All your door frequently asked questions answered.

To help you choose the best door for your St Albans home, we have answered your most frequently asked questions. If you have a question that we haven’t answered, please e-mail our team of experts on, or via our website, or alternatively, call us on 01727 832333.

What material is best for doors?

As it is the first decision that you need to make, ‘what material is best for doors?’ is a question that we get asked a lot.

At Budget Windows we offer four different door materials:

  • composite doors are crafted with a selection of materials including a timber core, glass-reinforced polyester skins and internal insulation
  • timber doors are a classic choice for your home and are one of the oldest materials used for doors
  • aluminium doors have slim frames, and a larger glass surface, letting more natural light and air flood through your home

To help you decide which material is best for you, our team of experts will be on hand to support you and advise of the differences.

How much will a new door cost?

There are many aspects to consider when buying a new door such as energy efficiency, security and material which is why each door is made bespoke to you and your requirements. Although we only use products of the highest quality, we understand that some of financial constraints can restrict you from attaining your dream door. For this reason, you are guaranteed competitive prices with Budget Windows!

Do all doors come in a standard size?

In theory, the most common internal door size in England and Wales is 1981 x 762 x 35mm.

Sliding doors and bifold doors differ, however. To help you, here is an indication of what sizes can be achieved:

Minimum height


Minimum width Maximum height Maximum width
Bifold doors


400mm 400mm 2500mm 1200mm
Sliding doors


2100mm 900mm 3000mm 3000mm

At Budget Windows, however, we offer both standard and non-standard door sizes, so worry not – whatever size you need, our doors are made-to-measure to meet your budget and style.

What door accessory options do you offer?

We offer a wide range of customisable accessory options for your doors such as Monkey Tail handles or more contemporary Slimline handles. We also provide a variety of doorknobs, letter plates, door knockers, and hinges to suit your doors.

What security features do your doors feature?

We understand that keeping our loved ones safe is paramount, which is why all our doors are secured at multiple points in the frame thanks to advanced multi-point locking systems. This type of multi-point locking system makes forced entry extremely difficult as it is locked at multiple points on the frame, ultimately giving you peace of mind that your loved ones will be safe against unwanted intruders.

Front doors in St Albans, Hertfordshire, and North London

Here at Budget Windows, we offer classic and contemporary front and back door styles to suit your home. From classic composite doors to beautiful bifold doors that bring the outside in, we are confident that we have a door style for you. But do not simply take our word for it – take a look at our glowing customer reviews here.

Request a brochure, get in quote or call our team of experts today on 01727 832333 and let’s create the door of your dreams.

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