French Doors

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We are a UK manufacturer and supplier of French Doors, we make all our french doors inhouse using high quality, durable materials. Prices start from £650 and we can deliver nationwide across the UK mainland. Our french doors come in a range of standard sizes however we can also make doors to measure.

Range
Timber Range
We manufacture and supply timber french doors, customize door size, wood colour, door styles and ironmongery for handles
Prices start from 750
Bespoke Range
Customise every sapect of your door from material to colour, from glass size to door height, we have a wide range of options available
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Aluminium Range
We manufacture and supply doors in aluminium, customise every aspect of the door including frame and glass size & handle options
Prices start from 750
Traditional Range
available in hardwoods including Oak & Aluminium.Customise size, galss and ironmongery options
Prices start from 650
About French Doors

Why do we call them French doors?

When it comes to the perfect blend of aesthetics and practicality, French doors tick all the boxes.

These date back to the late 16th century Italy, when they were originally used as floor-to-ceiling windows providing access onto small Juliette balconies. During this time, Italy was at war with France, and the French upon victory returned home with many of the Italian’s design influences in tow. These doors then began cropping up throughout the Renaissance era, becoming especially popular in the mid-17th century.

While these doors were originally used to access balconies on upper floors, over time, their usage in ground floor applications increased. Design evolved from being predominantly wooden to make use of a number of different materials, such as wrought iron and glass. Following their popularity in Europe, French doors arrived in the UK in the late 17th century.

What is the difference between a French door and a patio door?
The primary difference between patio doors and French doors is in the way they open.

Patio doors are sliding doors, meaning the slide to open on a track installed along the top and bottom of the door. French doors open outwards in a traditional manner.

Why choose French doors?
Hardwood French doors are becoming a popular alternative as today’s modern versions of hardwoods such as timber/oak are treated and resistant to weathering, mould, UV damage and are also fade resistant.

Hardwood French doors help a property maintain a high quality look and feel throughout, and often add a real character inside the property. The heavier weight is an added benefit as the doors feel more sturdy, close much firmer and are also a better option in terms of security. Depending on the location of the doors, they also have the ability to let in more natural light, helping the property to feel more open and spacious. As we can customise doors when it comes to the type of material used, the finish, size and colour, we can develop something that’s truly bespoke for your living space that you simply won’t find in a shop front. You can make sure your doors fit cohesively with your existing decor scheme, and they suit both your needs and your style preferences to a tee. Of course, remodelling has the potential to significantly add value to your home, and so replacing unloved, clunky doors with slimline and sophisticated French doors can improve both your standard of living and potentially your home’s resale value.

French doors are a beautiful addition to a property and can be used as an external set or an internal set. External French doors can connect the house with the garden, which can be great for families with small children or for those who like to enjoy and entertain outdoors. Internal French doors can be used to connect rooms such as living rooms to kitchens, or living rooms to additional enclosures and living spaces such as Orangeries and Conservatories.

Additional Product Information
French doors typically come in a range of different materials, the most common being PVCu and hardwood. PVCu or UPVC French doors are typically mass produced and are a cheaper alternative to hardwood versions. UPVc versions are durable, light weight and cost effective, but don’t carry the same quality, look and feel of hardwood alternatives.

Hardwood French doors are becoming a popular alternative as today’s modern versions of hardwoods such as timber/oak are treated and resistant to weathering, mould, UV damage and are also fade resistant.

Although more expensive, hardwood French doors help a property maintain a high quality look and feel throughout their life, and often add a real character inside the property they are installed. The heavier weight is an added benefit as the doors feel more sturdy, close much firmer and are also a better option in terms of security.

French doors are a beautiful addition to a property and can be used as an external set or an internal set, an external set can connect the house with the garden whilst internal French doors can be used to connect rooms such as living rooms to kitchens or living rooms to additional enclosures / living spaces such as Orangeries and Conservatories.

A French Door style consists of a frame around one or more transparent glass panels which come in a variety of different sizes. These panels are commonly referred to as lites or lights which can be installed singly or in pairs. A matching pair of these doors is known as a French window as it resembles a door height casement window. To prevent water ingress, French doors typically require a weather strip at floor level to prevent water passing into the rails / components and into the property. Additional components and seals are typically included to prevent air leakage in and out of the property which gives them better thermal efficiency.

On some French Doors, an espagnolette bolt is used to allow the head and foot of each door to travel in one direction. The fabrication and high quality of joinery allows for larger glass panes to be installed which allows for larger quantities of light to enter a property.

Discover more about our exterior and interior French doors
Bifold Doors UK offers a wide range of customisable options for French Doors both internal and external. French doors are made using high quality FSC sourced wood which is engineered and manufactured into French doors that are sleek, beautiful to look at and functional but also are designed to last.

We offer a wide range of options to customise your doors, choose your height, size, glass arrangement, wood stain and much more, why not give us a call to speak to a member of the Bifold Door UK team.

Brochures, Specifications & CAD Diagrams
The brochures below are applicable to bifold doors, french doors, patio doors and other similar products, if you have any further questions please contact us.

Colours
Iroko
Polar
Porcelain
Powder Blue
Sandscript
Sea Green
Seashell
Slate
Smoke
Snow
Steel
Walnut
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