Your front door is the first thing people see when they enter your home.

But with so many options to choose from, how do you know you’re making the right choice for your home and budget when buying a new front door?

This short guide should help you understand the options available and give you a better idea of which style of front door is right for you, and the options available for front doors in Leicester.

There are lots of materials available for your front door, each one offering a variety of pros and cons as well as options for customisation. 

uPVC Front Doors 

Arguably the most popular choice for a new front door, uPVC combines durability with security and ease of maintenance. Although uPVC affords you slightly less flexibility than other materials, it is available in traditional white or a wood effect finish, with a range of glass options available, so you can still get a look you’re happy with. 


  • Lots of options for customisation 
  • Simple to maintain
  • High security 
  • Lower cost than other materials 


  • Customisation options are slightly limited compared with other materials

Composite Front Doors 

Composite doors are manufactured from a range of materials, including timber, glass-reinforced plastic and uPVC. The materials and manufacturing process make them one of the strongest doors available on the market.

Like uPVC, composite doors are easy to maintain, requiring little more than a regular wipe with warm, soapy water to keep them looking fresh and new. Available in a wide range of styles and finishes, composite doors also offer unrivalled customisation; choose the colour and finish that fits your taste and home perfectly. Whether you’re looking for a modern, contemporary style, or a traditional timber finish, there’s a composite door for you. 


  • Fully customisable with a wide range of styles, colours and finishes available 
  • Strong and extremely durable 
  • Easy to maintain
  • High security 


  • Cost more than some other materials

Timber Front Doors 

If you’re somebody who favours the traditional, you really can’t go wrong with timber. Timber doors are strong and durable, with an inimitable classic finish. They are the ideal choice for older or period properties and the perfect way to maintain a rustic finish. 


  • Traditional look and feel – perfect for character properties 
  • High security 


  • Maintenance is more intensive with damage occurring if door is not correctly maintained. 

If you live in Leicester or Leicestershire and are looking for a new or replacement front door, Progress Windows are able to supply and install a range of made to measure front doors. Use our online door quote tool to find out the cost of a new front door.