When it comes to installing new doors for your property, you can choose from a wide range of styles and materials. Whether you want uPVC or timber bifolds, sliding doors or French doors, the choice is vast, and it can be hard to know which option will best suit your home.

For a contemporary style and superb thermal performance, aluminium is the perfect material for French doors. This sturdy and durable metal can be shaped into stylish frames, with slim sightlines to maximise the amount of light that floods into your home. It can also be designed to incorporate a wide range of door accessories, such as blinds, to create the perfect look for your home.

Traditionally, the only downside of aluminium doors and windows has been their thermal performance. However, new technologies have made it possible for aluminium to compete with timber when it comes to energy efficiency. With innovative insulation systems that are built into the aluminium frame, the latest external French doors can offer some of the best thermal ratings in the market.

Aluminium patio doors are a fantastic way to open up your living space to the outside world, allowing you to enjoy your garden and let natural light flood into your home. With sleek and stylish frames, they can add a modern edge to any home, while also providing a high level of security. When installed by an approved installer, aluminium french doors will come with full PAS 24 and Secured by Design certification, giving you complete peace of mind that your home is well protected from intruders.

French doors can be used to connect different rooms in your home, or can even be opened fully to make a seamless connection between your indoor and outdoor spaces. This can be especially useful in a smaller home, or where you want to divide an area without making it feel completely separate. You can also opt for louvered french doors, which allow you to control the amount of light and ventilation that enters your home.

As with other types of external doors, French doors can be fitted into an opening of any size. However, they are most commonly installed into an aperture of around 2200mm wide and 2400mm high (depending on the manufacturer). Openings that are larger than this would require either a set of uPVC or timber sliding doors or a set of bifold doors.

In comparison to sliding patio doors, french doors are more traditional in their appearance and can add a classic touch to any home. They can also be easily opened and closed, which makes them easier to use for elderly or disabled people, and they do not have the issues associated with slamming doors that can occur with sliding door sets.