For homeowners considering buying Sunflex sliding doors, we provide lots of useful information about this prestige brand and why they promise a beautiful and functional sliding patio door in your property renovation or when building a new extension
Information about buying Sunflex sliding patio doors
The Sunflex brand is one of the best-known amongst premium glazing systems, windows and doors in the UK. The sliding model is made in the UK. There are also ultra-premium Sunflex bifolding doors, made in Germany and has some of the best aesthetics, quality and design on the market today. In fact, Sunflex and our own Solarlux brand are often compared to side-by-side. They’re probably the best on the market today.
Only Sunflex makes their doors. As a result, the company is in an upper-tier level of manufacturers only making their products. This differs substantially from brands such as Reynaers, Smart Systems, Cortizo, Aluk or Schuco. With these brands, many different and unrelated businesses make them. Whilst you won’t get a bad product with a good manufacturer, what you can’t guarantee is consistent product quality. Therefore, when only the company behind the product makes it, it’s generally a very good sign of consistent quality and a very reliable door in your home.
When buying Sunflex sliding doors you deal with an authorised distributor of their products. We’re proud at Aluhome to be a supplier of these luxurious and expertly-crafted patio doors.
Some great features of Sunflex doors in your home
With slimline sliding doors being one of the most popular requirements with homeowners and property improvement projects, the sightline at the door mullion is heavily marketed as well as desirable. There are many brands on the market providing the sought-after 20mm mullion sightline. Specifically, this is the central mullion you see on a two-panel set of doors or the two vertical mullions on a three-panel design.
Bear in mind that many of the patio doors offering this 20mm mullion come with a structurally bonded design. Structural bonding means a more complex product to make, transport and install. Sunflex provide a solution without the complexity and with substantially better sightlines.
And for where the slimmest door isn’t essential, Sunflex doors also come with a 30mm mullion and a more bold 83mm version.
Door panels up to 3 metres high and capable of creating spans up to an incredible 24metres. You might not need these extreme sizes in your home. However, what this demonstrates is the design, capability and exacting standards of Sunflex sliders.
Of course, you need your doors to slide effortlessly. These doors simply glide, whatever their size. You also get certified security, excellent weather performance and the same neat sightlines whatever angle you view them from. Finally, moving the doors means engaging with the door handles. Sunflex doors come with recessed, rectangular, bar and standard handles. All of these are architectural quality and look stunning on the door set.
A better and slimmer door mullion
With most structurally bonded designs, the trade-off is the depth of the mullion. So whilst it’s 20mm on the face, the depth is more than 100mm with most systems. The Sunflex SVG20 model provides the same desirable 20mm face sightline, with the same depth as the rest of the door. Click on the images to enlarge and see the detail.
Buying Sunflex sliding doors means neater stacking panels
Sunflex designs their doors stacking neater than many other similar designs. Therefore, the doors simply look better when fully opened, also making more of your door opening.
The image below shows a pocket sliding door but the same flush stacking applies when buying Sunflex sliding doors in a standard configuration. And when the third panel slides fully open, that’s flush too.
In addition to the flush stacking panels, the threshold on Sunflex doors is a work of art and substantially better engineered than many doors on the market. It also comes in a fully flush design with no loss of weather performance. Our Aquabocci rainwater system also works a treat with these doors.
Pocket or open corner sliding doors
Nothing creates a wow factor in a new extension like an open corner design. And for where you want to maximise the door opening, pocket sliding doors slide into the wall out of sight.
These types of designs suite newly built openings but with these doors, you get all the desirable looks, style and functionality and without the substantial cost or complexity of other door brands. It’s great solution.
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At Aluhome, we’ve many years of experience with home improvement products, windows and doors. We provide the Sunflex range of sliding doors because we think it’s one of the best patio doors of its type. It really is that simple. And we’re sure you’ll agree when you see this particular brand of amazing doors for your home.
If you’re considering buying Sunflex sliding door or any other brand, we can help.
Contact us today, make an enquiry, visit our showroom to view the product or get in touch and discuss your home improvement project with us.