Advantages of Timber Core Composite Doors

Security is important to us, according to 7 out of 10 composite doors available do not pass the PAS24: 2016 certification, to many outside of the industry this probably doesn’t mean a lot. However, it is an important accreditation that ensures that doors and windows are manufactured to a high standard and undergo rigorous testing to ensure that they stand up to methods employed by potential intruders. Primarily there are two types of composite doors available, GRP (Foam) filled composite doors which use a high-density foam and solid timber core composite doors which as the name suggests use a solid timber core. At Thetford Home we only use solid timber core composite doors unless the homeowner explicitly expresses that they’d prefer the foam filled alternative. This is because we believe that the timber core composite door is a superior product, we have detailed below an in-depth comparison of the two types doors to justify these claims.


Security is arguably the biggest benefit of a solid timber core composite door when compared to a foam filled door. With the PAS24:2016 accreditation our solid timber core composite doors are designed with security in mind, they say your home is your castle and with a door from us it can be fortified like one too. Don’t just take our word for it, look at the video below.


We understand the individuality of our customers and our range of timber core composite doors are fully customisable to suit the homeowner’s individual needs, this includes a range of over 20 colour options for the door itself and the frame both inside and out. As well as the wide range of colours available there are also a wide selection of both door and side panel styles. The furniture combinations available are completely the choice of the homeowner with countless options from traditional ironmongery style handles to ultra-modern keyless locking systems.


Unlike traditional wooden doors, timber core composite doors have a protective plastic skin, this prevents the need to varnish or stain the door yearly. Also, there is little to no danger of them rotting. All the doors really need to stay looking brand new is an occasional wipe down with warm soapy water.
However, like all mechanical moving parts we recommend a regular service to keep your door operating as well as it should be. This is more of a preventative measure than anything else. If you would like more information about servicing, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Unlike most of their foam filled counterparts, the outer skin of our timber core composite doors is less likely to scratch. Meaning that they stay looking better for longer. Teamed with the wide range of colour options available the homeowner can enjoy the door they want for longer.



The build quality on solid composite doors is second to none. The weight and feel of the door really speaks for itself, it’s difficult to put into words the difference in feel between the two types of composite doors.

In our eyes the pros of a solid timber core composite door, far outweigh the cons. That’s why we use solid timber core composite doors as standard. We only want to provide our customers with the best products available and the right products for them, not just at the time of install but decades later.

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If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.