What are french doors?
French doors are doors that have one or more glazed panels contained in a single frame. Similar to casement windows, only bigger, they’re sometimes known as french windows.
Usually fitted at the back of properties as patio doors or the main rear entrance door, they combine practicality with a stylish, ‘outdoor living’ look. The large glazed area lets lots of light flood into your home and provides unrestricted views, letting you enjoy your garden in any weather. Also able to be opened wide, french doors are perfect for entertaining or moving large items in or out of your house.
With each and every french door made to measure by our team of specialists and tailored to complement your property and personal taste, there are no limitations to the homes that they suit. Some of the properties that we’ve installed replacement french doors in include new build or modern homes, period or traditionally styled homes, conservation area (where timber or conservation approved uPVC windows are installed), and graded properties (where timber has been installed).
The choice is endless, as is our devotion to you and your household efficiency and security.
Why buy a truhouse. french door?
Premium quality, not price tag
Think good old-fashioned quality and craftsmanship has to be expensive? Think again. After 40 years testing hundreds of windows and doors, we’ve found premium quality without the premium price tag, right here in Britain.
Tailored to you
The way you live isn’t one-size-fits-all, so why should your doors be? Choose from 4 frame materials, 490+ colours, 4 finishes, a wide range of matching hardware, standard or decorative glass, double or triple glazing, optional trickle vents, any size and configuration. Your door, your way.
Say goodbye to hefty heating bills and fold those winter jumpers away with airtight seals and A+ energy rating as standard. Save the planet whilst saving your wallet.
Get ready to sleep through the night with high-performance acoustic glazing that reduces traffic noise and blocks out that noisy neighbour (… you know the one).
Safe and secure
Relax and let our multipoint locking system and added security claws take care of you and your property, so that you can take care of the things that matter most.
Rotting, warping, discolouration and arduous maintenance are a thing of the past with our market-leading, premium-grade materials.
Six simple steps
Improving your home should be one of life’s little pleasures, not pains – that’s why we’ve made it simple. From quote to survey, order, manufacture, installation and guarantee, we look after you every step of the way.
No more pushy salesmen inflating prices before bombarding you with bogus offers. We aren’t on commission, and happily reveal the tru. costs behind our replacement windows and doors – from materials to labour – then offer them to you, minus the “traditional” markup. We add value, not pound signs.
Every job is important to us, so we do all of the installation ourselves. Our window and door installation teams are fully employed, and as invested in quality and professional service as everyone at truhouse.
Our windows and doors are designed to stand the test of time – we’ll register your installation with FENSA and give you a 10-year guarantee to prove it.
Raising the bar
We hear you – double glazing has a bad reputation. Rather than simply meeting expectations, we work tirelessly to exceed them and elevate the industry standard for excellence. With support from our employees, customers, partners, and the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF), we are paving the way.
At truhouse. we offer french doors in 4 different frame materials to suit your needs – uPVC, aluminium, timber, and composite:
- FSC® certified sustainable redwood and hardwood
- Medium to high durability
- Conservation area compliant
- More maintenance than other materials
- Longer manufacture and installation
- 60-year average life expectancy
Colour and finish options
Whether you opt for uPVC, aluminium, timber, or composite french doors, we offer a tru.ly extensive range of hard-wearing single or dual door colours and door finishes to meet your needs, spanning:
- 12 Standard colours
- 6 Heritage colours
- 148 Farrow & Ball colours
- 213 RAL Classic colours
- 118 British Standard 4800 colours
- Matt finish
- Satin finish
- Gloss finish
- Natural hardwood finish
- Foiled woodgrain finish
Already know what colour you’d like? Great! If not, our friendly experts can help identify the perfect door colour and finish for you! Whether you’re looking to complement your home’s brickwork or rendering, yours or your neighbours existing windows and doors, or stand out from the crowd, we’re sure to have the perfect match for you.
Door hardware, also commonly called door furniture or door fixtures and fittings, refers to the handles and hinges which play an integral part in achieving your desired look and ensuring your french doors operate effortlessly and stand up to decades of use.
From traditional to contemporary, our hardware comes in a variety of styles and colour finishes to complement your home’s architectural style and help achieve your home design goals, including:
- Rounded lever handle
- Pad lever handle
- Swan lever handle
- Traditional monkey tail
- Traditional cottage handles
- Heritage lever handle
- Black and antique black
- Electro gold, gold, antique brass, and rumbled brass
- Stainless steel, polished chrome, satin chrome, grey, pewter, and graphite
Designed for superior functionality, all truhouse. hardware is made to last and resist fading and discolouration by sunlight, humidity, and other harsh environmental factors.
Glass and glazing options
In addition to clear glass, french doors can be fitted with any one of 20 etched glass or textured glass designs, each offering varying levels of obscurity to meet your privacy or style needs.
For a heritage feel, decorative glazing bars (leaded bars, Georgian bars, and astragal bars) can also be mounted to your door panes in a variety of different configurations.
All truhouse. french doors are double glazed and A+ rated as standard, with the option to upgrade to triple glazing or apply additional lamination and surface coatings that help control the amount of light and heat entering and leaving your home.
Understanding and choosing the right glass and glazing options will help ensure you’re investing your money wisely in doors that will give you both the look and the energy efficiency you require. Let us know what you’re looking to achieve and our friendly experts will assess your environment, discuss options, and advise the best glazing solution for you.
Safety and security
In addition to frame composition and glazing, door safety and security is largely dependent upon the locking and hinge mechanisms fitted.
Whichever material you choose, all truhouse. french doors are composed of robust multichambered profiles and fitted with market-leading 3-star cylinder sold secure diamond locks as standard. Approved by locksmiths, the police (Secured by Design), and BSI ( TS007 3* grade 6), they are anti-snap, anti-pick and anti-drill. If an attack is detected, a hidden firing pin in the lock’s core engages to secure the central cam and prevent the unwelcome visitor from gaining entry to your home.
With each side of the door fully secured with the turn of a key, our french doors ensure your home is protected against potential intruders.
Optional opening restrictors also allow you to protect your french doors, home, and loved ones from harm or damage caused by the doors being caught and slammed by the wind.
Six simple steps to your replacement french doors
* Lead times may vary subject to requirements and demand.
French door installation area
Our core installation area spans 437 towns and villages and 27 different postcode districts across the counties of Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, including:
Outside the area? When possible, our expert team love to travel further afield to show customers a tru. difference, so please don’t hesitate to call on our services.
Unsure if truhouse. covers your area?
“I recently changed my front door and used truhouse. The service was fantastic at every stage, from completing the initial quote, to the survey and the final installation. The staff were always professional and friendly and made the whole experience easy and hassle free.“
“Really love the look and style of the door. The door furniture is of exceptional quality. The installers arrived at the stated time and were clean, methodical and happy chappies! I would recommend truhouse. to anybody. Great job – well done and thank you.“
“I used truhouse. for my new front and back door, and they look fantastic! I found everyone I dealt with – from owners and office staff to fitters – very friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and human from my first enquiry at the showroom through to the finished job.“
“We had our windows replaced because our home was freezing! The new uPVC windows and doors that we had have made such a difference to the look of our home too. We were worried about being ripped off so really liked the honest pricing.“
“Wow! This company brings a whole new approach to the industry – a much needed and refreshing change. From the no nonsense survey and quote to the excellent installation carried out by Steve and Adam. The guys were courteous tidy and together with their meticulous attention to detail left me with a lovely finished product. I couldn’t be more pleased.“
“I had all windows and external doors replaced. The cost was lower than expected, the quality is excellent, and the finish inside and out is excellent. The installation date was quicker than expected, the installers were efficient and tidy, and the company owner lent a hand. Excellent service and product from a local business. Love the result.”
“I had a total refit for my property, so this was a big (nervewracking) job. I spent a long time researching and truhouse. gave the best value quote by far. I am so delighted with the result. Brilliant customer service throughout, beautiful windows and great workmanship. Highly recommended.“
“Job well done, fast and efficient and looks really great. The fitters were courteous and professional, and I’m very happy with the finished product.“
“If I could award points they would be 150 out of 100. That is how great this company has been. I feel like I have a new home. I opted for triple glazing – it’s silent and I have turned the heating off as it’s plenty warm enough already. Each room seems bigger, brighter and OH SO MUCH BETTER.“
“Kind, hard-working, fantastic fitters and a wonderful team in the office who emailed or called to update me at various times. This is a company who thrives on giving not good but fantastic service in ALL areas. Even to the point of working around my cat-flap that I wanted to maintain.“
“I had a quote from truhouse. for new doors. I found the whole service very friendly and convenient from start to finish. It’s lovely to receive a cheery greeting on the initial phone enquiry and I’d say the service was the same throughout. No pushy sales advice, just honest and clear advice given.“
“ I can’t thank the team at truhouse. enough for their help, support and service throughout. We are very pleased with our new windows and the fitters were great and cleaned up afterward. Thank you so much to all the staff that have been involved in this from start to finish!“
“I rarely leave reviews but I cannot recommend truhouse. highly enough. From the initial consultation throughout installation and to their aftersales service this company has simply been outstanding.“
“What a great family business. Friendly and great level of customer service. Their website is very slick and easy to follow – it’s so refreshing to get a clear idea of cost up front to begin to work out your budget. Would definitely recommend.“
“We purchased a Solidor composite door after using an extremely easy and simple design tool on the website. Transparent pricing and a very straightforward transaction with your company. A tru. delight!“
“After years of having to have a light on in the hallway day and night, truhouse. have brought in the light. Service exceptional from staff that not only know their job but complete it with a smile. Thank you one and all. We love our new door.”
“Fab local company. Brilliant customer service and a team you can tru.ly trust.“
“Excellent job in a rental property we own. Very skilled and friendly installers. Sensible price. Site survey dimensions were spot-on. They appeared dressed in filthy overalls, however, they are professional and know what they are doing.“
“Excellent customer service. The windows and doors came nice and early on the arranged day, were good quality and well fitted. Thanks again and I will use you again when I move house next!“
“When Stroud Windows changed their name to truhouse. I was concerned that perhaps they were trying to hide a murky past. How wrong was I! I received an excellent, efficient and courteous service from everyone at truhouse. and the online self-design function for Solidor is superb.“
“truhouse. are an excellent company. Well organised, professional and delightful to deal with. The windows are fantastic – we really can’t tell the difference from the wooden sash windows we had before – except they are draught-proof and won’t need painting!“
“We recently had truhouse. Simply windows and doors fit a lantern on our new extension. Brilliant service, cannot recommend enough. If you’re after windows/doors/lanterns give truhouse. a ring – you won’t be disappointed.”
“Absolutely delighted. Prompt visit for survey, and very helpful advice about the right product for our old Cotswold farmhouse. Steve and Adam did a really neat job. No mess or damage, and the new windows have exceeded our expectations. They look just perfect.”
“Thank you so much for turning my grotty old door into a sparkling new one! We are very pleased with the service.”
“I used truhouse. to supply and fit a new uPVC back door and kitchen window, following a refurb. Can’t speak highly enough of the service. Absolutely no sales push, just down to earth, friendly, helpful people. Reasonable prices, the installation went incredibly smoothly, the house was left immaculate afterwards and the window and door look great. Will not go anywhere else.”
“The team did an amazing job with my new front door. Clean and tidy, efficient, polite and good at what they do. Would recommend truhouse. to anybody. Thank you so much.”
“They came and did a top job for me, friendly and top notch window technicians. would recommend them to everyone.”
“Great company. Nothing is too much trouble. Our new windows and doors look amazing. Very, very pleased. Well recommended.”
“We had our front door and windows done by the experts at truhouse. They looked after us from start to finish. Great staff. From office to fitters, all super friendly and helpful. The workmanship was so tidy not any mess. Thank you.”
“Excellent, quick and reliable service. Would definitely recommend and use again.”
“We can’t recommend truhouse. enough. Love the colour range and styles available. Super friendly service, high quality fitting and we couldn’t be happier with our new windows and doors. Since our composite doors were fitted, we can sleep soundly knowing no one is getting through those in a hurry! Thank you for such a smooth process.”
“An innovative, forward-thinking company who thrive off excellent customer service! They should introduce 6 stars!”
“New composite door fitted. Great job completed to a high standard and done efficiently. Everyone I’ve dealt with from office staff to fitters were extremely pleasant. Highly recommended! Thank you.”
“We were recommended truhouse. by a neighbour after admiring their new windows. The whole process has been professional and pain free and the finished job looks fantastic and has transformed the home. Great service all round from the initial consultation, fitting and all elements of customer service and after care. We will be using truhouse. again.”
Start your home improvement project today
Whether you have a modern, contemporary, or traditional home, we have the door for you!
- Enhance the external and internal appearance of your home
- Improve the quality of your living environment
- Provide the best security from intruders
- Protect your home from the elements and reduce your energy bills
- Add value and character to your home