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Frame colours

Our high quality White profile is guaranteed against discolouration.

Our nice Light Oak woodgrain profile has the look of natural timber without the maintenance.

Our Rosewood woodgrain profile, a nice alternative to timber doors.

Anthracite-Grey textured profile, RAL 7016

Black-Brown textured profile, RAL 8022 which is almost black.

example of White woodgrain frame
White woodgrain for a superior look, inside & outside.

example of Cream woodgrain frame
Cream with a pleasant woodgrain effect, inside & outside.

Disclaimer: We cannot guarantee to match existing colours. For a colour match, please email us with your address for a free swatch.

Handle colours

Our sliding patio door handles are manufactured by Hoppe and have been designed for use with sliding door locks and incorporate a symmetrical, ergonomic grip.

Our handles are available in white, polished chrome, satin brass /gold, satin silver (discontinued) or black as you can see in the picture:

Our slidiing patio door handles

Fixing kit

Contains approximately 40 assorted packers of various thicknesses (1 to 4mm) ideal for aligning and fitting the frame and glass units (toe and heeling).

Also approximately 12 concrete countersunk screws 7.5 x 120mm.
Ideal for fixing into concrete, brick, stone, concrete block and wood.

These screws do not require wall plugs. How to video on Youtube.

External cill

Most doors require an external cill to drain water away correctly. If you already have a stone or tiled cill as part of the building you may not require a cill.

As standard our cills are 100mm wider than the door, projecting 50mm on each side.

85mm stub cill
Our shortest cill, protrudes by 15mm.

150mm normal cill
Our most common cill, recommended for most situations.

180mm long cill
For doors that are set further back into the brickwork.

Please note: The cill height is 30mm and if a cill is chosen then these 30mm will be included within the overall height of the door.
For more advice please contact us.

Glazing choices

Thermal upgrade as standard, we use the same high quality 1.22 u rated Pilkington glass as on our windows.

Advanced double glazing Argon filled with 1.22 glass u-rating.

We cannot use triple glazing on sliding doors due to the weight and thickness, making the sliding difficult. If you need triple glazing, please use our French doors.

Acoustic glazing for significantly better noise insulation.
More information

Acoustic glazing

Pilkington Optiphon™ high quality acoustic laminated glass offers excellent noise reduction without reducing light transmittance and impact performance.

Ideal for significantly reducing noise from road, rail or air traffic, factories or nightclubs.

Noise is reflected back towards the source and also absorbed within the glass.

The glass unit is made of a 6.8mm acoustic laminated outer pane, a 18mm Superspacer void and a 4mm inner KS pane.

Being laminated it is also very secure and difficult to break into.

The u-value is 1.2, the same as our superb A+ rated double glazing.

Sound reduction Rw(C;Ctr) 41dB(-2; -6)

Locks & cylinders

We supply these locking cylinders:

Euro: Standard 6 pin cylinder lock.

Thumbturn: allowing you to lock the door from the inside without a key. At the outside a key as usual.

Ultion security: A superb 11 pin security cylinder, with a £1000 break-in guarantee from Ultion. More information

Ultion thumbturn: A superb Ultion security cylinder but with a thumb-turn inside.

All our doors come with 3 keys.

Ultion cylinder information

Multipoint secure locks: Multipoint secure door locks

Slide direction

Please choose the direction of the sliding door.

Please note:
This is viewed from the outside.
To view from the inside please click the "Inside View" button.

This door will slide like this:
(viewed from the outside)

Frame extenders

A frame extender increases the thickness of a door frame at a specified side. Great for properties with deep plaster, render or tiles over tiles.

Some fitters buy extenders as a precaution, for example where the door opening has not been built yet. Extenders can be modified to accomodate inconsistent side walls.

Extenders simply clip or slide on the door profile as you can see on the picture.

Example of 20mm extender sliding


Our quality 30cm (12") letterbox has a robust moulded frameset with an externally sprung flap and internal flush moulding. The external flap is designed to be opened to approximately 147 degrees.
The letterbox by default will have the same colour as the door handle. If you prefer your letterbox in a different colour or in a different place, please leave a note at checkout.
Please note: Letterboxes can only be fitted on midrails on fixed panes, not sliding panes.

Our letterboxes

Glass menu

These are the glass options for the glass pane you just clicked on.

For more guidance please click on the individual options.

Glass types

We supply clear glass and 19 designs of obscure privacy glass from Pilkington, including Satin.
Each glass type has a privacy level from 0 (clear) to 6 (solid).

Panels: Insulated MDF reinforced UPVC panels instead of glass.

Clear - level 0

Arctic - level 4

Autumn - level 3

Chantilly - level 2

Charcoal-sticks - level 4

Contora - level 4

Cotswold - level 5

Digital - level 3

Everglade - level 5

Flemish - level 2

Florielle - level 4

Mayflower - level 4

Minster - level 2

Oak - level 4

Pelerine - level 5

Satin-opal - level 5

Stippolyte - level 4

Sycamore - level 2

Taffeta - level 3

Warwick - level 1

Solid panel - level 6

Glass decoration

For added decoration or for a traditional feel we have Georgian bars, Square lead or Diamond lead.

Georgian bars Our Georgian bars are 18mm thick and are placed between the glass panes for ease of cleaning. We do not offer external Astragal bars due to unreliability as they are just taped on. We can instead supply a single horizontal or vertical extra bar. More information on the the glass menu pop-up.

Square lead Our Square lead is traditional lead which is 9mm thick and is placed on both sides of the external pane of glass.

Diamond lead Our Diamond lead is real 9mm thick lead on both sides of the external glass pane.

Note: lead layouts are just a representation, the actual layout will be according to best practice.

Note: For custom or special Georgian/lead layouts, or to match a window with an adjacent door or window, please leave specific instructions as a note at checkout.

Georgian Bars

Our Georgian bars are 18mm thick and are fitted between the glass panes for easier cleaning. All Georgian bars are colour matched to your window colour to ensure the right look.

Georgian bars example


Please choose your own number of horizontal and vertical Georgian squares, or leave it on automatic where the actual layout will be set by us according to best practice.

Small adjustments to align the bars between panes will be done by us.

For custom/special layouts please leave a note at checkout.

Glass safety

We supply 3 strengths of glass:

Standard: Normal glass, which is dangerous when broken as it breaks in large sharp pieces. Not allowed for doors.

Toughened: Specially treated to increase its strength and safety.
If broken, toughened glass breaks into many small pieces therefore it's less likely to cause injury.

Laminated: Our strongest glass, similar to a car's windscreen, has a laminated layer that keeps the glass together when broken, making it very difficult to break into. See the video below:

FENSA building regulations apply to glass safety.

Trickle vent

A special large trickle vent provides background ventilation for when the patio door is closed.
Our trickle vent is manufactured from extruded aluminium, has an insect grill and can be manually controlled. It helps to control outside air flow which helps to reduce condensation and mould.
Total width 700mm, opening size 640mm x 17mm, EA of 5000mm2.

Please note all trickle vents are fitted to a 50mm frame extender above the sliding doors.

The trickle vents will match the door's chosen frame colour, except with black/brown frames where anthracite grey vents will be supplied.

FENSA building regulations apply to ventilation.


Our sliding doors have reasonably low thresholds of 50mm (42mm to bottom of door sash), not including any cill.

Lower thresholds than that have not been proven weather proof.