With summer now here and the sun (finally!) out, many of us are starting to spend more time in our gardens again. Many houses now have patio doors that lead out to their garden area as they provide an elegant transition between your indoor and outdoor spaces, plus can contribute to the overall energy efficiency and security of your home.   

If you’re thinking about updating your patio doors, you may be wondering whether it’s time to choose sliding patio doors instead of traditional double doors. Well, you’re in luck, as that’s exactly what we’re going to be covering in today’s blog! 

No swing = more space 

One of the best things about sliding patio doors is how much space they can save. Unlike regular patio doors that tend to need a bit more room to open, sliding doors move sideways along a track. This lets you make the most of your indoor and outdoor spaces (hello, extra furniture!) without worrying about the door getting in the way. Whether you have a small patio or a big garden, sliding doors offer a smooth and easy connection without taking up extra space. 

Effortless style and functionality 

Sliding patio doors from Birmingham Glass are not just about practicality; they also look incredible too! Available in 30 colours from stock, these doors come in a variety of finishes, so you’re sure to find something that suits your unique style preferences. 

The colours are integrated during the manufacturing process, which means they are more durable and resistant to wear and tear compared to colours that are added post-production. This ensures your doors will stay bright and shiny for much longer and keep your home looking fantastic for years to come. 

Enhanced security features  

Unsurprisingly, security is a top priority for any homeowner. This is why all of our doors, regardless of whether they’re patio doors or traditional double doors, are designed with security in mind. Each door comes fully equipped with a multi-lock system as standard, featuring a 5-point lock mechanism.  

Plus, the 3-star cylinders provide an extra layer of security, ensuring your home is protected against break-ins. These high-security features help to give you peace of mind, knowing that your home is safe and secure. 

Energy efficient  

Many have cost of living concerns, so of course you’re going to want to ensure that your home is as energy efficient as possible. Our sliding patio doors are A-rated for energy efficiency, meaning they are designed to keep your home lovely and warm in the winter yet cool in the summer.  

This efficiency not only contributes to keeping your home at the perfect temperature but also helps to reduce your energy bills; win win! The high-quality glass and insulated frames used in our doors are engineered to minimise heat transfer, making your home eco-friendlier and more cost-effective in the long run. 

Superior quality with Deceuninck 

At Birmingham Glass, we are proud to partner with Deceuninck, a leading name in the industry. Deceuninck’s commitment to quality ensures that our sliding patio doors are built to the highest standards.  

The hardware and glass used in our doors are designed for durability and longevity, backed by a 10-year guarantee. This guarantee covers everything except the silicone, giving you confidence in the durability and performance of your investment. 

Locally made with in-house expertise 

One of the unique advantages of choosing Birmingham Glass is our commitment to local manufacturing. We take a huge amount of pride in making everything in-house, employing skilled professionals from our community. This approach allows us to maintain stringent quality control and deliver exceptional products while supporting the local economy. It also means that we know our products inside out! 

We love being able to combine local craftsmanship with extensive industry experience to provide you with high quality sliding doors and windows for your home. 

Easier maintenance 

Another advantage of sliding patio doors is their lower maintenance requirements. The durable materials and high-quality finishes used in our doors mean they are very resistant to weathering and wear.  

A simple routine of cleaning the glass and lubricating the tracks is usually sufficient to keep your doors functioning smoothly and looking great. This ease of maintenance allows you to enjoy the beauty and functionality of your doors without the hassle and expense of constant upkeep. 


Thinking about swapping out your regular patio doors for sliding patio doors? Come have a friendly, no-obligation chat with our team to find out more!