MAXIMISE YOUR LIVING AREAS AND BRING THE OUTSIDE IN

You can benefit from natural light and make living areas seem larger by opening up onto your outside space.

 

WHY CHOOSE SLIDING DOORS OR BI-FOLD DOORS?

For the last few years we’ve been fortunate to have some fo the warmest and driest summers on record. With great weather comes barbecues, garden parties and just enjoying the chance to get outdoors and appreciate your outside space.

But how about bringing the outside indoors? There’s nothing like the breeze of fresh air wafting through your house on a hot, stuffy day and being able to enjoy your garden without sitting directly in the midday sun.

Whether you have a traditional or contemporary home, if you’re planning a self-build, extension or renovation, why not consider how you can benefit from integrating composite sliding doors or composite bi-fold doors into your project.

Take a look at three projects that use sliding doors to good effect:

STARGAZER CASE STUDY

PRIMROSE FARM BARN CASE STUDY

SUNNYBANK CASE STUDY

View our SLIDING DOORS BROCHURE

 

 

THE BENEFITS OF COMPOSITE SLIDING DOORS AND BI-FOLD DOORS:

  • Invite natural light into your home – We all feel better and more energetic when we’re surrounded by light. Sliding doors and bi-fold doors make the best possible use of daylight to increase the natural light into your home.
  • Create big spaces – Sliding doors allow you do this by creating a seamless flow between your indoor and outdoor space. Maximise your indoor space and provide a sense of spaciousness by opening onto your garden, patio or decking.
  • Space saving – Sliding doors are space saving as they don’t intrude into your home or project externally like hinged or bi-fold doors. They simply glide along a track with one door sliding over the other, instead of swinging open. Bi-fold doors allow you to open up the full width of your aperture and you need to allow enough room for them to fold back to store when open. Often they have smaller glazing areas than sliding doors so your view is more restricted.
  • Practical and accessible – With a maximum width of 6 metres and a height of 2.4 metres Westcoast Windows’ sliding doors provide significantly larger openings than traditional doors. Their easy glide action makes them quick and effortless to use, for easy access to the outside. Bi-fold doors are generally available in widths up to 1m per leaf and heights of 2.5m–2.8m.

 

 

  • Energy efficient – Westcoast Windows composite sliding doors can be double or triple glazed with low emissivity, argon gas filled sealed units incorporating only the best warm edge technology for maximum insulation. Along with the unique bonded aluminium timber construction the sliding doors benefit from exceptional weathertightness and low U-values to allow large uninterrupted views of your outdoor space in even the harshest of weathers. (Which means they’re not just for the summer!)
  • Safe and secure – Westcoast Swedish composite sliding doors are designed and assembled for safety and convenient ease of operation. The robust construction combined with the use of high performance locking devices means the doors offer exceptional levels of security. All Westcoast Windows products have been successfully tested to PAS 24:2016 and are Secured by Design acredited. Download the PERFORMANCE & TESTING DATASHEET
  • Low maintenance – Westcoast Windows sliding doors and bi-fold combine a warm wood interior with low maintenance aluminium externally, available in a wide range of colours to suit your style and décor. Visit our Homeowner Guidance section and click on the APPEARANCE tab to view the full range of finishes.
  • Glazing – Energy efficient glazing prevents heat loss and also minimises the sun’s solar energy entering the room and overheating your home without sacrificing daylight. With an expanse of clear glass, your sliding doors will allow unrestricted views of your outside – ideal for parents wishing to keep an eye on their children whilst allowing them to enjoy their outdoor space. We can provide a range of toughened and laminated glass to suit all safety requirements. Visit our Homeowner Guidance page and click on the GLASS tab for more information.

 

Take a look at our COMPOSITE WINDOWS INSPIRATION gallery for more inspiration or download the WESTCOAST WINDOWS BROCHURE.

To see the full range of double and triple-glazed windows, doors and sliding doors, visit our COMPOSITE WINDOWS & DOORS page.

For further information or for advice on glazing solutions for your project, call Westcoast Windows on 01359 241944 or email: info@westcoastwindows.com