Aluco steel look French doors deliver one of the most authentic products in aluminium, designed to perfectly replicate the look of classic metal doors, with all the advantages of modern aluminium. Here is everything you need to know about Aluco steel look French doors and why they are perfectly designed in the iconic steel-inspired, heritage, Industrial or Art-Deco Style.
An introduction to Aluco Steel Look French Doors
Part of our interior range of steel-look doors, sliding doors and screens, Aluco steel look French doors use the latest generation of aluminium, using architectural quality profiles. These are then thermally insulated with a polyamide thermal break to work with high-specification safety glass units. Every frame profile is professionally polyester powder coated only by certified and approved applicators. This powder-coated finish gives you a gorgeous colour finish (black being the most popular, of course) and protects the specially treated aluminium underneath.
You can use our steel look French doors in any residential or commercial setting. They are perfect for general patio doors, garden access doors, and side doors and we have even created these as a fully glazed front door on a porch.
Design options with Aluco French doors in the heritage, Art-Deco or Industrial Style
Suitable for virtually any size aperture, Aluco French doors are available in many different options including:
- As standalone double doors
- For taller openings with a glazed top panel.
- Perfect for wider apertures designed as French Doors with sidepanels
- Bespoke sizes as banks of doors, combining single doors and fixed panels.
The flexibility of Aluco steel-look French doors makes them incredibly functional as well. For example, these doors can open either inside the room, ideal as balcony doors or outside onto the patio area. You can even incorporate them upstairs as bedroom doors, opening inwards and with a glass or metal Juliet Balcony at the front.
Even better, we can incorporate opening aluminium windows within the side panels, as open outwards casements, giving your new patio doors ventilation just like a regular window, but with all the distinctive style and appeal only this style of door provides.
Choosing the right size glazing bars for your new French doors.
One of the unique features of Aluco doors is how we’ve designed them to replicate the sizes and important details of the original steel product they are based on as close as possible. And this starts with the glazing bars. Ours start at 20mm, giving them a nearly identical styling to steel doors and also slimmer than the 27mm transom provided with many of these.
You can find out the many glazing bar options available with Aluco doors. depending on the styling you are looking to achieve for your property project. The slimline glazing bars are best when you are trying to get the best and closest match to steel doors. The larger sized transoms give a bolder and more prominent steel-look to your new patio doors and area also used if you wish to have opening windows within your door set.
Choosing the best window handles for your new patio doors.
Choosing the right internal and external handles for your new steel-look French doors can help create a traditional or modern contemporary style. You can design your new doors exactly as you need with four different types and in numerous colours. The Heritage handles are probably the best for the most authentic and timeless style, distinguished by their brass or black finishes and exceptional quality, styling and feel. If you’d prefer something more modern, the steel-look handle comes with a separate cylinder escutcheon which is entirely different from the one-piece design of most handles. Your Aluco Approved Installer and nearest Aluco showroom is the best place to view the entire range.
Glass options with Aluco Doors
When it comes to choosing the best glass for your new steel look French doors, you have several choices. First is the standard product comprising toughened safety glass, having a soft-coat low-emissivity coating, warm edge spacer bars and argon gas fill. These 28mm glass units can also be upgraded to laminated glass, creating an extra barrier of glass security. And if you need sun control, help with noise reduction or have any special requirements, our doors are entirely flexible in the glass choices available.
What is the best colour for steel-look French Doors?
Black is undoubtedly the most popular colour for steel look French doors and perfectly replicates the look of period or industrial glazing. With over 150 RAL colours available, including metallic colours, textured surfaces and anodised finishes, we can create virtually any colour. And it is worth exploring other colours to see if they would work better within your design.
ALWAYS BESPOKE, ALWAYS BEAUTIFUL ALUCO STEEL-INSPIRED DOORS
Precision crafted, beautifully finished, professionally installed and designed to stand the test of time. Aluco steel look doors and windows transform any property with the iconic look this style of glazing creates. .
Aluco windows are exclusively made by us and and our professional network of approved, vetted and trained installers fit them. Each and every Aluco product is individually crafted to complement any home.
Contact us for more information and where to view Aluco heritage aluminium windows with matching doors around the UK. You can visit our Cambridgeshire showroom or Central London location or we can put you in touch with your nearest Aluco installer.