New front door....insulated?

11 Dec 2012
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United Kingdom
House i am buying is tiny and i will be replacing windows and front door.

There is no hallway.

The front door opens into the tiny living room.

What door do you recommend as i dont want draughts coming in. Composite ok? Solid or insulated? Or something else?

I will probably be hanging a thick curtain there too unless anyone has a better idea.

Many thanks
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I see composite front doors all over the place looking nasty and faded and you can't paint them easily, and you're sort of lumbered with them once you've 'upgraded a thermal element'. Is the existing door actually rotten? Is there any space for an external porch?
Rubbish old UPVC front door which leads out directly to the pavement. No room for anything externally and no room internally for an inner porch or hallway.
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If I was having a new front door it would be steel insulated from Latham or similar, not brilliant U Value though whilst on paper composite is better I doubt you would notice.
Composite seems the way forward then?

I see some are solid cores while others are not?

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