of Doors FAQs

Are traditional or modern doors more expensive?

The price of the door you choose varies based on the material it is made from, rather than whether it is traditional or modern. uPVC doors are the most cost-effective option, while composite doors are a little more expensive due to their internal makeup.

Do traditional doors add value to your home?

Adding a highly secure, long-lasting, low maintenance, elegantly designed traditional type of door to your home can certainly add value to your property. Anglian doors are manufactured to British quality standards and make an impact from the very moment a potential buyer sees your property.

What is the most popular front door?

A traditional panel door is one of the most popular front door types on the market. Made up of 4 -10 panels, this timeless design suits almost any property. Anglian offers panel doors in uPVC, wood and composite. We also have a range of traditional types of windows to match.

Is it easy to replace a door?

Replacing your front door with Anglian is a quick and easy process. Our surveyor takes precise measurements, so your door is made to fit your home. Taking these measurements ensures a smooth installation that usually takes no more than half a day per door.

Can I put a new door in an existing frame

You can fit a new door into an existing doorframe, but we do not recommend it. Anglian doors come with a new frame installed on the same day for maximum convenience at no extra cost.

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Our Accreditations and Licenses

  • BSEN 12150 toughened safety glass Kitemark accreditation
    For impact resistance and glass fragmentation on safety glass.
  • BSEN12608 Windows and Doors accreditation
  • British Board of Agrement doors accreditation
    The British Board of Agrement provides certification on the quality of our products.
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    The Fenestration Self-Assessment Scheme ensures window installers comply with buildings regulations in England & Wales.
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    Look for our FSC® certified wooden window and door products on our website.
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    Independent service that deals with disputes between registered businesses and consumers.
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    Certifies products made from start to finish in a British factory by British craftspeople.
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    Anglian is a leading member of the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF).