Are Sliding Doors Right For Me?

When it comes to choosing the perfect doors for your home, there are several options to choose from. French, bi-folding, and sliding doors are all available. Each different type of door offers different features and benefits. We explain the features and benefits of sliding doors to help answer the question – Are sliding doors right for me?

Triple track aluminium sliding doors

What Is Unique About Sliding Doors?

Unlike your other options, sliding doors neither open inwards, or outwards. As the name suggests, sliding doors simply slide from one side to the other. This is a brilliant feature that does not sacrifice space inside, or outside. Unfortunately there is a drawback. As sliding doors do not open like a conventional door, there is always a section that is fixed. If you have a small opening, sliding doors may not be the best option for you. In these cases, you would be better to look at bi-folding or French doors.

If you have a medium to large sized opening, sliding doors could be the door type best suited to your home. As sliding doors are not hinged and rely on a roller system, they provide the largest glass to frame ratio of any door style.

Foiled uPVC sliding doors

Which Material Should I Choose?

As your local glazing experts, we offer a range sliding doors in both uPVC and aluminium. Sliding doors made from uPVC are a very popular choice among our customers. They are available in configurations of 2, 3 and 4 sections, can span a width of up to 5m and have the option of a triple track. Further features are available from aluminium sliding doors than their uPVC alternative. Offering much thinner sight lines, sections that slide both ways, and the function of a lift & slide.

The chosen material will depend on a few factors. Our uPVC sliding doors are a great option if your space is limited and you do not want a door leaf taking up room when it is open. They’re also a fantastic option for creating large openings to your outside space, and a budget friendly alternative to aluminium. If the purpose of your new doors is to have the highest glass to frame ratio available, open up a large expanse and picture frame your beautiful views, aluminium is definitely the material of your desires. Offering sight lines as slim as 20mm and huge unobstructed views, our sliding doors can open up your living space and bring the outside inside like never before.

Slimline aluminium sliding doors

What Else Should I Consider?

There are many configuration choices when it comes to sliding doors. From a conventional 2 section sliding door, to sliding doors with multiple tracks and sections. Due to their versatility, the possibilities, like the views they offer, are vast. Our expert advisers are on hand to discuss your project, and give advice on the solution that best suits your needs.

To find out more about how our sliding doors could enhance your home, call our team on 01395 268712 or get in touch via our contact form.



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