Patio Doors Explained

Our wide range of different patio door options, including sliding, French and Bifold doors, give you a great choice for your home. An effortless transition between home and garden can be achieved with our Bifold doors, or if you prefer a more traditional look, French doors may be for you. Our sliding doors allow you to choose how open you’d like them to be, giving you flexibility when you have children or pets.

We have a wide range of materials to choose from:

Sliding Patio Doors

Sliding Patio Doors can be fitted to both small and large openings and are made to measure, allowing you to configure them in the best way for you and your property. Sliding doors can be opened up to the full width of the sliding panel, making them perfect for when the weather is good or you need to move large items in and out of your home.

PROS

  • Available with aluminium or uPVC frames
  • Individual door panels can maximise your view
  • Size of opening easily controlled
  • Doesn’t protrude from the opening inwards or outwards
  • Cannot slam shut in the wind

CONS

  • Will overlap which will not allow the full space to be opened up
  • Not suitable for narrow openings
sliding patio doors pros and cons

French Doors

French doors are great for smaller patio openings and consist of two doors which open from the centre. There is not usually a bar running down the middle of the doors, so when you open both sides the opening is unobstructed and wider than the traditional single external door. Our French doors are made to measure, giving you a completely bespoke door set which fits your home perfectly.

PROS

  • Available with solid timber or uPVC frames
  • Suits a range of property styles
  • Can open one or both doors
  • Doors can be fitted with outward or inward opening
  • Glazing can be enhanced with different glass patterns and Georgian bars
  • Additional security upgrade available — the Patlock

CONS

  • Not suitable for very wide openings
  • Reduced glazing area compared with other patio door styles
  • Can slam shut in the wind if not secured
  • Space is required for either outward or inward opening
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Bifold Doors

Aluminium Bi Fold Doors and uPVC Bifold doors are a relatively new product in the UK, but they’ve become extremely popular in a short space of time. They can span a small or large opening and are designed to fold right back to one side in a concertina fashion. This will allow you to open your home right up, bringing the outside in and really making the most of your garden or view. Available in aluminium or uPVC versions and made to measure, Bifold doors can enhance almost any style of property.

PROS

  • Available with aluminium or uPVC frames
  • Can be pushed right back to make full use of the opening
  • Can open inwards or outwards
  • Can be fitted with a ‘traffic door’ for ease of everyday-use
  • A low threshold can be fitted to ensure a seamless transition

CONS

  • Door panels ‘stack’ at a 90° angle, so space is required on either side of the doors
  • The frames will break up the view when doors are shut
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