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What is the Strongest Front Door You Can Buy?

What is the Strongest Front Door You Can Buy?

As the first barrier protecting premises from unauthorised access, reinforced front doors serve a pivotal role within overall perimeter security planning. In particular, heavy commercial facilities like manufacturing plants, logistics warehouses and healthcare settings require front door barriers able to withstand extreme brute force attacks. 

But what actually is the toughest, most impenetrable front door option available? According to extensive independent testing, steel doors consistently rank as the strongest front doors money can buy.

Why Steel Security Doors Reign as the Strongest Front Door Option

Steel security doors are the strongest type of front door because steel itself is an incredibly strong material. Steel has very tight metallic bonds at the molecular level. This allows it to withstand huge amounts of pressure without bending or breaking.

Steel can distribute force applied to it very evenly across its entire structure. This makes it much better than wood or plastics, which are made of fibres that break easier when pressure is applied.

Because of steel’s fundamental strength, it is ideal for making super secure doors that can resist attacks. Expert steelmakers use precise production methods to make steel alloys that maximise density and ductility. This results in extremely impact-resistant doors.

Additional Protective Features

Steel security doors also utilise other protective features:

The combination of high-quality steel construction paired with sophisticated security features makes steel doors the strongest and most secure front door option available.

Steel Door Certifications

Many steel doors have undergone professional security testing certifications such as LPS 1175, STS202 and PAS 24. These intensive tests confirm that quality steel doors can withstand prolonged attacks with tools, weapons, and brute force that would breach other door materials. 

How Steel Security Doors Outperform Other Front Door Materials

Wooden Doors

Standard wooden doors, even ‘secure’ versions, eventually crack then splinter as the wood fibres break down through applied blunt trauma. Their structural integrity fails well before steel.

UPVC Doors

UPVC (unplasticised polyvinyl chloride) doors insulate efficiently against heat transfer for household energy savings. However, under brute force uPVC flexibility quickly succumbs compared to rigid security steel doors.

Composite Doors

Composite doors have foam insulation sandwiched between two layers of either steel or 

wood. This makes them quite durable against smash and grab style break-in attempts.

However, composite doors typically do not achieve the same level of security certifications as steel security doors that are designed exclusively for maximum strength. Steel security doors are often rated for higher standards of forced entry resistance.

Bradbury Group Bespoke Steel Doors

Steel doors provide the strongest and most secure front door option largely thanks to the natural protective properties of steel itself. Steel is an extraordinarily sturdy material that holds up against immense levels of force and attempted intrusion.

Engineering advanced steel doors for infrastructure and architectural needs for decades, Bradbury Group provides customised, innovative steel door solutions including:


Our M2M+24 is a strong steel doorset that offers enhanced security performance. It has been tested to ensure it can withstand opportunist burglary attempts and comes with the Secured by Design Police Preferred Specification.

M2M2, M2M3 and M2M4

Our M2M2, M2M3 and M2M4 strong front doors are certified not just for basic burglary resistance, but to the more rigorous LPS 1175 SR2 to SR4 standards. These test their ability to withstand attacks from high impact power tools like rams, sledgehammers, and cutting equipment. Discover firsthand how Bradbury Group’s steel doors can enhance your premises protection. Get in touch with our advisors today.