UltraSlim Doors onto the Patio
The owner was the first to choose the option of installing UltraSlim aluminium-framed double-glazed retractable doors and has permitted us to use the photographs. UltraSlim, which are made to measure to exact requirements, are from British designer and manufacturer, SunSeeker Doors.
The technology has evolved from bi-folding doors, by applying the concept of frameless glass “curtains” (as they are known in Spain). With bi-folds, sturdy frames are necessary for the hinged doors. With UltraSlim, however, the frame is less that 2cm wide each side because the doors are operated separately. This is a similar principle to “glass curtains” but the ultra slim aluminium frame covers the seal around double-glazed cavity unit. It also helps with weather-proofing against wind and rain, by ensuring a tight join between each of the doors.
For anyone not familiar with the features of the doors, there is one master door per set, which opens like any normal door. Once open, the other doors are able to be positioned along the rest of the opening. If preferred, you can slide each of the other doors to the end of the guides then open them, just like the first door, until all the doors are opened and the opening is maximised. See this animated illustration of slide-and-pivot door action. Versatile, practical doors that look amazing.