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Our Palladio Door Designer was created to assist in choosing the best front and back door for your home. We have many different composite door styles, colours and glass designs and so our aim was to give you a visual representation of what exactly you will be investing in for your home.
It is a fast and enjoyable method of designing your bespoke composite door and our door designer will give you a visual representation every time you make a selection from all the options available. Not only that but we now also have the option of uploading an image of your own home so that you can impose your brand new door design and really get a feel for your Palladio door ensuring you made the right choice for your entrance way.
We have outlined the quick and easy steps below to walk you through the door designing process including any possible variances, so all that’s left to do then is test it out for yourself!
Step 1 – Front Door Design
Firstly you need to decide what entrance door style you want for your new front door.
There are many to choose from but often times sizing available can be the deciding factor. Your options are as follows;
Door & Frame
Door & 1 full sidelight
Door & 1 split sidelight (with midrail)
Door & 2 full length sidelights
Door & 2 split sidelights (with midrail)
Door & Toplight
Door with one full length sidelight and toplight
Door with one split sidelight and toplight (with midrail)
Door with two full length sidelights and toplight
Door with two split sidelights and toplight (with midrail)
Step 2 – Front Door Frame Colour
What frame colour would you like for your new front door?
You may need to consider your window frame colours or indeed your house colour/brick work surrounding your composite door.
There are 12 colours in the range to choose from bearing in mind you can select a different frame and entrance door colour, they do not have to match.
Here are just a few examples of matching frame/door colours and mismatched colours against different brickwork and paint colours for some inspiration.
Step 3 – Front Door Style
What composite door style will best suit your home?
There are a few points to consider when selecting your new Palladio entrance door;
What style are you trying to achieve? Modern, contemporary, classic, timeless?
Do you prefer a solid or a glazed front door?
How much light do you want to gain from your front door?
There are 28 stunning door designs to choose from.
With 28 styles in total there is a Palladio door to suit everyone.
Step 4 – Front Door Colours
Select your external door colour from the 12 colours available, choosing which one would compliment your home best.
Currently our most popular door colour is bog oak as it is universally complimentary to any style of home but we have seen a trend with homeowners becoming more and more adventurous with colour.
Our chartwell green is certainly striking and can completely transform an entrance by adding a pop of colour. Silver grey has also proved hugely popular to brighten up your home and can be paired with almost any paint colour so whether you are trying to make a statement or prefer something a bit more demure one of our 12 colours will work for your home.
Step 5 – Front Door Internal Colour
This can be the same colour or different to the outside of your composite door.
It is a good idea to consider the style and colour scheme of your home to ensure you choose an entrance door colour that will compliment them.
Step 6 – Front Door Glass options
Depending on the front door style you have chosen there is a variety of glazing options available for that particular door style, they vary from decorative to classical or you can decide to go for no design in your glass and let the door speak for itself.
Glass design TG182 from the Palermo is definitely trending at the moment, probably because it strikes the right balance between classic and contemporary combining satinised glass with a clear border allowing light but not comprimising on privacy as the glass is still mostly frosted.
Step 7 – Front Door Backing Glass
Choose your backing glass which will usually determine the visibility through the glass so you can specify whether you want your glass to be completely clear or there are many options of obscurity to choose from.
We are often approached by homeowners who do not want their home to be visible through sidelights or glass in their entrance door, for example if someone wanted nothing to be visible through their glass then the supplier may suggest satinised glass as it has a frosted effect or if the homeowner wants some visibility but not complete transparency then the supplier may suggest minster or stippolyte glass. There are so many options in glass that have different visual effects that there is something to suit everyone.
Step 8 – Front Door Handle
You will now need to choose what front door handle you would like for your composite door which will also relate to the locking mechanism you wish to use. Is it important that when you close the door the lock automatically engages and therefore you will need a key to gain entry again or would you rather have a locking mechanism that allows you to gain access until you turn the key in the lock?
Our lever and lever pad handles are available when you want your door to be accessible until you turn the lock in the door. If you select a round or fingerpull escutcheon with one of our pull bar handles or door knob then your door will be locked as soon as it is closed and you will need a key to gain access again.
All of our hardware is available in multiple colours.
Step 9 – Front Door Hinge Side
Hinge Side – What side would you like your entrance door hinged on? This will obviously depend on what side of your hall way/entrance way you want the door to open in/out to, i.e is there an obstruction on either side that would mean you need to open the door to the opposite side for example a wall or other doors that may clash when both opened at the same time?
Step 10 – Front Door Letter Box Position
Letterplate position – If you decide you want a letterbox on your door you can also select the position of the letterbox on your composite door.
Some people rather not have a postbox on the very bottom of the door as the postman is not obliged to use it if he has to bend down low to insert letters, in this case you can opt to have the letterbox higher up on the door (perhaps midways) or if you are having a sidelight with a midrail we can also insert the letterbox in the midrail of the sidelight so that it does not interfere with the look of your composite door.
Step 11 – Get Front Door Quote
Your details – please fill in your information so that we can best advise you on your front and back door and if you so wish we can forward your details to a local supplier who will be able to quote you and fit your brand new palladio door!
You will notice on the right hand side there is a preview of your door design which will update any time you make changes to it. You can view your door from the outside or inside and you can also enlarge the image to get a closer look. You will see there is a “Make an Enquiry” button underneath the preview, once you hit this button your new composite door design will be sent to us for review and we will get in touch with you as soon as we can.
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What Our Clients Say
Having done a lot of research when purchasing our front door, we finally came across the Palladio Door collection. These doors met all of our criteria - highly secure, affordable and the design was perfect for our new house. We would highly recommend the Palladio Door Collection. Thank you for an excellent service.
We wanted a composite front door that was energy efficient, secure but also looked good. The Palladio Collection offered us the perfect exterior door solution. We got a 12 structural guarantee, we found them to be very helpful and would highly recommend these doors. George Byrne, Dublin