January 30 2024 0comment

Recycled Plastic Composite Doors – The Doors of the Future

Combining the qualities of both wood and plastic, a Plastic Wood Composite Door is the door of the future. The hybrid material brings a range of benefits when compared to your standard wooden door and uses recycled plastic to reinforce wood’s best properties.

Doors made of a singular material have negatives that can be solved with composite creations. Natural fully wooden doors can be expensive, warp over time and offer poor insulation. uPVC doors are inexpensive, can be cleaned more easily and offer greater resistance to everyday wear.

By combining the two, you reap the benefits that each singular material can offer. This might mean they are more costly, but the lengthy list of benefits makes it worthwhile.

Thermal Efficiency



Standard natural wooden doors have a poor insulation capacity, letting the heat escape. uPVC doors improve on this, so combining the two materials creates the perfect blend of stylish design and thermal efficiency.

Styles and Finishes

Because of the singular material being used, wooden doors come in limited grain variants and styles, with uPVC in standard flat finishes and colours. Combining the two materials allows for a beautifully textured wooden finish, with all the qualities a uPVC door can provide.



Having the plastic aspect within the door allows for easy cleaning as these can be wiped down without damaging the door. Wooden doors can’t be cleaned as easily as plastic doors due to the grain and their lower resistance to chemicals and weathering.


Combining the two materials improves the strength properties, enabling greater locking systems to be added to the door. The most common of these is a high-security multipoint lock, allowing for extra security.

Maintenance and Weather Resistance


Wooden doors need to be treated consistently to ensure the weather doesn’t cause any damage. uPVC doors can be wiped down and cleaned easily. 

A high-quality composite door created using recycled wood and plastic allows you to have all of the benefits that each material offers individually. Combining the two materials may result in a price increase, but doubles the effectiveness of the door through its design, weather resistance, maintenance and thermal efficiency.

Contact us today to get a quote for pricing and fittings! You can do this through our contact form or by calling us on 01162 849888. 

Composite doors are a stylish, highly durable and energy efficient solution to all your entrance door requirements. For more information on the exact doors we stock, please visit our composite doors page and refer to our projects gallery for inspiration!


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