Advice re: French doors please?

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    Hi all, just afer a quick bit of advice. Am looking to get some French doors installed in place of an existing window.

    Got someone in to measure up & quote for this. All ok so far, until the final measurements are taken

    Dude says we *must* have a fan light because the doors would be too tall. His words were “the maximum height for doors in PVC is 2150”

    Gotta be honest, I’m smelling BS here because I can’t fibd anything to corroborate this and I’ve personally stood alongside a set that were about 12ft (albeit this was in Italy so don’t know if different regs apply)

    Can anyone shed any light on this? Is there a max allowable height for PVC doors in the UK?

    Thanks y’all

    Safers
     
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    Nonsense!

    I'm looking to get some made myself soon. Haven't decided on the height yet 'cause the extension's not been built, but they'll be over 2150.
     
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    yeah having spoken to the dude at length, turns out that's exactly what it is, the manufacturer they use can do a max of 2150.

    took a bit of probing to get this out of him tho!!
     
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    I know jack about uPVC but I know that when I used stainless steel for my kitchen splash backs the longest lengths my local suppliers could bend was 2.4m. Doubtless I could have shopped around (further afield) but the price would have probably been prohibitive. An 8*4' sheet of 25mm MDF works out to £25, want it 2ft longer, it becomes £80- going off spec is expensive.
     
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    yeah, very true about going off spec, altho i'd have liked the option tbh!

    funny enough i've also gone for my own steel splashbacks. the pre-made ones which looked little more than some tin-foil stretched over a wooden frame just didn't seem like they were much good, so a custom sized sheets screwed directly to the wall was a much easier, more robust and better looking alternative :)
     
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