For security purposes, SunSeeker bi folding doors are generally installed with a locking/unlocking function from inside the home only. More recently, we have been asked if we would provide the option of locking and unlocking the doors from outside, too.
Yes! We are happy to be able to offer external locking as an option when you order your bi folding doors. Just let us know.
We have been making and supply bi-folding doors since 2003. We are proud of our innovative door products, all of which are fully retractable. We developed them ourselves, manufacture them at our workshop off the M1 motorway and have our own team of fast and efficient trained installers who fit the doors, keeping a tidy site.
The doors (unless frame-less) have powder-coated aluminium frames which we also do in-house. All double-glazed units are kite-marked (EU & British standard) and single glazed Frameless Glass Doors are thick, toughened glass.
Our friends at Sightline Doors have taken some photographs of a new installation of Sightline sliding glass doors and the view through the doors. Unfortunately, as often happens, the view is of a building site!
Door companies are always keen to show off their doors in fabulous settings but we need to be invited back by the customer when all the work is finished (and this may not be cost-effective if the site is a half-day round trip) or, sometimes, the customer takes some photographs and sends them to us, for which we are extremely grateful.
So, when looking at these photographs, please look at the doors and ignore the view!
Sightline Doors are traditional sliding glass doors with a difference - each door panel can be as large as 3m by 6m so if you have an exceptional high or wide door requirement, these are the guys to contact. Visit www.sightlinedoors.co.uk for further details.
For home-owners looking for contemporary alternatives to wrought iron railings, wooden fencing, brick or concrete posts around a terrace or balcony, Sightline Doors has a choice of Glass Balustrades with clean lines, with curved glass if required, and Glass 'Juliet' balconies.
If you live in a light-house, converted water tower, medieval castle or other circular building - perhaps an art deco style property - Sightline Doors can arrange to supply and fit thermally compliant double-glazed curved glass doors and toughened glass balustrades to create an additional wow to your already pretty stunning residence.
When considering door frame widths, remember that when two doors are together, the width is approximately double. For example, a standard frame that is one and a half inches wider than a slim frame will obscure an additional three inches of your potential view through the centre of a pair of doors.
Our client wanted to see more of the lovely view from inside the home (below).
This is a good example, where we have captured the image of the old door and placed it next to the new doors to illustrate the difference in frame widths:
UltraSlim Frames can be seen as pairs that are jointly slimmer than a single frame on the old door.
Some typical sizes of door frames are:
SunSeeker UltraSlim 19mm / 38mm pair
SunSeeker Slimline 60mm / 120mm pair
Aluminium frames, typically 72mm / 144mm pair
Typical upvc frame, up to 80mm / 220*mm *sometimes, there is an additional post to encase the locking mechanism
The difference between 220mm and 38mm is approximately SEVEN inches!
If you would like a quotation to replace your old patio doors with UltraSlim, call a human on 01582 492 730 or submit the quote request. Thank you.
A double glazed unit of such proportions is considerably heavy therefore Sightline Doors use an easy slide gliding wheel system that makes it possible to open and close them without effort. Their narrow 14mm side frames are made from aluminium and available to order in a choice of frame colours: black, white, brown, cream, silver, grey ... to green, blue, golden, sepia, burnt umber, maroon or pink!