French Doors

Devon, Exeter and the surrounding areas

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French Doors

  • French doors are a fantastic way to open up your indoor space to the outdoors. By allowing light to flood into your room, French doors create the illusion of a more spacious indoors. There’s no doubt about it, they’re the perfect way to brighten up your house.

    We manufacture all of our products ourselves so that we can ensure everything is made to the highest possible standard. Choose from an exciting selection of designs and finishes to complete your French doors.

    Traditionally, French doors can swing wide open. However, due to the talent of our craftsman, we can fit your doors with restrictors that will hold them open at any angle you please. This will prevent a gust of wind from slamming the doors. French doors are highly versatile and work well as entries for your conservatory, garden or patio. Admire your outside view no matter the weather with French doors.

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    Lifetime Guarantee
    10-year manufacturer’s guarantee.

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    Tailor Made
    Classic windows tailor made to your exact specifications.

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    100% Satisfaction
    Award-winning customer service and after-care support.

  • Our french doors are available in great choice colours, outward or inward openings are available, with features including performance glass, multi-point security locking and low mobility access.

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    Flexible monthly payments

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    Interest free credit

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    Buy now / pay later

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    No finance required

Technical and creative

Air your project naturally in those stuffy summer months by swinging your French doors wide open.

To add all of these features to your project, visit our showroom or contact us for a no obligation quote on your preferred French doors.

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Are French doors always double?

French doors consist of two doors within the same frame, without a disruptive pillar that would hinder your view or access. Although they are within the same frame, you can still choose to only open one door.

At Crown Commercial Windows, we only provide double French doors. However, if you have a single door frame, we are able to produce a glazed external door that leads into your garden for natural light, open or closed.

What’s the difference between patio doors and French doors?

Both French doors and patio doors are brilliant options if you require doors that open to the outdoors. The difference lies in their structure. French doors include one frame with two doors within it that open to the outside. Patio doors tend to involve sliding doors, have one or two sliding panels, and stay within the frame for those projects which do not have so much space. French doors are ideal for projects with more space and in turn you get more space to walk through, as well as improved ventilation.

Do French doors swing in or out?

They can do either. Inwards is popular when there is lots of furniture outside. Whilst outwards is preferred by those who want to maximise their indoor space. Either way, they will not get caught up in the wind and slam due to the ultra-modern hinge tension technology we use at Crown Commercial Windows. Reflect on your space to work out what would be best for your project. Alternatively, contact for advice on what might be the best option for you.

Why is it called a French door?

The name was coined from their French roots and the design influenced by the Renaissance period as well as Greek and Italian culture. This period in history was obsessed with light and designs which could offer light in creative ways. At first, they were used all over France before becoming popular all around the world. Classically used as doors leading onto balconies, French doors are now frequently used as entries into gardens. Timeless and classic, French doors help to create an airy and spacious project and come in a variety of designs.

Do I need planning permission for French doors?

Planning permission is not required for French doors if you are replacing doors of the same size or creating a slightly bigger opening. However, this only applies for French doors located at the rear of a property, not ones which are facing the road. Listed buildings and projects within a protected area often have additional restrictions, so be sure to research what you are legally able to do. At Crown Commercial Widows, we have the CERTASS certification which demonstrates that we only install new doors that follow building regulation approval.

Do French doors increase project value?

French doors can add value to your house. This is because French doors allow lots of light to enter your project and create an open-plan feel in your interior, whilst showing off the beauty of your outdoor space. French doors bring everything together. Purchase your French doors with us to ensure yours are high quality, durable, and will last you for years to come.

Features and benefits

Guarantees you can depend on.

We have built up a great reputation over years of delivering a first class service and excellent products, all from our local, no nonsense all-about-you company.

From characteristic country cottages to contemporary town houses, we’re confident that our products will offer a style and finish to truly transform your project. Through constant innovation the quality, durability and security of our products is genuinely second to none. As a local company we are proud to offer British Standards BS7412/PAS24 for enhanced security.

We refuse to compromise on quality

Our windows are made from British Made, high quality MarinespecTM components, with up to 25 years anti corrosion. They are built specifically for the more exposed areas of corrosion, such as coastal environments to give you worry free performance beyond your guarantee.  We believe spending more on components is worth every penny, and sets us apart from our competitors.

State of the art fabrication for best quality

We have invested millions of pounds into one of the most state of the art manufacturing facilities in the UK.  This enables us to provide you with consistently high quality products at exceptionally good prices. Our loyal factory workers are well trained and take pride in their work, they really care about quality.  Our machines are maintained according to a rigorous servicing regime to keep them in top condition.

Superior energy efficiency

Our ‘A’ rated energy efficient and triple glazed windows are tested by the BFRC, which will save you money on your heating bills. By law your windows and doors have to meet strict thermal performance regulations but you can be rest assured that our products exceed current requirements.

Energy saving is incredibly important and so is keeping your fuel bills down. We are continuously looking for ways to make our projects energy efficient and one way is to choose new PVCu windows and doors. Not only will they help to keep your project warmer, they will reduce your energy loss.

Don’t just take our word for it!

Our suppliers conform to strictly controlled and independently monitored Quality Management Systems such as ISO 9001, to ensure that everything is done correctly and according to best practise.

Our windows are tested independently by British Standards for security, weather tightness and strength performance. This means that periodically, we have to send them to independent test houses, in order to be tested to destruction.

These are just some of the many standards the products in our vast range conform to. Needless to say we take the quality of our products very seriously indeed.


Made to measure

The styles available are endless and the choices to suit your project are bigger than ever before. Traditional, contemporary or modern; our versatile window and door designs will create the look you want to complement and enhance your project. If you want windows that are as individual as you, our range of coloured and woodgrain windows offer you fifteen different colours and finishes.

A local business that really cares about its customers

Our sales consultants, surveyors, admin team and installers really care about you and your project. They are highly trained, motivated and want to go the extra mile to do the best possible job. Our fitters will treat your project with care and respect and will take time to ensure that you are delighted with the end result.

With a local showroom including an extensive display and experts on hand you can see before you buy and meet the team!

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