How to pick the perfect widespan door for your home improvement project
When you start designing a glazed extension, it’s important to work efficiently with the space you have and ensure you send as much light into the new room as possible. It’s also vital to take time to think about what kind of widespan door you would like in your newly restyled room, so it looks even more amazing.
It is such an exciting time when planning to make extra space in your property but choosing the right door is a really important part of the process.
Investing in widespan doors literally transforms a room and turns it into a stunning space where you can enjoy time with family or friends.
Once you’ve thought about your options, let our experts wave their magic and bring the wow factor to your home.
Don’t worry if you’re still unsure about what to do. Enjoy this blog and we’ll guide you through the benefits of widespan doors.
Aluminium bifold doors
In the last decade, aluminium bifold doors have become hugely popular for people taking on modern home improvement projects. If you want to open up a space and fill it with light, bifold doors could be the right choice for you.
They have multiple panes of glass which, when open, fold away neatly to showcase your garden, dining room or family area. They work using a concertina style opening, which reveal a wall of glass connection and they’re free from any frames or posts.
The wide opening removes all barriers and seamlessly connects rooms. If you’re having them installed in a kitchen/dining area, the wall of glass perfectly links the outdoors – meaning your bespoke garden area becomes another usable space in the summer.
Choose the perfect configurations for you
What’s fantastic about bifold doors, is that you can design them to suit the exact needs of your home. You can choose up to 6 panels in your bifold door feature and choose whether they stack to the right-hand side or left-hand side, internally or externally.
For optimum opening space, light and impressive style, each door panel can be up to 1.2 metres wide and 2.5 metres high.
A traffic door can be added to your bifold feature, giving you a single door that works just like a back door to open separately from the rest of the feature.
This means that you can open the traffic door without opening the entire set of doors, perfect for quickly nipping into the garden.
Here at Trade Windows, we offer an endless choice of colour options as our aluminium bifold doors can be finished in any RAL colour. This allows you the chance to colour match them to your home and be part of the design process. Remember they are available in dual colour, metallic and with a range of textured finishes.
It is up to you what opening style you choose because there are 32 different options on offer.
Aluminium sliding doors
Sliding doors have never looked so stunning in a home because they effortlessly open up an area and create the most perfect addition.
They are a fabulous option in any home renovation project as they create an open wall of glass that leads out onto your garden. They also produce minimal sightlines, so they let in more light and add extra space – no matter how large or small the room is.
Sliding doors work by gliding to the side, with the glass panels sliding behind one another. Each glass pane in a sliding door feature is wider than the panes in bifold doors – which means they attract the light and brighten everything up.
Like bifold doors, you can choose as many as 6 panes of glass and this means your glazed wall will look super sleek and smart.
There’s lots of choice when you choose sliding doors
At Trade Windows, our aluminium sliding doors can be sprayed in any RAL colour – and you have 213 to choose from. You can also make a statement by having your door contrast the colours used on the rest of your windows and doors – or match them for a seamless addition to your home. This dual colour option, provided by us, also allows you to tailor each side of your aluminium sliding door to both the inside and outside of your property.
And finally, here’s a more traditional option
If you’re renovating a traditional property, French doors can be a perfect addition to any home. They create a really easy access to the outdoors and bring charm and character to a room.
Take a stroll down Trade Street, and you’ll see our exceptional range of French doors, which have been proving really popular with our Derby customers lately.
If you’re keen to create a classic feel to your new glazed extension, or are planning a smaller renovation project, French doors can look stylish and chic. They have slim frames, meaning you can create a stronger feeling of space – thanks to the outward opening option.
Thanks to Trade Windows, you can customise your French doors too. The colour options are endless and can either match the interior and exterior of your property or you can make a stylish statement with other colours including an elegant cream, a calm grey or a natural rosewood.
Secure and energy efficient
Bifold doors and sliding doors have high standards for energy efficiency and security. So, when you’re deciding on which widespan glazed doors to have, you can rest assured that the safety of your home has not been compromised.
Resistant to corrosion, warping, twisting and expanding, these widespan doors are also thermal efficient. They have insulation on both the inner and outer layer of aluminium to trap the heat inside.
You might think a wall of glass could not be energy efficient, but that’s not true. Modern designs and manufacturing methods mean very little heat is lost and when the frames close and fit together, the weathertight seal ensure a completely draught-free installation.
Trade Windows widespan doors can also be upgraded to Trade Secure. Trade Secure doors feature 6.8mm laminated glass for doors on the ground floor, or where there’s a flat or sloping roof less than 30 degrees where the first floor can be attacked, along with high specification glazing clips and enhanced security handles.
How we can help at Trade Windows
If there’s something you need to know, talk to us. Give our team a call and we’ll do our best to give you the information you need.
Our team of experienced professionals know everything there is to know about widespan doors we want to help.
We’ve never had a greater selection of styles, colours and finishes for new widespan doors in Derby – so come and take a look.
Visit Trade Street, our massive home improvement showroom, and you’ll see exactly what we have to offer.
We’ve been transforming homes for more than 25 years – we’re the experts!