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French Doors Explained

August 5th 2019

The elegant French door originated in France in during the 17th century.  During this time architecture and Renaissance art became popular topics, and new ideas were being adopted by style conscious homeowners throughout the country.  Once such home improvement revolution was the introduction of French Doors.  This trend started out as large floor to ceiling windows that would often lead out into a garden or onto a balcony, and by the end of the century the French door had crossed the channel becoming popular with UK homeowners too.

Nowadays French doors remain a firm favourite all over the country and with good reason too. If you’re considering adding character to your home with a set of French Doors from Solidor, here’s what you can expect.

Additional light

French doors are a great choice if you’d like to let additional light into your home and during the warmer months, you’re able to open them fully to make your garden an extension of your home.  They are also a great way to circulate the air throughout your home to keep it fresh all year round.


During the 17th century French doors would have been made from wood and wrought iron, the style options would have been fairly limited too. Today however there are plenty of different door styles for you to choose from. So, whether you live in a modern or traditional home, there’s a French door style to suit. And the great thing about French doors from Solidor is that they’re made from a specially designed 48mm solid timer core, making them highly durable as well as incredibly stylish.

All of our door designs are available as double or French Doors, click here to find out more .


Solidor have the industry’s leading colour palette which currently sits at 23 options, so you can make your new French doors completely unique to you and your home.  And better still you can choose to have a different colour both inside and out!


French doors not only look fab, they’re also incredibly practical.  They’ll make it easier for you to bring larger objects into your home and if you’re throwing a garden party they’ll make for a more spacious entry point for your family and friends.

Why not take a look at our online door designer tool which allows you to swap and change the different styles, colours and accessories until you find the perfect timber core French doors for you and your home:

dark grey french doors
solidor front doors
dark grey french doors
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