What are their main design features of uPVC French Doors & How Much do French Doors Cost?
What better way to open up a living room to more light and to make it feel more spacious, than to fit a classically styled set of Double Glazed UPVC French Doors?
External French doors are a super investment that can make a definite style statement to the world outside. However internal French doors, also have their place by creating a wonderful connection between the living spaces in your home.
Move from one room to another with ease when they are opened wide or enjoy the privacy they provide when closed, all without losing any natural lighting.
New or replacement French Doors come in a wide range of sizes and can be personalised to style them in a way that suits your personal taste.
With the latest designs, not only do you get all the great visual styling, you also benefit from a tough, long lasting and secure door that you can be proud of for many years to come.
UPVC French Patio Doors for Your Home
By far the most frequent use of made to measure uPVC French doors, are as ways to access your rear garden, such as in a patio door, or as the external entry for a conservatory.
In both cases, this style of door has a lot to offer in terms of both function & form. In other words, uPVC French doors are easy to use and they look great.
In this article, we will be highlighting the main design features and benefits, whilst also having a look at how much fully fitted French doors cost (and some prices for supply only).
Beginning with a quick start guide for those of you who just want to know the basics.
Quick Start Guide for French Doors
The basics of style and cost.
Double glazed French doors have a signature style. They are a set of double doors, usually opening outward, but also can be fitted to open inwards if that suits your purpose.
You will typically find them featuring a series of smaller glass panes rather than top to bottom plain glass. The number of panes varies, but most popular are 3 panes wide x 5 panes high or 2 panes wide by 5 panes high for narrower doors.
There are many alternative ways to set up the small panes, or you can elect to have the door full length plain glass.
This design works best for medium sized openings, if the opening is too narrow, French doors don’t suit.
If the opening is too wide, the weight of the doors would be putting a lot of strain on the hinges. Plus, they will be very awkward to manoeuvre and take up a lot of space (the wider the door, the wider the opening arc needed).
The optimum width range for a set of double glazed UPVC French doors would be from around 900mm or 2 x 450mm doors, to 1900mm or 2 x 950mm doors.
For widths over 2.0 metres you are probably looking at needing to add some sort of side panel.
You also need to take into account the main outer frame dimension which could be from 50mm to 75mm (100mm to 150mm total).
Basic prices for Double Glazed UPVC French doors:
- 900 x 2100mm / White / UPVC – from £450 to £550
- 1500 x 2100mm / White / UPVC – from £500 to £600
- 1900 x 2100mm / White / UPVC – from £600 to £700
If you buy the doors “supply only”, as in the guide prices shown above, then in terms of fitting costs you can expect to add from £150 to £275 for a standard installation.
Doing a DIY job for a set of double doors like these needs quite a high skill set. Lining the doors up to be square to each other and making the perfect fit can be tricky if you have not done something like this before.
However, if you get a quote from a specialist double glazing company, the fitting will be included in the quote.
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