Aluminium Sliding and Bi-folding Doors – Designed by SMARTS, Made by us!

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Aluminium Bi-folding and Sliding Doors

An impressive set of sliding or bi-folding doors are quickly becoming the must have accessory for the home owner. A rise in consumer spending on home improvements, together with the growth in private new house building projects, has helped in boosting demand in recent years and its easy to see why. These stunning doors bring a host of exciting features that you just can’t achieve with the standard PVC doors of today.

At Techniglaze, all of our aluminum doors are fabricated in our own state of the art factory by our talented team using quality sections from SMARTS Aluminum, who we have a long and healthy relationship with as one of their most trusted installers and fabricators. Quality is our number one priority, and our team has a wealth of experience behind them to ensure we have the neatest finish in the business!

Every week we meet with new customers that are interested in the numerous benefits that either of these doors can bring, however not every door is perfect for every setting. This post aims to guide those that are interested as to whether a sliding door or a bi-folding door is most suitable.

Bi-folding and sliding doors are great for enjoying those summer evenings, opening up the room to enjoy the outside and making use of the natural light that comes with a large opening. There is absolutely no question as to why they are the cherry on the top of any project. At Techniglaze we have embraced the consumers calls for maximized glass sizes and minimalized sight lines so unlike many of our competitors we offer an ultra-slimline frame option to make the most of the outside scenery.

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Benefits of Bi-folding Doors (Visofold 1000 + 6000)

We work with the Visofold 1000 system that is incredibly popular for its robust performance, this product has a sight line of 132mm. Although slim already, we can do better than this! We also work with the Visofold 6000 system, a relatively new system developed by SMARTS with incredible sight lines of just 94mm.

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Benefits of Sliding doors (Visoglide Plus)

From generous space saving benefits to ease of access between rooms, sliding doors offer several advantages for both domestic and commercial applications. Our Visoglide Plus sliding doors can be both a practical and attractive addition to any home.

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Bi-folding Doors VS Sliding doors

Popular as these doors may be, customers are often at a cross roads when deciding which style of door may be more appropriate for their opening. This list aims to help in the decision making process.




Our latest reviews

Ali & Fi

We are delighted with the windows, and have already been complimented by our neighbours on the upgrade.

Tyler and Paul were very professional and showed good initiative for the inevitable adjustments that needed to be made. They were particularly considerate of our house, it’s character and our pets! Please pass on our thanks and comments as appropriate.


We are delighted with the windows. As you know we were concerned that they would look different and more “clunky” but really you can’t tell the difference except that the new ones are not falling apart!!! The guys who did the fitting were also good. They were working in freezing fog, really cold but they carried on regardless, they were extremely tidy and cleared up after themselves.

Roy Robinson

I am delighted with the recent installation, it’s good to look out of clear windows. The work was carried out professionally by two excellent gentleman.
I will not hesitate to contact you when I am ready to replace others, also would certainly recommend you to others.

Grant Spicer

Really impressed with the customer service and professionalism from everyone at Techniglaze. Especially liked the follow up call after our doors were fitted to make sure we were happy. Would definitely recommend.

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Dr S Irving

Excellent. This company really care about doing a great job. Roger and Keith have been very helpful and explaining things in detail that a lay person may not understand.

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UK Chiropractic

Excellent customer service, range of products and attention to detail. I honestly can’t rate them highly enough. They stepped in and came to the rescue after Salisbury glass cost us 8 months of time and 100k in increased material costs.

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Elsa Marques

These guys have been great to us. Helped us out at short notice after we were badly let down by another supplier. We asked for several minor details that were not standard (e.g. different locking mechanisms), and they were flexible and open to ideas. We ended up also commissioning our front door from them; it is super sturdy and beautiful. Always courteous, professional, and good payment terms.

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Adam Barnes

First class service for my window repair, with tricky access issues and a large, heavy glazed unit to install. Really glad I chose this company.

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Jim McGarity

I was looking for a company that could deliver a bespoke pair of roof lights in the Alitherm system. Techniglaze offered the best price and worked with us to ensure the sizes were exactly right and conducted the sales process very professionally. The product is first class and we are exceptionally pleased with the service and product. I can highly recommend Techniglaze.

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