Why are French Doors called French Doors?

Brand New Flats in Bromley - French Doors

Chamfered profile French doors with SFS hinge

French Doors are an ever-popular sight in homes across the UK. SCI Windows have fitted a number of fabulous french doors to countless houses across Surrey and South London.

But unlike Bi-Fold doors, or Patio Doors; which are named after how they work or where they are for, French Doors are a little different. But why are French Doors called French Doors?

The simple answer is, they originated in France! They were originally developed in French homes during the 16th and 17th Centuries. However, it’s said that the French took the design of the French Door from Italian architecture.

A lot of French architecture from this period was centred around letting plenty of light into the building. Today, French Doors really help to do the same thing, creating light and space as well as ease of access to the outside.

There are plenty of different styles of French doors to choose from. All the french doors we supply and fit help to bring the great outdoors into your home. Our double-glazed PVCu French Doors are also perfect for keeping out the elements out when the weather turns a bit colder. And why not add in a couple of hook to the outside walls so you can keep them totally open, creating an indoors/outdoors feel.

French Doors can come in all different shapes, sizes and colours, not just white. Our Anthracite Grey as well as Chartwell Green both being a brilliant choice in the right location. They can also have sidelight windows or fanlights, static windows as well as toplight windows above the door itself, depending on the size of the door space.

If you’re stuck for inspiration, we have plenty of images below to help you find the perfect door to suit your home. To find out more about the French Doors that we have available, take a look at the French Door pages on our website. We also have a number of brochures available on our website, where you can also find all the accessories you can choose from.

Looking for New French Doors for your Home?

If you’re looking to have some brand new french doors to help bring nature and light into your home; then contact SCI Windows for a no-obligation quote. Call us on 020 8648 0426 or email sales@sciwindows.co.uk.