We recently designed and installed a grey composite front door with a side panel at a semi-detached property situated on a desirable residential road in Ascot.
Having had the previous uPVC front door for many years, the Ascot homeowners were keen to replace it with a more secure, thermally efficient, low-maintenance entrance door that would enhance security and increase kerb appeal,
The Ascot homeowners approached Thames Valley Windows to provide a quotation for a new front door and side panel. They advised that they were still determining the material, but the front door projects on our website had provided them with initial inspiration.
Our designer Chris contacted the homeowners to discuss the different front doors we supply and install. He arranged a date and time for them to visit our Bracknell showroom to view the range of uPVC, composite, aluminium and wooden front doors we have on display.
After choosing several door styles, from traditional to contemporary front doors, Chris talked through all the front door features for each range of entrance doors. He discussed the different security features, energy efficiency, U -Values and colour and glass design options.
They narrowed their choice to anthracite grey composite doors. They were drawn towards an Apeer Allington door from the Contemporary composite front door collection as they loved the natural woodgrain effect finish and that they provide exceptional weather, acoustic, and security performance.
Impressed by Chris’ wealth of knowledge and experience in the glazing industry, our Ascot homeowners decided the high-performing Apeer 70 Allington door with a glass side panel would enhance their property’s overall security and façade.
For their grey composite front door, they chose a dual colour with RAL7016 Anthracite grey on the exterior and white internally. The vertical panels give the Allington composite door a modern feel, which homeowners complemented with a diamond glass window, a high-end polished long chrome bar handle, a letter plate, spy hole. To add the finishing touch, they chose a lion’s head knocker with its mouth gripping the ring.
They opted for opal glass for the side panel that would give privacy whilst allowing natural light to enter the hallway.
For centuries, the lion has been considered the iconic symbol of Great Britain’s heritage and history and is thought to signify pride, protection, strength and power. Since the early 19th Century, Lion’s head door knocker has become a popular choice for homeowners to act as guardians and protect both the homeowners and the property.
The most famous front door in the UK with a Lion’s head knocker is 10 Downing Street. In 1766 The front door was redesigned and featured a cast iron Lion head door knocker. History states the soldiers who were heading off to the First World war used to touch the lion head door knocker with their hand for good luck.
Apeer doors have revolutionised the composite entrance door market. They have gained an outstanding reputation within the industry for designing and manufacturing the best composite doors and one of the most secure front doors on the UK market and features police-approved Secured by Design.
Their range of composite doors is designed for all styles of properties, from traditional country cottages and period farmhouses to modern new builds. They are also a popular option as a stable or side door.
The Apeer 70 composite doors combine elegance and durability that benefit from a robust core providing extraordinary strength and security and are designed to avoid warping or rotting.
They are manufactured with innovative technology and techniques, making them highly secure, weather-resistance, energy-efficient doors that offer outstanding thermal performance.
Every Apeer 70 front door is double rebated to provide extra draught protection and allow room for heat expansion and adjustment.
They achieve an A rating for energy efficiency and offer a low u-value of just 0.7 w/m²K
Our Apeer entrance doors are bespoke and designed to your specification and are available in an impressive array of door colours and finishes with high-quality door furniture and triple glazed as standard.
To keep your composite door clean from natural elements and in perfect condition, use a damp cloth once in a while to wipe down the door.
The transformation from the outdated uPVC door to the new grey front door is stunning in appearance and security and is beautifully in keeping with their lovely family home.
Are you interested in a grey composite front door for your home? Please do get in touch for a few no-obligation quote.
You may also be interested in reading our blog ‘Choosing a New Front Door‘ or ‘Improving the Kerb Appeal of Your Home‘.