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French Doors

French doors turn a simple doorway into a grand entrance…

The expanse of glass lets in floods of light and creates a feeling of spaciousness, even when closed. When opened, French doors give you easy access to your garden or patio area and allow rapid ventilation and fresh air to circulate through your home during the hot summer months. French doors are not solely limited to external use and many homeowners choose to join an orangery or conservatory to their house using French doors, to create an equally impressive entrance to their new extension.

UPVC French Doors

French Doors are all the rage on the continent and more than conducive to the British style of home living. Due to a significant quantity of glass and double opening you can expect a considerable amount of natural sunlight to force its way through and illuminate your interior. All those special occasions held in the home will also be enhanced by the inclusion of French Doors.

Oak UPVC French Doors
UPVC French Doors

Create a bold beautiful opening

Creating a separation point between your home and a conservatory or orangery will give both areas a clearly identifiable personality which is best achieved with the fitting of French Doors. It makes the interchanging of furniture from one room to another, as and when you get the urge, simpler. The transmission of warmth from your home extension into the overall living space will also be facilitated. The glass area of french doors will also channel natural daylight from the orangery or conservatory into the rest of the property.

UPVC offers low maintenance, long lasting and is very affordable...

UPVC is the favoured material for the majority of homeowners which is no surprise when you consider how affordable, enduring and easy to clean it is. The level of energy efficiency UPVC provides is incomparable too making it a popular draw for anyone looking to reduce the cost of energy bills and reliance on central heating. It oozes in charm and authenticity.

Grey UPVC Windows & French Door

Aluminium is all about sleek sightlines and maximum glass areas...

Aluminium offers several qualities but its most prevalent feature is its sleek sightlines which enables a sizable expanse of glass to be inserted within the frame. Those who opt for aluminium are very rarely left disappointed by their decision such is its knack of giving a property of any age some much-needed kerb appeal.

The subtleness of the intricate contour on the external side of the frame gives it a beauty that you only thought could be achieved with traditional timber. The powder-coated finishes applied to the profile also give it a rich and deep texture.

Aluminium French Door

All our powder coated aluminium finishes are of the highest quality, and are fade resistant...

The 11-stage powder coating process that contemporary Aluminium is subject to induces strong paint adhesions and results in a true colour which is sheer quality to the look and touch. Similarly contemporary Aluminium woodgrain finishes benefit from a unique process known as sublimation which results in Walnut, Rosewood or Oak appearances which are utterly convincing and second only to real wood itself.

An elegant handle is a must…

Furnishing your French door is one of the most exciting parts of the entire process as you can choose a handle that fits with your personality.

Your choice of handle will also have a huge bearing on the overall design, so pick it carefully.

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Learn more about French doors

French doors are a classic choice for homeowners across Cheshire and Lancashire. If you’re considering adding French doors to your we understand that you’ll have questions about how they work and if they’re right for you. To help you decide we’ve answered some of our most commonly asked questions below, if you have any other questions our team of experts is here to help.

What is the difference between French doors and patio doors?

French doors and patio doors differ in their operation and design.

French doors typically consist of two hinged panels that swing open from the centre, meeting in the middle when closed. They often feature multiple glass panels, providing a classic, elegant look, and can be used both indoors and as an entryway to outdoor spaces.

On the other hand, patio doors typically slide horizontally along a track, maximising space efficiency. Patio doors commonly have larger glass panels, offering unobstructed views and seamless transitions between indoor and outdoor areas.

While French doors offer a traditional aesthetic and swing open, patio doors provide versatility in their sliding mechanism, catering to different spatial needs and preferences.

How do I know if French doors are right for me?

A Clearview advisor can help you determine if our French doors are suitable for your home.

Firstly, we will help you assess your aesthetic preferences: French doors provide a classic, elegant look with their hinged, symmetrical design and multiple glass panels, ideal for those seeking a traditional or timeless appearance.

You’ll need to consider your space and usage requirements. French doors swing open, requiring adequate space both inside and outside the door area. They are great for connecting indoor and outdoor spaces, creating a graceful transition. Additionally, if you appreciate natural light and desire a wide opening, French doors with their wide glass panels could be an excellent choice.

However, we will ensure that your home layout and functionality needs align with the swinging motion of French doors. If you have limited space or prefer a more modern sliding or space-efficient design, alternative door options like sliding patio doors might better suit your needs.

Where can I add French doors to my home?

French doors can be a versatile addition to various areas within your home.

Commonly, they are installed to create an elegant entryway leading to outdoor spaces like patios or gardens, often installed in conservatories, allowing seamless indoor-outdoor transitions. Inside the house, French doors can be used to connect rooms, such as between living and dining areas, providing an open feel while maintaining a sense of separation.

They are also popularly used to enclose home offices, which have become a common addition to many homes throughout Preston, Bolton and Warrington as they allow natural light to flow into these spaces while maintaining privacy.

In bedrooms, French doors can create a charming entry to a balcony or serve as a partition between a bedroom and an adjoining space like a study or a walk-in closet. Ultimately, the versatility of French doors allows you to add a touch of sophistication and functionality to various parts of your home, enhancing both aesthetics and functionality.

Are French doors secure?

Clearview’s French doors are equipped with appropriate locking mechanisms and durable materials.

Modern French doors are designed with security in mind, featuring multi-point locking systems that engage at various points along the door frame, significantly enhancing their resistance to forced entry. Additionally, these doors often come with high-quality cylinder locks and sturdy handles that further bolster their security measures.

The choice of materials also plays a crucial role in the security of French doors. Opting for robust materials like reinforced UPVC or aluminium ensures added strength and durability, making it more challenging for potential intruders to breach the doors.

When installed by experts like Clearview and maintained properly, French doors can offer a secure and aesthetically pleasing entryway to your home.

How energy efficient are French doors?

French doors, whether crafted from UPVC or aluminium, offer commendable energy efficiency.

UPVC, known for its exceptional insulation properties, minimises heat transfer, reducing energy loss and enhancing thermal performance. Its ability to prevent draughts and maintain indoor temperatures contributes to lower energy bills by reducing the need for excessive heating or cooling.

Aluminium French doors, while also delivering energy efficiency, benefit from advancements in thermal break technology, which helps to improve insulation.

Both UPVC and aluminium French doors contribute to creating a well-insulated barrier, effectively sealing your Cheshire or Lancashire home and reducing energy consumption. Their energy-efficient qualities not only conserve energy but also enhance the overall comfort of your living space.

Can I use French doors in a conservatory?

French doors can be an excellent addition to a conservatory.

French doors offer an elegant and functional transition between indoor and outdoor spaces. Their classic hinged design and multiple glass panels can enhance the aesthetic appeal of the conservatory while providing easy access to the garden or patio area.

When used in a conservatory, French doors can create a picturesque entrance, allowing ample natural light to flood the space and creating a seamless connection with the outdoors. They offer the flexibility to open up the conservatory for ventilation and a sense of openness during warm weather while maintaining a charming and traditional look.

The choice of French doors in a conservatory allows for a timeless and graceful entrance, making it a welcoming and visually appealing part of your home.