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The benefits of aluminium french doors

Aluminium french doors are always popular due to their reliability, slim sightlines, and functional design. Whether you are looking for new or replacement doors, these doors are an excellent choice. Not only do they allow plenty of natural light into your home, but they can also be used on balconies and patio doors, adding a touch of elegance and grace to any space. Additionally, aluminium french doors can be used as both porch doors and garden access doors, giving you full control over the flow of both in and out traffic. Overall, aluminium french doors are a stylish and high-quality option that is perfect for every homeowner looking for a sleek and functional addition to their home.

Aluminium vs PVCu french doors

white aluminium french doors in a lounge

When comparing aluminium vs PVCu french doors, there are a number of important considerations to take into account. For one thing, aluminium’s slimmer sightlines and the ability to create much larger door leaf sizes than PVCu doors are key advantages.

In addition, PVCu doors tend to have significantly chunkier frames, sometimes double those of aluminium, which limits the styling options available. Whilst PVCu doors are are often more affordable than their aluminium counterparts, aluminium French doors are a better long term investment. And when you design these in the latest steel look, industrial and heritage designs, the doors remain timeless and always on-trend. Whatever material you choose for your french doors, it is important to think carefully about the aesthetic and functional needs of your home in order to find the perfect fit for your space. There’s nothing better than aluminium.

Types of French doors explained

black steel look doors to a home office

French doors are a type of door that is characterized by the hinged door level. For example, some French doors open inwards, while others open outwards; some have side panels, while others do not.

You can use aluminium French doors as garden access doors, in a new garden room, as new doors in a conservatory, and even as double front porch doors. Of course, the French door design also extends to inside the home, crating some of the best aluminium internal doors, whether fully glazed or in the steel look.

Another commonly used feature associated with French doors is for apartments leading out to the balcony or as large opening inwards doors, combined with a glass Juliet balcony design.

Overall, there are countless applications for French doors, making them an essential part of any home or building renovation project. The slimmer lines of aluminium brighten up an interior space with natural light thanks to the reduced aluminium sightlines and maximum use of glass.

Using Bifold doors as French Doors

Bifolding doors as French doors in a grey colour

It is also possible to create French Doors out of bifolding door profiles. The advantage is matching your single or double doors to the bifolds and you get the same sightlines, matching handles and the larger widths and heights not always available with regular French doors.

Maintenance and care of aluminium French doors

Aluminium French doors are a popular choice for homes and businesses alike, due to their beautiful appearance, low maintenance requirements, and durable properties. These doors are coated in a quality powder coated finish, in over 150 colours. A long-lasting finish that only needs routine cleaning with a soft cloth and mild soapy solution.

Of course, aluminium French doors are also safe. We use toughened safety glass, having a soft-coat low-emissivity coating, warm edge spacer bars and argon gas fill.  This glass, combined with the insulated aluminium frames, makes modern doors very energy efficient too, meeting current Building Regulations. Every door comes with the best in security locking too, with multiple locking points, robust lever handles and the glass fitted from inside for added security.

View our aluminium collection in our Kent Showroom

Available as fully glazed, heritage designs, with bars or midrails, aluminium doors provide many solutions for your property renovation project. You can view our entire range in our modern showroom.

Contact us today for a free quotation on our Smart Systems products, Aluco heritage-inspired, or Origin French doors perfectly bifold doors. All come expertly crafted, professionally installed and with a quality guarantee.