EdgeGLIDE – Minimalist External Sliding Doors for Single Storey Rear Extension, Wokingham

Location: Wokingham

Two sets of EdgeGLIDE external sliding doors have helped to deliver an ultra-sleek modern rear extension at a detached property in Wokingham.

The detached family home, built in 2016 by Bewley Homes, is in a sought-after development close to Wokingham town. The homeowners were keen to improve and extend their family home.

The Wokingham homeowners’ desire for lots of natural light facilitated the design of a rear extension with a minimalist glass aesthetic. This created a bright and light contemporary, open-plan kitchen, living, and dining space suitable for modern-day living. The extension connects to the stunning garden and is in total contrast to the existing property.

Our architectural designer, Paul, had drawn up plans and submitted the planning application to Wokingham Borough Council when he introduced Thames Valley Windows to the homeowners.

Paul is a dedicated and creative architect with over 40 years of experience in the glazing industry; he takes pride in transforming architectural visions into reality.

He listens carefully to his client’s vision and requirements. He works hard from the outset of a project to push the boundaries of design and functionality to deliver genuinely transformational bespoke architectural glazing solutions with cutting-edge elements.

Paul’s creative ideas, innovation, passion, and attention to detail help create captivating and innovative living spaces that transform and enhance your home and lifestyle.

The Wokingham homeowners and Paul had an evident vision of what they wanted, which is always a massive help on any project. Paul arranged a meeting at the Bracknell showroom to discuss the minimalist sliding door options on display. They were looking for a high-quality sliding door system with clean lines and large glazed sections that offered outstanding thermal performance.

The homeowners quickly decided on the double glazed EdgeGLIDE sliding door as the best option. After some review, the client felt that external sliding doors best fit their desire for a contemporary minimalistic look that allowed plenty of natural light to fill the living space. The costs were within the project’s overall budget.

The client wanted to create the effect of an open corner, which Paul achieved with two sliding aluminium doors on either side of the structural corner post.

They decided on powder-coated RAL7016 anthracite grey frames on the exterior and interior.

EdgeGlide is an impressive and visually stunning external sliding door system with large glazed units and slim-line minimal aluminium frames. It offers an unparalleled contemporary look and minimalist finish.

With a multi-point locking mechanism and toughened safety glass, it offers maximum security and thermal efficiency to help keep your home safe and comfortable without compromising aesthetics. It also allows for panoramic views of your outdoor space.

The EdgeGLIDE has an ultra-slim 42mm thermally broken frame. It offers a choice of double or triple glazing, with ultra-low U-values of just 1.2 W/(m²K) exceeding British Building Regulations. The glass panels can be as large as 2.2m x 2.6m. Glazing options such as enhanced acoustic and thermal performance and easy clean coatings

As the name suggest EdgeGLIDE sliding door slides effortlessly on stainless steel rollers to ensure the doors open smoothly for many years.

They have excellent air, water, and wind resistance and meet requirements for thermal and water tightness. They are thoroughly tested to withstand the harshest weather conditions. The hard-wearing powder coating is resistant to corrosion and colour fade.

EdgeGLIDE offers a visually remarkable cost-effective inline sliding glass door system for new builds or renovations without breaking the bank.

Robustly designed and meticulously engineered for longevity and enhanced thermal performance, these products come with a 10-year warranty and PAS24 certification for extra peace of mind.

Available in three standard colours: white, black, or on-trend anthracite grey, or for an additional cost, you can choose any RAL colour.

At Thames Valley Windows, we love the EdgeGLIDE sliding door, an excellent-quality, budget-friendly aluminium external sliding door system. When closed, it offers stunning floor-to-ceiling glazing that allows natural light to enter the living space, unlike traditional French doors or glazed patio doors.

The final result is breathtaking. The sleek, modern, minimalist glass extension contrasts with the existing property aesthetically stunningly.

The glass extension features two sliding doors around a structural corner post, creating an eloquent and dramatic design statement. The three-pane, triple-track sliding door runs the entire width of the extension, allowing the homeowners flexibility with how they open the doors. They can slide two panels to the side, creating a 66% clear opening. The two-pane twin-track sliding door is positioned underneath a fixed-shaped window.

This extraordinary rear extension has been designed with outstanding attention to detail and finished to the highest standards. The dark grey aluminium profiles of the EdgeGLIDE sliding doors are visually appealing and contrast perfectly with the neutral interior colour scheme. It’s an ideal addition to the Wokingham home, meeting all the requirements of modern open-plan living and perfect for enjoying with family and friends.

Look at the ‘before’ picture in our gallery above to see the transformation.

The Wokingham homeowners are incredibly pleased with their EdgeGLIDE external sliding doors and advised:

We wanted to let as much light into our new extension as possible and decided a sliding door would help us to achieve this. We had originally chosen a German-made, window but the TVW windows were more than half the price with virtually the same result. We combined the installation with a new single story extension, and it has honestly transformed the way we live as a family.

During the warmer months, we are able to open the doors right up and let in the cool breeze. Now we are into the cooler months, the windows provide much needed light and even on a cloudy day the whole space is bright, yet cosy.

Paul Schofield from TVW did our extension and given how impressed we were with his (and his Team’s) service, we decided to go with TVW for the doors and windows as well
We could not be happier with TVW. Communication was fantastic and the team are both friendly and professional. A great partner throughout our extension and installation.

The Wokingham homeowners also gave us an excellent 5-star Trustpilot review and lovely feedback

If you are interested in EdgegGLIDE external sliding doors costs for your Berkshire, Surrey or Hampshire home, you can request a free, no-obligation quote.

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You may also be interested in reading our blog article ‘ The Re-Birth of The Sliding Door’

Our ref: 33413


Designer: Paul Schofield
Architect: PS Architectural Design

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