Originating from the renaissance period in France way back in the 17th century, these large panes of glass are still a very popular choice. Let’s take a look at how these French doors have become a staple in modern homes.
It’s interesting to note that the French door actually didn’t come first, French windows did. The fittings were designed to let in as much natural light as possible and offer an uninterrupted view with their lack of central divider, to brighten up the inside of homes. As time progressed and new processes of making these fittings developed, these windows got a lot larger – so large in fact, that what once was a window became a door with a huge opening as there was no central post and the doors swung outwards like a window. People liked the idea of being able to step out onto their balcony through these glass doors, and it soon caught on in other countries too. By the end of the 17th century, French doors began to appear everywhere, including England. Light was a key component of renaissance architecture and is still today which could be why they’re so popular.
At Infil, your French doors are far more than just a door, they are a classic enhancement to your home. Swing both doors open for the ultimate in alfresco summer living, and keep cosy in the winter with full insulation. And best of all, there’s a door to meet every budget. Our French doors are available in a range of styles and colours to match your bespoke living space and can be combined with extra window panels to complete the look. With our 10-year guarantee on our doors and workmanship from our expert team of fitters, you’ll have complete peace of mind when choosing your brand-new doors from Infil.
If you’re interested in having French doors fitted, give us a call on 01787 477231 today for a free, no-obligation