Why Choose a Composite Door ?

The front door is a key focal point of any home; it’s the first impression to visitors, an insulator and protector. With so many options and designs on the market, here is an overview on why composite doors are the best choice when it comes to a new front door.

Why a composite door?

Due to advances in technology, composite doors are able to offer additional benefits to homeowners in comparison to solid timber doors and UPVc alternatives.

Security is key

Bowater Doors pride ourselves on offering one of the most secure door solutions on the market. The Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) skin that encases each door is tough and durable. In some instances, pound for pound, GRP can be stronger than steel.

Additionally, Bowater Doors frames and door slabs are reinforced to add additional strength and security. We also offer Secured by Design accredited designs that have been tested to withstand even the most persistent of intruders.


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Energy efficiency

Composite doors are composed of a number of materials which include polyurethane foam that offers the highest levels of thermal insulation. It also acts as a soundproofing agent to reduce street and traffic noise.

We regularly test our doors to check how thermally efficient they are. The results consistently demonstrate that (unglazed) Bowater’s doors can achieve U values as low as 0.8 W/m2.K, in comparison to timber doors that average 3.0W/m2.K.

Custom designs

Our on-site paint facility enables us to supply door nd frames in any RAL colour (at additional cost).

Bowater Doors are also able to offer two finishes, on most door styles.  A woodgrain texture mimics the appearance and feel of a traditional timber door. A smooth skin finish delivers a seamless and contemporary feel that takes on the appearance of steel and aluminium doors, but with the durability and energy efficiency of composite models.

Low maintenance

Bowater’s doors are low maintenance and simply require cleaning with warm soapy water when required. Unlike timber doors, composite doors do not need to be sanded or painted at any time.


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