Doors on the slide
John and Sarah Ready enjoy entertaining on their sunny patio, so they were keen to create a seamless link between their home and garden. They chose a Eurocell folding sliding door system to provide the perfect solution, opening up the back of their house on summer days, and flooding the interior with light all year round.
With high quality Eurocell folding sliding doors, customers can choose from two to five fully glazed door leaves in slimline UPVC frames, creating a stunning ‘glass wall’ of up to 6m wide. The doors are available in a variety of configurations to suit every home and fold back flat in a concertina style to maximise the open area and provide clean, uncluttered lines.
Sarah and John chose a four-leaf system which stretches across almost the entire width of their modern townhouse, allowing them to step directly from the kitchen to their patio area and the garden beyond. They selected cream frames to co-ordinate with their existing window frames.
The doors are also available in white and a range of woodgrain finishes. Eurocell offers colour-matched windows, fascias, soffits and rainwater fittings for these.
Sarah says: “We took out the standard French doors which were fitted on all of the homes on our estate, and had these beautiful, smooth-running folding doors put in. The whole house feels brighter and more airy, and the kitchen is flooded with natural light.
“We’re really pleased with the new doors and we make much more use of the garden now because when the doors are fully opened it just feels as if it’s an extension of the house.”
Neighbours in similar styled houses have been very impressed by the way Sarah and John have transformed and upgraded their home, and several are already planning to follow suit.
As well as adding value to their home, Sarah and John were keen to improve the insulation in what had previously been a colder part of the house.
Sarah explains: “It was always a bit chilly in the kitchen and we were keen to reduce the heat loss through our old French doors. We noticed as soon as the doors were installed how much cosier it felt, so as well as opening up the house during the summer we will save on our winter heating bills as well."