Benefits of Modern Sliding Doors

Contemporary Sliding Doors for the home

At Open Living, we specialise in the supply and installation of high quality bifolding doors. We also offer the very latest in sliding patio doors and contemporary sliding doors.

Today’s modern sliding door is slim, secure, highly weather resistant and thermally efficient. Modern sliding doors also offer a direct fix frame meaning you no longer need the hardwood subframe associated with old patio doors.

At Open Living, we have a great contemporary sliding door range, designed to offer a modern looking sliding door for any part of the home. These also come with some innovations.

The first great feature of our modern patio doors is that they have slimmed down. We offer a range of sliding doors with the central mullions as slim as 35mm. Our Smarts Visoglide door offers this slim mullion. We also have other products with similar slim central profiles, all designed to look thin and provide the maximum glass area.

Even at the frame edges and the threshold, our current sliding door ranges give you clean edges, a square frame and low thresholds. You can even sink the threshold down into the floor to provide a flush inner and outer floor level.

The next great feature of our sliding doors is that with slim lines also comes strength. We offer two-panel sliding doors that can be made at 5 or sometimes 6 metres in width. A fantastic sliding door that when closed maximises the view.

Modern sliding doors give you more opening choices.

Modern sliding doors now offer you more flexibility in how they slide than old patio doors. Our doors come with a choice of double and triple tracks. These additional tracks enable doors to now slide in more than one direction and stack together or separately.

An excellent example of this is a three panel door allowing you to have all three doors stacked on one side or the central door sliding in either direction.

Modern sliding doors are now effortless to open.

Visit our showroom and try our sliding doors. The first thing you will notice is even the biggest, heaviest doors are remarkably light to open.

Modern sliding doors now use very sophisticated rollers and running gear meaning large door panels weighing more than 300kg can be pushed open with just a few fingers.

Another reason why new doors are better than before and easier to operate is what’s called a lift and slide mechanism. With a lift and slide door, a turn of the handle moves the sliding door back away from the frame. Then it effortlessly slides to the desired position. Lift and slide doors also offer other advantages.

You can partially open the door and lock it, giving ventilation with security.

Lift and slide doors also create an exceptional hermetic seal against the frame giving superior weather resistance and sealing.

More Benefits of Modern Sliding Doors.

The design of modern sliding doors now gives you more opening, sliding and design options than ever before.

Cornerless sliding doors are now possible with sliding doors. Just like our bifolding doors, you can now have a sliding door on two sides that meet in the corner. Slide the doors back, and the corner post moves away with the doors to reveal a fully open corner. It looks terrific.

The other design feature in a modern sliding door is that you can build your new extension so that the doors completely slide into the wall. We can work with your builder to create this great feature in your home. With this arrangement your doors disappear from view, revealing a full clear opening with a low threshold as well if you want it.

More great features of contemporary sliding doors.

  • Available double or triple glazed.
  • Heights of up to 3 metres are possible.
  • Huge colour choices.
  • High security and severe weather performance.
  • Available from two up to six panels.

Contact your local sliding door experts.

At Open Living we provide a range of sliding doors from the affordable to the highly sophisticated. Contact us today to find out more about how a sliding door can enhance your home. Visit our showroom or contact us.

Published on January 21, 2018

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Customer Reviews

Ordered Origin bifold doors. Diane, Marsha and Danny have been a pleasure to deal with. Slight delay to install date but all handled professionally. Fitters completed in one day as agreed. The product is excellent, would thoroughly recommend.
David N
David N
10:44 25 Sep 21
Lovely aluminium French Doors.Initial issue with square of door sorted out immediately and the response from both the office and the fitter was excellent. I would fully recommend Open Living Ltd.
colin H.
colin H.
13:43 02 Feb 21
Excellent service designing, removing previous (tough job it was) and installing two bespoke floor to celing windows.
Richard J.
Richard J.
13:22 19 Jan 21
Open Living was one of the last suppliers we discovered, but we were taken by their great range of windows, doors and lanterns as well as their sales team. Diane walked us through the many options but also listened to our preferences. Rather than steering us toward the most expensive option they were usually able to offer a choice on each aspect and the pricing was very transparent and competitive. Excellent quality ranges of windows, doors and lanterns. We opted for the Origin bi-fold doors, Origin aluminium windows and Atlas roof lights, all superb build quality/spec and great colour options.The installation team led by Danny and backed up in the office by the all-knowing Marsha and Linda were efficient, thorough and a pleasure to have on-site, coordinating well with our builder. Our neighbours also used Open Living before us and had a few issues at installation, but we believe these were mainly due to a supplier issue. All our windows, doors and roof lights went in as planned, well secured and sealed, with no damage.The only little point of feedback on their whole process is that the final quote and specification can spread across more than one document which did add a little uncertainty. This meant we had to double-check exactly what was coming. An all-inclusive final statement of all the options would be good. However, with a little bit of checking everything did come exactly as expected and we are extremely happy with the finished project.We would definitely recommend Open Living.
Paul E.
Paul E.
11:21 29 Aug 20
Fantastic service, great customer care. 5****
Angela I.
Angela I.
08:40 02 Jul 20
Good staff ,great fitters excellent product!
Paulo R.
Paulo R.
17:45 07 Jun 20
Open Living installed Origin bi-folding doors for our home. Their quality and service has been excellent throughout. Very trustworthy company. Right from the start, they provided good advice to help us select the right doors for our home; their quote was very competitive; their customer service was excellent throughout as they kept us updated on progress. The quality of the doors and the installation has been top-notch. Would highly recommend.
Kinjal P.
Kinjal P.
11:06 05 Jun 20
Bought a bifold door for our house extension. Great quality products and fantastic service. Very happy with Open Living
Ajith S.
Ajith S.
14:37 21 May 20
We have just had are bifolding doors fitted,We're over the moon. Marsha is very helpful and friendly.Service was great 😀Would recommend open living.Geoff
Geoff P.
Geoff P.
10:01 18 May 20
Open living installed our ORIGIN bi-fold doors about a year ago now. The fitters were great guys with really good standards. We are so pleased with our installation. It’s great 👍
Phil B.
Phil B.
22:48 02 May 20
We purchased 1 set of bifold and 1 set of French patio doors, both Origin. Sales approach and customer service was excellent. Fitting and installation also excellent. Can't fault the product, either. Would have been 5 stars if it wasn't for an issue we had around the height of the threshold, which turned out to be much higher than we wanted/were expecting. This issue was resolved in a satisfactory way after discussion. Would definitely recommend, but my advice is to make sure the threshold height for patio doors is agreed at the survey and written on the paperwork before parting with any money.
Ashley B.
Ashley B.
07:52 10 Mar 20
Lovely people to do business with, we bought some BiFold doors and a window from OpenLiving. We did have a couple of minor teething issues once fitted but these were dealt with quickly and without fuss. Recommended!
Dino L.
Dino L.
14:03 28 Sep 19
I looked into a number of companies before deciding on Open Living in Letchworth for our bifold doors. I wanted the bifolds to be from a manufacturer that was very regarded, and Origin (though Open Living can also supply from Schuco and some other suppliers) certainly fall in that camp. I also liked the fact that Open Living were close to home, which made repeated visits to their showroom easy to make. Throughout the process, Linda and Marsha were professional and courteous and I would thoroughly recommend anyone who is looking to get bifolds to put OpenLiving Ltd on their shortlist.
Roy
Roy
16:16 04 Jul 19
So far I have ordered 12.5m sliding doors, 1 set of aluminium bi-folds and 5 windows from Open Living. The fitters are all great guys, and they take time to do a good job.The service and the products supplied have been excellent. I will be ordering more windows and do not hesitate to recommend them.
jeff H.
jeff H.
11:30 17 May 19
Had some OW80 windows that were fitted some time ago (by other installers, who had lost the cill caps).Marsha kindly helped me get some replacement items from Origin despite there being no financial incentive for open living to do so.Assistance has been very much appreciated and would highly recommend.
Mark I.
Mark I.
07:32 13 Mar 19
Great service and choice of products. Highly recommend Open Living
Allison M.
Allison M.
11:11 10 Dec 18
Great service from start to finish. The origin windows and doors look fab. Can highly recommend.
Emma G.
Emma G.
11:15 27 Nov 18
Great price on a roof lantern. Installed on schedule.
Niall R.
Niall R.
14:51 31 Oct 18
Great Service from start to finish. Communication was great. The fitting team were first classWw will recommend and use again in the future.
Asa H.
Asa H.
18:30 04 Sep 18
Superb all roundMarsha was polite and informativeThe system itself is sleek and works greatThe fitter I had was polite and very effective, clean and professionalAnd the price was not only reasonable but the cheapestI genuinely don’t know why you would opt for a more expensive system or company when the origin system provided by this company does it allSuper happy and will use on other properties I haveUse these guys, awesome3772.00 for 3 leaf fitted in a week!! Immense !LukeBishops Stortford
luke J.
luke J.
18:33 18 Aug 18
Great service and brilliant product. Really happy with how the house now looks. Couldn’t recommend them any higher.
Stuart C.
Stuart C.
18:06 23 Jun 18
Had a great experience with Open Living. We had a 6m run of Origin bi-fold doors, an Atlas sky light some upvc windows installed. Customer Service and communication was good throughout, the installation guys did a good job and their technical guy was helpful with determining levels so we could achieve a level and flush threshold on the door. On top of this they were by far the lowest priced installer we found for the Origin doors which we had quoted by another three suppliers. Would recommend to others and will use again.
Richard N.
Richard N.
20:02 22 Jun 18
Great customer service from start to finish. Very helpful and competitive price.Installation was fast and of good standard.Would highly recommend Open Living.
Noleen P.
Noleen P.
11:15 06 Jun 18
We weren't quite sure what bi-folding doors would be best but all the options were clearly and concisely laid out before us and some great solutions suggested to the issues we hadn't been able to work out on our own or with our builder. The showroom has lots of choice, brilliantly set out. We decided that Open Living would install our doors and they came and did a wonderful job.Looking forward to the spring to really get our new "open living" lifestyle underway!!
Paul S.
Paul S.
17:26 27 Feb 17
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