French doors are loved for the elegance and a sense of romance that they add to your home. When used as external doors, they can open up a room allowing in natural light and help draw attention to a beautiful landscaped garden or water feature. When used internally, the doors help link rooms maintaining an open look, yet providing a visual bridge between two adjacent areas.
Thanks to their fluid characteristics, there is a wide range of ways that French doors can be styled, with these variations used to ensure the perfect match for your home. One thing remains constant however – they always feature a glass or leadlight element!
They provide a minimal amount of privacy, so their purpose is primarily decorative in nature. However, they are a popular choice among people who are looking for ways to bring more natural light into their homes. French doors were also very common in the 1920’s Art Deco era, used for front doors in many combinations of glazing bars and glass.
French doors are doors that have multiple small windows — sometimes called “lights” — set into the full length of the door. They are assembled from multiple pieces of glass that have mullions, called glazing bars, and designed to divide adjacent windowpanes. Thanks to their classic design, they can be used to complement a range of architectural styles. For this reason, they are often considered an excellent way to add value to your home, as they improve your façade or interior, depending on their location.
"Last year Armadale Doors & Leadlight straightened the very crooked front doorway of our Victorian-era cottage and replaced the door which had been damaged beyond repair. We continue to be happy with the work they did. This company were very reliable and prompt in all of our interactions with them. Having extensively renovated our Victorian-era home and encountered many trades people, both good and bad, I would rate Armadale Doors as definitely amongst the best in my experience."
To ensure your complete satisfaction, we use only the highest quality materials and trusted manufacturing methods in creating your French doors. We select premium timbers to form the lower panels of your doors and choose panes of glass that will complement your home and stand the test of time. The glass to timber ratio is determined by your needs and the finish you hope to achieve – we work with you to design a bespoke door to your exact specifications.