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Double Glazed uPVC Sliding Doors

Why Double-Glazed Sliding Doors in Melbourne Tick all the Boxes

The concept of sliding took a long time to enter the world of housing and construction. For centuries it was beaten into obscurity by the hinge, a little device that allows doors to open and close without being picked up and manhandled aside. Whoever came up with the hinge: we salute you. But as time went on and man-made materials became more sophisticated. While many old sliding doors are very heavy and difficult to use, the efficiency of the sliding door improved vastly. When uPVC stormed the double-glazing market, sliding doors had found their perfect partner, allowing seamless operation with little effort. Double glazing sliding doors: where have you been all my life?

What are the Advantages of Double-Glazed Sliding Doors?

A door that doubles as a window has obvious benefits. It lets light through what was traditionally a solid, opaque barrier with the main purpose of keeping people and things out. Suddenly it was possible to have a room bathed in lovely, natural light without sacrificing thermal efficiency and security. The double-glazing concept reduced heat and cold transfer through the glass, and glass technology was improving exponentially, giving it previously unimagined strength.

That left one major issue: a hinged door requires room to move. Things have to be kept out of the way so it can do its job. With a sliding action that is not the case. A big sliding door moves parallel to the wall, requiring no additional space when opening and closing. It’s a classic example of lateral thinking. You can badger an idea as much as you want and sometimes the initial concept just obstructs you. Think about it from another perspective and suddenly it works. uPVC double glazed sliding doors have all the height and width you want, but they don’t get in the way like hinged doors do. Like all brilliant ideas (like double glazing itself, in fact), we see the result and think, “Why didn’t I think of that?”

Why Do uPVC Double Glazed Sliding Doors Work Better?

uPVC is stable. It’s rigid and it doesn’t warp like wood or get bent like metal. When Thermal Double Glazing fit uPVC sliding doors, they’re going to stay the right size and shape forever, and that means they will always fit the track they’re moving on. That removes a variable that has a habit of ruining calculations and making things malfunction. If there are changes in size, shape, rigidity etc, suddenly your sums don’t add up, and with uPVC double glazed doors, you don’t get that problem. You don’t get the thermal transmission issue, either. The double glazing does its job of keeping the cold air where you want it and the warm air in place too. uPVC is a poor thermal conductor, and in this case bad is good. You want good thermal conduction in cooking pans so the heat you apply to them gets through to the food, but in windows and doors, the outside temperature needs to stay outside so you can regulate how things are indoors. For the ever changing temperatures in Melbourne double glazing is therefore the ideal solution. Read More

Double-glazed uPVC sliding doors are perfect for bringing the outside view into the home, so you can admire your garden, but in a storm, you can watch the wind and rain without feeling their effects. They are also great indoors for allowing the light to permeate where there are perhaps no windows or small ones. They help you make the most of the light you’ve got – and that’s a major box ticked. Paired with uPVC sliding windows you can enjoy the light without compromising energy efficiency.

Why Double Glass Sliding Doors are becoming more popular

We hear a lot these days about a “sliding doors” moment, by which people mean a moment when one path is taken rather than another, and it changes someone’s life. Based on a film of that name. All good, very clever, but there is a real-life double-glazed sliding doors moment that can bring instant benefits to your home and your life. Let’s say you’ve made the decision to let more light in and enjoy the garden more, by looking at it from inside. What used to be “the back door”, a humble part of the building that might be known as the tradesman’s entrance, can now be a useful feature that plays a number of roles, regulating not just access but light and ventilation.

Double Glass Sliding Doors That Save Space

Big doors can look grand but can also be unwieldy, swinging heavily inwards or outwards. With double glazed sliding doors, they are controlled, giving you their full width as an opening when you need it, without you worrying about the wind catching them and bouncing them off their hinges. If all you need is a standard width uPVC door in Melbourne, we can do that. But if you want to take advantage of a slider’s potential to open things up big time, the world is your oyster. Open wide and bring that new settee in, trundle the piano through this gap you never imagined you’d have. Leave it open to entertain guests inside and outside.

Contact us to Talk About Double Glazed Sliding Doors

If you want to kick some ideas around or discuss real-life options for double glass sliding doors or double glazed uPVC windows just call us, email us or fill in the online enquiry form and we’ll get back to you.

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Product Features

technical Details

Compliant with Australian Standards

Uw=0.99 W/m2K with standard-triple-glazing with Ug=0.6 and Psi=0.040 W/mK

Uf=1.3 W/m2K

Uw=0.76 W/m2K best possible option with triple glazing with Ug=0.4 and Psi=0.030 W/mK

Up to 41 mm glazing

Wide range of laminations available

5 chamber profile

Concealed drainage is possible

Up to RC2 burglary protection

Up to 45dB (sound protection class 4)

​Benefits of Double-Glazed Doors

Optimal Year-Round Insulation

Instead of just reducing heat loss or gain, quality double glazing is equally effective during both the cold and hot seasons, which keeps the home warmer during winter and cooler during summer, giving you optimal insulation all year round!

​The built-in insulation from double glazing acts as a thermal barrier between your home and the outside environment, minimising the need for artificial heating and cooling

Automatic Soundproofing

​As an added bonus, double glazing reduces external noise by up to 60% compared to single glazing. Reduced sound pollution from traffic, animals, vehicles, planes, alarms, etc will improve your sleep quality and reduce anxiety and stress, ultimately making your home more peaceful and relaxing.

Better For Your Wallet & The Environment

With half of the residential energy consumption going towards heating and cooling our homes, energy costs in Australian households are continuing to skyrocket. Do yourself a favour: switch to double-glazed windows.

Not only do double-glazed windows significantly reduce your energy bills—you can expect over 20% energy savings compared to single-glazed windows—the energy efficiency also helps reduce your carbon footprint, making it a win-win for both you and the environment!

Boosts Your Home's Value

Upgrading your windows to modern uPVC double-glazed windows will give your property an instantly refreshed aesthetic, boosting its kerb appeal and real estate value. Besides its innovative engineering, uPVC double-glazed windows are available in a wide range of modern and functional designs to suit all types of architectural styles.

Not only do double-glazed windows significantly reduce your energy bills—you can expect over 20% energy savings compared to single-glazed windows—the energy efficiency also helps reduce your carbon footprint, making it a win-win for both you and the environment!

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