13th May 2024

Here are the Top 5 Patio Doors for your Homes in Berkshire, Surrey, and Oxfordshire in 2024.

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A glazed patio door is an excellent way to connect your indoor living space with nature and bring the outside in. Not only do energy efficient patio doors add an aesthetic touch to your home, but they must also perform well against all weather elements. Choosing the best patio doors for your Berkshire, Surrey, and Oxfordshire home involves considering durability, energy efficiency, style, and security. Our latest article introduces you to the top 5 patio doors perfect for modern and traditional homes in Berkshire, Surrey, and Oxfordshire.

Understanding Patio Door Types

Before we reveal our top 5 patio doors, let’s understand the types of patio doors available. There are two styles: sliding patio doors and hinged patio doors (often referred to as French doors). Bi-folding and sliding doors are space-saving and contemporary, while French doors offer a traditional aesthetic that swings open either inward or outward.

Many options are available for patio doors, with a wide range of materials and colours. Whether you prefer hinged patio doors (often referred to as French doors) or sliding or bi-fold patio doors, plenty of contemporary and traditional styles suit your needs and lifestyle.

Thanks to advancements in glass technology, modern designs offer excellent thermal efficiency and use high-quality materials that increase security and reduce noise and heat loss.

Sliding Patio Doors

Many homeowners choose sliding patio doors due to their sleek floor-to-ceiling glazing design and ease of operation. These doors are space-saving and contemporary. They slide or fold along a fixed track, either to the left or right, towards the wall, which means they don’t require any extra space for the door swing. They’re an excellent choice for rooms with limited space.

French Doors

French doors are a versatile choice for traditional and modern properties. Their timeless designs can be opened outwards or inwards, and their high-security multi-point locking system ensures your property’s safety. Opening them together allows for excellent airflow in your home. However, typically, one door needs to open before the other for both to open.

French doors, with their symmetrical and proportional aesthetic appeal, are not just popular in British country homes and Georgian properties. They also harken back to the timeless and elegant Renaissance architecture, adding a touch of historical significance to any property.

Choosing the Right Material

The material of your patio door affects its aesthetics and energy efficiency performance. Frame materials include uPVC, wood, aluminium, steel, and composite. Each material has its benefits and drawbacks regarding insulation, maintenance, and durability.

Wooden patio doors offer a timeless appeal with excellent natural insulation properties. However,regular maintenance is recommended to protect against weather elements and can be more expensive. uPVC patio doors are known for their energy efficiency and low maintenance. They resist moisture and are less likely to warp or rot over time. Aluminium doors provide a sleek, modern look and are incredibly strong. They’re also lightweight and low-maintenance, but they can conduct heat and cold, making them less insulating by themselves. Steel doors are very secure and typically have a foam core for better thermal performance. However, if the finish is compromised, they can be susceptible to rust.

Top 5 patio doors for your homes in Berkshire, Surrey, and Oxfordshire in 2024.

Now that we’ve covered the basics let’s explore the top 5 best patio doors for modern and traditional homes.

Top 5 Patio Doors for your Homes
Frameless Sliding Doors for Modern New Build Home, Farnham


1. Vision20 Virtually Frameless Sliding Door

For those seeking the best ultra-slim sliding patio doors that combine innovation, functionality, and style, look no further than our Vision20 ultra-slim sliding door. These doors are manufactured with superior-quality aluminium, precision engineering, and various customisation options.

Black Aluminium Heritage French Doors
Black Aluminium Heritage French Doors for Pub Renovation, Pangbourne.

2. Heritage 47 Hinged Patio Door

The Heritage 47 patio door is a contemporary and elegant style that has become increasingly popular in the UK. Known for its remarkable energy efficiency, these Aluminum Heritage French doors offer excellent insulation and thermal performance. They are designed to keep properties warm and reduce energy bills, with a water tightness of up to 600 pa and wind resistance of 2400 pa. With these features, homeowners can enjoy a stylish and practical solution for their patio doors.

Slimline Aluminium Sliding Doors, Wargrave, Reading
Slimline Aluminium Sliding Doors, Wargrave, Reading

3. Sunflex SVG30 Slimline Sliding Patio Door

Sunflex SVG slim aluminium sliding doors boast the slimmest sightlines available on the market, making it the ultimate choice for those who want an unparalleled, uninterrupted view. With minimal outer frames and maximum glass, this door system offers an unbeatable panoramic experience. Sunflex SVG slim aluminium sliding doors have some of the thinnest sightlines in the market, providing expansive unobstructed views with fewer outer frames and more glass.

Triple Glazed Sliding Doors
Triple Glazed Sliding Doors Help Transform a 1930’s Bungalow into Contemporary Sustainable Home, Wiltshire

4. Internorm HS 330 Alu Clad Sliding Patio Door

Internorm HS 330 lift and slide doors are one of the glazing industry’s leading sliding patio door systems. They combine the beauty of wood with the durability of aluminium cladding.

Ecoline Bifold Doors
Double Storey Extension, Windows and Doors and Modern Orangery, Guildford

5. Solarlux Ecoline Bi – folding Patio Door

Immerse yourself in the seamless integration of nature and living space with Solarlux ultra-slim Ecoline bi-folding doors. These doors are designed with precision and quality in mind, offering a minimalistic door system that is cost-effective and provides clean sightlines. With a low u-value of 1.1 W/m²K, they are energy-efficient and perfect for large openings and long elevations of folding glass. You can enjoy plenty of natural light and a seamless blend of indoor and outdoor living space with these doors, as they can open up to 90% of your elevation.

Regular maintenance is essential to keep your patio door functioning smoothly. This includes cleaning the tracks, lubricating moving parts, and checking seals and weatherstripping for wear.

To discover our patio door prices now, call 0800 181 698 and request for a free no-obligation quote! Or contact us online and arrange for an appointment at our Bracknell showroom or your home!

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