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French Doors From Endurance

Here at Endurance Doors, we’re big fans of French doors. They make a vibrant addition to any home and are some of the most elegantly stylish doors on the market. Some people think they’re old-fashioned or too expensive compared to other types of doors, but we’d have to disagree. French doors are timeless and as far as we’re concerned, worth every penny.

What Is A French Door?

Before we go further, let’s explain what French doors are. Generally, French doors feature large glass panels and are used as alternatives to patio and double doors. 

Like patio doors, they’re typically fitted near gardens, patios and conservatories, but they open outwards on a hinge instead of sliding. They also come in pairs, similar to standard double doors, but tend to be slightly smaller and have more glazing.

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But why do we call them ‘French doors?’ Well, as you’ve probably guessed, it’s because they originated in France. The style first appeared in southern France during the late Renaissance period and quickly became popular across western Europe. The original French doors were bigger than the ones you see today, and if you visit a heritage home from this period, you’ll notice a difference. However, the basic design is largely the same. 

French doors are attractive, and there’s a reason why they’ve remained popular ever since. Composite French doors have several advantages, so let’s look at three reasons to install them.

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Bringing The Outdoors In

As more of their surface area is made of glass, French doors are a great way to bridge the gap between your home and the outside world. They let in more natural light than other doors and do wonders for the atmosphere. You’ll have a better look at the snow falling in the winter, and they’ll make your home seem bright and airy during the summer. They open up the barrier between your house and the natural world and will make you feel closer to nature.



French doors are remarkably safe and secure. They’re fitted with multi-point locks so intruders will struggle to get in, and they’re incredibly tough too. Our composite French doors are strong enough to resist severe weather conditions and can even withstand direct hits from sledgehammers.

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Thermal Efficiency

As they have more glass in them, it’s easy to assume that French doors aren’t thermally efficient. After all, glass isn’t a good insulator, so if there’s more of it, surely you’ll lose heat rapidly. We’re happy to dispel this idea. When fitted with double glazing, French doors have similar u-values as standard double doors. They retain heat just as well, and your house will stay cosy for longer.

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In short, French doors are attractive, safe, and energy-efficient, and they bring you closer to nature. They bring a touch of glamour and a subtle taste of the French Riviera, so why not start designing your ideal French doors today?

If you’ve been inspired, you can start a project using our online door designer. Or, if you’d like more information, you can contact us. Our expert staff are on hand and waiting to talk to you.

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How Are Composite Doors Made?

17 Laminations

Our composite doors are made up of 17 laminations with a solid timber core. We use BBA accredited, engineered LVL (laminated veneered lumber.). Our 48mm thick core offers exceptional stability and eliminates the possibility of warping over time. Each door is manufactured with an integrated Moisture Barrier System in the base of the door which protects your door from water damage, delamination and maintains its integrity, avoiding common problems with composite doors.


Door Skin

Endurance composite doors feature a laminated door skin with a highly weatherproof and durable acrylic layer, offering exciting vivid colours and luxurious wood effect designs that perfectly match the door frames into which they are installed. Our replacement front doors are finished with a foiled 3D Cool Skin that features an embossed woodgrain texture to offer a surface that won’t crack or fade. Available in 16 colours ranging from neutral shades to bold bright tones, you can create a composite door solution that is colour lasting and will continue to look great even after years of use. Once you’ve selected the style, and design of your new door and applied your preferred colour you can add finishing touches to your composite door with a wide selection of hardware and security options. Select from handles, knockers and letter plates to personalise your door and make it your own.

Hardware Options

With 10 hardware colours to choose from including Gold, Graphite, Antique Black and Chrome you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to putting the final touch to your composite door. Created to blend into the surroundings of your property and to complement your existing décor, we know that you’ll be pleased with the finished result.

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Solid Timber Core

The Endurance door has a solid core unlike others. This robustness means there are more advantages and far fewer problems with composite doors from us compared to other companies.

With 48mm thick cross-bonded veneered laminated timber door lead, Endurance composite doors deliver lateral strength and unrivalled stability.

We use Kerto LVL for our solid core, a material which is incredibly strong and dimensionally stable timber beam. The makeup of our solid core is designed so that it can be cut to any height or width without affecting its integral strength.

Our solid core competitors use cores that incorporate less dense mixed species woods with a stile and rail subframe. The core’s strength comes from the outer subframe in these doors. A narrow or short door involves cutting into this subframe and cutting away the strength of the door. These doors don’t always hold their shape when facing the temperature changes of British weather and central heating.

We are so confident in the quality of our Endurance composite door we offer a 3mm bowing guarantee on our doors.

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Our HomeView Door Designer offers a simple to follow step by step process, enabling you to construct your ideal composite door and see how it looks on your home.