Timber French doors & windows enhance beautifully converted Orford home

Mr & Mrs Clarke moved to Orford in Suffolk, drawn by the wonderful scenery, ever changing light and local seafood. The home they chose, full of charm and character, was converted from agricultural buildings dating back to the 18th Century and, though beautiful, was cold and drafty.

In this video, Mr Clarke explains why they chose our Timber French doors, and the difference they’ve made to the look, security and thermal efficiency of their home.

Our external Timber French doors allowed the exterior to retain its traditional period charm, whilst giving the inside a wonderfully light, contemporary feel.

Being so close to the coast, ensuring the doors and windows were weather tight and able to keep the rain and North Sea cold air out (and the heat in) was of paramount importance to Mr & Mrs Clarke. Our made to measure, hand crafted doors and windows with enhanced thermally insulating glass and warm edge spacer bars are perfectly designed for that purpose, with marine grade stainless steel furniture to ensure even the handles stand the test of time in the salty air.

It’s all in the detail

  • Colour: Dual colour frames, with a beautiful Window grey (RAL7040) on the outside and pure white (RAL9010) for the inside. Innovative Microporous paint, used across our timber range, provides a flawless finish whilst allowing the wood to breathe, prolonging the life of the timber and enabling a 12 year paint guarantee – even this close to the North Sea!
  • Frame: A contemporary design was chosen for the internal frame and bead detail, with square edges and clean lines, in contrast to more traditional designs with ovolo mouldings.
  • Function: Whilst the ground floor doors offer conventional openings, those on the first floor have a tilt and turn feature, allowing them to open slightly for ventilation.
  • Guarantees: 30 year fungal & insect, 12 year paint, 10 years for the sealed units, hardware & workmanship.
Timber French Doors in Orford, Suffolk

Want to know more?

Explore our range of external timber French doors further, read independent customer reviews or why not visit our charming showrooms in Woodbridge and Fornham St Martin, near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk.