All homes have an architectural style, choosing windows and doors that are sympathetic to our design is the first step to us making the right choice.
Whether we have a modern, contemporary home or a traditional cottage with mullions it is usual to try to adhere to our home's character, however, let's not rule out the dramatic effect that a complete contrast could play.
Let's also think about how our french doors will be used daily and not only during the summer time.
Here's just a few examples of styles that complement their homes character:
Someone once said 'keep it simple', these doors show how to not over-complicate things.
Minimal bespoke french doors echo the modern space, and create a real joie de vivre.
I'd wholeheartedly recommend Marlin Windows. We ordered Aluminium Steel replacement 'crittal' type French Patio doors and Windows.
They are absolutely beautiful. And they were an absolute pleasure to deal with. Thanks Marlin!
In this classic installation to a roof top apartment in a conservation area in central London aluminium french doors have been accurately positioned within existing lead lined openings.
Using elegant slim frame aluminium profiles these french doors replicate the appearance of traditional steel doors from a bygone era.
Classic glazing bars and panel design further enhance the vintage look.
I felt like I was in safe hands with a company who actually cared about me and my kitchen extension & my two sets of alluminium french doors!
Even though they've done work on Z-listers mansions & been on the telly (the installers were telling me!) - my little project was given due care & attention. The product looks amazing too...
The team of expert installers at Marlin Windows are often asked about the benefits of aluminium windows and doors over other alternatives such as PVCu and wood. So, here is an honest appraisal of what they say about the different materials:
Natural charm and warmth are qualities that attract people to timber. Although it is the most expensive of the three materials, timber windows and doors do have an authentic nostalgic look.
As a more economical option, PVCu is often the first choice for homeowners looking for replacement windows and doors. PVCu provides excellent thermal performance. One downside is that the profile can discolour over time.
An incredibly resilient and strong material, powder coated aluminium is one of the most durable finishes available. It won't discolour, rust or peel, giving it a long-lasting, attractive appearance which can last for decades.
Aluminium frames can be slimmer than both wood and PVCu, they have more space for glass so let more light into the home.
"Beautiful doors" - George Clarke (Channel 4 - George Clarke’s Old House New Home)
"Really happy with those doors" says homeowner Lauren
Ensure your doors include a protected locking system, such as the Avocet Break Secure (ABS) lock, which incorporates the latest technology, is incredibly secure and which burglars can't get past.
Look for the 'Secure By Design' logo.
Look for glazing with a U value of 1.8W/m²K or lower.
This ensures glazing exceeds the minimum thermal requirement for Building Regulations and as such will be an efficient insulator against adverse weather.
Timber does require regular painting to keep the wood sound.
If you're looking for a design that requires very little maintenance, aluminium is the perfect option as it requires virtually no upkeep.
Powder coating means a huge range of colours and textures are available including stunning anodised finishes and textured paint.
We can mix it up by choosing a different colour on the inside to out.
View the extensive range of RAL colours along with two ranges of textured paint finishes here.
French doors can open in or out, with the master door on the left or right, with any arrangement of kick plates and midrails.
Our most popular aluminium french doors are from our bespoke, made to measure Alitherm Heritage range available to view at our showroom.
It's thin profiles make it the preferred choice for replacing steel windows and doors and ideal for french doors.
Combine retro steel style with modern strength and exceptional thermal performance
Read our guide to listed building window replacement
Read our guide to conservation area property window replacement
Call or email us anytime to get information and advice on your sliding door project.
We do not employ sales personel.
You will speak to a technical advisor who will be able to answer any of your questions in easy to understand simple terms.
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