Which material will work best?
Once you've got your size and frame
figured out, the next step is selecting the front entrance material.
"It's important to choose a door material that's not only aesthetically
pleasing but practical, too," Athina says. "For those in bushfire-prone
areas, a BAL-rated (Bushfire Attack Level) door is an important
consideration. Depending on where you live, opt for BAL12.5, or BAL40
rated door for peace of mind."
If you plan on painting your front door, look for entrance doors with a
primed door skin, which creates a smooth surface suitable for painting.
Or, if you're going for a more natural finish, high-quality solid timber
doors and timber veneers are best stained. Make sure you research the
styling qualities of your home - Hamptons front doors look very
different to French Provincial entrance doors.