Choosing the right aluminium sliding patio door

Choosing the right aluminium sliding patio door for my Sussex home

Are you looking at replacing or adding aluminium sliding patio doors to your home? If you are, there are many things that need to be considered so you can be sure that you are getting the doors that suit your requirements, property style and budget.

Aluminium sliding patio doors are a stylish addition to a property, with large expanses of glass they allow light to flood into a room and create large openings into a patio or landscaped garden.

Let’s look at the ways you can personalise your aluminium sliding patio door.

GlazingDouble or triple glazing? Which should you choose?

Double glazing is a lower cost than triple glazing, has good energy efficiency and sound insulation, but if you live near a busy road or railway line you may wish to consider triple glazing – they are also more thermally efficient than double glazing and insulate against unwanted noise. Triple glazing is more expensive due to the additional panes and can cost more to deliver due to the weight. The extra pane also results in a slightly clunkier door, so if you’re looking for sleek aesthetics, then choose double glazing.


You can choose how your door opens and how many panes it has.  Fewer panes can mean less obstructive views, but this will all be dependent on the size of your aperture. Doors are available in multiple configurations and can be manufactured to open from the left, right or even from the middle. Aluminium sliding patio doors allow you to achieve larger sizes and create a seamless walkway into your garden with a low aluminium threshold. Stainless steel tracks ensure that your new doors slide smoothly and effortlessly every time.


With more than 200 RAL colours available, you will certainly find the right colour for your home.  You can even choose to have a different colour internally and externally, this allows you to personalise your door to suite with internal furnishings. Our aluminium sliding patio doors come with aïrcoat technology, which provides a scratch-resistant surface for optimum durability.


Many people have a pre-perceived view on how secure sliding patio doors are, but with double or triple glazing, six-point multi-point locking system, anti-lift device, Ultion cylinders, robust aluminium frames and doors manufactured to the highest quality standards, you can have peace of mind that your home will be safe and secure. If that’s not enough, you can also have your doors upgraded to achieve Secured by Design accreditation.


Did you know you can install a cornerless door which will maximise your views and create a wraparound view of your garden?  Our cornerless doors are an excellent alternative to corner bi-folding doors, but without the multiple smaller panels.  The doors have the ability to turn any dreary corner into a light filled focal point.


By choosing an aluminium sliding patio door you will have minimal sightlines and increase the amount of light that can flood into your home with an unhindered view.  Our aluminium sliding patio doors have sightlines as slim 48mm, so they will not be a distraction when viewing your garden.


As an aïr accredited retailer, our aluminium sliding patio doors come with a 25-year manufacturer’s guarantee, giving you complete peace of mind.

Look no further than aluminium sliding patio doors for your home from Sussex Glazing – our efficient service, quality products and excellent workmanship ensures our customers receive a great installation every time. If you’re looking to start your next home improvement project, get a quote today or request a call back and one of the team will be in touch.

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