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What are the differences between a traditional and contemporary style door?

Expertly crafted using a variety of materials, it’s not hard to understand why composite doors have risen to prominence over the past few years in Northern Ireland and Dublin. Composite doors are unique in that they feature a remarkable insulating and secure foam core that is intelligently enclosed by a Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) skin.

This unique design makes our double glazed composite doors resistant to warping, cracking, fading, and peeling, ensuring both our traditional and contemporary composite doors will look their best for many enjoyable years to come. It also makes them scratchproof and virtually maintenance-free. But what are the differences between traditional and contemporary composite doors? We’ve put together this handy guide to help homeowners understand and find their perfect composite door solution.

What is a traditional composite door?

Traditional composite doors are ideal for older properties, but also great for adding a classic twist to more modern homes. This style of composite door is perfect for homeowners looking for a higher class of front or back door, without compromising on the classic appearance of their home. Traditional composite doors usually take inspiration from the Georgian and Victorian eras and are perfect for achieving a more classic style, whilst still being modern in functionality and security.

Dark blue wood effect front door.

Characteristics of a traditional composite door

Here are some typical design features of traditional composite doors:

  • Wood effect GRP skin
  • Extravagant and decorative hardware, like urn knockers and monkey tail door handles, are often in more bronzed and muted tones for an antique effect.
  • Dark colours like Steel Blue, Dark Green, and Rosewood
  • Ornate, patterned, and sometimes colorful glazing

Create a time-honoured statement with a traditional composite door

First impressions really count, so make no exceptions with your front or back door. We showcase 26 stunning traditional styles & designs from our composite door ranges, so we are certain we have the traditional composite door to perfectly suit your home.

Dark green traditional composite door

What is a contemporary composite door?

Contemporary composite doors are normally best suited to more modern homes, however, they can also add a timeless twist to more traditional properties. Contemporary composite doors are perfect for homeowners looking for a state-of-the-art front or back door that incorporates both cutting-edge technology with the aesthetics to match.

Yellow contemporary composite door

Characteristics of a contemporary composite door

Here are some typical design features of contemporary composite doors:

  • Wood effect GRP skin
  • Sleek and simple hardware that makes a statement, usually with large straight edges and bright silver tones, such as bar door handles.
  • Edgy and bold statement colours, like Traffic Yellow, Turquoise Blue and Heather Violet Pink.
  • Blurred or frosted glazing, normally without a pattern, but in cases where the glazing is patterned, it is simple, geometric, and often one colour.

Grey contemporary composite door

Make a modern statement with a contemporary composite door

We have a striking choice of 12 contemporary styles and designs from our composite door ranges to choose from. So, here at Turkington’s, we know we have the contemporary composite door solution for your home.

Build your dream composite door today

Resistant to warping, cracking, fading and peeling, our composite doors promise to look their best for many enjoyable years to come. No matter whether you opt for a traditional door, or a contemporary one, security is maintained with a full security package, that proactively includes anti-drill, anti-pick and anti-snap cylinder lock barrels as standard.

Use our door builder to design your dream composite door and receive a free, no-obligation, quote from us. Contact us today and let us take care of your next home improvement project.

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