Wooden style doors offer an authentic appearance with the modern benefits

Oak effect front and back doors bring the best of both worlds to homeowners across the South of England, as they avoid the infamous issues of old wooden doors, such as warping and twisting, and provide a low-maintenance option that is ideal for even the busiest lifestyles. With an attentive eye to detail in their appearance, wood style doors provide an identical look that cannot be distinguished from real timber, meaning they can be approved for use in conservation areas.

Front Doors

Our entrance doors will keep the weather out and heat in, with...

Front Doors

Our entrance doors will keep the weather out and heat in, with safety always at the forefront. Available in uPVC, aluminium, composite & timber.

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Front Doors

Replacement Back Doors across West Sussex

From fashionable to functional, our back doors are all about the additional...

Replacement Back Doors across West Sussex

From fashionable to functional, our back doors are all about the additional security they bring to the property. Available in uPVC, aluminium, composite & timber.

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Replacement Back Doors across West Sussex

French Doors

Bring the outdoors in with high performance double glazed French doors. Available...

French Doors

Bring the outdoors in with high performance double glazed French doors. Available in uPVC, aluminium & timber in a range of sizes, colours & finishes.

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French Doors
Grey composite back door

A variety of wood effect door finishes

We can offer a broad variety of door styles to suit your preferences. Whether you're looking for a hardwood grainier appearance, like oak, ash and walnut, or smoother softwood, such as pine or fir, we can advise on the most appropriate material and finish to achieve this.

We can provide examples of our collection of wood finishes, including woodgrains and foil wraps, along with a range of period and modern hardware choices, for a bespoke timber alternative door solution to complement your home.

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An authentic timber door appearance

Precisely handcrafted to replicate mechanically jointed mid-rails and mullions, timber look doors provide an indistinguishable appearance that’s virtually identical to real timber doors, and you won't have to worry about having to sand, paint or stain your new door either.

You have the freedom to match your classic door with original-looking hardware or choose something a bit more modern. With bespoke glass, decorative astragal bars and locking upgrades available, you can create your dream replacement door!

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Timber alternative flush sash french door

Different wood effect finishes on any type of door

Our wood-effect finishes are commonly applied to our uPVC and composite front and back door options, although they can also be applied to aluminium ones too. Thanks to modern manufacturing processes, all our door options provide superior thermal capabilities, home security and can add value to your home.

  • Our timber effect uPVC doors can be designed in a range of attractive foil finishes. Not only is it an incredibly low-maintenance material, uPVC tends to be a cost-effective option due to its streamlined fabrication.
  • Durable composite doors can achieve a woodgrain appearance that perfectly mirrors a real timber door, and can offer exceptional weather-resistance and energy efficiency.
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State-of-the-art door security

Incorporating high-security reverse claws, top and bottom shoot bolts, we can also offer security upgrades, such as lever handles, hinge protectors, the prestigious Ultion Security Cylinder and PAS 24 compliance for the ultimate peace of mind for your new front or back door.

A highly robust and durable material and it's no wonder composite timber appearance doors are so popular with UK homeowners. It offers excellent protection to your home from both forced entry and the harsh elements.

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Sage green uPVC flush sash windows

Wood style doors to match your timber style windows

A sure way to further enhance the appearance of your home, our timber effect doors can be uniquely designed to match timber alternative windows from The Residence Collection. With a range of woodgrain effects and originally-styled decorative features and hardware, we can design the perfect solution to complement your home's current style.

By pairing authentically traditional wood style windows and doors, you will significantly add kerb appeal to your property whilst improving it's carbon footprint and security.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We’re sure you’ve got some questions or queries about the timber-look doors that we can offer. If you can’t find an answer below, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Door Materials FAQs

Door Styles FAQs

What materials are timber alternative doors available in?

Our timber alternative doors can be made from high-quality uPVC, aluminium and composite. Utilising industry-leading manufacturing techniques, they provide a modern solution for homeowners looking for the oak appearance.

How much is a timber alternative door?

Every window project is custom-made to accommodate your home and its specific needs - therefore, our prices are completely bespoke. Renowned for our high-performance door installations, visit our showroom to experience the quality for yourself, get in contact or request a free, no obligation quote today.

Do you need planning permission for replacement doors in a conservation area?

Unless your property is listed or covered by an Article 4 Direction, you shouldn’t need to apply for planning permission. As experts in this field, with many timber alternative doors accepted in conservation areas across Hampshire and Sussex, don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss this further.

How long are timber alternative doors guaranteed for?

At Ideal Window Solutions, all of our products are guaranteed for 10 years (unless otherwise stated). Manufactured to incredibly high standards, our timber alternative doors can last a lifetime if treated right.

Serving Basingstoke, Southampton, Winchester, Portsmouth, Hampshire and the surrounding areas

With a showroom in Fareham and a showroom in Chichester, we're ideally placed to provide homeowners with valuable inspiration. Open 6 days a week, 10am-5pm, an array of beautiful products, a welcoming atmosphere and a professional, friendly and knowledgeable team await your arrival! Areas we serve include Basingstoke, Southampton, Winchester, Portsmouth & Hampshire.

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