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Are all composite doors basically the same?

Despite their similar appearances, our composite doors are quite different. The average depth of a standard composite door is 44mm, which will typically have a foam filling. A standard composite door has a lightweight design and a GRP colour skin.

When you compare the two, they are quite different, including a difference in depth and filling. In depth, standard composite doors are around 44mm. They are also foam filled and have GRP colour skins (often referred to as fibreglass). Standard composite doors are also more lightweight.

Solid Core composite doors are generally thicker in depth – around 48mm. They are made from laminated layers of timber instead of being filled with foam, which adds to the strength and durability of these popular doors. You will also be able to find your perfect colour match for your door frame, thanks to their UPVC skins.

There is an upgrade in price if you were to choose our Solid Core composite door. A Budget Windows’ team member can advise.

Extreme Solid Core Door
Can I have a different colour on the inside to the outside?

Yes, you will likely be able to select a dual-coloured door for your North East home. You may favour a neutral finish for the inside and a bolder shade for the outside – it’s completely up to you! You can take a look through our wide choice of colours with a Budget Windows advisor.

Internal White Composite Door


There is no question too big or too small for our team of advisors. Feel free to contact us, but you may also find the answer you’re looking for below.

How many keys do you get?

You will receive 3 keys with each door but if you wish you receive extra keys, just let us know when you confirm your order. You can also have keys made later.

Will I be able to use the same key for both doors? (Suited)

Yes, that is not a problem. If you wish to use your keys for both doors, let your Budget Windows advisor know and we will make that happen.

What does Secured by Design mean?

As the official police security initiative, SBD (standing for Secured by Design) works towards the goal of providing safe places for inhabitants to live in.

Referred to as the Police Preferred Specification, SBD has issued a product-based accreditation scheme that provides a standard for all security products, which includes domestic windows and doors. Locks, hinges and all their components must also meet the standards to be SBD approved.

We are pleased to inform our customers that our sister manufacturing company, Conservatory Outlet, is a registered member of SBD. Therefore, many of our products have been tested to meet its rigorous standards. If you would like more details, reach out to us.

What does a 3-star rated door barrel mean?

A 3-star rated door barrel is the best rated door cylinder available in the UK. It has been thoroughly tested to ensure it provides homeowners with the highest level of security. Featuring snap-secure technology and a lockdown mode, you won’t have to worry about anything.

Can French doors fold back completely?

If you wish to maximise your entranceway and views, we can install our French doors with an egress hinge. This will allow you to fold the doors back fully.

Should I choose sliding patio or bi-folding doors?

There is no right or wrong answer – both sets of feature doors make great additions to homes across the North East. Bi-folding doors can be folded back completely, so you can create an open plan space with your garden. However, sliding patio doors have slimmer frames so you can enjoy a less restricted view when they are closed. When you discuss the project with an advisor, they will be able to advise on which could work better for your home and preferences.


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