Slimline sliding doors are especially popular with home improvements thanks to their minimal aluminium frames, big glass panels and extensive views. Another benefit of slimline sliding doors is how each sliding panel comes at bigger sizes than French doors or sliding doors. We explain what you need to know about slimline sliding doors and why you should also compare our own frameless slide and fold doors with them.
Information about slimline sliding doors.
Most brands of slimline sliding doors including our own contemporary sliding doors like Cor-Vision are expertly crafted, with a lot of clever design and engineering behind them. These doors offer you not only thin sight lines but also the ability to have bigger doors than conventional aluminium doors on the market.
First of all, our Cor-Vision door is structurally bonded to the glass. The benefit of this is a precision-crafted door that uses the glass for its strength, instead of the aluminium profiles. This is different from a regular patio door where the aluminium takes the weight and the glass is secondary.
Another advantage of the slimline sliding doors design is thinner frames all round compared to other doors. For you, this gives you a more flexible door. The frame design lets you use the door to replace an old patio door as well as incorporating it in your new extension. For new extensions, you can even hide the frame in the newly-built wall, also making these doors virtually frameless.
Finally, these doors offer super slim slight lines from just 20mm at the door mullion. Therefore, these thin mullions give you even more glass area and improved views. Of course, with such a lot of glass comes excellent energy efficiency, helping you save money on your energy bills.
Comparing frameless doors to slimline sliding doors.
A bifolding door has the advantage of opening up the entire opening out to your garden. A sliding door has the benefit of better views thanks to bigger glass panels than a bifolding door. A frameless door gives you both the flexibility of a bifolding door and the uninterrupted views of a sliding patio door, even the latest minimalist, ultra-slim doors.
Comparing slide and fold doors with slimline sliding doors.
If you are in the market for new doors and can’t decide between a slimline sliding door and a frameless bifolding door, take a look at how the doors compare.
|Frameless Slide & Fold Doors||Slimline Sliding Doors|
|Typical sight line at the mullion||No Visible Mullion||20mm-45mm Mullion|
|Low threshold height||5mm||Variable|
|Door Opening Options||Flexible slide & fold||Only Slides|
|Traffic door for convenience.||Yes||Not Available|
|Available clear opening with doors open||more than 90%||up to 66%|
|True frameless appearance||Yes||With specialist installation only|
|Large Span Doors||Yes||Yes|
|Typical U Value||1.0Wm2K||1.3Wm2K|
|Transparent Glass Edges||Yes||Not Available|
|Full Range of RAL colours||Yes||Yes|
|Matching single or French Doors||Yes||Not Available|
|Glass door handles||Yes||Not Available|
|Suitable for commercial use.||Yes||Yes|
|Available with single glass for room dividers||Yes||No|
|Bifolding and Sliding Door Advantages||Yes||No|
|Open Corner Door Sets||Yes||Yes|
|Manufactured around the glass||Yes||Yes|
Four standout reasons to fit slimline sliding patio doors in your home.
As well as super slim sight lines there are even more reasons to consider Cor-Vision sliding doors for your home.
A minimalist sliding door.
The clever design in these doors means there are no visible door handles. The handle comes integrated within the frame profile meaning it does not project or appear obvious such as those found on other sliding doors. You, therefore, benefit from a sleeker appearance and a consistent sight line all around the door set.
Doors that slide into a wall pocket.
For a new extension, why not talk to your builder or architect about also having the doors disappear into the wall? This design need not be complicated and you get a far bigger opening in the summer compared to a standard installation. This disappearing sliding door is a real wow factor in the home, transforming your living space in the summer with a virtually full clear opening.
A flat sliding door threshold.
Designed right, and with our expert help and advice, there is no reason you cannot have a near flush threshold. Bifolding doors are renowned for this feature, giving you a minimal step with a seamless link to your garden too.
We can also create this desirable threshold detail on sliding doors too. Contact us today for more information.
Outstanding security and weather performance.
Despite the expansive glass, slimline patio doors offer excellent energy efficiency thanks to the high specification glass units. U-Values as low as 1.3Wm2 with the correct glass help save money on your energy bills.
Contact us today for prices on new patio doors.
And just like other doors, you have the benefit of two, three or four panels, with some designs allowing even six panels. Then you have a choice of two or three tracks. A triple track lets you slide more than one panel. As a result, you have options to slide your doors to the left or two the right.
Therefore if you are comparing frameless doors to slimline sliding doors or even other types, and would like more information, contact us today. Ask us a question or get a free quotation.