Our Range of French Doors
Internal French Doors
A vast and varied range of internal French doors and sidelights to suit all tastes.
Internal French doors are as much a style decision by our customers as a practical one. Internal French doors allow light to flow freely between rooms and our glazed range help add to the illusion of increased space.
External French Doors
Stunning traditional French patio door designs at affordable prices.
Whether you have a balcony or patio, browse our stunning selection of external French doors that you will love to open time and time again as you let natural light and fresh air ooze in.
What French Doors Can Offer Your Home?
Whether you’re purchasing your first pair of French doors or simply looking to upgrade we thought some further information would help with your choice.
French doors are also referred to as double doors as they often come in pairs. You can purchase sidelights also to accompany French doors. Sidelights are slightly thinner in width but sit at either side of your French doors. They add to the design but are usually glazed to allow extra light to filter throughout your home.
French doors used externally are perfect for adding natural light and fresh air into your home. They are smaller than bifold doors but still achieve that desired bonus of opening up your home. Used internally French doors have a similar benefit. Allowing light to spread through rooms as well as improving ventilation. Internal French doors connect rooms in a similar way to bifold doors as when open the increased opening allows living space to blend into one.
French doors can open either way; they tend to open outwards, so you don’t have the frames compromising your living space. French doors can open a full 180 degrees depending on wall space and installation.
French doors provide greater accessibility. Whether that’s useful for wheelchair users, bringing furniture into your home or simple handy for when you have guests over. French doors are functional as well as stylish.
French doors are just as secure as normal front and back doors. They use multi point locking systems and security glass in the same way as other external doors, so they are increasingly difficult to break into to.
If you are looking for your first pair of French doors, you might also want to know that usually planning permission isn’t required for French doors. Check with your local authority but usually it will be permitted.
French doors can add value to your home also so if you are still unsure, it’s nice to know the decision can pay off. Enjoy browsing our French doors but should you have any questions about any of our products please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Frequently Asked Questions About Our French Doors
Can french doors be made-to-measure?
They most certainly can be, and when you shop with us, you can expect very short lead times. All you have to do is send us a link to the product that you’d like, along with the measurements you need for the outer frame and we will send you a quote covering price and manufacturing lead time.
Extra tip: We’ve explained how to take accurate measurements for your made-to-measure french doors in the answer to the next question.
How are french door frames measured?
French doors are available in a range of sizes, therefore, if you’re replacing yours, you’ll need to take accurate measurements to ensure you purchase the correct size.
When measuring, we recommend doing the following:
- Measure the width of the opening from the outside, from brick to brick. It’s important that you measure the width at the top, middle and bottom of the structural opening as these can vary.
- Take the smallest of the three measurements and subtract 15mm for an accurate representation of the width of your new doors. This is the correct size to manufacture the outer frame width too, so the new frame will fit neatly into the opening you have.
- Next, measure the height starting from the brickwork underneath the current frame sill and up measuring up to the brickwork above the opening. Just as with the width, you need to measure the left and right-hand sides of the frame as well as the centre. This is especially important as the original lintel may have begun to sag.
- Subtract 10mm from the smallest measurement to know the exact height your new bifold door should be measured to.
- We also recommend measuring from the top left-hand corner to the bottom right-hand corner of the opening. And then from the bottom left-hand corner to the top right-hand corner to understand whether or not the opening is square.
Extra tip: If you’ve found a bifold door you love but the size you need isn’t listed, we can offer a made-to-measure quote. All we would need is the details of the product (you can send us an email with the link) and your measurements and we will get a quote over to you covering the price and manufacturing lead time.
I want to install french doors between my house and conservatory. Can I use internal french door systems with single glazing?
Because all walls between a house and conservatory are classed as external walls, you cannot use internal french door systems, even if they aren’t open to the forces of nature.
You’ll need to install thermally rated external french doors that have the correct weather seals that will keep the heat inside your home.
Do your internal french doors come with everything needed for installation?
We offer both a door pairs-only option or a solution that includes:
- A pairmaker, and
- Architrave (in some of the kits).
Please refer to the product description to ensure you’re purchasing everything you need.
Please also be aware that none of our internal french doors come with hardware such as hinges or handles, so these would need to be purchased separately.