Front Doors

Front door design guides: how to customise your front door | Merton Windows

How to Customise Your Front Door

By | Composite Doors, Front Doors

When designing a new front door for your home, it’s usually for a variety of reasons which blend both enhancing the look and function of your property. From eliminating draughts and improving security to creating an attractive entrance at your home, there are plenty of benefits on offer. However, to produce the best design, there are a number of ways you can customise the look of your front door. As well as choosing the right front door material, here are some of the bespoke options available. Read More

Ever wonder why composite front doors are so popular across Surrey & London?

The Ultimate Guide to Composite Doors

By | Composite Doors, Front Doors

When looking to update the look of your property or replace old fittings, there are so many different types of doors you can choose from. One of the most popular products installed are composite doors, but some homeowners want to know more before investing in these high quality products. Here’s our guide to some of the most common questions we get asked about composite doors and why they’re so popular with our customers across Surrey and London. Read More

Front & back doors: what's the best material to choose? | Expert Door Guide

Which Materials Are Best for Front & Back Doors?

By | Composite Doors, Front Doors

When considering replacing your front and back door, it can be challenging to find the design you want which also provides the functionality you require for your home. One of the main factors to consider is which material is best for your new doors with a variety of options available.

To simplify your decision, we’ve broken down some of the leading products on offer, exploring some of the benefits and drawbacks of each door material. Read More

What front door colour would suit your home?

What front door colour would suit your home?

By | Front Doors

Choosing a front door for your home is probably one of the most fun elements of any new build or renovation project. It’s almost like the finishing stamp on the property – the part that really shows off your personality and sets off the rest of the design. Think about it: it’s the first thing that visitors see when they approach your home, and it’s the last thing you touch as you leave the house, so it has to be spot on. You might love the idea of being able to direct visitors by saying “We’re the house with the big red door”, for example, or you may prefer an understated design that blends subtly with the rest of your property. Whatever effect you’re looking for, here’s how to choose a front door colour that will suit your home. Read More

Is it time to review your window and door security?

Is it time to review your window and door security?

By | Front Doors, Security, Windows

Windows and doors are there to keep you safe within your home. Yes, they’re also there to keep you warm and protect you from the elements, but security is a huge part of their function. As such, it’s important to check that they’re as secure as possible with a regular security review. Doing so will put your mind at ease that, in the event of an attempted break-in or other crime, your windows and doors will remain secure. Here’s a quick list of things you can check – if anything’s not quite right, you can always call a window expert and they will be able to help you with boosting the security of your windows and doors. Read More

Choosing the right composite front door for your home

By | Composite Doors, Front Doors

Choose the right composite front doorImagine you are walking up to a beautiful house through a neat front garden. However, as you get closer, you see the front door is old, cracked and peeling. Does it change your impression of the house – maybe even the people who live there? Chances are, it does.

The front door is one of the first things visitors see, making it a vital part of any home’s overall appearance. That’s why it’s so important to have a front door that not only represents your personal tastes, but also blends perfectly with the style of your home. Read More

Could your home benefit from a porch?

By | Exterior Doors, Front Doors

Building a porch is a great way to enhance the overall appearance of your property by creating a beautiful entrance to your home. If properly designed in keeping with the original character of your existing property (e.g. with the same brickwork, roofing style, window frames and window size), a porch can make the entire house look bigger and more unique. As well as enhancing your enjoyment of the property, this type of home-improvement work can also add value to your home, should you decide to sell it in the future. Read More

Achieving a period effect with your front door

By | Front Doors, Roof Lanterns
Residence 9 front doors offer a new alternative

Residence 9 front doors offer a new alternative

The front door is an integral feature of any period home, and a simple way to inject period charm into a modern property. If you live in an original period property, then it’s generally advisable to keep the main entrance as true as possible to the overall character of the house, by acknowledging the architectural style and original materials used in the rest of the property. If you live in a modern home, then you can create beautiful effects by combining traditional design with contemporary flare. It’s important to ensure that your doors and windows blend in with the rest of your home, and that they are strong, secure and efficient.

The majority of period front doors take influence from the basic timber-panelled structures of Georgian or Victorian homes. These classic designs can be easily and subtly tweaked to add a touch of personality to your property. If you’re looking to blend the traditional front door with a more contemporary feel, for example, then you could consider going for shades of grey and dusky blues, or adding a bespoke door knocker for a modern twist. It’s all about deciding which period style you like, and customising it to suit your own taste and needs. Read More