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Whole door options

French door type 0
Door & frame colour
External cill
Locking cylinder
Internal blind 
Frame extenders 
Fixing kit 
Obscure glass, Georgian, solid panels, petflap?
Thermal upgrade 


Total price £
All prices include VAT
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French Door Designer - Outside view

To change your overall size return to the measurement page.
To choose a different door just return to the home page.
Video guide: How to design & order a door
Please select the glass or panel options for this pane.
Guidance will appear automatically on the right.

Glass type:  glass & panels
Internal blind:
Colours at the "internal blind" button
Please select any opener options for this pane.
Guidance will appear automatically on the right.

Hinged at:
Trickle vent:
Extenders do not add to the overall width/height of door frames.
By choosing extenders the frame will be made slightly smaller, in order to keep the overall width/height including the extender the same as your measurements.
Alternatively, if you wish to add an extender in addition to the overall width/height you measured, please choose the extender and leave a note at checkout.
Please choose any extenders for the sides of your door frame:



Helpful guidance will appear here when you click on any options on this page.

On most panes, click:
  for Glass/panel menu

Door colours

Our doors can be made for you in a great variety of colours.

All our colours are guaranteed for 10 years for colour stability and discolouration.

Most colours are available as full (both sides) or half (colour outside and plain flat white inside).

To preview the texture and colour, please click the frame colour button and then the zoom icon on the colour images.

Agate grey doors that open out, have black hinges.

Disclaimer: We cannot guarantee to match existing colours. For a colour match, please email us with your address for a free swatch.

Internal magnetic blinds

These integrated Venetian blinds are permanently sealed inside the cavity of double-glazed units, keeping them totally out of harm's way in between the glass panes.

Venetian blinds animation

How to add blinds
Use the "Internal blind" button at the very left to choose colours; this will enable blinds on all glass panes that are suitable. To enable/disable blinds on individual panes just click on the glass icon on each pane.

    Benefits include:
  • Closed-loop belt transmission system allows smooth and long-lasting function of the blind.
  • The external magnetic slider is treated with a patented anti-bacterial finish, for long-lasting protection also against viruses.
  • No cords, fully compliant with child safety standards.
  • Requires only one control to both raise and tilt the slats.
  • The slats are always clean!

Colours:Blinds headrail colours

Handle colours

Our handles are available in white, polished chrome, polished brass /gold, satin silver or black as you can see in the picture:

Our door handles

Also in traditional heritage black:

Our door handles

External cill

Most doors require an external cill to drain water away correctly. If you already have a stone or tiled cill as part of the building you may not require a cill.

As standard our cills are 100mm wider than the door, projecting 50mm on each side.

95mm stub cill
Our shortest cill, protrudes by 25mm.

150mm normal cill
Our most common cill, recommended for most situations.

180mm long cill
For doors that are set further back into the brickwork.

Please note: The cill height is 30mm and if a cill is chosen then these 30mm will be included within the overall height of the door.
For more advice please contact us.

Fixing kit

Contains approximately 40 assorted packers of various thicknesses (1 to 4mm) ideal for aligning and fitting the frame and glass units (toe and heeling).

Also approximately 12 concrete countersunk screws 7.5 x 120mm.
Ideal for fixing into concrete, brick, stone, concrete block and wood.

These screws do not require wall plugs. How to video on Youtube.

Glazing choices

Thermal upgrade as standard, we use the same high quality Pilkington glass as on our windows.

Advanced double glazing Argon filled with 1.22 glass u-rating.

Superior Triple glazing for an amazing 0.70 glass u-rating.

Acoustic glazing for significantly better noise insulation.
More information

Acoustic glazing

Pilkington Optiphon™ high quality acoustic laminated glass offers excellent noise reduction without reducing light transmittance and impact performance.

Ideal for significantly reducing noise from road, rail or air traffic, factories or nightclubs.

Noise is reflected back towards the source and also absorbed within the glass.

The glass unit is made of a 6.8mm acoustic laminated outer pane, a 18mm Superspacer void and a 4mm inner KS pane.

Being laminated it is also very secure and difficult to break into.

The u-value is 1.2, the same as our superb A+ rated double glazing.

Sound reduction Rw(C;Ctr) 41dB(-2; -6)

Locks & cylinders

We supply these locking cylinders:

Euro: Standard 6 pin cylinder lock.

Ultion security: A superb 11 pin security cylinder, with a £1000 break-in guarantee from Ultion. More information

Ultion thumbturn: A superb Ultion security cylinder with a thumb-turn allowing you to lock the door from the inside without a key. At the outside a key as usual.

All our doors come with 3 keys. If you choose handles on both doors they will be keyed alike (same keys), except Ultion Thumbturns which will have different keys.

Ultion cylinder information

FREE upgrade: Ingenious multi-point secure locks Engage by pulling
the handle up.

Door security information

Open inside/outside

A door can open in, into your home or out, away from your home.

Open out: The hinges are on the outside. All open out doors are fitted with a 90 degree restrictor arm as standard to stop the door opening more than 90 degrees.

Open in: Hinges are on the inside.
If there are no side panels, we recommend adding a 20mm frame extender to both sides to ensure sufficient space between the hinge and the interior plaster line.

From the hinge to the edge of the outer frame is roughly 16mm:

Master / slave doors

You can choose to have either side of the French doors as the main opening door (master door).

The master door must be opened first before the second (slave) door is able to open. Usually people just open only the master door.

Please note Left or Right as viewed from the outside.

Opening example, master opens first,
with handles on both doors

  Slave door     -     Master door

Slave door operation

You can have either:

Handles on both doors.
As long as you open the master door first, it's very easy to open both doors. Both doors have cylinder locks with 6 identical keys (keyed alike).
The doors look symmetrical and open easily and quickly (please see video example of Master doors).

Handles on master door only.
In this case, the other door (slave) opens with finger operated shoot- bolts at the top and bottom.
Only the master door has a cylinder lock with 3 keys.
Suitable for people who rarely need to open both doors and prefer it to be obvious which door opens first.

Opening example, slave door
with shootbolt (no handle):

Hinges Left/Right

Hinges can be at the left or right side of the door. The handle is always at the opposite side.

In the case of a door with an additional side panel, it's recommended that the hinge be placed on the wall side.

Lever or pad

Normal (lever handle both sides):
This handle allows to open the door from both sides without a key. The advantage of this normal handle is that you can close the door and still get in from the outside without a key, unless you lock it.

Pad (lever inside, pad outside):
A pad does not allow the door to open from the outside without the key. So the advantage is added security, but you have to be careful not to lock yourself out.

Both types require the handle to be lifted in order to engage the multi point locks. Once lifted the key can be turned to fully lock.

Frame extenders

A frame extender increases the thickness of a door frame at a specified side. Great for properties with deep plaster, render or tiles over tiles.

Some fitters buy extenders as a precaution, for example where the door opening has not been built yet. Extenders can be modified to accomodate inconsistent side walls.

Extenders simply clip or slide on the door profile as you can see on the picture.

Example of 20mm extender sliding


Normal threshold:
Our normal UPVC threshold is 70mm high (40mm from bottom of frame to bottom of opening door), not including optional cill. With the benefit of a better seal and insulation.

Low threshold:
The superb Stormguard™ low aluminium threshold is only 25mm high, not including any cill. Optionally with ramps, great for wheelchairs and achieves Part-M, although ramps cannot be used with a cill. In silver, but gold can be supplied if desired, just leave a note at checkout.

Note: On inward opening doors, please make sure there is sufficient clearance between the bottom of the door and the floor inside.

Stormguard™ open inOpen in diagram

Stormguard™ open out:Open out diagram

With ramps:Ramp diagram


The letterbox by default will have the same colour as the door handle. If you prefer your letterbox in a different colour or in a different place, please leave a note at checkout.

Our letterboxes


Knockers are available with or without a spyhole and are matched to your handle colour. The spyhole is built into the door knocker and allows you to view who is outside before opening.

If you prefer a knocker at a different place or colour, please leave a note at checkout.

Our knockers and spyholes

Opener menu

These are the opener options for the glass pane you just clicked on.

For more guidance please click on the individual options.

Glass menu

These are the glass options for the glass pane you just clicked on.

For more guidance please click on the individual options.

Glass types

We supply clear glass and 19 designs of obscure privacy glass from Pilkington, including Satin.
Each glass type has a privacy level from 0 (clear) to 6 (solid).

Panels: Insulated MDF reinforced UPVC panels instead of glass.

Decorative panels: Reagan, Clinton and Pet-flap panels are only available at the bottom of doors or side-panes that have a midrail.

Solid panel - level 6

Reagan panel - level 6

Clinton panel - level 6

Panel + pet flap - level 6

Clear - level 0

Arctic - level 4

Autumn - level 3

Chantilly - level 2

Charcoal-sticks - level 4

Contora - level 4

Cotswold - level 5

Digital - level 3

Everglade - level 5

Flemish - level 2

Florielle - level 4

Mayflower - level 4

Minster - level 2

Oak - level 4

Pelerine - level 5

Satin-opal - level 5

Stippolyte - level 4

Sycamore - level 2

Taffeta - level 3

Glass decoration

For added decoration or for a traditional feel we have Georgian bars, Square lead or Diamond lead.

Georgian bars Our Georgian bars are 18mm thick and are placed between the glass panes for ease of cleaning. We do not offer external Astragal bars due to unreliability as they are just taped on. We can instead supply a single horizontal or vertical extra bar. More information on the the glass menu pop-up.

Square lead Our Square lead is traditional lead which is 9mm thick and is placed on both sides of the external pane of glass.

Diamond lead Our Diamond lead is real 9mm thick lead on both sides of the external glass pane.

Note: lead layouts are just a representation, the actual layout will be according to best practice.

Note: For custom or special Georgian/lead layouts, or to match a window with an adjacent door or window, please leave specific instructions as a note at checkout.

Georgian bars

Our Georgian bars are 18mm thick and are fitted between the glass panes for easier cleaning. All Georgian bars are colour matched to your window colours to ensure the right look.

Georgian bars example


Please choose your own number of horizontal and vertical Georgian squares, or leave it on automatic where the actual layout will be set by us according to best practice.

Small adjustments to align the bars between panes will be done by us.

For custom/special layouts please leave a note at checkout.

Special Georgians

These are some of the special layouts available:

Offset three light


Georgian variant

Astragal bars

Astragal bars are fitted externally on both sides on the glass surface and inside to give the complete appearance of separate sections. Whereas Georgian bars are fitted only internally between the glass panes. Astragals imitate wooden traditional glazing bars of old that used to separate windows into smaller sections for an authentic period window look.

Astragal and Georgian bars do not compromise the insulating abilities of the glazing unit as in both cases it remains 1 glazing unit. Our Astragal bars are 20mm thick, and are colour matched to your window colours to ensure the right look.

Astragal bars example

Small adjustments to align the bars between panes will be done by us.

Glass safety

We supply 3 strengths of glass:

Standard: Normal glass, which is dangerous when broken as it breaks in large sharp pieces.

Toughened: Specially treated to increase its strength and safety.
If broken, toughened glass breaks into many small pieces therefore it's less likely to cause injury.

Laminated: Our strongest glass, similar to a car's windscreen, has a laminated layer that keeps the glass together when broken, making it very difficult to break into. Outer side 6.8mm laminated, inner 4mm toughened glass.

Building regulations apply to glass safety.

Opener choice

Top Opener
A top hinged opener with the handle at the bottom that opens outwards.

Left Opener
A left opener (as seen from the outside always) with the hinge on the left side and the handle on the right side.

Right Opener
A right opener with hinge on the right and the handle on the left.

Dummy Opener
Looks just like a real opener, but it has no handle and does not actually open. It's just decorative to match real operners.

Building regulations apply to ventilation.

Trickle vent

New Building Regulations

We usually supply Glazpart Link-vents rated at 2500, 4000 and 5000mm² EA (Equivalent Area) to help with compliance with the new Part F regulations. Depending on stock levels we may supply an alternative vent.

Vents are placed at the top of the sash to allow limited airflow without having to open the window. They help to control outside air flow reducing condensation and mould.
The external hood has an insect grill, and the internal vent opens and closes.

Trickle vents will closely (but not totally) match the door colour.

Building Regulations apply to ventilation.