UPVC french doors are a cost-saving solution to open up a room to the outside. Opening up a room to the outside can bring in additional light to provide a more airy look and feel to the inside.
Many french doors manufactured from upvc materials feature the same benefits of standard pvcu residential doorsets. They are often fitted with similar high specification/security ironmongery as standard upvc doors for added piece of mind.
UPVC french doors are manufactured using extruded hollow profiles reinforced with either steel or aluminium sections. Selecting a upvc profile is the first step to creating your customised pvcu french door product. Many profile manufacturers have a range of profile systems to provide a wide choice for consumers. Decorative and chamfered profile designs are the most common choice for homeowners.
Most manufacturers and installers will allow you to customise your pvcu french doors utilising a range of accessory and profile finishing options.
Most pvcu french doors can often be finished in foiled textures which can provide a woodgrain effect on the exterior and/or the interior dependant on your requirements. Selecting a woodgrain finish can provide a timber look and feel to a french door.
The security of upvc french doors can be tested by UK manufacturers through an independent body and as a result, many french door manufacturers obtain accreditation marks such as “Secured by Design” or “PAS 23/24”. Selecting a pvcu french door product with an industry standard security accreditation mark is a wise choice for added piece of mind regarding the security of your product.
Energy efficiency plays a key role in the selection process of pvcu window, door or conservatory products for homeowners. Selecting an energy efficient french door product could provide a return on your investment through increased energy savings over older products. The correct glazing option should be selected to achieve the best energy saving level for your property. Many manufacturers and suppliers are able to provide advice on this.
Overall, a upvc/pvcu french door product can provide increased cost savings over timber alternatives whilst still providing high specification design options similar to pvc residential doors.
Dempsey Dyer Ltd. are manufacturers of both timber and pvcu french door products and currently supply to the trade and commercial sectors. Visit their website for more information: