Timber French Doors
We manufacture and install bespoke, timber French doors to suit the period character of your home
Also referred to as patio doors, balcony doors or French windows, timber French doors are a double set of doors located at the rear of the property.
French doors can be designed to a range of different styles to suit your property. We can either match the style of your existing doors or provide a design to your precise requirements. As specialists, we offer a wide range of styles of French doors to suit Victorian; Edwardian; and Georgian period properties.
Made to Measure Traditional Back Doors
All our new French doors are made to measure to meet your specific requirements. Our external wooden doors are manufactured in our Berkshire workshops by our expert craftsmen and the individual design is agreed with you prior to manufacture.
We manufacture our timber doors to traditional requirements to suit your period property. Where necessary, we can conform to conservation area and listed property requirements.
We use a timber called Accoya, which is both durable and stable and requires minimum maintenance. Accoya also comes with a 50 year anti-rot guarantee.
External Replacement French Doors
The Sash Window Workshop offer a supply and install service across London and the South, with a supply only service across the whole of the UK.
Our complete new timber doors conform to or exceed relevant building regulations (FENSA) requirements. However, please note that your building is over 18 metres from the ground, FENSA will not issue a certificate. If you live in a property which is over 18 metres high, you will need to contact your local council to arrange for Local Authority Building Inspectors to certify that the doors comply with building regulations.
Our external wooden French doors are manufactured using traditional techniques while improving the performance and security of your home. All our replacement doors are draught proofed on installation, helping improve the thermal efficiency of your home.
French Door Glazing Options
All our replacement timber doors come double glazed as standard. However, we can also manufacture our French doors to be single glazed when required.
We comply with European quality standards EN1279 for glazing and EN14351 for manufacturing quality. Please click here for more information on our glass and glazing.
To view examples of our previous work, view our gallery pages.
The quality of the timber we use in our wooden French doors and our joinery construction methods are of paramount importance to the lifespan and performance of your doors. Our timber doors are made from Accoya™ or durable hardwood as these timbers are reasonably forgiving of any subsequent lack of maintenance or neglect and will last a lifetime and beyond.
All our bespoke French doors have at least three factory-applied coats of paint comprising base-coat primer, preservative, undercoat and a white semi-gloss topcoat finish. We can also offer a large range of coloured paints, as well as bespoke plain and waxed hand coated finishes, if required, at an extra cost. Find out more about our paint and stain finishes.
We also offer a range of ironmongery options with our French doors, including brass, polished chrome and brushed chrome.
OUR REPLACEMENT FRENCH DOOR GUARANTEES