Aluminium Sliding Patio Doors

Our aluminium sliding patio doors are the perfect solution for modern and stylish properties. The sliding doors feature advanced technology that is characterised by a slim aluminium frame and large glass units that give you an explicit transition from the inside out. The large panels of double glazed glass will inevitably open up your home and provide it with great light filled spaces.

Material

The aluminium profile has been designed to carry large panels that will slide from side to side effortlessly for years to come. The strength of aluminium enables us to fabricate a lightweight and aesthetically pleasing patio door in a large range of configurations. This product is also available in PVCu.

Design

If you’re looking for the largest uninterrupted expanse of glass, then sliding doors are the choice for you. Seen as a more traditional option than bi-folding doors, they open and close in line, rather than encroaching on the room. The doors combine contemporary styling with robust performance and will add glass façade of grandeur to any home.

Colours From Stock

Choose from our range of stock colours to create a style that’s personal to you. Grey patio doors have without doubt come to be extremely popular in the last few years given the sophisticated look they bring to a home. White patio doors are a close second because of how well they match with most PVCu windows. You also have the option of requesting different colours inside and out.

Choose Your Own Colour

Black patio doors can have a similar effect as grey patio doors and have the ability to frame and contrast renderings and brickwork not often seen in most homes. Additionally, we are able to offer any RAL colour or pastel colours to suit your personal taste and style.

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The handle for our aluminium patio doors is shaped like a traditional levered handle. The handle allows for easy locking and unlocking through a flexible 90 degree motion.


Hardware Colour Options

Our handles are available in black, white, satin chrome and grey (RAL 7016).

The standard glass unit used in our aluminium sliding patio door is 28mm in depth and is comprised of 4mm toughened clear glass to the outside, a warm edge spacer bar and 4mm toughened clear Low E glass on the inside.

Warm edge spacer bars insulate the edges of a sealed glass unit and separate the panes of glass. Traditionally, spacer bars were made of aluminium, however the warm edge spacer bar used in our glass units is an extruded PVC material specifically designed to reduce transference of heat between the panes of glass keeping more heat inside the property. The spacer bar is available in 3 different colours; grey, black and white. 

Warm Edge Spacer Bars

Pilkington Optiphon is an acoustic laminated glass that offers excellent noise reduction without compromising on light transmittance or impact performance. Two 3mm pieces of glass are put together with a noise reducing interlayer typically 0.8mm thick. This glass offers the dual benefit of noise reduction and security.

Our Venetian integral blinds come in a variety of 10 different colours to complement your chosen frame finish. Integral blinds are available on our complete product range excluding bespoke shapes. Please note that the operational device will always be positioned on the right-hand side (viewed internally).

Option 1: Cordless Slider

Option 2: Cord Mechanism

High Security ATK Diamond Grade Cylinder

ATK is our standard cylinder fitted on the master door. The lock comes with the Master Locksmith Association’s highest rating – SS312 Sold Secure Diamond, TS007 3-star rating and British Kitemark accreditations. The ATK euro cylinder has 6 trap pins for advance pick resistance and 10 anti-drill pins that make your patio doors stunningly secure.

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PAS 24 Security Upgrade

Upgrade the security of your sliding patio doors by taking advantage of our PAS 24:2016 security package. The PAS 24 upgrade includes:

  • Re-enforced height blocks for the lock and keep.
  • An upgraded locking mechanism.
  • An enhanced security handle.

The upgrade is generally mandatory on new-build projects.

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  • Colours
  • Features
  • Hardware
  • Glass
  • Integral Blinds
  • Security
  • Shapes & Styles

Colour Options

Colours From Stock

Choose from our range of stock colours to create a style that’s personal to you. Grey patio doors have without doubt come to be extremely popular in the last few years given the sophisticated look they bring to a home. White patio doors are a close second because of how well they match with most PVCu windows. You also have the option of requesting different colours inside and out.

Smooth White
White
Grey
Grey (RAL 7016)

Choose Your Own Colour

Black patio doors can have a similar effect as grey patio doors and have the ability to frame and contrast renderings and brickwork not often seen in most homes. Additionally, we are able to offer any RAL colour or pastel colours to suit your personal taste and style.

Black
Black (RAL 9005)
Cream
Cream (RAL 9001)
Slate-Grey
Slate Grey (RAL 7015)
Stone-Grey
Stone Grey (RAL 7030)
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Any Other RAL Colour

Sensations Colours

Quickslide offer a special colour range called ‘Sensations’. Sensations colours offer a unique textured finish to your aluminium patio doors, that will make an individual statement and set your home apart from the crowd.

Velour-white
Velour White
Dune
Dune
Sand
Sand
Basque-red
Basque Red
Chestnut-brown
Chestnut
Silver-grey
Silver
Provence-green
Provence
Sky-blue
Sky Blue
Lever/Lever Handle

Lever / Lever Handle

The handle for our aluminium patio doors is shaped like a traditional levered handle. The handle allows for easy locking and unlocking through a flexible 90 degree motion.

Our handles are available in black, white, satin chrome and grey (RAL 7016).

Glass Options

Glass Overview

The standard glass unit used in our aluminium patio door is 28mm in depth and is comprised of 4mm toughened clear glass to the outside, a warm edge spacer bar and 4mm toughened clear Low E glass on the inside.

Warm edge spacer bars insulate the edges of a sealed glass unit and separate the panes of glass. Traditionally, spacer bars were made of aluminium, however the warm edge spacer bar used in our glass units is an extruded PVC material specifically designed to reduce transference of heat between the panes of glass keeping more heat inside the property. The spacer bar is available in 3 different colours; grey, black and white. 

Warm Edge Spacer Bars

The inclusion of argon gas in to the cavity of a double-glazed unit reduces the heat conductance between the panes. This happens because the gas is 6 times denser that air.

Pilkington Optiphon is an acoustic laminated glass that offers excellent noise reduction without compromising on light transmittance or impact performance. Two 3mm pieces of glass are put together with a noise reducing interlayer typically 0.8mm thick. This glass offers the dual benefit of noise reduction and security.

Obscure Glass Patterns

Pilkington’s obscure glass range provides obscuration and decoration. All patterns are classified according to their level of obscurity in relation to each other, with 1 being least obscure and 5 being most obscure.

Chantilly
Chantilly
(Level 2)
Charcoal Sticks
Charcoal Sticks
(Level 4)
Contora
Contora
(Level 4)
Digital
Digital
(Level 3)
Florielle
Florielle
(Level 4)
Flemish
Flemish
(Level 1)
Minster
Minster
(Level 2)
Sycamore
Sycamore
(Level 2)
Autumn
Autumn
(Level 3)
Taffeta
Taffeta
(Level 3)
Stippolyte
Stippolyte
(Level 4)
Arctic
Arctic
(Level 5)
Cotswold
Cotswold
(Level 5)
Everglade
Everglade
(Level 5)
Mayflower
Mayflower
(Level 4)
Oak
Oak
(Level )
Pelerine
Pelerine
(Level 4)
satin glass
Satin Glass
(Level 5)

Our Venetian integral blinds come in a variety of 10 different colours to complement your chosen frame finish. Integral blinds are available on our complete product range excluding bespoke shapes. An extended lead time applies on blinds in 24mm glass units used for our PVCu sliding sash windows and aluminium flush casement windows. Please note that the operational device will always be positioned on the right-hand side (viewed internally).

Option 1: Cordless Slider

Option 2: Cord Mechanism

High Security ATK Diamond Grade Cylinder

ATK is our standard cylinder fitted on the master door. The lock comes with the Master Locksmith Association’s highest rating – SS312 Sold Secure Diamond, TS007 3-star rating and British Kitemark accreditations. The ATK euro cylinder has 6 trap pins for advance pick resistance and 10 anti-drill pins that make your patio doors stunningly secure.

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PAS 24 Security Upgrade

Upgrade the security of your sliding patio doors by taking advantage of our PAS 24:2016 security package. The PAS 24 upgrade includes:

  • Re-enforced height blocks for the lock and keep.
  • An upgraded locking mechanism.
  • An enhanced security handle.

The upgrade is generally mandatory on new-build projects.

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Performance

Weather Performance

The strong, thermally efficient aluminium frames create large glass areas that blend the outside with indoors without compromising on weather performance. Our aluminium sliding patio doors have been tested to the highest standards within water and wind resistance and air-tightness.

Energy Rating

Our aluminium patio doors have not only been designed with looks in mind but performance and efficiency too. Each frame incorporates a ‘thermal-break’ to insulate the doors against heat loss, raise the internal temperature of your home and help reduce the risk of condensation. The thermal break allows the doors to achieve u-values as low as 1.6 W/m2K.

Guarantee

With all Quickslide aluminium sliding patio doors, there is a 10-year manufacturing guarantee as standard. We strive to ensure that our quality is assured but having a 10-year guarantee offers peace of mind for years to come. Download our guarantee PDF or speak to one of our product experts to find out more.

Security

The doors come with toughened glass as standard making it virtually shatter-proof. This isn’t just for the safety of your family at home, it would also take a significant amount of time to break-through. The security of our patio doors is assured by multi-point lock mechanisms on the main opening panels. We also offer a PAS 24 security upgrade package for total peace of mind as we do with our bi fold doors and Solidor ranges

Technical Information

Key Measurements

Frame Depth: 100mm
Frame Width: 53mm
Typical Sightlines: 117mm (OF) 83mm (Interlock)
Glazing: 38mm double or triple glazed units

Constraints

Sliding Door Max Height: 2500mm (Sash)
Sliding Door Max Width: Depends on the height & weight
Sliding Door Max Weight: 200kg

Inspiration

Frequently Asked Questions

There’s a whole wealth of choice when it comes to patio doors. Traditional sliding doors, bi-folding doors and French doors; all available with so many options to choose from. Sliding patio doors are the best option for enjoying a stunning view all year round. Sliding patio doors are as popular as ever with bigger glass areas and, something that often makes them the preferred choice, they’re compact to open and close without requiring space to swing, as with bi-fold and French doors.

Sliding patio doors vary in size and therefore vary in price. A common 2 panel sliding patio door with one sliding panel, can cost as little as around £2,500. The size of the sliding door dictate the price as more frame material and glass is needed. Please note that due to the large glass units required, the type of glazing you choose for your patio door will have quite a big influence on the price.

No. We don’t have any standard patio door sizes. Every door opening varies in size and we therefore make every patio door to the measurements supplied by you. That also means you can add your own finishing touches such as colour, hardware, glass and integral blinds to the doors to create a solution unique to you.

uPVC and aluminium are great frame materials for patio doors. The choice between the two materials often comes down to the existing window and door frames installed in the home. With aluminium you can achieve a contemporary appearance and with our range of uPVC sliding patio doors you can create a traditional timber-looking door. Price also plays an important role with aluminium being the more premium option.

When you’re buying a patio door, first find out if the supplier is able to make the doors to your sizes and specification. Here at Quickslide we offer a made to measure service. If you’re looking to buy a patio door you’ll likely already have an idea of the configuration and style you would like for your door opening and before you go ahead you should make sure the manufacturer is able to achieve this. You should also look for a patio door that has been weather tested to ensure the highest levels of water and wind resistance and air-tightness. If you’re leaning towards an aluminium patio door, make sure it’s thermally broken for the best possible insulation. You should also make a note that patio doors with large glass units should as per building regulations be installed with toughened safety glass. You can rest assured that any Quickslide patio door comes with toughened glass as standard.

It’s difficult to say which patio door is best as it depends on what you’re looking for. Both vinyl and aluminium sliding doors achieve superb performance and both have been rigorously tested to achieve the best in thermal efficiency and security. The key differences between our vinyl and aluminium sliding doors are aesthetics and price, but as a whole both patio doors offer excellent quality. To find out which option is the best one for you, you should summarise your requirements and we’ll be happy to recommend the best patio door for your project.

The number of sliding panels you can have depends on the door configuration. On our aluminium patio doors you have the option of choosing a configuration with two, three of four panels. On sliding doors with two panels, we offer a single-track solution which means only one of the two panels will slide. On doors with three or four panels, we offer a double-track solution enabling you to have two sliding tracks with up to four panels sliding.

You can choose between configurations with two, three or four panels. On configurations with two panels you can choose which of the two you want sliding and which you want fixed to the frame. On configurations with three or four panels you can choose which of the side section(s) you want sliding and/or if you want the middle section(s) to slide.

Yes, patio doors are very secure. As standard our patio doors come with toughened safety glass, which in effect is considered to be shatterproof. On the opening panel you will find a multi-point locking mechanism, which uses different hooks and bolts to secure the sliding panel into it’s locked position. For added peace of mind you have the option of specifying our comprehensive PAS24 security upgrade, which means the doors will meet the high security standards required by building regulations for new builds.

With the right glass unit, sliding patio doors are no less energy efficient than other windows and doors. The aluminium frame we use in the manufacture of our patio doors is thermally broken creating a barrier between the inside and outside sections, which prevents heat loss. A double glazed patio door can achieve a u-value of 1.6W/m2K and with a triple glazed glass unit the doors can achieve a superb u-value of 1.5W/m2K.

You can have any colour you can possibly think of for our patio doors. We stock white and grey profile and are therefore able to offer a speedy turnaround on these two colour options, but if time isn’t of the essence then you have the option of choosing any other colour. For a premium personal touch you can even choose one of our textured finishes, these include shimmer options such as the popular ‘silver’ finish.

As standard the glass unit we use in our patio doors is a toughened double glazed clear unit with argon gas in between the cavity of the unit. We offer other glass upgrades including laminated glass and even obscure glass options. A thermal efficient triple glazed unit is also available upon request.

The outer aluminium frame depth of the patio door is 100mm.

Yes we manufacture all our patio doors in-house at our manufacturing facility in Brighouse, Yorkshire. We have a factory dedicated to aluminium and as aluminium sliding and bi-folding doors continue to increase in popularity we have introduced an aluminium window range for customers wanting their windows to perfectly match their patio doors.

The minimum and maximum sizes for patio doors come down to the overall weight of the panel. The maximum weight of each panel must not exceed 200kg. The maximum height is 2500mm, and the maximum width will vary depending on the specified height of your door.

You can get an instant price for a new patio door here on our website. If you require a full service including survey and installation, you can enquire a price via one of our stockists.

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