Buying Sunflex sliding doors

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

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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.

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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.

The best brands of sliding doors available at Aluhome

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.

Some of the images on our website illustrate how products may look and are indicative. Please contact us for current product details and specifications.

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Anthony Holmes
Anthony Holmes
22:18 19 Aug 21
Thanks to ‘Aluhome’ for first class (well Informed) advice with regard to the suitability of replacing our existing ... French doors with a Less obtrusive Aluminium framed Sliding Door system.What a difference! - the views into our garden now they are clear of window frame obstructions is delightful. This coupled with more natural light to the interior, is another bonus.The installation was carried out by fitters who clearly knew their trade and with the minimum of inconvenience to us.We are happy to report that the finished job from appearance, practicality and quality, exceeded our more
Beth Loder
Beth Loder
08:39 28 Jul 21
Tim and his amazing team have been a godsend during our extension project. His advice and friendly chats together with... his highly experienced team of surveyors and fitters made the whole experience simple and hassle free. What he doesn’t know about his products isn’t worth knowing and we came away from the showroom feeling knowledgeable and that we’d made a great informed product choice. A big thank you to the whole team, and I promise once the garden's done and the kitchen's in we will update our photos which currently I’m almost embarrassed to upload as they don’t do the bifolds justice at all! We love them, the light is amazing, thanks again Tim & Team!read more
rick davies
rick davies
13:07 24 Jul 21
Based on our recent experiences, we are happy to recommend aluhome. During a visit to their office and display room Tim... was able to give a comprehensive description and assessment of all aspects of the door and windows we were thinking of installing (replacing 25 year old wood framed patio doors and windows). The timing of delivery and installation was as predicted. The cost was more competitive than similar offers. The installation team were on time, friendly, competent and efficient. And they left the patio area as clean as it was beforehand. And we are now very pleased with our new patio door&window. Best wishes, Rick and Moread more
Lorna Kavanagh
Lorna Kavanagh
18:25 23 Jul 21
A quick and professional job, from an experienced team who care. Tim took the time to understand the project and... budget, you just can't beat face to face customer service. Aaron and Terry were reassuring and informative at every step and the install went very smooth. I always felt like I was in good hands and nothing would be a problem. Thank you guys, I'll raise a glass as I enjoy my new view!read more
Emma Price
Emma Price
11:27 19 Jul 21
We used AluHome to design and fit steel-look replacement french doors and windows at the back of our house in central... Stamford. Tim and the team at AluHome have been outstanding all the way through the process. They took time to understand our requirements and communication has been exceptional throughout. There were no delays, the doors look wonderful and the installation team were prompt, knowledgeable and paid a high level of attention of detail. There is no need to look elsewhere, we strongly recommend Tim and the more
Claire Gaunt
Claire Gaunt
21:27 12 Jun 21
Highly recommend.After searching the internet high and low for information about sliding doors, Aluhome were able to... provide all the information I needed. From my first phone call I felt confident that they were the company I wanted to use.From start to finish the service has been second to more
Mike Farrah
Mike Farrah
17:10 29 May 21
Great experience from start to finish. Tim was extremely helpful in assisting us with the initial enquiry for French... doors and windows that needed a specific “U” grade for building regs. He invited us to the the showroom and gave us a thorough walk through of the products. The quality of the product is second to none. Aaron - in charge of fitting- worked closely with our builder in terms of planning and measuring as well as giving some on site advice and recommendations.The provision and installation was on time with no issues and very professional.The French Doors now form the focal point of our kitchen extension and have really made the project.We highly recommend Tim and Aluhome!read more
michael dunford
michael dunford
09:13 22 May 21
We are delighted with our new front door from Aluhome. Tim and his team were a pleasure to deal with throughout.
Kevin Riley
Kevin Riley
19:56 10 May 21
A big thank you to Aluhome and all their team. Fantastic service from the moment we contacted on a Sunday. From the... solving of an issue we had (large opening and our wish to have 3 leaf), with doors new to the market and the overall quality of service and product. The 2 x bifolds and back door are excellent and we are delighted. The attention to detail throughout is amazing. Thank you!read more
Jill Dent
Jill Dent
08:51 04 May 21
We visited Auhome to help choose doors for our new extension. We met Tim who was very helpful and extremely... knowledgeable and offered useful information to help me decide between sliders or bi folds. The showroom has a good choice of doors which again helped with our decision. I am delighted with the Sunflex sliders we chose, they completely make our room, great quality and fitted expertly by the team. Thank you Tim and all at Aluhome in Stamford. I would thoroughly recommend more
Carrie Armitage
Carrie Armitage
09:54 21 Apr 21
Extraordinarily good looking aluminium windows; excellent service; fantastic fitters who were punctual, tidy and did a... great job. Highly recommended and a great personal service from more
Stuart Bailey
Stuart Bailey
10:49 10 Apr 21
We had decided to replace our old UPVC french doors with aluminium doors and had already researched different brands.... Having decided that Origin was the right product for our house, we approached Aluhome for a quotation. From that point onwards the whole process was quick and efficient. We met Tim at the showroom in Stamford who gave us excellent advice on options for glazing bars, handles etc.etc.We were happy with the price and delivery was much quicker than we had expected with good communication throughout.Fitters Aaron and Terry were a pleasure to deal with where nothing was too much trouble. They were careful and tidy at each stage and had all of the right tools and equipment to do a good job.Any issues during the installation were dealt with professionally and quickly to our satisfaction.Overall a really good experience and well pleased with the more
Simone Lynch
Simone Lynch
13:56 25 Mar 21
A warm welcome at the showroom in Stamford which has a range of products on show. We were shown the options available... to us as we were looking to buy bifold doors. We were advised on what would suit us best and the various options available as regards colour, handle options etc. They were fitted very quickly and although we had a couple of issues they were dealt with quickly and efficiently by Tim. Very pleased with our doors and the service from Tim and his fitters. Would more
Joy Bates
Joy Bates
10:08 23 Mar 21
AluHome fitted all new windows, including two sliding doors to our unusual 1960's house.Response to our initial... contact was very prompt and we decided to visit their fabulous showroom in Stamford where we were made very welcome and received excellent technical advice, helping us to make our final decision.Communication has been brilliant throughout with Tim the owner. The fitters Aaron and Terry were a pleasure to deal with - nothing was too much trouble. We had some issues due to the quirky nature of our house but these were dealt with efficiently and without fuss.We are very happy with our windows - the transformation is amazing.Thank you team AluHome!read more
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Published on March 31, 2021