Making a Good First Impression with Your Front Door

Choosing a front door can be difficult, since it really is your introduction to the world. People will see the door before they even get to meet you, so it’s important to select your door carefully.


Colour Matters

The colour of your front door is an important first look at your home. Rockdoor Composite doors are available in thirteen colours. What kind of impression do you want to give?

A crisp white door is always neat and offers a simple front. However, colours can indicate more personality. Ruby Red indicates passion, while Irish Oak is inviting and friendly. Chartwell Green and Sapphire Blue are calmer hues, but tend to invoke relaxation. Which colour best suits your personality?


Which Material?

Selecting the material for your front door is also important. Not only do the right materials keep burglars out, they also contribute to the overall look of a door.

Composite doors are more expensive, but they’re worth it. With higher energy efficiency and a pleasant look, the composite front door is a good choice for security and presentation.

Choose your material carefully, since you want something that is solid, but still beautiful.



There are many things that make a Rockdoor so much more secure than the other composite front and back doors available in the UK.

S-Glaze technology ensures the glass forms part of the door itself so that it cannot be prised out of the door to gain access (a common and very quiet method that burglars use at night time).

A reinforced inner frame that is 60% stronger than a standard composite door meaning a Rockdoor cannot be rammed and forced open.

Nickel coated solid brass hook locks that slide in to steel keeps and run the full length of the doors outer frame for additional strength and security acting as part of the multipoint lock system.

Diamond Secure 3 Star Cylinders are used on all our exterior doors. With a TS007 3 star rating (the highest rating available), there really is no way a burglar would be able to force, snap or drill the lock cylinder.

Steel Mesh (optional) for those that live in a slightly more isolated area than most, security mesh can be added to your Rockdoor for an additional layer of security, making our already strong door sash 4 times stronger.

Along with the above security features you can also choose to add extra hooks, security chains, a night latch and laminated glass, all helping to give you the total peace of mind that your family and home are safe – even when you’re not there.

Adding Decorative Elements

A solid door can look great and is nice and secure. However, there are often design elements that can enhance how your exterior door looks and these are a wonderful addition to an otherwise plain door.

A design with glass panes in the door can serve as a decorative and a practical element. Clear panes allow you to look out and see who is outside the door. Stained glass or textured glass allows light to flow into the home, while providing a little extra colour.

Door knockers are just one option for adding some metal to your door, available in modern and traditional styles. Stainless steel Bar Handles are also a very popular design feature.

Your front door makes an impression, so be sure to select the perfect choice for your home.

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