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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, they can be a practical and attractive addition to any home and can even be applied to wardrobe or cabinet doors for added 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 modern homeowners. Here are a few of their 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 means they are ideal for use in smaller rooms where space is at a premium, as well as for cupboards and wardrobes. Our Henderson sliding door kits and accessories are perfect for saving space and creating new rooms. They can also fit over any type of door frame. 

Without the need to account for door-swing, sliding doors’ side-to-side operation also allows for the creation of a wider accessway, which can come in handy when transporting large items from room to room during moving or renovations. 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 guests. As well as being used in domestic homes, sliding doors can also be installed in offices to divide workspaces evenly. 

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 can provide sliding door 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. When added to a room, internal sliding door systems help to open up the space and create a more appealing environment. 

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 many different types, including those that can open round corners, fold up or slide straight. Explore our pocket door kits, bottom-hung doors, top-hung folding doors and more to weigh up your options. 

Sliding Door Kits At Doorfit

Here at Doorfit, we stock sliding door gear from 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.

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 about our sliding door kits. We have a wealth of options available in various different materials, so you’ll be sure to find out a style to suit your requirements.

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