Are Composite Doors Better Than uPVC?

Composite doors are a more durable, higher quality option than uPVC. Composite doors are made from a variety of materials. These include a robust timber core, insulated foam, glass-reinforced plastic and uPVC, composite doors are expertly manufactured. The combination of materials makes them one of the most durable door options on the market.

For those living in traditional, modern or urban style properties, composite doors can be designed to suit the aesthetic. No matter what your personal style, you are free to design the doors to match. We have an extensive variety of design choices. Choose the layout, colour, glass, hardware and finishes! You can do so by using our online door designer, for a truly bespoke door.


Composite doors are fitted with innovative security features. This is so families in Hampshire are protected from unwanted intruders. The multi-point locking system that comes as standard is tested on its rigidity. Our composite doors can be fitted with the innovative Ultion locking system. This clever tool activates a ‘lockdown mode’ when it detects a potential threat. Determined intruders won’t be able to force entry with two sacrificial sections preventing them. As well as this, the Ultion lock is still snap secure when the key is inside the lock.


Composite doors are known for their durability. They are much thicker than uPVC, making them incredibly sturdy. This is particularly important not only against forced entry but against strong weather. The resilience of composite doors means they won’t damage when exposed to strong winds and rain. Despite prolonged exposure, the doors won’t warp, crack, rot or distort over time. The lifespan of composite doors is significantly longer than uPVC, as they don’t require repair. The superb combination of materials ensures the doors will stand the test of time. This makes them more of a worthwhile investment than uPVC.

Thermal Performance

Composite doors are unrivalled in their thermal efficiency. The insulating foam core works to retain the perfect temperature indoors. Not only do they keep warm air inside the property, but the doors work to regulate the temperature from becoming too hot internally. The doors also prevent unwanted draughts from getting inside. As a result, you won’t have to spend as much on energy bills as you utilise the warmth inside your home. By lowering your spending, you can make a positive environmental impact as you reduce your carbon footprint. Therefore, composite doors are much more thermally efficient than uPVC.


When it comes to appearance, uPVC has a much more plastic-looking finish. This can potentially bring down the overall look and attractiveness of the house. Composite doors have a sleek appearance, made to replicate traditional timber. As a result, this can significantly increase the visual appeal of the property. In addition, due to the material, uPVC doors can be customised in fewer colours than composite doors. Because of this, composite doors are the better choice when it comes to customisation. Composite doors come with a wide choice of styles, with a selection of traditional and modern-looking glass options.

Are Composite Doors Better Than uPVC

Composite Door Prices

When comparing uPVC, composite doors offer superior functionality, thermal efficiency and weather resistance. They are a great choice for those looking to improve the value of their home, with performance that will last for years. Our doors come with a 10-year guarantee, meaning you are protected with us. Make a worthwhile investment in our stunning composite doors.

Here at Buildmydoor, we are experts in composite doors. Our installers have years of skill and experience behind them, meaning you are choosing a reliable company. We will have very little impact on your schedule and will work closely with you to ensure you’re happy with the finished result. We are proud to be members of Checkatrade and have approval from FENSA and CERTASS.

Design your composite door by using our free door designer tool. This is quick and simple to use, where you can design your next home improvement. Get in touch with us today using our contact form. Our team are happy to answer any queries you have. Alternatively, call our office on 02380 970105 to speak to our friendly team directly.

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