There are many key differences between traditional wooden doors and modern composite doors for homeowners to be aware of. Composite doors deliver exceptional levels of performance compared to doors that are created with a singular material like uPVC, aluminium or wooden doors. As a result, they combine several high-performance components to keep your property safer, more secure and thermally efficient all through the year. Compared to this, authentic wooden doors are unable to offer the same levels of performance.

The debate of composite doors vs wooden doors continues among homeowners who feel strongly about both designs and the respective advantages that each provides. Those choosing timber doors will most likely do so because of their highly sought-after aesthetic and the look it lends their home, most ideally suited to classic or heritage properties. However, with Endurance, we’re proud to offer composite doors that are available in a range of bespoke styles, colours and finishes, so you can achieve a similar appearance to that of traditional wooden doors. As a result, you can enjoy your new front door’s modern performance without compromising on aesthetics.

In order to help you make an informed decision, we’ll take you through the comparison of composite doors vs wooden doors so you can make an informed decision when it comes to what’s right for your home. You will want to weigh up the factors that are important to you, such as traditional wooden door prices and composite door features and benefits, to find the perfect way to improve your home.



Composite doors are a modern home improvement solution. Available in a range of styles, fully customisable to suit any home, you can be sure to find a design that’s right for you. At Endurance, we use our experience and expertise to supply and fit composite doors of the highest quality. With our market leading partners, we ensure that having your composite door fitted is as straightforward and hassle-free as possible. Their state-of-the-art design means that they are superior to other types of doorsdue to the benefits they afford your home compared to other door styles. When you see how they compare against wooden doors, you can make an informed decision about upgrading your home.

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A composite door is a combination of different elements to create a stylish, robust and reliable front or back door for your property. This design combines timber, uPVC and a laminated door skin to delivery a door that’s built to last. Composite doors also boast a robust acrylic layer that forms a weatherproof barrier between your home and the outside world.

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Endurance’s composite doors are available in a variety of different styles, including Classic for traditional properties, Urban for contemporary homes and Country for those looking for a rustic and handcrafted aesthetic.

All these styles feature state-of-the-art benefits for your home, while they perform as advanced front or back door.

With so many styles and such versatile uses, there is sure to be a composite door for you.


On the other hand, properties with wooden doors have often had them installed for many years without thinking about replacing them. Some companies continue to offer wooden doors for both traditional and modern properties, and they are still a popular choice for homeowners around the country.

However, door manufacturers and installers recognise the shortcomings of the authentic wooden door. They are susceptible to moisture damage, causing the wood to rot. They are also high maintenance, as wood needs regular looking after to keep it at its best. Initial costs can be substantial as well as upkeep, with good quality timber and hardwood being expensive.

With homeowners increasingly keen to save time and money around the home, and with so many options on the market to allow them to do this, composite doors are rising in popularity as the alternative to traditional wooden doors.



How Can I Find My New Composite Door?

So, you understand how composite doors have been designed to be the superior style of door compared to wooden designs, and now you’re looking to upgrade. At Endurance, we can make the process as simple and stress-free as possible, so you can enjoy your new composite door in no time at all.

Our installer search tool enables you to easily find a local vetted Installer Partner. Our trusted composite door fitters are FENSA members or equivalent. They share our passion for supreme customer service, and they work with us to make sure that your composite door is designed and installed exactly the way you want.

We aim to provide the best composite door for you. That’s why we only use the highest quality materials and most trusted tradespeople to create, design and install your bespoke creation. Our experience and expertise, combined with our helpful and friendly service, means we can offer homeowners with the ultimate improvement for their home, with a design that’s built to last.

Why Choose Endurance Composite Doors?

Endurance composite doors are market leaders for style, security and efficiency. We provide you with the ideal door solution for your property. At 48mm thickness, 10% thicker than others that are currently available, you will be able to enjoy a durable and resilient composite door that is built to last. Composed of 17 laminations and a solid timber core, your new Endurance door will make your home look as good as it performs for your home.



The wooden door is a distinctive style that is very desirable to homeowners in all types of property. If they’re thinking of upgrading to a modern door, they might be worried about losing some of the character they associate with the latest designs. However, they are fully customisable.

As well as your choice of colours and finishes, add the perfect finishing touch to your composite door with our range of glazing options and stylish accessories. Choose from our letterplates, handles, knockers and more to create the composite door design with the charm, elegance and uniqueness you’ve always wanted.

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Our composite doors in the Country Collection lend a similar style of authentic aesthetics to a property as traditional wooden doors. With the raw and rustic design, you can enjoy a handcrafted finish with a similar appeal to wood without compromising on modern performance.

Country Collection composite doors boast a moisture barrier system to prevent moisture ingress. Unlike wooden doors, these advanced designs will resist warping and twisting. Your home will be able to retain its sought-after traditional appearance for longer, with a system that’s built to last.

Wooden doors haven’t changed much since they were initially popular in original properties when they were first constructed. While their design hasn’t developed, unfortunately people attempting to force entry into properties have grown smart and more capable, with new tools to use,

Composite doors can resist the latest forced entry attempts and offer you the greatest degree of protection. Our doors are accredited by Secured by Design, demonstrating that they have been rigorously tested and can withstand unwanted intruders trying to gain access to your home.

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Wooden doors are one of the most expensive design choices you can make for your property. The initial cost of the wood, even before installation is added, will be more expensive than the price of a composite door and its materials. The traditional style and authentic aesthetic of wooden doors are the main reason for this increased price.

However, the amount you will pay out for modern wooden doors will continue to rise far more quickly than with your composite doors. Wooden doors are high maintenance, and they require lots of time and money to be spent on their upkeep. With their lack of weatherproofing and reduced thermal efficiency, they may cause you to spend money and worry more than with a modern composite door.

The energy efficiency and thermal properties of a composite door will also save you money in the long term. Even after you’ve saved money by upgrading to a more reasonably priced composite door, you will continue to enjoy the benefits as you may find you don’t need your heating on as much, and you won’t have to pay out to fix warping, rotting or twisting like you would with wooden doors.

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You can also enjoy peace of mind with our advanced security features, which is something money can’t buy. We offer high security locking mechanisms such as the ABS Ultimate locking cylinder, which is designed to resist snapping during forced entry attempts.

Your Endurance composite door will protect you far better than a wooden door ever could. Its resilient and durable profile means that potential intruders will have great difficulty breaking through this state-of-the-art but also stylish barrier between your home and those who want to disrupt it.

At Endurance, we’re proud to offer a £1000 security guarantee. In the unfortunate event that your home is broken into as a result of the cylinder snapping, you will receive compensation. Your safety is paramount to us, and we know that comfort and peace of mind is vital for you to truly relax in your home. Trust in Endurance and our confidence to provide you with the ultimate composite door.

Design Your Composite Door

Our HomeView Door Designer offers a simple to follow step by step process, enabling you to construct your ideal composite door and see how it looks on your home. We’ll also share your design with up to 3 members of our Installer Partner Network who can offer you a custom quote, based on your exact specifications.

Alternatively, you can contact your Local Installer Partner using our ‘Find an Installer’ search.

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For homeowners looking to upgrade their wooden doors, composite doors are the ideal solution. They provide far superior levels of durability, security and style. Endurance rigorously tests our door designs to ensure they are performing as highly as possible for you.

With three distinct collections – Classic, Urban and Country – all available in customisable designs, you can be sure to find a style that’s right for you. All our composite doors offer significant improvements over wooden doors in every respect that matters for your home.

If your wooden doors are underperforming, you can be sure that your new composite doors will excel in all of these areas. You will be warmer and more secure in your property, behind a stylish front door that expresses your character and is unique to you. Compared with wooden designs, composite doors will not warp, rot or discolour. You’ll save money on maintenance and save even more on thermal efficiency and peace of mind. And if you love the look and feel of timber, we can design you a timber composite door. It will combine the look of a wooden modern door with the performance of a composite one, so you’ll get the best of both worlds.

Your new composite will be a true upgrade for your property, with truly bespoke designs that are built to last.


While wooden doors are one of the most stylish, recognisable and characterful installations for a property, homeowners should look to embrace modernity and upgrade to a composite door.

If you’re looking to invest in a composite door to provide your home with the latest cutting-edge technologies, customisable styles and advanced weatherproofing, choose Endurance. Our expertise in door design means we can help you to create the aesthetic you’re looking for in your home. Looking for more advice? You can complete our online contact form, and one of our experts will be happy to get back from you.

You can try our door designer tool to start crafting your composite door. You’ll receive a personalised cost for your design in minutes, so you can start upgrading your wooden doors to the latest composite doors today.

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