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Find out all you need to know about your new doors with our handy FAQs

Installing a new door is understandably a big decision for many homeowners. There are many questions which may arise during the planning process. To help you to make a fully informed decision about your new door, here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we receive at Emereo.

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How much does it cost to replace a door?

The cost of replacing a door will vary depending on several different factors. These include the material, the door style, the size of the door, locking system, additional glass features, type of hardware, and whether the structure of the existing door space will need adapting.

What is the difference between composite and uPVC doors?

Composite doors are made from a combination of different materials. These may include a solid timber core, insulating foam, and a GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) outer layer. uPVC doors are made from one material, unplasticized polyvinyl chloride.

Composite doors are generally more expensive than uPVC doors. Composite doors, however, offer better levels of security and thermal performance, and are available in a wider variety of styles and designs than uPVC doors.

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How secure are composite doors?

Composite doors are the most secure entrance door. They are designed to withstand any attempts at forced entry and feature high security multi-point locking systems as standard.

Do I need planning permission for new doors?

No. In general, door replacements do not require planning permission. If your new door is part of an extension project, however, planning permission may be required for the project as a whole.

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Can you paint external doors?

This depends on the material. Timber doors can be painted. Composite, uPVC, and aluminium doors do not require painting.

How long does a uPVC door last?

On average, a uPVC door will last between 20 – 25 years. This may be reduced or prolonged depending on the level of care the door receives and the location of the door (doors in exposed areas will become weathered more quickly than those in sheltered locations).

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What is the best patio door option?

This will depend on your expectations and personal preference. Bifold doors provide the largest opening span and usually have the slimmest frames. Sliding doors do not impact floor space and provide the largest expanses of glass. French doors can be configured to open either in or out and are popular with all types of property.

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Nothing pleases us more than happy customers. So, here are just a few reasons why we remain the first choice for savvy homeowners, trade installers, and builders in Huddersfield and Yorkshire.

We are delighted with our new windows and doors. The lads from Emereo were punctual, polite and efficient.  The work took two days to complete and the Emereo staff left our house clean and tidy both days. We are so impressed with the blinds in our french windows. They are so neat and unobtrusive, whilst giving us the privacy we require.

We have already noticed a difference to the warmth in the house and a distinct lack of draughts that we experience with our old windows and doors.

I would not hesitate to recommend Emereo to friends and family.  Andy runs a great company with well trained staff and high standards from start to finish.  I cannot thank them enough.

Highly recommend. Efficient, excellent workmanship, clean up after themselves. No decorating required afterwards. Finished mine in a day. Brilliant job – thankyou.


Amazing job today, polite, clean and amazingly efficient.


Spot on from initial quote to install. Entire house refitted and windows look amazing. Impressed with how clean and tidy the house was after all the work the lads put in. Cannot recommend enough.


I love my new doors thank you. The lads have done a great job.

The white interior of the inner door and the choice I made for the glass with your help makes a huge difference to the light coming in. It’s really lovely thank you.

It’s also great having the same key for both doors.

Thanks for all your help Andy and I will definitely recommend you to friends and family. Very friendly and supportive – great customer service


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