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Modernise Your North East Home with Energy-Efficient Composite Doors

March 19, 2024|News

Composite entrance doors are quickly becoming a go-to option for homeowners in the North East.

There are numerous reasons for this, including their durability, security, and low maintenance requirements, but perhaps the biggest benefit in 2024 is their energy efficiency.

Whether you’re in Newcastle, Sunderland, County Durham, or anywhere else in our beautiful region, energy bills are on the rise – with more and more people looking at their front doors as a great way to combat this.

But what is a composite door and how do they help reduce energy bills? This blog will explain.

What is a composite door?

Unlike doors that are solely made from wood or uPVC, composite doors are a dream mix of several materials, taking the best bits of each to form an ideal entrance to your home.

At Tyneside Home Improvements, our composite doors utilise a multi-layered structure and a protective glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) skin, which sandwich high-density foam insulation.

GRP can be moulded to mimic the look of real wood grain, offering the aesthetic benefits of a timber door without regular, inconvenient maintenance. They’re also fitted with high-security locks and hardware.

In short, they’re incredibly practical and can be designed however you like when it comes to colour and style.


How are composite doors energy efficient?

The complex construction of composite doors, and the use of multiple materials, offer fantastic insulation and draught-proofing.

In many households, a key area where heat escapes the inside is through the front door, but a composite door boasts a tight seal around its frame, preventing drafts from escaping, whilst the inner foam acts as added insulation.

Our composite doors have a best-in-class energy rating of A+, meaning your home will stay warm and cosy without you having to spend so much on gas and heating bills, as you’ll simply need it less thanks to their thermal efficiency.

What are the other benefits of composite doors?

Highly secure

Composite doors are top of the tree when it comes to secure doors, as their multi-layered setup makes them tough to break through.

The outer skin of GRP is impact-resistant and can withstand damage, providing homeowners with crucial peace of mind.

When combined with other hardware-specific security elements such as anti-snap locks and multi-point locking systems within the inside of the frame, our composite doors provide very high levels of security.

Black Composite

Low maintenance

Another significant benefit of composite doors is that they are very low maintenance.

This is especially true when compared with options such as traditional wooden doors, as composite doors do not require regular painting or varnishing.

All they usually take to clean is a mild detergent and water, ensuring they always keep their fresh, clean look.


As mentioned earlier, our composite doors boast the traditional aesthetic appeal of timber, combined with the versatile customisation options that come thanks to the GRP.

Your composite door can enhance your North East home in colour options such as black, blue, oak, rosewood, Chartwell green, or anything else imaginable.

Various woodgrain effects are available, as well as options for the glass design, handles, or any other bespoke designs you wish for.


Composite doors are high quality and built to last for years to come.

Whilst the inner foam provides a sturdy base, the outer weatherproof GRP layer shields the door from the elements, particularly vital given the unpredictable North East weather.

This combination prevents warping, rotting, and rust, ensuring your door looks great and functions well for years to come.


About Tyneside Home Improvements

At Tyneside Home Improvements, we don’t just specialise in composite doors. If you’re after an entrance to your garden, we install options such as French doors, bifolding doors, and sliding patio doors.

We also have a variety of window options, such as casement windows, flush sash, tilt and turn, sliding sash, as well as a range of conservatories and orangeries.

We’ve been trading since 2008, and have gained trust from our customers across the North East. A family run company, we serve all of the area’s major cities including Newcastle, Sunderland, Middlesbrough, and Durham, but also towns and villages across Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, North Yorkshire, and County Durham.

If you’re interested in getting a quote for a project, you can here. Alternatively, if you have a query or are after further information, our friendly team of experts with several years experience can be reached on 0191 489 5063, or via We’d also love to welcome you to our Jarrow showroom, which can be found at 2 Hanlon Court, Jarrow, NE32 3HR.

Tyneside employees Chris Green, Becky Willis, Jo Barton and Anthony McMahon either side of Cllr Paul Dean

South Tyneside Council Cllr Paul Dean with staff at Tyneside Home Improvements, Hanlon Court, Jarrow, who have signed the South Tyneside Pledge.

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Very attentive throughout and always contacting us to ensure we were happy with every step of the build. The team who built the orangery were fantastic and very clean.

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