Door types and materials

There are hundreds of different types of door and material combinations, no matter whether standard or custom doors are required. Choosing the right doors for your home can be a time consuming process if you don't know what your options and needs are. It's important to get the choice of doors right, or you won’t be satisfied with the way they function in the long term. 

Types of doors

From basic hinged doors to bifold doors, French doors, sliding doors, stable doors, trapdoors and more - learn about the many different types of doors that you can choose for your home.

Types of door materials

The materials your door is made of will affect both how they look, and how they perform in terms of climate control and security. See how different materials can be used to achieve different results.

Special doors

Trapdoors, dog doors, fire doors, self-closing and soft-closing doors, and acoustic doors, to name a few. Learn about 'special' doors and the reasons they're used.

Door handle types

The type of handle on a door can make a significant difference to how the door can be used. Find out more about the relative merits of different sorts of door handles.

Types of door locks

Door lock technologies have evolved a lot in recent years. Find out what sorts are available, how they operate, and how the different types stack up against each other.

Door hinge types

There are a surprising number of variations when it comes to door hinges - some of which operate in very clever ways. Read about the different types available, and the functionality they offer.

Door frame types

Door frames are another significant but often overlooked part of the overall construction of a door. Read about how different types of door frames can be used in your home.

Door viewers

Spy holes, peep holes, door cameras - there are many different types, but they all serve the same purpose; to show you who's on the other side of the door.


Doorstops are a small but vital part of most hinged door assemblies. See what types are available, what function they perform, and how they differ in terms of performance.