French Doors & Patio Doors



Here at Northants Windows, we know that a new set of patio or French doors can not only improve the functionality of your home but can also improve the aesthetics, security and possibly even it’s value. Let more light flood into your home and have easy access to your garden.

What is a French door?

Exterior doors are amazing for giving a traditional choice of a garden door. Nevertheless, they also tend to be popular when they are used in the home to detach rooms from one another – such as a kitchen and conservatory. Here at Northants Windows, we focus on external French doors the design is created on a set of double doors that open from the centre, typically with glass panes covering most of the door’s length. French doors offer a fresh, stylish and traditional look.

What is a patio door?

Patio doors let the light flood into the room as they open from the middle sliding to either end. The sleek and space-saving patio doors are able to give your home a very modern feel and they also do look similar to the bifold doors, but they slide open instead of folding. The doors are smooth to open and close therefore you will have to use minimal effort to open them on a warm summer’s day.

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What is the difference between a patio and a French door?

The key alteration among a patio door and a French door is the way that each of them open. French doors open outward on a pivot, but patio doors glide sideways along a track and open to either side. Patio doors are more modern in appearance and therefore, most modern, new build homes have these as they suit a modern property. French doors offer themselves to a more period, traditional property.

Benefits of French doors

When you choose a French door with Northants Windows you will get the following benefits:

Stylish and aesthetically pleasing

French doors are a simple yet effective choice, are a design feature and also a functional addition which can increase the value of your home. Choose from simple or elaborate designs depending on what suits your room. With plenty of designs to choose from including colours and an inwards or outwards opening of the doors.

Designed to let in more light

The French doors that we supply are gorgeously crafted to give you the maximum amount of light you can get. The doors feature as windows with one or more glass panes letting the light flood your room.

Secure, durable and strong

We have rigorously tested our French doors to make sure they meet security standards. Our French door is ultra-secure, with double glazed glass fitted and a multi-point locking system

Benefits of patio doors

As with our French doors, there are many benefits of getting a patio door through us at Northants Windows:

Modern sliding door

Our patio doors open effortlessly and slide into the position that you desire, they also give off a very stylish and modern feel in the home as they are very similar to the bifold doors.

Allow maximum amount of space

Most doors swing either inwards or outwards, therefore, meaning that they need to have clearance to open.  In tight and cramped spaces this can be difficult. Patio doors slide to either end and don’t take up any space and it’s much easier to position things around them.

Secure and safe

Most thieves do tend to target the rear of a home, you won’t need to be concerned about the security of your new patio doors, This is due to the fact that we test all of our doors against security regulations and tests.  


If you are interested in learning more information about our patio and French doors, please don’t hesitate in contacting us via 01604 945 540 or alternatively head over to our contact page.