Your front door says a lot about your personal sense of style, and it’s often the first impression that visitors and the outside world have of your home. With all the composite door styles and finish options in the Dales Collection, it’s easy to mix and match looks to create a beautiful style statement that’s all your own.
And that beauty is far more than skin deep. We’ve perfected the technology behind composite front doors and composite back doors, to give you high security, thermal efficiency, durability and more.
Benefits of Dales Collection composite doors:
A wider choice of styles in composite doors
There are 16 door styles for you to choose from in the Dales Collection. From contemporary doors to traditional doors, modern minimalist to imposing classic themes, you’ll find just the look that matches your ideas and the style of your home.
And that’s just the start of the options available. You can select from a wide range of 15 standard composite door colours, or opt for any shade from the 1,000s in the RAL colour system.
All our composite front door choices feature high security glazed panels in differing styles. Glass design includes abstract geometrics, coloured glass, classic fanlights, half-glazed, leaded and bevelled details, some in gold and silver effect leading – there’s certain to be glazing option that suits your style and home perfectly.
Our glazed panels are double glazed or triple-glazed to provide exceptional sound and heat insulation, along with high strength for security’s sake. With many of our designs there’s also a choice of backing glass, so you can set your ideal level of privacy, or achieve a match with your existing glazing.
Then of course there’s the detailing – high quality handles, knobs, lock plates and letter boxes in different styles and finishes make it easy to add another layer of individuality to your door. Choose from gold, chrome or satin silver coated stainless steel, or black cast iron effect, satin black or satin white powder coated aluminium.
House numbers are available too, in polished chrome, gold, satin silver, white and satin black. For extra security you can even opt to have a spy-hole knocker fitted to your composite front door.
All our finishes are highly durable and shrug off the weather year after year, and the stainless steel options all come with a comprehensive 25 year hardware guarantee.
Quality-wise, we’ve pulled out all the stops to give our doors lasting durability and virtually maintenance-free performance. Just a wash down every now and again will keep your door’s good looks, with no sanding or repainting required.
Take a look inside the ideal composite door…
The outer skin of your composite front door is tough 4mm thick glass reinforced plastic (GRP), available in a wide choice of door colours with a realistic woodgrain effect moulded in. It’s a similar material to the hull of an ocean-going yacht - so you can guess it’s more than capable of handling the UK weather and hard knocks of everyday life. And GRP won’t dent or scratch like painted metal-faced doors, either.
The amazingly durable outer skin is bonded to a solid foam infill panel. It’s an exterior door structure that gives outstanding rigidity and stability; unlike wooden alternatives there’s no risk of swelling, shrinking or warping, so your door won’t stick or let in draughts. This advanced thermally efficient foam core also gives you up to six times more insulation than a timber door, and great sound deadening too.
The high thermal efficiency continues with the way your door fits in its frame. The flush-fitting design features a high tech triple weather seal. With an external gasket and two wool pile barriers, the weather’s kept firmly at bay so you stay cosy in your home. 100% recycled PVC-U thermal inserts are integral to the door frame, adding even more thermal efficiency to help keep your heating bills down.
And if easy access for a child’s buggy or wheelchair is important to you, we offer an optional low aluminium threshold to make life that little bit smoother.
Design your composite door
Our easy-to-use door designer will take you through the process of specifying your perfect composite door - step by step.
You can start from scratch ('Design Your Door') or, if you prefer, choose from our gallery of best sellers ('View Our Gallery') which includes the option of customising your selection to add that personal touch.
Once you are happy, simply hit the 'Request Quote' button and a member of our specialist team will be in touch as soon as possible.
Add a splash of colour
From vibrant red to tranquil green to subtle grey, the colour of your door makes a statement about you and your home. The Dales Collection now gives you a choice of 15 distinctive exterior colours for a highly personal finish. All of our doors are white on the inside as standard, with colour both sides available as an option.View All Colours
Through the looking glass
You can choose from bold half-glazing, through to contemporary arches and traditional glazing infused with decorative picture art. From traditional designs to abstract geometric shapes and colourful glass options, we’re sure to have a design for you. Our wide range of glazing options enables you to add the finishing touch to your door and complement your home. All of our glass designs are made using the highest quality materials, so glass colours will remain bright and vibrant for years to come. Manufactured using traditional techniques and finished by hand, our glass options offer the best possible finish.
We offer an extensive range of triple-glazed glass in many stunning designs including some Gold and Silver lead options. Constructed using hand-cut bevels and textured glass pieces, triple-glazed units are beautiful additions to any door design. What’s more, they offer excellent thermal and sound insulation properties, as well as providing extra security thanks to the additional strength.
Many of our glass designs can be specified with different backing glasses as well as clear, offering varying levels of obscurity. Choosing the right backing glass can help increase the level of privacy your door offers, as well as match glass elsewhere in your property.
Secured by DesignSo what about security? Our composite front doors are police approved from the Association of Chief Police Officers Secured by Design Scheme*. Rest assured that whichever front composite door or composite back door you choose, it’s been designed to meet stringent external doors security standards.
Dales composite doors also have BM TRADA Q-Mark certification to the most recent standards of security and safety.
Our designs incorporate the latest five-hook locking technology, combined with an anti-bump and anti-snap cylinder lock with cylinder guard, so you can rely on locking system security that’s superior to most other doors in the UK. If anyone does try to force your door, the addition of PVC-U edge banding at both sides helps protect against damage. The glass design on our external doors also matches the high security standards, in a triple glazed format that’s very hard to break.
We’ve subjected our external doors and locking system to rigorous tests and simulated break-in attempts, and you can be sure our external doors effectively protect you against intruders.
In fact we’re so confident in our high security measures that every Dales Collection exterior door comes with a £1,000 money back guarantee, paid in the unlikely event of a break-in where the locking system is the point of entry**.
** Guarantee subject to terms and conditions. Guarantee excludes cylinder. Details on request.
*Any standard/solid/flat RAL colour. No woodgrain/pearlescent finish. 15 working day lead time applies.