Let in the light

Create a seamless divide between inside and out with bifold or sliding doors suggests John Lannen.

Bring in the sunshine, make the most of your views and move effortlessly between indoors and out with the installation of bifold or sliding doors. Originally from Europe, these thermally efficient glazing solutions that combine large panes of glass with innovative sliding and stacking systems, have become increasingly popular over the last decade. They are ideal for our changeable climate, offering the flexibility we all want to move easily between the house and garden.


New options

Recently, advances in engineering have opened up new design possibilities including larger sliding doors and slide and turn panels. You can even opt for pocket sliding doors where a large framed glass panel retracts into a slim cavity hidden in the wall. Using oversized panes in these simple yet sophisticated ways can transform a property, whether period or modern, maximising light, increasing the sense of space and framing panoramic views.


Optimise your outlook

There is nothing to match floor to ceiling glass if you enjoy views over rolling countryside. Not only will it blur the boundaries between inside and out, it enables you to seamlessly extend your living space onto your patio. When designing an extension, a large expanse of glass can make a real statement.


Quality installation

Homes that enjoy stunning views are often exposed to the elements, meaning the quality of the installation and integrity of the product (including a high weather rating) is critical to its functioning and longevity.


L+L recommends Sunflex, as featured on Grand Designs, one of the world’s leading producers of specialist door systems, with stylish design and practicality built-in. Sunflex has supplied a wide range of award winning and superior quality windows and doors for over 30 years, manufactured to the individual requirements of each project. Made by hand to the highest quality, they are one of the few entirely German-designed and crafted systems on the market. They also comply with British standards.


Frames are made from aluminium which is light, strong and stable, with slim profile sections to minimise the visible framework and maximise the glass area. It’s an ideal material for the most exposed locations as it’s virtually maintenance free.


Bifolds and sliding doors

The advanced German design and engineering, slim sightlines and contemporary square edged profiles ensures the Sunflex bifold door range looks superb and performs perfectly, year after year. With larger glazed panels and frames that overlap, the sightlines of sliding doors are even slimmer than that of bifold doors. With so many configurations available, from a single pane to an opening 24 metres wide with eight sliding panels, they look great all year round, ensuring a flush, seamless look with no reduction in weather rating.


Unique to you

Frames come in three standard colours: Slate Grey, Graphite Black or Anthracite Grey matte, and more than 200 aluminium RAL colours and finishes. Colour matched handles in line with the frame are designed to almost disappear whether the door is open or closed. You can even have a dual colour system with different colours on the inside and outside faces of the doors - perfect for matching the doors to both your internal and external decor of your property.


All products have elegant profiles, low thresholds (making them less of a trip hazard) and excellent child safety and security features.


Ten year guarantee

Like all L+L products, Sunflex products are installed by our team of experienced craftsmen and covered by a ten year guarantee and free annual inspection. With over three decades of experience, we have the expertise to combine modern technology with the traditional skills of a local family company, ensuring a refined installation.


To book a free home survey or find out more call 01684 295038 or visit our showroom at Red Lane, Tewkesbury, GL20 5BQ open Monday to Thursday 8:30-5, Friday 8:30-4 and Saturday 9-1.







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