Add timeless style to your home with our classic French doors. Step out into the garden with ease and create an effortless sense of light and space throughout your home with elegant French doors designed to give you unobstructed access between the indoors and outdoors.
French doors open outwards into your garden making them a perfect choice when space is at a premium or as an entry to a conservatory or patio area. French doors are a classic choice when you want to allow fresh air and natural light into your home for a bright and spacious feeling throughout your interiors. Choose Otter Windows French doors and they’ll be bespoke manufactured in your choice of design and finish to enhance the look and feel of your home
To make the most of a gentle breeze and ventilate your home, our installers can fit restrictors to your doors that hold them open at any angle. More classic and elegant than bifold doors, French doors are a magical way to add character to your home.
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Our french doors are available in great choice colours, outward or inward openings are available, with features including performance glass, multi-point security locking and low mobility access.
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Imagine throwing your French doors open on a warm summer’s afternoon to let a cool breeze circulate through your home. With our beautiful designs and high quality materials, our French doors are the perfect blend of style and function.
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Are French doors always double?
A French door is made up of two doors in a single frame with no central pillar. At Otter Windows, we always manufacture double French doors that are easy to open and close and create unobstructed access between the indoors and outdoor. This makes them a particularly good choice if you have mobility issues. You can choose to open one or both doors depending on the level of ventilation or access you require.
If you only have an opening for a single door, browse our range of single glazed doors designed to bring natural light into your living space.
Why is it called a French door?
This popular style of door originated in France during the Renaissance period when natural light became a dominant architectural feature. These beautiful glazed doors were popular leading out onto balconies and gardens and it wasn’t long before the style caught on around the world.
Stylish and elegant, this style of door suits most homes. We’ve created a wide range of designs so you’re sure to find French doors that work for your home and garden either online or at our showroom.
What is the difference between patio doors and French doors?
The essential difference between patio doors and French doors is the way they open. Most patio doors consist of two sliding panels that overlap each other. French doors on the other hand are two side hinged doors mounted in a single frame that can open inwards or outwards depending on the available space.
Patio doors are more space efficient while French doors create a larger unobstructed opening increasing ventilation through your interior. Whichever you choose, we have a variety of styles to suit your home so browse our brochure for inspiration.
Do I need planning permission for French doors?
In most cases you won’t need planning permission when you install French doors. That includes replacing like for like or increasing the size of the existing opening. However, if your doors are facing a road, or you live in a listed building or conservation area things may not be so straightforward.
At Otter Windows, we’re CERTASS certified. This means we ensure your French doors meet building regulations so you don’t have to.
Do French doors swing in or out?
That’s entirely up to you, and our bespoke manufacturing process means your French doors can be configured however you want them. For example, if you have patio pots or outdoor furniture obstructing the opening you might opt for inward opening doors. Just be aware that you’ll need sufficient interior space.
Opt for outward opening doors if you want to really optimise the feeling of light and space in your home. Our special tension hinges will prevent your doors slamming shut in a breeze. If you need some advice on choosing the right French doors for your home, our experts will be happy to help — just give us a call.
Do French doors increase home value?
Install Otter Windows’s high quality bespoke French doors and you’ll add value to your home and your quality of life. Replacing a standard single door with durable and stylish French doors will bring natural light flooding into your home and deliver fresh air throughout your interior space.
At Otter Windows, you can enjoy all the benefits of stylish French doors without compromising on thermal efficiency or security. Talk to our experts today about adding value to your home with the beauty of French doors.
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Guarantees you can depend on.
We have built up a great reputation over years of delivering a first class service and excellent products, all from our local, no nonsense all-about-you company.
From characteristic country cottages to contemporary town houses, we’re confident that our products will offer a style and finish to truly transform your home. Through constant innovation the quality, durability and security of our products is genuinely second to none. As a local company we are proud to offer British Standards BS7412/PAS24 for enhanced security.
We refuse to compromise on quality
Our windows are made from British Made, high quality MarinespecTM components, with up to 25 years anti corrosion. They are built specifically for the more exposed areas of corrosion, such as coastal environments to give you worry free performance beyond your guarantee. We believe spending more on components is worth every penny, and sets us apart from our competitors.
State of the art fabrication for best quality
We have invested millions of pounds into one of the most state of the art manufacturing facilities in the UK. This enables us to provide you with consistently high quality products at exceptionally good prices. Our loyal factory workers are well trained and take pride in their work, they really care about quality. Our machines are maintained according to a rigorous servicing regime to keep them in top condition.
Superior energy efficiency
Our ‘A’ rated energy efficient and triple glazed windows are tested by the BFRC, which will save you money on your heating bills. By law your windows and doors have to meet strict thermal performance regulations but you can be rest assured that our products exceed current requirements.
Energy saving is incredibly important and so is keeping your fuel bills down. We are continuously looking for ways to make our homes energy efficient and one way is to choose new PVCu windows and doors. Not only will they help to keep your home warmer, they will reduce your energy loss.
Don’t just take our word for it!
Our suppliers conform to strictly controlled and independently monitored Quality Management Systems such as ISO 9001, to ensure that everything is done correctly and according to best practise.
Our windows are tested independently by British Standards for security, weather tightness and strength performance. This means that periodically, we have to send them to independent test houses, in order to be tested to destruction.
These are just some of the many standards the products in our vast range conform to. Needless to say we take the quality of our products very seriously indeed.
Made to measure
The styles available are endless and the choices to suit your home are bigger than ever before. Traditional, contemporary or modern; our versatile window and door designs will create the look you want to complement and enhance your home. If you want windows that are as individual as you, our range of coloured and woodgrain windows offer you fifteen different colours and finishes.
A local business that really cares about its customers
Our sales consultants, surveyors, admin team and installers really care about you and your home. They are highly trained, motivated and want to go the extra mile to do the best possible job. Our fitters will treat your home with care and respect and will take time to ensure that you are delighted with the end result.
With a local showroom including an extensive display and experts on hand you can see before you buy and meet the team!
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