Frameless Glass Patio Doors

(3 Posts)
StrangerintheNight Fri 15-Mar-13 00:19:03

Berno, if you look at the contact details this is the same company trading under different names.

We went to visit their 'showroom' a couple of months ago hoping to see some doors but all they had on display was a rather ramshackle prototype version. It didn't inspire us with confidence, and we ended up not buying from them, but I'm sure the product is fine really. There was an absolutely enormous set of double height frameless doors in the warehouse that they were just shipping out to some beachside villa in Mexico, so they clearly know what they're doing.

Paul8ambas Thu 14-Mar-13 08:46:37

Aluminium is a very light weight metal in comparison with the stronger kinds such as steel, copper and iron. It’s well known for its ability to resist corrosion due to the metals low density. This makes a perfect frame for a sliding or folding aluminium door if your home is situated near the ocean or where ever there is a lot of salt or damp in the air. A frameless sliding folding door, however, still requires hinges to be attached to a structure in order for it to move back and forth, these systems will also be made from aluminium.
The tracks or systems for a sliding folding aluminium door can range from any design that suits the area, be it curved, cornered or straight. The best areas for a sliding folding aluminium door are a braai area or a patio. A sliding folding door can be designed uniquely to suit weather conditions in an area. Using aluminium rather than wood would be a better option due to its strength and durability, for harsh weather conditions.
Frameless sliding folding aluminium windows are very popular, especially in the up market mansions. They bring across the look and feel of a modern, trendy and sort of clean concept into the home. A frameless sliding window allows so much light and air into an area that it gives the feeling of tranquillity and peace, especially when there is a breathtaking view to admire. Sliding folding aluminium windows allows the cool fresh air to fill up a room as they can be designed to be made so open that you feel like you are almost outside.

berno Fri 24-Sep-10 19:26:06

Has anyone got these? They are like sliding folding doors in that they open all the way across the opening (except when you space them evenly - looks really cool) but there are only two companies that seem to do them in a double glazed frameless version. All the others I've seen are just single glass and won't pass building regs.

If anyone knows anything about the double glazed frameless doors please let me know how good they are to live with and if they are wind and rain proof.

If you haven't seen them, they are from www.sunseekerdoors.co.uk (who sold us some bifolds for our previous renovation project, very goo, especially the integal blinds) and www.framelessglassdoorsuk.co.uk but I'd like an unbiased opinion from a customer please.

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