TIMBER FRENCH DOORS.
At the Woodworkshop our French doors are made to order to ensure you get the exact size and style you want. Our Joinery team work with you to create a quality product that brings light and value to your home.
WHAT TO CONSIDER?
Make sure your French Doors are manufactured for exterior use. Some 'exterior' doors are specified for sheltered conditions and are not solid timber construction. Stiles (door frames) should be 115mm wide and the bottom of the door should be approximately 190mm high. These dimensions ensure strength and stability in the frame and also ensure all locks can be fitted.
We firmly believe that exterior French Doors should ideally be made from clear cedar. It is a stable material with minimal movement over the seasons and is light and strong.
Beware of doors made of pine, it is notoriously unstable as it expands and contracts with the change in the weather. Cedar has stood the test of time and many doors and windows in Wellington homes are over 100 years old.
Prices are relevant to style, glazing, size and configuration. A typical single pane (one piece of glass per door) french door is between $2000 +GST and $3000 +GST.o important to reduce stress on the hinges. Contact us to get a quote.
Sizing is integral to keeping French Doors looking proportional and functional. A set of doors is generally between 1100mm and 1600mm wide and around 2 meters high.
If you need wider then this you may want to consider going higher than the traditional 1980mm height door to retain the proportions.
If your space is much larger you can consider using sidelights to take up extra width or fanlights to fill in the extra height.
Doors should ideally have safety glass fitted (including both sides of double glazing) as standard. Double glazing is increasingly popular but does add to the overall weight of the door. Staying with the 750mm range (see above) is also important to reduce stress on the hinges.