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The Advantages of Sliding Doors

From generous space saving benefits to providing ease of access between rooms, sliding doors offer numerous advantages for both domestic and commercial properties. Whether as an interior or exterior entryway, sliding doors can be both a practical and attractive addition to any home, and sliding door gear can even be applied to wardrobe or cabinet doors for convenience.

With a rich history that stretches all the way back to the Roman Empire, sliding doors have since developed into an affordable and robust option for all. Here are a few of the main advantages…

Space Saving

One of the most obvious benefits of sliding doors is their space saving properties. Where hinged doors require space in which to swing open, sliding doors operate sideways. This makes them ideal for use in smaller rooms where space is at a premium, as well as for cupboards and wardrobes. The Henderson range offered by Doorfit includes a number of products that are perfectly suited for this use, such as the pocket door kits, Slipper, Cello and Double Top sliding wardrobe door gear.

The side-to-side operation also allows for the creation of a wider access way, which can come in handy when moving large items from room to room during moving or renovating. Whole wall partitions between rooms using sliding doors give you the option of creating two smaller, intimate spaces or one large one – ideal when entertaining.

Light creation

Introducing large, glass-heavy doors to a room opens it up to maximum light filtration, creating an airy and bright atmosphere. In relation to the point above, glass doors also offer the illusion of more space (much like large mirrors), particularly when used as patio or other outside-facing doors. Doorfit’s can provide track systems specifically designed for glass door applications.

Inviting light in in this way helps to reduce energy bills by keeping electric lighting turned off later into the evening, and also adds value to your home with a desirable design feature. Even with interior use, the extra light helps to open up rooms, giving the illusion of space.

Design Benefits

Sliding doors are not just a great practical feature, they also provide a number of aesthetic benefits. With a wide variety of styles and designs available, sliding doors come in a range of types, including those that can open round corners, fold up or slide straight for a choice of appearance.


Here at Doorfit, we stock sliding door gear from the leading manufacturers, such as Henderson. Our entire Henderson range is durable and hardwearing, offering options for straight sliding, folding and round the corner sliding doors, and Doorfit provide free delivery nationwide on orders over £50.

Most domestic pack sets are available to purchase online but our technically trained sales staff will be happy to talk to you regarding the more complex specifications.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team today for more information.

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