Wooden back door upgrade: metal, composite or..?

12 Oct 2012
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United Kingdom
We have, what I think is a relatively insecure back door we want to upgrade, as it's in a dark area in the winter, down a side passage. It's currently a Howdens hardwood door with a large thin double glazed unit (over half the door) in a hardwood frame with 5-lever mortice and a top and bottom rack bolts.
(I think it may be this one: https://www.howdens.com/doors-joine...ors/external-hardwood-doors/h2xg-glazed-door/)

It's inward opening at present, which I assumed is most secure but some metal door companies say outward opening it more secure.

Composite, metal or what would you all recommend for a top security door? Ideally want to have a small glass panel just to let a bit of light in (but happy if it's just a small spy view panel)? Definitely don't want uPVC.

I've been looking at RockDoor (www.rockdoor.com) and composites from various websites, plus metal doors from www.ajsteeldoors.co.uk

(We have Kloeber bi-folds in our kitchen, and these are beautiful, but their entrance doors are too way too expensive for a low use back door.)
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