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GRP stands for 'glass reinforced plastic'. It can also be known as fibreglass. GRP is used as a skin for composite doors, adding a thick layer on each side of the door. Thanks to this, GRP-based doors are one of the best options for external doors due to their durability and strength.
There is not necessarily one objective answer, since both have different benefits from each other, as well as those that are similar.
UPVC doors are typically known to last around 20-25 years with the potential to last longer. As always, any such figures will be based around the homeowner keeping up the maintenance effectively. Fortunately, uPVC doors are very low maintenance and generally only need a wipe down with some warm water and a cloth. The aesthetic appeal can be easily maintained with regular upkeep.
Composite doors are one of the most popular options for good reason. Their market-leading designs provide excellent security options thanks in large part to their thick, durable GRP skins. The Solidor range, for example, has a broad selection of additional security features and accessories, as well as innovative locking systems. The customisation options are also plentiful, meaning you can design your door to your exact desires. Given you can design your dream door, it is a good thing that their durability provides a long lifespan, often up to 35 years.
Usually, you will not need planning permission for a door. If you are planning to install a new door, then as long as it is similar in appearance to the one that you are replacing then planning permission will not be required. Minor additions or repainting are also things that do not need planning permission and fall under permitted development rights instead. Installing doors such as French doors, bifold doors or sliding doors also fall under permitted development rights. You will, however, typically need approval from buidling regulations. Other restrictions include:
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