If you’re thinking of installing patio doors in your home then it’s likely that you’ve considered the full range including aluminium bifold doors, timber, and perhaps even UPVC.

Here at Doors and More, we specialise in a range of external doors including traditional French patio doors as well as more contemporary folding sliding doors; and one of our most popular ranges are the aluminium folding sliding doors.

External folding sliding doors are one of our most popular external ranges. They are suitable for every size home from apartments all the way to larger properties. Their sliding and folding movement allows you to maximise the use of your available space, both inside and out; a luxury lost when you install traditionally opening patio doors.

Aluminium External Folding Sliding Doors

Aluminium folding sliding doors are becoming increasingly popular with homeowners as well as builders and developers for a number of reasons.

Aluminium is incredibly strong. This means that the frame of an aluminium external door can be made much thinner. A thinner frame means more room for glazing and more glazing means more light and space.

Our aluminium patio doors are available in a huge range of sizes from 1.7m to 4.7m, so even the largest of openings can be fitted with a single set of folding sliding doors for a flawless finish.

So, have a browse of our aluminium patio doors today, and create a home you’ll love to live in.

Looking for an alternative to the traditional? You can’t go wrong with aluminium

The slow growing process involved in sustainably farming hardwood trees does make this material a little more expensive that other options such as pine, or softwoods, but it’s well worth it. Hardwoods look fantastic; the grain on a high-quality piece of oak is beautiful thing to behold. It’s a timeless material that will never go out of style.

If you are keeping a close eye on the pounds and pennies, but still want to look of solid hardwood doors, then an engineered door could be the way the way forward.

An ‘engineered’ door is one which comprises a solid core, comprising metal, plastic and inexpensive timber, surrounded by a thin layer of more highly-quality timber. This approach helps to cut costs while retaining all of the aesthetic advantages of the superior wood. It also helps to eliminate warping, which occurs when timber fibres are exposed to an unstable climate.

Hardwoods are a timeless material that will never go out of style.

Oak External Folding Sliding Doors

Solid oak doors, naturally, tend to be more expensive than their counterparts. After all, it’s necessary to wait for the trees to grow to harvest them sustainably. There’s a way of offsetting this problem, however, and that’s through the creation of engineered doors, which are comprised by a core of many varied materials, packaged inside a veneer of high-quality oak.

This allows the door to maintain the attractive aesthetic qualities of oak while still being affordable. This design provides another advantage, particularly for exterior doors: it helps to eliminate warping. This effect occurs when the fibres of a piece of timber expand and contract in response to changes in local climate.

Oak is a famously attractive and durable timber, and it’s sure to look the part outside your home.

Softwood External Folding Sliding Doors

Softwood external Folding sliding doors are the perfect way to bridge the gap between your home and garden. They allow light to flood in to your room, and open out to create a living space which flows out effortlessly from inside to out. On this page, you’ll find a selection of our softwood external folding sliding doors.

Bring the outside in whether you have them open or closed due to the large clear double glazing units.

UPVC External Folding Sliding Doors

Our UPVC Grey doors look fantastic however you don’t always want grey on the interior but this set has white on the inside, giving a contemporary look on the exterior and a more traditional interior.

Natural Light can be at a premium so we have designed these with the narrowest profiles possible.

Reinforced with steel to be as durable as possible.

Folding sliding doors of the sort you see here work by attaching panels together via hinges, in a concertina. When you’d like to open the door, you can simply fold the entire arrangement to one side and step through. Folding doors are much like sliding doors, in that the door is tethered to a track via a series of rolling carriages, helping it to slide smoothly across a single plain of motion. Consequently, you’ll be able to easily manoeuvre the door out of the way – and you’ll be open up the entirety of the doorway, rather than just half of it, as you might with a traditional sliding door.

Our folding, sliding doors come in several different configurations. Your choice will depend on whether you’d like a few larger panels, or many smaller ones. Moreover, you’ll need to decide where you’d like your doors to open from – some might prefer their doors to all be attached to one side, while others might prefer them to open from the center.

The doors you see here come in a variety of different materials and finishes, including hardwoodssoftwoods, and aluminium. Each comes with a finish that’s been chosen carefully to bring out the best qualities of the underlying wood – or, if you’d prefer, you might opt for a more classic white look.

Of course, doors as large as the ones you see offer the potential for thermal inefficiency. After all, a four-meter stretch of glass won’t repel the heat as effectively as a brick wall. That’s where double-glazing technology comes in – by trapping a layer of inert gas, like argon, between sheets of glass, we can achieve excellent efficiency while maintaining that invaluable sense of openness that we all crave. Many of the doors you see here offer u-values as low as 1.3w/m2k, ensuring that your home is kept as warm as it possibly can be – and that you don’t break the bank paying for heating bills.

Investing in a door of this size is a big decision for many households. If you’re at all uncertain about the products you see here, then be sure to get in touch with us – we’ll be happy to clear up any confusion, and offer our advice about which folding sliding patio door would make the best match for your house.

Everything you need to know about External Folding Sliding Doors

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