French Patio Doors
With a good selection of construction materials, such as Hardwood (including hardwood veneers), softwood and uPVC you are sure to find a set that fits into your personal choice and that can meet any type of budget.
Please bear in mind that, as with all glazing that reaches floor level, toughened or laminated glass should be fitted for both safety and to comply with UK building regulations.
French Doors can be sometime viewed as more vulnerable to burglars because the centre located door locks don’t slot into the side frames, however, including such features as good quality multi-point locking, then security should be more than adequate.
If you look for products that have “Secured by Design” accreditation (from the Association of UK Chief Police Officers) you can be confident that the product you are buying has been tested to high standards of security.
If you have the inclination to do something different, why not look at internal French or Bi-fold doors for ease access between rooms inside your property?
With ground level threshold options for bi-fold, and French doors with no lower threshold, moving from room to room is no problem. Both of these designs offer styling options which can make your home that little bit special.
But, before you go ahead and leap straight in, give some forethought to which room you want the doors to open into as they will take up some space & French options need a clear opening arc and the leaves of bifold will need to stack somewhere.
The type of glass used in the door must be some kind of safety glass. Toughened glass shatters upon breaking into small pieces which normally stay in the frame, but laminated glazing (normally more costly) is probably the safest of all to use within the home.
You don’t need to double glaze the units because they are internal doors, but you do need to fit safety glass if it is going to reach floor level.