15 Jan

All about entrance doors

The appearance of the front entrance door can really make or break the kerb appeal of a property.

The front entrance door is one of the most eye-catching features of a property’s exterior –  it is the thing that visitors and passers by naturally gravitate toward so its appearance can really make or break the kerb appeal of a property.

In fact, it has been said that you ‘shake hands with the house’ when you open its front door because it plays a vital part in defining how you and your home are perceived, so you’ll want to ensure that it stands out for all of the right reasons.

We’ve written before about the importance of choosing the right paint colour for your entrance door, but what other features should you consider when choosing a door that will create that all-important grand entrance to your home?

Material matters

Front doors are available in a wide range of materials such as aluminium, timber, and uPVC, each will come with its own characteristics, drawbacks and benefits. While standard uPVC and aluminium products are slightly limited in their appearance, a timber door can be finished in any colour to suit the design details of the property and your personal preferences.

A traditional entrance door with beautiful moulded panels

Stylistic details

It’s important not to overlook the stylistic details of the door, particularly for period properties. A Georgian townhouse, for example, would suit a more traditional panelled style of door but you could afford to be more flexible with your choices for a contemporary self-build project. The front door should work in harmony with the architectural and heritage details of the building.


Quality craftsmanship

Not all entrance doors are created equal: if you want your front door to leave a lasting impression, opt for a bespoke door that has been tailor-made to meet your individual requirements and preferences – whether they be for a specific panel or glazing design, or a particular handle or locking system.


At Westbury, we are proud to craft bespoke entrance doors that won’t let you down on form or function. All of our entrance doors can be designed to meet virtually any specified size or style, supplied to you fully factory hung in their frame, complete with all hinges, glazing, and ironmongery. If you would like any further advice or suggestions on updating your front door to boost your property’s kerb appeal, please don’t hesitate to contact us or visit our showroom and workshop to take a closer look at what we do.