The Joedan Guide To French, Patio And Bi-Folding Doors

Isn’t it nice to have some lovely weather again – it sure puts a spring in your step. We’re hoping for lots more of it over the summer, as we’re sure you are too.

UPVC French Doors

To get that summery feel inside your house it helps to have some form of glazed door integrated into a section of wall space that sits between your home and garden.

This door would transport lots of natural light indoors and can also provide you with a brilliant garden opening, as summer living is often best enjoyed outside.

The three potential feature door options you could consider are a French door, patio door or bi-folding door.

Let us explain what they each have to offer:

French doors

We’ll begin by explaining why they are called ‘French’ doors and it’s because they were developed during the French renaissance, simple as that.

Coming as a pair, French doors have lengthy glass panes within them (this glass can be beautifully detailed) and open outwards, which is a useful thing if you want or need doors that don’t occupy any internal space when ajar.

They’re very popular on the continent and getting increasingly big in Britain too, possessing a real unmatched elegance.

Patio doors

Consisting of 2, 3 or 4 pane doors, you slide a patio door open, as opposed to opening it inwards or outwards, with it sliding back onto itself when you do it.

Back in the day, patio doors had quite chunky frames, but less so nowadays, particularly products like our Lusso triple track patio doors, which have super-slim sightlines to give you the most spectacular external view.

Being almost entirely made up of glass ensures you of a high quantity of light transference, leaving the respective room feeling wonderfully bright and energy efficient too.

Bi-Folding Doors

The world has gone big on bi-folding doors and it doesn’t surprise us in the slightest as they have an ultra-modern look and the way they work is enough to entice anyone to want some.

Supplied with 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 sections, they open and close in a similar fashion to a concertina and when pushed open to the end of the track, where they’ll elegantly stack up, supply you with a generously wide opening.

They’re made of a very light aluminium, so it only needs a gentle push to get a bi-folding door moving. We have the ability to add our bi-folds to new and existing living spaces, not just into rear walls.

Your local Joedan Design Centre is the place to go if you’d like to see and experience French, patio and bi-folding doors in the flesh. It will prove an enlightening trip.

Visit your local Joedan Design Centre

Everybody is welcome to visit one of our design centres and book a private appointment. Our sales team will be on hand to demonstrate the products and answer any questions you may have.


Want to talk to one of our advisors? Call 01684 274000

Our friendly team are always happy to help you.

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