French Door Hardware
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‘French Door Hardware…for a timeless and sophisticated style.’
French doors offer a great way to create that wonderful traditional style and feel. They add character and charm to your home, especially in design styles like Hamptons, Coastal, Country, and Rustic. French Doors often feature glass paneling to allow to bring in light but still can add privacy.
To get the best out of your French Doors, it is all about choosing the right hardware to finish your complete look and feel.
Before you choose your hardware, there are a few things you will need to know about your doors.
Sliding Doors – These are leaf doors that slide together and come squarely flush.
Rebated Doors – These are swinging doors but one of the doors has a groove that is either cut or channelled out at the end. This is so it closes tightly onto the other door with an overlapping lip. They interlock fittingly with one another.
Is your door Rebated? We have Rebate Kits available, our T5- Rebate Kit Door Hardware is great to use for double doors. These rebate kits are used so the Mortise Locks and Roller Locks can function properly with the door.
Leaved Doors – These are swinging doors where two leave doors come together squarely like a sliding door.
If new you have many more options than if it is a repurposed door. You will need to consider how much space you have within the door to the glass paneling. You do not want to start drilling in the wrong place and crack your glass.
If your doors are repurposed, you will need to find out the size diameter boreholes that may have already been drilled into the door. Also, is the wood panel where the hardware to be placed going through a solid door?
Considering all of the above, you can now look at some your options below. Here are some great French Door ideas that you can use!
Using Face Fixed Entrance Pulls which screw from the front, whereas back to back Entrance Pulls are of that…back to back.
Locking with Long Plated Levers will give you the security that you will need for external doors, or doors that may be needed locking. Euro Long Plated Lever sets come back to back. To balance the look use a Dummy set on the other side of the door to match.
If you need your door to latch but not lock, there are a few options that can cater for this. Our T37 is a roller latch that is perfect to go with Entrance Pulls or Dummy Levers sets. The roller latch simply latches nicely when you close the door. Passage Levers come with latches that have a tongue that will keep the door shut.
Latching with Pull Handles – Your choice of Entrance Pulls with our T37 Roller Latch.
Passage or Dummy Levers – Your choice of Passage Lever Sets. To match for the other side of the door you can use matching Levers.
For Dummy Sets to act as a pull lever using our T37 Roller Latch.
Additional products you will need are a Flush Bolts to keep one side of the door stationery and the other to use the main door to enter in or out. Click here to see more about Flush Bolts.
Hinges are there to help complete the look, tie in all your hardware together with the same finishes. Check out our choices of Hinges
Do keep in mind that these doors are nearly all glass, they do pose some security problems. So, ensure your doors are fitted with good locks, flush bolts, and door hardware, you then will be able to enjoy the benefits with peace of mind.
There is no doubt that French doors bring a visually pleasing appeal. In fact, they may even help to increase the value of your home!
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