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French doors - everything you need to know

Safestyle's range of French doors are built to stand the test of time and keep you warmer while enhancing your entire home. You can choose from a range of designs and tailor your doors specifically to your home and taste. Our French doors come with additional security features, provide excellent noise reduction and have advanced glass technology specifically designed to reflect heat into your home, reducing the amount of heat lost and therefore reducing your energy bill costs.

What are French doors?

French doors are great for providing a traditional option of garden door but they also tend to be popular when used inside the home to separate two rooms. At Safestyle we specialise exclusively in exterior French doors. The design is based on a set of double opening doors that open from the centre, usually with glass panes extending for most of the doors length. French doors offer a stylish, modern and fresh aesthetic to your home while also allowing a lot of light to pass through.

What is the difference between French windows and French doors?

French windows and doors are exactly the same product and there is no difference between the two other than the way they are used. They were originally called porte-fenêtre by the French which literally translated means, “Door Window” maybe explaining why some people refer to the style as a door and others call it a window. As French doors are predominately made up of glass they provide a window like feel but are opened like a door.

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How much do French doors cost?

It's difficult to say exactly how much French doors would cost as they have to be manufactured to precise measurements and are available in a variety of styles and options which all differ in price. The cost will depend on how big the doors need to be and how complex the job is. Your assigned sales representative will be able to give you a general indication of cost after asking you some simple questions about your requirements and having taken accurate measurements. We're confident our prices are the best which is why we have our price match guarantee, if you do manage to get a cheaper quote on an equivalent product we will match it. So you can rest assured that you'll get the lowest price for your new French doors with Safestyle. Click here to request a price for new French doors via our online quote page at absolutely no obligation or cost to yourself.

What are the security features on Safestyle's French doors?

We have worked tirelessly to ensure that our French doors provide exceptional security and safety benefits. All of our doors are rigorously tested and have achieved the relevant British Standard accreditations covering not only quality standards but also public safety. When it comes to security, all of our doors contain integrated and encased locking mechanisms designed to deter a burglar from embarking on the difficult task of breaking in. Unlike French doors of the past, Safestyle's French doors are beaded internally. This prevents a would be intruder from simply removing the beads around the edge of the glazing and taking out the glass.

Safestyle French doors also come with various high-security and safety features, including:

  • Police-preferred door lock, cased in steel to BSI 449 CR4.
  • Multi-point locking system with 6-pin cylinder, tested to BS EN1303.
  • Toughened glass as standard.
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Can you replace a window with French doors?

You can install French doors in a variety of opening in your home, including to replace a window. It's best to get in touch with us and we will be able to advise you on all of your options and determine whether additional building work is required.

Can you replace patio doors with French doors?

Yes! Many of our customers desire a more traditional look and choose to replace their old patio doors with a set of period-looking French doors. French doors are typically a more slender style; placing two doors in the space where you may previously had only one. In terms of space perception they look great and actually make the door opening bigger. It really depends on your personal preference, you can discuss your options with one of our sales representatives who will be able to advise you on what would work best for your home depending on your taste and budget.

How do you measure for French doors?

You don't need to measure, we'll take care of that bit for you with our fully trained surveyors. This not only takes away the hassle, but means we can be sure it’s been measured to professional standards. If a window company has asked you to do this then you should be very concerned. At Safestyle we are passionate about providing an ethical and helpful service for all of our customers and part of that is to ensure that we also do all the measuring up. Every single window and door we install is made to order and manufactured to the most precise measurements.

Simply measuring the hole that the doors will sit in is not enough because the style and function options you choose can affect the measurements and in turn the quality of your French doors. For example: Will your doors be opening inwards or outwards? Is there anything that may obstruct the opening? Is there restricted access to the area to navigate the frame into place? All these questions and more are on list of things our surveyors consider when measuring up.

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