Timber French Doors
Bereco exterior timber French doors, sometimes referred to as patio doors or balcony doors are ideal for living rooms, dining rooms, kitchens and bedrooms. They connect indoor and outdoor spaces effortlessly with their timeless French casement design and allow natural light to dominate your home.
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Choosing the right timber French door
Choose from lipped (storm-proof) or flush door French door designs; single or double leaf styles and doors that open inwards or outwards.
Lipped French Doors
Lipped French doors are a modern design typical of the 20th century where the leaf lips the frame. With a 68mm door leaf and 68mm door frame, Bereco lipped French doors feature classic deep bottom rail of 177mm and 25mm weatherboard.
Flush French Doors
Bereco Flush French doors are designed to replicate the designs of the classical era, where the door leaves would sit flush within the frame. Designed to compliment our flush casements, flush French doors are also available with Single (4-6.5mm) and Slimline Glazing (Narrow cavity 16mm).
Our custom made French doors can be manufactured up to 1.2 metres wide, with double French doors up to 2.1 metres wide. When coupled with sidelights and fanlights, door sets can span up to 5 metres wide and 3 metres high.
Add your style with arched or curved frames, swept heads or create symmetry by adding equal width sidelights to the doors maximising the area of glazing and allowing natural light to take over.
Add a splash of colour
Our french door sets are beautifully factory finished using the most environmentally friendly water-based paint or stain. Choose from any RAL Classic, RAL Design, NCS and BS colour charts or match to Farrow & Ball, Earthborn or Fired Earth colour collections.
With single or dual colour options, you can create the perfect match to the exterior facade and interior decor of the property.
Customise and create your design
Customise our French doors with sculpted panels and bars in any design you choose. Add special design touches with panels; tinted solar control glass; painted or coloured glass; or incorporate lead in square, diamond and Queen Anne styles.
You don’t have to compromise on style to be secure
Our internally glazed our French doors are PAS24:2016 enhanced security certified, Secured by Design approved and Part Q compliant with P2A security glass fitted.
Complete with an exclusive range of door furniture, handle operated high-security multipoint espagnolette locks and 3* Neighbourhood Watch approved cylinders from the leading brands in home security.
Engineered & energy efficient
Our double and single French doors feature sturdy 68mm thick door leaves made from engineered laminated defect-free timber. With exceptional draught-proofing, weather performance and triple glazing Uw values as low as 0.9W/m²K, our french doors perform 40% better than current Part L Building Regulations for both new build and refurbishments.
Acoustic double glazing have dB ratings as high as 47dB and our unique, internally glazed and drained and vented SlimLine glazing have overall Ud values as low as 1.4.W/m²K
Handles & Locks
Choose from 4 different handle styles in 10 different finish colours. Modern styles include The Balmoral and Balmoral Swan, whilst the Barrington handle is a more traditional option.
Choose between having a handle on the lead leaf only or handles on both door leaves.
Choose french doors that don’t cost the earth.
Our french doors are naturally renewable, carbon neutral and made from only sustainably sourced FSC 100% certified softwood or hardwood. The care and attention we give to our timber before and during the manufacturing process ensures a 60 year+ life span, 10-year warranty and low maintenance for life.
French Doors FAQ's
A French casement door is where both door leaves on a French door or casement window open to create one large opening without the presence of a mullion. This design is often referred to as a flying mullion.
On a set of double French doors, the lead leaf (often called the traffic door) is the door leaf which is most often used to come in and out of rather than opening both door leaves. The slave leaf is the leaf used least regularly and normally locks into secure keeps in the lead leaf or frame.
We do not offer this type of door hinge as they don’t tend to be adjustable. The hinges we use are corrosion resistant fully adjustable hinges from SFS Intec – the Easy 3D and SFS Just 3D.
Our French doors have 3 locking points; our multipoint locking espagnolette provides 2 locking points, with the 3rd provided our 3* Neighbourhood Watch Approved cylinder locks.
Yes, our espagnolette locks supplied by Fuhr and Winkhaus are certified to PAS24:2016 Secured by Design and our cylinder locks are supplied by ERA from their Fortress range, certified to TS007 and are 3 star rated, Sold Secure Diamond, Neighbourhood Watch and Secured by Design Approved.
All our outward opening French doors are restricted to 90 degrees.
Yes, this option, often used for balcony doors that open inwards, is available with our balmoral and balmoral swan door handles. A blanking plate is fitted on the exterior to securely fix the handle in position.
Our French doors that are above 2.3 metres in height will automatically have handles on both the lead and slave leaf of the door; this double locking system gives additional peace of mind that at such large sizes the doors will remain secure.
Handle operated high-security multipoint espagnolette locks are where the lever handle operates the shoot bolts or deadbolts.