Doors FAQs

When you’re looking at replacing your external doors it can feel really overwhelming to begin with. We’re often asked the same questions by our customers which is why we’ve compiled this list of questions and answers, we hope it answers all the door questions you may have.

How do I know if my door needs replacing?

Your front door is the main point of entry into your home and therefore it needs to be the most secure. When you move into a new home, the first thing you should do is consider either replacing your front door or changing the locks. If your door needs replacing it will likely start showing visible signs of damage. Here are some things you should be looking out for:

Simply not liking your current door is a good enough reason to look at replacing it, after all, it’s the first thing you see every time, you enter your home.


What’s the best material for a replacement front door?

There isn’t one! What’s best for one house may not be best for another. You should write yourself a list of everything you want from your door and decide on a budget.

We’ve created this helpful comparison table to assist you in making your decision:

Accoya (timber) Composite uPVC
Able to last for 80+ years & come with a 50-year warranty Can last up to 35 years Lasts between 25-30 years
Requires much less maintenance than traditional timber Low maintenance Low maintenance
Glazing options available Glazing options available Glazing options available
Naturally thermally insulating Features a polyurethane foam core Features multiple heat-trapping chambers
Classic and contemporary styles available Choice of 36 colours available Available in over 100 RAL colours
Rot, warp & UV resistant design Outstanding weather resistance Durable weather protection

What options can I choose for my back door?

At Reddish Joinery, we offer three styles of glazed back doors to flood your home with gorgeous natural light. They’re all perfect choices for homes in Cheshire and beyond, they all offer a slightly different look but are all certain to enhance the appearance of your home.

French doors

The traditional dual-door design has remained popular thanks to its elegant yet effortless opening. French doors can be manufactured using either timber or uPVC, both are great for keeping your home warm and can be customised to your taste.

Bi-folding doors

A bi-folding door is the perfect option when you’re looking to create the illusion of more space. Offering ultra-slim sightlines to maximise the amount of light flowing into your home. Thanks to its concertina-style you’re able to fully open the doors to enjoy the fresh air and keep your home cooler in the summer.

Sliding patio doors

A sliding patio door can be installed in almost any property as we’re able to design it to perfectly fit the space needed using 2, 3 or 4 glass panels. Sliding patio doors allow you to seamlessly blend your exterior with your interior. Effortlessly gliding open during the warm summer months and keeping the cold at bay during the winter.

Will my replacement door be custom?

Absolutely! Every home improvement product we install is made to measure and our doors are no different. At Reddish, our doors are available in countless styles, and you’ll get to decide on the colour, hardware, and even the glazing.

For our bi-folding doors, you’ll even be able to customise the configuration of your panels and our team will be there to advise you on the best profile for your space.


What colours are available for a replacement door?

At Reddish Joinery, we offer a huge range of colours, in most styles you’ll be able to choose from well over 100 RAL colours. You’ll be able to perfectly match your window colour or go for something completely different to create some gorgeous contrast.

Our composite doors are available in a selection of 36 colours, covering everything from modern shades of grey, popular pastel shades, and timber effect finishes.

How much does a replacement door cost?

The cost of your door will be completely dependent on the type of door you’re looking to install, a bi-folding door is often considered a luxury door option and will cost more than a uPVC front door. If you contact us a member of our expert team will be able to give you an accurate free, no-obligation quote based on your project.

Just want to say thank you for the excellent job on our bi-fold conservatory doors. The team that came here were helpful, polite explained clearly what they were going to do and tidied up after themselves- very pleased with the result - thank you

John | Didsbury

I approached Reddish Joinery to replace windows on a house we were renovating. Lee was professional, honest and made me feel like he couldn’t do enough. The quality of the finished job was amazing, and we've already booked them for phase two of our renovation.

| Tyldesley

Just wanted to say how thrilled we are with the front door. Looks gorgeous!! Also great door fitters!

Customer | Reddish

After meeting Lee and Caroline we decided to use Reddish Joinery to replace all of our windows and doors in our Edwardian property. They were professional and very nice people, who made us feel very comfortable and confident in their work. Reddish did everything they said they would do, their attitude and work ethic is exemplary and we would recommend them to anyone.

Richard and Alex Caplan | Hale

Reddish Joinery was recommended by 2 sets of neighbours. We are so glad we used them. The service from start to finish was excellent. The director gave really good advice on replacing our old Victorian-style windows with similar wooden ones. Reddish Joinery virtually matched them including replacing the leaded-light windows. The office staff were very efficient. The fitters were extremely professional and ensured that no damage was caused to the interior decoration or external. We would highly recommend Reddish Joinery.


We are so so happy with our orangery! Reddish have done a fantastic job from start to finish. The quality is excellent. The communication throughout has been good. Would happily recommend them.

Suzannah Royal |

Every stage of our orangery build was met expertly and professionally. Nothing was a problem for them, and they went the extra mile to make sure everything was perfect for us. The orangery was completed on time, and we could not be happier with it. Lee and his team are amazing, and we highly recommend them.

Sue Gibson |

We commissioned Reddish Joinery to remodel our front door space and to make and fit a bespoke Accoya wood door. We are literally thrilled with the end product; it looks and feels quality and the colour and glazing is gorgeous. Highly recommended!

Sally Keen |

Oak bi-folds were made in record time to fit around a draughty winter building schedule. Very much appreciated and the whole team impressed us from start to finish. We’re so grateful.

Charlene Bernadette Barker |

Can thoroughly recommend Reddish Joinery. They've just replaced an old bay window, are excellent fitters, are very friendly, efficient and cleaned up after themselves. We've had most of our windows and front door replaced by Reddish Joinery and have recommended them to friends and family.

Pete Kidd |

I cannot praise the work of Reddish Joinery enough! Especially Lee, Phil and Ashley who have provided a top-class product with excellent customer service. I’m now the proud owner of an excellent Orangery that has far exceeded our expectations. Highly recommended and would use again without hesitation

Gillian Sutton |

A second lot of beautiful windows we have had fitted by Reddish Joinery. They were able to encapsulate our original stained glass and reproduce our bay windows to preserve the look of our house while keeping us warm. Fantastic service from the whole team. Would highly recommend

Patricia Wong |

Reddish joinery made a conservatory to complement our white cottage. From the start making helpful suggestions to the end of the process finishing off the snagging they were a pleasure to deal with on time and on budget. Delighted with the results would have no hesitation in recommending Reddish Joinery.

Gill No |

Great experience dealing with Reddish Joinery. Tony and Dean have done a great job fitting our windows and we are delighted with the result. Would definitely recommend this firm.

Karl Chartres |

Reddish joinery fitted my Accoya windows and doors, great workmanship, the fitters were polite, clean and tidy. A great local company

Wayne Ratcliffe |

Reddish fitted our new front door today. It looks stunning. The sales team, the office team and the fitters were great, helpful, and great to deal with. Can’t fault anything about this company or the service. They even stayed in touch during the last few weeks of lockdown....

Nigel Bielby |

Exquisite workmanship. I couldn't recommend these guys enough. Fantastic customer service, Lee and Caroline are really great to work with. First Class Company.

Matt Knott |

Highly recommend this company, quality products, and great service and I will be using them again

Luke Sugden |

20 years ago, Reddish Joinery built our last conservatory. So, when we moved we asked them again! And we are totally thrilled to bits with the result!! It’s stunning!

Yvonne Martin |

I’ve recently bought a new timber door from Reddish Joinery, they were professional at every point. The finished piece is exquisite, so nice in fact two people have knocked on to ask where it’s from!

Natalie McEvoy |

Reddish Joinery has recently completed our Orangery and the whole experience has been an absolute pleasure. From Tony the salesman, Ash and Lee the builders and fitters, Nick the electrician, Paul and Kate the plasters and anyone else I have overlooked. We were kept informed at each stage of who would be on-site and the time they would arrive. Everyone was courteous and helpful when we had queries. Without a doubt, this is an incredible team of tradesmen and women who are client-centric, focused on professionalism and delivering the perfect job. Lee and Caroline, you have a team to be proud of

Karen Desai |

Great team at Reddish Joinery! Love that it is family-owned & run, and a local business. Competitive quote. Loving my new door! Now saving up for the windows. Thanks Lee and team!

Sarah Ward |