Looking for an alternative to traditional French doors?

We believe the very best alternatives to French doors are the bi-fold or sliding kind
SuperTherm 80

The best alternatives to French doors

Looking to replace your French doors? you might want something a little different to complement your living space.

Replacing French doors looking out to your garden area or courtyard is a home improvement project that many homeowners consider; especially those in older properties.

Not only can new glass doors enhance the aesthetics of your home, they can also do wonders to improve the energy efficiency of your living space.

The limitations of French doors

There are certainly drawbacks to French doors. For those who already own them you’ll be all too aware of the space considerations. If you want to leave your doors open to enjoy the fresh air and natural light, French doors can take up valuable living space; minimising floor space that can be used to house furniture.

The best alternatives

At Urban & Grey, we believe the very best alternatives to French doors are the bi-fold kind. When folding doors are opened they create a much more expansive living space, and when left shut they allow for greater light ingress and much more impressive external views.

The real beauty of bifold doors though, is that they marry your home’s interior with the outside, allowing you to enjoy all the best bits of your home at once.

On a wonderfully sunny day, you can unlock your folding doors and simply slide the panels out of the way; instantly creating a relaxing ambience you just can’t create with traditional French doors.

Bifolds and thermal efficiency

On a winter’s day, bifold doors are designed to keep the outside, outside. With our sophisticated Supertherm80 folding doors, a combination of thermal breaks and insulation allow this system to reach impressive levels of thermal efficiency to minimise heat loss.

These bespoke aluminium bifold doors can be purchased using endless configurations and flush thresholds for unlimited design solutions combined with high-quality Swiss engineering.

ThermoSlide 80

Meet the Thermoslide80

At Urban & Grey, we’re also championing a new generation of sliding door system, the Thermoslide80. This combination of thermally broken and insulated aluminium profiles offers market-leading thermal performance and, along with large glass panels that can be moved effortlessly for panoramic views and clear lines, it has the following options:

  • Double and triple glazed options available
  • In-glazed blinds on request
  • A wide range of finishes and colours that can be selected internally and externally depending on your lifestyle requirements

See for yourself

Visit our stunning riverside showroom where you can come and see our sliding and bifold doors in situ for yourself.

If you’re thinking about installing new sliding or folding glass doors for your living space for aesthetic or energy efficiency purposes, don’t hesitate to pick up the phone or drop us a line to discuss the best way forward for your home design needs.

Call 020 8003 2869

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