Crittall-Style Doors: From Patio Glazing to Internal Screens

crittall-style doors in a modern extension
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Crittall-style doors have become one of the most lusted after designs for patio doors in recent times. Aesthetically, they offer a strong design prospect thanks to their celebrated grid-like frames, but what do you actually know about this style of door? 

There are plenty of permutations of Crittall style around when it comes to new doors for your home, so we’re delving into the history of the design and what you should know before you buy, as well as serving up some serious inspiration for a scheme using Crittall-style doors for both external glazing and interior partitions. 

Hugh Metcalf

Hugh is editor of sister title and former digital editor of He has worked on a range of home, design and property magazines, including Grand Designs, Essential Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms and Good Homes. Hugh has developed a passion for modern architecture and green homes, and moonlights as an interior designer, having designed and managed projects ranging from single rooms to whole house renovations and large extensions. He's currently renovating his own Victorian terrace in Essex, DIYing as much of the work as possible. He's recently finished his kitchen renovation, which involved knocking through walls, and landscaping a courtyard garden, and is currently working on a bathroom renovation.